Tuneful Tuesday Week 87: “Das Veilchen” by Mozart

Tuneful Tuesday Week 87: “Das Veilchen” by Mozart

A violet in the meadow stood,

with humble brow, demure and good,

it was the sweetest violet.

There came along a shepherdess

with youthful step and happiness,

who sang, who sang

along the way this song.

Oh! thought the violet, how I pine

for nature’s beauty to be mine,

if only for a moment.

for then my love might notice me

and on her bosom fasten me,

I wish, I wish

if but a moment long.

But, cruel fate! The maiden came,

without a glance or care for him,

she trampled down the violet.

He sank and died, but happily:

and so I die then let me die

for her, for her,

beneath her darling feet

Poor little violet.

It was the sweetest violet.

Advertisements

Tuneful Tuesday Week 85: The Parting Glass

Tuneful Tuesday Week 85: The Parting Glass

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and this is one of my favorite Irish tunes. The mixture of melancholy and nostalgia really speaks to my heart.

Tuneful Tuesday Week 82: “When She Loved Me”

This song from Toy Story 2 always pulls at my heart strings…. the story of a loved toy doll whose owner grows older and loses interest in her but then one day the owner finds the toy and hugs it once again. The love, the nostalgia, and the beautiful story of loyalty just gives me all the feels.

Tuneful Tuesday Week 80: O Holy Night

Merry Christmas everyone!

My gift to each of you is my most requested Christmas song. One year I didn’t program this on my annual Christmas concert and there was a bit of an uproar. Now I make sure to end each concert with O Holy Night.

May this holiday bring you peace, happiness, and health.

All my love to you!

https://youtu.be/1uLJY02PGt8

Tuneful Tuesday Week 78: Let It Snow

Tuneful Tuesday Week 78: Let It Snow

This happy little song will be opening my annual holiday concert. Mark your calendars now and come hear some traditional holiday standards, a few winter classical art songs, and a group sing-along.

Merry And Bright

Sunday, December 16th

4:00 PM

St. Luke’s Church

5318 Palma Ave, Atascadero

$15 Suggested Donation

https://youtu.be/JZgjPwC8HNM

Tuneful Tuesday Week 77: Winter Song

I love Christmas. I really do. It gives me all the warm, fuzzy feelings. But, hidden amongst the wonderful memories of joyful Christmases spent with my loving mother are memories of fear, loneliness, and worry from Christmases that I had to spend away from her. I won’t get into the why or wherefore; but, I will say that each Christmas I had to spend away from her ripped my heart out as a child. I would stare out the window on Christmas Eve and look up at the stars and think that she might be looking at the same stars and thinking of me. (I was a big fan of the song “Somewhere out there” at the time……)

When I first heard this song by Sara Bareilles years ago, I felt like it was the song my heart was singing as I looked out that window on Christmas Eve missing my mom.

I feel that we’ve all had those special holidays where we couldn’t be with the ones we loved and this song beautifully incapsulates those mixed feelings of joy, love, and heartbreak that holidays sometimes bring.

For more holiday songs, mark your calendars now and come hear some traditional holiday standards, a few winter classical art songs, and a group sing-along at my annual holiday concert.

Merry And Bright

Sunday, December 16th

4:00 PM

St. Luke’s Church

5318 Palma Ave, Atascadero

$15 Suggested Donation

https://youtu.be/QZsoefpGfcw