Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Friday, December 12, 2014

5 on Friday -- Set 251




Spinning Friday tunes since 2010...

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I'm in such a Christmas mood! I'm rescheduling the final Hit Makers of 2014 to Boxing Day, because A Piece of My Mind is in the middle of the yuletide season.

This week I've got a romantic Christmas songs set for all you lovers out there. 


1 - Merry Christmas Darling -- The Carpenters 








2 - The Christmas Waltz  --  Frank Sinatra



   




3 - All I Want For Christmas is You  --  Mariah Carey    








4 - Santa Claus is Back in Town  -- Elvis Presley









5 - Merry Christmas Baby  --  Bruce Springsteen



Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Friday, December 5, 2014

5 on Friday -- Set 250




Spinning Friday tunes since 2010...

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Had a very busy week at my day job, getting trained myself on a new imaging system, as well as training other people on document recognition.

The final Hit Makers of 2014 will be posted next week -- until then, I'm in a massive Christmas mood, with my writers' group party coming up tomorrow.

Let's make merry, shall we? 


1 - Jingle Bells -- Frank Sinatra 






2 - Let it Snow  --  Diana Krall



   




3 - Marshmallow World  --  Darlene Love    






4 - Wonderful Christmastime  -- Paul McCartney and Wings









5 - Sleigh Ride  --  The Ronettes






Friday, November 28, 2014

5 on Friday -- Set 249




Spinning Friday tunes since 2010...

For anyone who wants to join in, simply choose five pieces of music and post them for other bloggers to enjoy. Then check out the set posted by the other 5 on Friday blogger -- you can sign in over at Golch Central's Rambling Stuff.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American readers!

My husband and I had a great evening at the Sarah McLachlan concert here in Halifax last week.




This week's 5 on Friday includes songs from her concert set list. 



1 - Adia 









2 - Angel    






3 - Sweet Surrender   








4 - River

This one was a request from the audience -- could she sing a favorite Christmas tune?

   





5 - The Sound That Love Makes

This was the last song of her encore, a tune by Luke Doucet  





Thursday, November 13, 2014

5 on Friday -- Set 248




Spinning Friday tunes since 2010...

For anyone who wants to join in, simply choose five pieces of music and post them for other bloggers to enjoy. Then check out the set posted by the other 5 on Friday blogger -- you can sign in over at Golch Central's Rambling Stuff.

Now that November has arrived, it's time for my monthly feature for 5 on Friday -- The Hit Makers.

Once a month I'm going to feature the songs that launched careers. I'll be looking at different musical styles and the groups or singers from those styles who I love the best.

This will come as no surprise to any of you -- my favorite music of all is ballet scores.

I know -- shocking, right?

Here are five of my favorite ballet composers and the scores that launched their careers in that musical form.


1 - Swan Lake main theme - composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikoksky - 1876

Main theme begins at the 1:46 mark and ends at the 3:22 mark







2 - Romeo and Juliet main theme - composed by Sergei Prokofiev - 1935 






3 - The Firebird final theme - composed by Igor Stravinsky - 1910

Final theme begins at the 37:33 mark and ends at the 40:26 mark






4 - Giselle main wilis theme - composed by Adolphe Adam - 1841

Wilis theme begins at the 6:05 mark and ends at the 8:42 mark







5 - La Bayadere's Nikia theme - composed by Ludwig Minkus - 1877

Nikia (who is the temple dancer or bayadere of the title) theme begins at the 0:00 mark and ends at the 3:13 mark



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