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I was reminded of Tennessee Ernie Ford when my Facebook friend, Barbie R, posted a YouTube of him. Sit back and take a trip down memory lane – and if you are too young for that, then be amazed and develop a new favorite! Enjoy!!

16 Tons

Tennessee Ernie Ford and His Sons Singing

Peace In The Valley By Tennessee Ernie Ford

One Day at a Time Tennessee Ernie Ford

Tennessee Ernie Ford – Wayfaring Stranger

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Post at Biblioklept 9/18/13

Lovely post. I love the title. Might say the same thing about music. Have to think about it a while.

As entries in the “beauty” category:

Art

DaVinci LastSupper high res 2 nowatmrk

The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci

Maison-aux-escaliers

Up and Down by M.C. Escher

Trinity tikhon filatiev

Hospitality of Abraham by Tikhon Filatiev

Music

Medieval Music

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1c/Antifona_Terra_Tremuit_mIV.ogg

Antifona Terra Tremuit mIV – Gregorian Chant

Renaissance Music

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ce/Ypocrite-Velut_stelle-Et_gaudebit.ogg

Ypocrite / Velut stelle / Et gaudebit – XIV century, Italy

Baroque Music

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/ArtofFugue-Part1of2-1to12.ogg

J.S. Bach, Art of the Fugue, Part 1 of 2 – approx 39 min.

Classical Music

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/76/Mozart_-_Concerto_for_Flute_and_Harp_-_1._Allegro.ogg

W.A. Mozart, Concerto for Flute and Harp, Allegro

Romantic Music

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/The_Girl_with_the_Flaxen_Hair.ogg

Claude Debussy, Maid with the Flaxen Hair – approx 2 min

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7f/Sergei_Rachmaninoff_-_Concerto_1_in_F_sharp_minor%2C_1st_movement.ogg

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1, 3rd movement in F-sharp minor, composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff – approx 13 min

Interestingly, I could not find any Creative Commons music for composers since 1975 that fulfilled my definition of beautiful music! A fluke, or a commentary on contemporary music??

BUT, here is a gorgeous piece of music of Pascha from Serbia:

http://turtlemom3.wordpress.com/2008/05/02/christ-is-risen-beauty-and-joy-collide/

Christ God is Risen! Let us Rejoice!

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NOTE: I’m posting this from one of my other blogs: Turtle Rock.

Roads Go Ever On

Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains in the moon.

Roads go ever ever on,
Under cloud and under star.
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen,
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green,
And trees and hills they long have known.

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way,
Where many paths and errands meet.

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with weary feet,
Until it joins some larger way,
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.

The Road goes ever on and on
Out from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone.
Let others follow, if they can!
Let them a journey new begin.
But I at last with weary feet
Will turn towards the lighted inn,
My evening-rest and sleep to meet.

Still ’round the corner there may wait
A new road or secret gate;
And though I oft have passed them by,
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun.

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I truly enjoy this! What is interesting to me, is that J.R.R. Tolkien worked with Donald Swann back in the 60’s to create a musical song-cycle from LOTR. The result was a lovely book and a record (yeah, I go back to the vinyl days – and actually a lot farther that that, but more about that another time).

The Ol’ Curmudgeon and I were both distressed that the movies, which were excellently made in every other way, did not use any of these songs! And they are sooooo beautiful. What’s that, you say? Where can I get these lovely songs? There is a relatively new edition (2002) of it out with a CD inside (!) so you can hear them as well as play them! The Road Goes Ever On is available at Amazon, of course! I’ve even linked it for you.

I HIGHLY recommend it!

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