Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Goosebumps: the song

Lux Aeterna by Edward Elgar

Lux Aeterna lifts you up by the soul.

It’s music with the wow factor from the very first chord and I get goose bumps every single time that I hear it.

Here are 3 minutes and 47 seconds during which it’s plausible to believe in a heaven - and in the human spirit for sure.

The version on You Tube here has some rather cheesy-seeming clips at the start (though it gets better, I think, and then grows cheesy again), so if the piece is new to you, you might like to listen to it with your eyes closed or just daydream through it.

I don't think you'll find it hard to daydream.

I have the version in this cop-out best-of choral collection here, which is worth a bob or two in any money, and listening to which I often draught my posts for TJ.AT.

Which might explain a thing or two…

It’s a choral version of Nimrod from Elgar’s Enigma variations.


JuliaM said...

Oh, that's a great version, and not one I've heard before.

CountingCats said...

And here is me posting today,


James Higham said...

I've missed this culture wars thing.

Pavlov's Cat said...

and mine for today


North Northwester said...

Julia - what can I say? Let's hear it for Choral Chillout...

Going to round-up now folks - and no James, you haven't missed out.
I'm posting till Friday at least and Julia's still giving it some amongst the waterfall of slaughtered jokers she's chopping up into agonised bits.

Why not give it a go?

CherryPie said...

That brought back some memories and tears to my eyes (happy ones). Thank You :-)

North Northwester said...

Hi Cherry Pie - thanks for your comment. It's an utter beauty isn't it.
So much so that I want to keep politics - even my own deep and considered wisdom on all things - away from it.


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