Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by wayward bob, Jul 28, 2012.
This was played at my mum's funeral. Richard Strauss wrote four songs just before he died and these were subsequently titled Four Last Songs. Three of them were adaptation of Herman Hesse's poems, and the third, Going To Sleep was what my dad chose to play:
Yes, all of them totally set me off, especially as my mum always says she wants to hear them on her deathbed.
Every time. Like a big baby.
After a very long & complicated labour this was playing as I held my 2 day old daughter in my arms at home for the first time. Since then it never fails to bing a tear to my eye, remebering the utter relief and sense of unconditional love. It's so apt:
Rediscovered an old one today, "Hardly Getting Over It" by Hüsker Dü. It used to make me cry because I associated it with a mate who killed himself after his partner left him. Today I put it on and was in floods of tears by the first chorus because it reflected how I've been for the last 6 months, since Greebo died.
i used to sing this to my kids when they were babies. i sang it to my dad just before he died.
during a very long and complicated labour mr b tactfully skipped this one
Thanks. If it isn't one song it's another. Can't listen to Julian Cope at all since her funeral - we played "When I Walk Through The Land of Fear" - because his voice sets me off. Can't listen to loads of other stuff that she loved - except Clannad and Enya, because I already loathed it - because it reminds me of her. I TRY to listen, but a few seconds in and drip-drip-drip!
Was mostly off the boards for the past couple of weeks because my sister died. She was only 32 and died suddenly of Diabetes Type 1 related complication in her sleep. We had the funeral last Wednesday and opted to play this at the start. My Dad's favourite tune. A real tear jerker too.
I'm really sorry to hear this, skyscraper101 , what an awful shock for you
(((skyscraper101 ))) what a terrible shock for you and your family. love and strength x
I saw Eric Bibb live about 12 years ago. Lovely bloke, great music. I'd forgotten about him until now. So sorry for your loss, skyscraper101.
My contribution. We performed the opera this is from on Saturday - and, as is the way of these things, hadn't heard our soloist sing it until the rehearsal (this isn't her doing it)...
Quite a few of us were mopping up tears in the rehearsal, but that's OK, we thought - we'll be fine for the performance.
Not a bit of it. Spine-chillingly moving. And quite a lot of the audience were hunting for tissues.
very sorry for your loss skyscraper101
I was astounded at Saaam's funeral that the choir he sang in managed to sing several beautiful songs without falling apart. I don't know how the managed it.
It is possible to sing through quite a lot of falling apart. It's a lot tougher if you're doing it solo - the old lump in the throat tends to get in the way, but if there was ever a time when it was OK to lose it during a performance, funerals are it.
Sometimes, I think it's easier: at least you have something to do instead of standing there while it all happens around you.
This one is fairly consistently tear-inspiring for me, too.
They sang at a memorial too, fucking legends, the lot of em.
So very sorry to hear about the loss of your sister skyscraper101 Big love to you and yours. x
Robert Wyatt Sea Song , Shipbuilding
Pentangle Lyke Wake Dirge
John Martyn - May you never
Judee Sill The Kiss
Neutral Milk Hotel - King of Carrot flowers
Stackridge God Speed the Plough, To the Sun and the Moon
Van Morrison Snow in St Anselmo
I heard Cinematic Orchestra's To Build A Home in Orange Is The New Black and it's very movingly used, but the video for the song is even more of kicker:
Thelonious Monk's Pannonica (a kind of butterfly). It starts on the celeste with tender delicacy and big bad horns......later you hear the 'brumming' of an insects wings....its got a very mourning kind of air, haunting.
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