The Big Think

March 31, 2007


Filed under: Music — jasony @ 11:54 pm

Sean, in a not-so-rare show of thoughtfulness, gave me a gift certificate to the iTunes music store for my birthday last September. Not wanting to waste it on mere television shows, I have waited and thought about what I wanted to get with it. I finally decided tonight on John Rutter’s magnificent Requiem Mass. I got this recording, which was performed by the City of London Sinfonia & Stephen Cleobury. Erin and I went to an Easter service last year where the choir was performing the Requiem interspersed throughout the service. It was a wonderful hour and I fell in love all over again with this moving work. This piece makes me jealous of famous people and national heroes who actually get this kind of thing performed at their funerals. (wait- jealous of a funeral?)

Anyway, I have my great new Sony 7506 headphones on and am listening to the first movement- Requiem Aeternum. I looked down a moment ago and noticed my pulse beating faintly under the scar on my left hand. It’s beating in exact time with the music.
Thanks, Sean.

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