Sounds and Senses of Autumn
"In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfies
See the smoke trail!
Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
the grey smoke towers.
Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all,
Flowers in the summer
Fires in the fall! "
- Robert Louis Stevenson, Autumn Fires
I look forward to Autumn because it is the annual time of gathering in and of cooler days and evenings. It is the beginning of the season of holidays and parties.
There is the music of Autumn that always reminds me of past Septembers, Octobers and Novembers. I would like to share some of these with you.
Chris Botti, my favorite contemporary trumpet player plays "Indian Summer," a term used for a short period of fine weather at the end of autumn.
There is music in the meadows, in the air–
Autumn is here;
Skies are gray, but hearts are mellow,
—William Stanley Braithwaite, (1878–1962)
"A Lyric of Autumn," Lyrics of Life and Love (1904)
The classical Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," a set of four violin concertos, each concerto is varied, each resembling its respective season. Of course, I have chosen "Autumn."
Lastly, how can we forget Neil Diamond singing "September Morn."
We danced until the night
Became a brand new day
Two lovers playing scenes
From some romantic play
Still can make me feel that way
I hope you enjoy this "Autumn" medley of music!