Yes, this is my dear friend, VJ, who travelled around the Himalayas, as you can see and I would love to have been there but not the way he got there. He was on a bus travelling on one of the precarious roads, sandy roads and, at one point, another bus came from the other direction and each tried to pass one another. My friend looked down a 3,000 ft drop and he did not see any edge because they were right on the edge..a few inches from going down…far down. Nope! No way! No how would I be on that bus! I would be walking or just not going which is what I would be doing….or not doing:). I love The Alps and always have, even though I am so scared of heights..go figure, but I just love the mountains. This was my motivation for this weeks’ music choices which I decided to join in the Monday Music Moves Me.
1. CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN SUNG BY MARGERY MACKAY FOR PEGGY WOOD-1965
I always thought Peggy Wood sang this but, once I read about this song I found out that it was too difficult for her, especially at her age, so they brought in Margery MacKay. Dame Peggy had trouble to lip sync at the beginning of the song too so they shot her in reflection not realizing it added to the scene. Pretty cool. Oh and this is from The Sound of Music by Rogers and Hammerstein.
2. DREI BERGL LANDLER BY MANFRED SCHULER FROM A TRADITIONAL FOLK SONG-1993
I found this CD and fell in love with the whole thing because I love folk music fr9m around the world. This just makes me think of the Alpine mountains and how magical they look and I have been so lucky to be in and travel through by train and car ( with my crazy ass aunt who thinks it’s fine passing people on a small mountain road while pointing to castles, talking about them and not looking at the road). The traditional instruments were used like the zither and it was played in a an old fashioned hall in a small mountain village.
3. MOUNTAIN GREENERY SUNG BY BING CROSBY-1956
I just really like this song…it’s fun, and puts a smile on my face. This was created by the famous team of Rogers and Hart back in 1926 and originally sung by Sterling Halloway.
Do you love the Mountains? Hills? Oceans? Etc…what music do you think of?