I caught an aural peek of Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man (generally recognized as the Olympic theme song) this morning, and was reminded how much I love that piece of music. It sounds so hopeful, as if the sun has finally risen after a long, dark night.
Or perhaps the sun has set after a long, tiring day.
Anywho, that made me think of other tunes that have me that same sense of “renewal” about them.
Click play, turn up the volume, and close your eyes. I dare you not to get goose bumps.
1. Fanfare for the Common Man, Aaron Copland
2.The Lark Ascending, Vaughn Williams
3. Cello Suite No. 1 in G, Bach
4. Lakme, Flower Duet, Leo Delibes
(Hang in, or FF, to the 1:24 mark).
Let me know your thoughts in the comments!!