Songs without Words, part 4

New goal on the blog: sharing music every day as a break and boost during these unsettling times. Hope this will brighten your day and help you stay well. 🙂 If you’d like to check out earlier posts, you’ll find the first of this series here.

I hope you’re not getting tired of Mendelssohn, because it seems like I can’t get enough of the Songs without Words. Today’s two-fer features two more of these beautiful short pieces. The first, in A minor, has a gently sad, nostalgic feel. The second, in A Major, has a hymn-like tune bracketed by a flowing introduction and ending.

When I started this daily-blogpost project, I didn’t know how long quarantine and these extraordinary times would last. Many of us initially thought we’d be homebound for a couple of weeks. Now it looks more like a month or two. I’m determined to keep the blogposts coming, but learning and recording pieces so quickly definitely means they won’t be perfect. 😉 I’m hoping that the recordings give you at least a flavor of this beautiful music.

Use the listening time to quiet your mind. If you’d like, as you listen, consider what kind of story each piece is telling, or simply experience what each one evokes for you. As always, you’re welcome to share your thoughts and responses to the music in the comments.

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