The last two selections on this CD are the wonderful theme music from the movies Enchanted April and Four Weddings and a Funeral. My CD disc changer--a 16 year old Sony, is also an alarm clock (and radio, and tape to tape player/recorder with detached speakers), so I set it to play just these last two selections as my alarm clock.
At 19:25 minutes in length, the Enchanted April theme, especially, is a perfect light background played at low volume for breathing meditation. I admit, sometimes I just think on the transformations of life and spirit in the characters by the end of this much-beloved movie in a cost-shared Italian villa post WWI, in a spot whose scenery makes me wish I could stay myself (and whose location appears in the movie credits).
As I have listened also for pure pleasure, I sense some of what it must be like to create music, from Beethoven to Bennett, from the inside out, to sonorous chant in cathedrals from the inside out, to feel Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto, Nessun Dorma sung by Pavarotti, the duet from Delibes' Lakme, or James Galway's rendering of "Clair de Lune" that seizes the heart, to hear Enya, George Winston, and even "Moonglow" superimposed over the theme from "Picnic." Where does it come from inside of so many who create the notes which pass through the instruments and voices who add their touch as they pass on the sounds...so many who let us live for a moment in the world created inside of the music--from the outside in? Do we "become the music, while the music lasts?"