Suggested Listening November 15, 2019

Hi everyone, here are our five musical recommendations of the week!

(Click on the Book/eBook/CD/DVD or book cover to request the item)

Be Thou My Vision: Sacred Music (2004) by John Rutter by The Cambridge Singers (Format: CD):

A choral music collection of works by the modern composer of choral works – John Rutter

Of course, this recording features his own Cambridge Singers, with the City of London Sinfonia, all under his baton and sounding highly polished.

1. Be Thou My Vision for chorus, organ & orchestra
2. Open Thou Mine Eyes for chorus
3. I will sing with the spirit, for choir & orchestra
4. A Gaelic Blessing for chorus & orchestra
5. Wings of the morning, for choir & orchestra
6. Be Joyful in the Lord for chorus & orchestra
7. All Things Bright and Beautiful for chorus & orchestra
8. I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes for chorus & orchestra
9. As the Bridegroom To His Chosen for chorus & strings

Eddie & The Cruisers (1983) (Format: DVD):

Movie Summary: In the early sixties an up and coming rock band lead by Eddie Wilson recorded some great songs, lost their equally great saxophone player and then their lead singer seemingly drove his car off a bridge.

Twenty years later the band’s music is more popular than ever and a reporter decided to dig deeper and find out if Eddie really died in 1963, or, might he still be alive?

The music in the film was written by John Cafferty and performed by Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band – and is fun, upbeat classic rock.

Songs List:
1. On the Dark Side
2. Mockingbird
3. Runaround Sue
4. Down on My Knees
5. Hang up My Rock & Roll Shoes
6. Runaway
7. Boardwalk Angel
8. Betty Lou Got a New Pair of Shoes
9. Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You)
10. Season in Hell (Fire Suite)

The Flying Dulcimer (1993) by Matthew Abelson (Format: CD):

Matthew Abelson is hammered dulcimer player extraordinaire who has played at the White House and has traveled across the country putting on dulcimer workshops and performing concerts.

This collection seems like a perfect complement to the fall-into-holiday season!
Traditional music played on a traditional instrument – check it out!

1. Goin’ ‘Cross The Mountain / Over The Waterfall
2. Langstrom’s Pony
3. O’Carolan’s Welcome
4. Drowsy Maggie / Golden Keyboard
5. Minuet In G
6. Simple Gifts
7. South Wind
8. Tobin’s Favorite / Top Of The Cork Road
9. Cantata (Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring)
10. O’Carolan’s Concerto
11. Sandy River Belle
12. Temperance Reel / Staten Island
13. Si Bheag, Si Mohr
14. Pretty Little Dog
15. Da Slokit Light

Linus & Lucy: The Music of Vince Guaraldi (1996) by George Winston (Format: CD):

George Winston is a great pianist known for creating New Age music for the Windham Hill label since 1980. This collection features some music that will be very familiar to anyone who has watched any of the Charlie Brown TV shows over the years as Vince Guaraldi wrote and prefomed the original music for those classic TV shows.

Song List:
1. Cast Your Fate To The Wind
2. Skating
3. Linus & Lucy
4. The Great Pumpkin Waltz
5. Monterrey
6. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
7. Treat Street
8. Eight Five Five
9. The Masked Marvel
10. Charlie Brown and His All-Stars
11. You’re in love, Charlie Brown
12. Peppermint Patty
13. Bon voyage
14. Young man’s fancy
15. Remembrance
16. Theme to Grace/Lament

Things Have Changed (2018) by Bettye Lavette (Format: CD):

Bettye Lavette is a talented R&B singer who performed & recorded for many years before finally breaking through to the mainstream American audience with her 2005 album I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise. Things Have Changed is her newest LP and it consists of terrific cover versions of Bob Dylan’s songs.

Song List:
1. Things Have Changed
2. It Ain’t Me Babe
3. Political World
4. Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight
5. Seeing the Real You at Last
6. Mama, You Been on My Mind
7. Ain’t Talkin’
8. The Times They Are A-Changin’
9. What Was It You Wanted

Videos Of The Week:

On The Dark Side by Eddie & The Cruisers (music by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band)



Tender years by Eddie & The Cuisers (music by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band)



Jamming with Matthew Abelson



Matthew Abelson performs at Arcade & Kent – 1999



Cast Your Fate To The Wind by George Winston



A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving by George Winston



Linus & Lucy (Charlie Brown Theme) by Vince Guaraldi



Love Reign by Bettye Lavette



Things Have Changed by Bettye Lavette



Times They Are A-Changin’ by Bettye Lavette

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References


John Rutter Composer & Conductor,

The Flying Dulcimer,

Online Catalog Links:


The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD, etc.

The Digital Catalog (OverDrive)

The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos.


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