There are some pieces of music that touch your soul. There are others that transport you to another place and time. And there are still others that make such a racket that you want to throw them violently into a boiling ocean full of judgemental lava sharks.
Below are some of the first two. I have inexplicably combined them with pet naming ideas. Bad pet naming ideas.
Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat K.495 3. Rondo (Allegro Vivace) – Mozart
Just listen to this piece – it’s just beautiful; at parts it sounds like a conversation between two people, different and harmonious, answering and responding with violins providing a sparkling commentary. And if you listen carefully, it sounds like the music is flying – zipping above a still lake, flitting with the dragon flies.
It’s a summer’s day. It’s a picnic on a green slope beneath a blue, blue sky. It’s washing up in the kitchen with a tea-towel thrown over your shoulder, the sun streaming in through the window and your feet dancing of their own accord.
It’s majestic and yet somehow light-hearted all the same.
PROSPECTIVE PET NAME: Con-e-fur. (Like Concerto in E with a four and … okay. It’s a stretch)
Guitar Concerto in D Major 2nd Movement- Vivaldi
Oh, this is the very definition of gentle. This is floating in safety. This is a warm fire in the wintertime. It’s a hug (for your ears.).
It’s a balm for the soul, a respite in a world of crash and clamour.
I’ve loved this piece for eighteen years. Perhaps for some it is too simplistic; but sometimes the simplest things are the best and most beautiful.
PROSPECTIVE PET NAME: Major Deacon (This is so stunningly awful. I APPROVE.)
Elizabethan Serenade – Ronald Binge
This – this – is beautiful. My gosh. It soothes and yet calls you to dance. It’s a weeping willow over a winding river. It waltzes, it warms. It spins a splendiferously pretty melody.
It summons to mind mild summer days with cotton-candy clouds that have absolutely nowhere to go, ambles in the countryside, and happiness unspoilt. I adore it and the way it brings beauty to even the most wintery of winter days.
PROSPECTIVE PET NAME: Bethnade (I feel bad for any potential pet I might have in the future.)
Also – and here’s just a thought: ALL OF THESE COULD BE PART OF THE SOUNDTRACK OF A GEORGETTE HEYER NOVEL. Thank you. Thought over.