And The Winner Is…
For me, the highlight of running this giveaway was being exposed to other people’s favourite pieces. Here is a list of what folks submitted:
Vienna Teng’s Lullaby for a Stormy Night
John Fogerty’s Centerfield
“Sound” by James
Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto
2nd movement of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto
“All I Ask of You,” from the Phantom of the Opera
Beatles song “Blackbird”
The Star Spangled Banner [THIS is how ya sing it!]
American the Beautiful is pretty special too 🙂
Journey anthem “Don’t Stop Believin’”
“Defying Gravity” from the Wicked Soundtrack.
The Piano Sonata No. 14 in C♯ minor “Quasi una fantasia”, op. 27, No. 2, by Ludwig van Beethoven, popularly known as the Moonlight Sonata
Bach’s Concerto in D Minor for two violins and orchestra
Imagine – John Lennon
Only Happy When it Rains – Garbage
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
Barbra Streisand’s “Papa can you hear me?” from Yentl
“Over the Rainbow,” sung by the famous singer from Hawaii, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
And my answer?
O Magnum Mysterium composed by Morten Lauridsen. [Not what you were expecting, huh?!?] I can’t explain it. Though I recognize the beauty of the words for those who believe, the text does not fit into my theology in any way. The composition uses chordal structures and harmonies foreign to my ear…yet familiar to my soul. After practicing and perfecting the nusach of the Yamim Noraim, this is what I listen to before coming face-to-face with the Holy One.
So now…the moment for which you have been waiting…Melissa S-G has won an autographed copy of Soul’s Delight! Mazal tov!!