Musical Associations X3
She’s nearly 100,
but remembers a tune
her mother used to play and sing
– can try to sing to me now
– ‘De-dum, dum-dum …’
but can’t give true voice
to what is there within her head –
caught vision, caught music,
but name or words have also flown.
When young he loved Le tombeau de Couperin by Ravel –
and for unknown reasons
it became linked in his mind with reading
of Black Bob running across the countryside.*
Dvorak’s Slavonic dances, and New World Symphony
always associated with
car journeys to Dorset.
Tchaikovski’s Pathetique brings back
Saturday morning walks from Music centre
to Three Bridges station,
and Tchaikovski’s Russian Dance from Swan Lake
has always had strong association with
Tufty of Road Safety campaign stories!**
* the Adventures of Black Bob, the collie, popular children’s stories mid 20thC. His parents played a lot of Classical music, radio or record.
** his love of classical music and its help to him triggered us into playing much, but also his mind was full of it, and still is.
[IP: Which piece of music anchors you to a special event?] – I couldn't think of a personal piece in this respect, so decided to quiz family!