the snow is softly falling
It is easy to forget how beautiful a song is until you unexpectedly hear it again in the middle of September.
Susan and I tried out for a choir last Tuesday. The choir sings exclusively in French, which makes it a bit of a stretch for us. Also, we have fallen into the habit of harmonizing with each other. We are not used to sight reading with that many different levels of ability, harmony and four streams of music all happening at the same time.
One of the songs was Gordon Lightfoot’s Song for a Winter’s Night, which I have previously featured on these pages.
It sounded so different in French that Susan admitted that she couldn’t place the song.
I was knocked out by the chorale arrangement, which highlights Lightfoot’s chord choices.
Here is Sarah McLachlan’s version: