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I was looking through the files on my computer the other day when I came across some recordings of me singing that I’d done sometime in the fall. So I thought I’d share a couple of them with you. They were recorded at my Mom’s farm and that’s me on the piano, too.

The first one is ‘Seit ich ihn gesehen’ (yes, it’s in German), the first song from Robert Schumann’s beautiful song cycle Frauenliebe und Leben, which is translated as A Woman’s Love and Life. It’s a set of of eight songs that cover the spectrum of a relationship: from the women’s first sighting of her future husband through their wedding, pregnancy and finally, death. This first song is roughly translated as follows:

Since I first saw him
I think I must be blind;
wherever I look
I see only him;
as if in a trance,
his image hovers before me,
emerging from the deepest gloom
even brighter.

All else is dark and colorless
in my surroundings;
my sisters’ games
interest me no longer;
I would rather weep
quietly in my room.

Since I first saw him,
I think I must be blind.

Seit ich ihn gesehen

The second is Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Dark Side.’ It’s just me (not sure what the clicks are in the file). Some of the notes are a little wonky, but I can’t belt like Kelly. I love her.

Dark Side

Hopefully you enjoyed that little impromptu Sunday morning concert. Any requests for next time?

I came across this the other day and thought I’d share it.

I love music.  Right now, though, I can’t listen to it.  One of the weirder symptoms of my anxiety disorder is that I am sensitive to sound.  For awhile in December I could listen to music, but I can’t again, and I really don’t want to because I’m bored with all of the music I have.  Any suggestions?

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