By page ninety of Rachel Joyce’s The Music Shop, I had to stop reading to find a pen and pad to note the music. Each time Frank, the music shop owner recommended a song to one of his patrons, I wanted to hear it.
Not only a story of true love and redemption, The Music Shop was a resource for old favorites as well as new classics. Now I have new playlists. How many of these have you heard lately – or ever?
- Kind of Blue – Miles Davis
- Spirit in the Dark – Aretha Franklin
- Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5
- Van Morrison’s Into the Mystic
- Barber’s Adagio for Strings
- Waltz for Debby by Bill Evans
When Frank courts Isle Brauchmann with his music lessons, I found a list for the next time I can’t sleep on a plane:
- Chopin’s Prelude No. 15
- Heyr, Himna Smiour with the Iceland Chorus
- Brahm’s Piano Concerto No. 1
- Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven
- Perotin’s Beata Viscera
- Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata
- Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
And, the most redeeming of all – Handel’s Messiah.
Although Frank would have preferred my listening to vinyl, my music is on iTunes.