I’m very proud of my iPod’s ability to switch from Carrie Underwood to Linkin Park to Josh Groban to The Beach Boys to a choir piece to an embarrassingly high amount of Christmas music…all within a 6 song shuffle. Granted, it doesn’t help me in terms of being able to plug in and serve as a party playlist, but I enjoy that my musical tastes are a bit bipolar. Just call my iPod Sybil.
That preface was necessary before today’s song of the day. A classical piece written by John Lunn, The Suite serves as the theme song to PBS’s Downton Abbey. Yes, I love the show. Yes, calling me obsessed would be an understatement. Yes, I get excited each time the opening credits begin. Why? Because I get to hear this song in all its glory (and I have an hour of Downton Abbey bliss ahead of me).
I’m holding off on a big long explanation of why this song is great, because it just is. It’s intense and gentle, all at once and truly beautiful. Take a listen and hear for yourself. Any song that features strings and piano is clearly a winner in my book. I’m off to listen to the song for the fifth time in a row now.