Music For the Changing Seasons

August 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Ambient Music, Well Being & Self Growth

Summer is drawing to a close. Even on a warm day, the temperature rises more slowly in the morning and falls a bit faster after dusk. While we mourn the end of summer, anticipation builds for what lies ahead in autumn. Is it any wonder that so many musicians have composed music for the changing seasons?

Late summer (image from Per Ola Wiberg on Flickr)

Late summer (image from Per Ola Wiberg on Flickr)

Many of these tunes are sad, grieving the loss of the previous days.  Passing from the familiar into the unknown, artists have consistently developed songs that mark the transition from one season to the next.  However, even when I listen to these melancholy melodies, I can still experience joy.  A wonderful quote that I heard recently is, “if there was no change, we would not have butterflies.”

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