Freedom To Be Free ~ Who Said There Could Be Music?

freedom

being free

is a not a package bought in a store

often fought for

mental, physical, political, social, spiritual, emotional . . .

wars in many forms

outworn hearts torn

open

freedom

if everyone wants to be free

why aren’t we?

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Song Of The French Partisan  via Buffy Sainte Marie

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Freedom ~~ Anthony Hamilton and Elayna Boynton   frrom Django Unchained soundtrack

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“FreeDUMB”  John Trudell

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Electricity

Billy Elliot film images

Lyrics: Billy Elliot the Musical “Electricity” by Elton John

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Kundun  music by Philip Glass

“I will liberate those not liberated. I will release those not released. I will relieve those unrelieved. And set living beings in nirvana.”

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Cry Freedom  by  Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds

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Poland’s Dirge  by Chopin

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Chopin left Poland around 1830, just before the uprising of the Polish people against the government… This song, which was never meant to be published, was one of the songs that he composed for friends and private occasions, or just for himself… although it was not dated, I think it was about the tragic end to that uprising, when he was afraid for his family and friends still in Poland, and for the Polish people, and their hopes for freedom… Aleksandra Kurzak sings this patriotic song with a lovely legato line and a heartbreaking and exquisite sensitivity to the text and music…
Nelson Goerner is her excellent accompanist.

The words are important – here they are in English

Tree, so free and noble, fast thy leaves are falling!
From the grave a bird with mournful note is calling:
O! Poland misfortune hate thy home o’ertaken,
thy truehearted children from death shall never waken,
Ev’ ry town and village lonely watch is keeping,
Through the fields deserted wander women weeping,
All the sturdy reapers hath the wartime needed,
And the corn, fully ripened drop the grains unheeded

Warsaw saw the banners which our youths unfolded
Free united Poland shall in glorious form be molded.
And they fought in winter, fought when suns were burning
and the autumn found us still for freedom yearning
All in vain for freedom strove our valiant brothers
None were left to comfort Poland’s mourning mothers.

Did they fall in battle? Captive were they taken?
Did they haply wander homeless and forsaken?
Heaven itself hath left us, left us here to languish:
God and man desert us in our bitter anguish

O! unhappy Poland! unhappy Poland! O! Poland, O! Poland,
Were thy sons restored to us, could the brave that perished
Help once more afford us… All dismay and terror
from our breast would vanish, war no more our dear ones
from our homes would banish.

Though by hands of traitors, Poland’s freedom perish,
Still of Poland’s heroes shall the mem’ry flourish..

For information about when Poland was partitioned and ceased to exist –> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland

(note: all of this may change w/o notice as I reserve the right to revise freely)

Thanks to Johnny I have learned that we have a new player! Welcome, D.S. Nelson.  I swiped Johnny’s live links for your cyber blogging ease. 🙂  Do not miss the lovely Sea song at Johnny’s blogcasa–what a voice!

D.S. Nelson

Bear

Willow http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/musical-theme-freedom/

Deborah

Johnny    http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/freedom-music-theme-for-november-17/

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20 Comments

  1. November 17, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    […] Eva […]

  2. willowdot21 said,

    November 17, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Eva again you are so clever …Billy Elliot such a beautiful film , so many messages here thankyou!xxxxxxxxxxxx

    • November 17, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      O I knew you’d love Billy Elliot, willow. Hello. Hot tea? Hmm?

      • willowdot21 said,

        November 17, 2013 at 9:12 pm

        glass of wine , enjoying a nice red right now! xxxxx 😉

      • November 18, 2013 at 4:16 am

        Oh you wicked willow–are you and Lady Pen hanging together by some cozy fireplace? Hmm? I bet you are. 🙂

  3. November 18, 2013 at 2:45 am

    http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/music-themes-oh-freedom/ Ahhhh Aleksandra Kurzak full voice singing Chopin Haunting … http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/music-themes-freedom/ Love Billy Elliot, and Buffy, and of course KunDun, alsmost posted something from Django Unchained so I am delighted you did 🙂 And Cry Freedom. and ooops some of Johnny’s links aren’t working. See next reply;

  4. November 18, 2013 at 2:51 am

    Freedom links: http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/

  5. November 18, 2013 at 2:52 am

    […] Eva                  https://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/freedom-to-be-free-who-said-there-could-be-music/ […]

  6. November 18, 2013 at 3:02 am

    http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/links-music-themes-freedom/ Here are all of the Freedom links, so far. 🙂

  7. November 18, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    […] Eva         https://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/freedom-to-be-free-who-said-there-could-be-music/ […]

  8. November 18, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Thanks for all the great musical posts. If my work ever lets up, I’ll come back and add, (but I never want to complain about a lot of work …) 🙂
    Jeanne

    • November 19, 2013 at 3:11 am

      Kaw Kaw! still a dreamer! Of course one does not turn up one’s nose at what puts bread on the table.
      Curious if anything in particular pleased you more than other music dishes on my table.
      Don’t forget to play, J.

      • November 20, 2013 at 3:25 pm

        Hey! Yeah, trying to get to playing … I love Buffy. Have her first album (yeah, on vinyl) 🙂 I have additions to some of these posts, but will get there when I get there, and they’ll be all over the place. I always lean to nature/animals/Indians, but I like all the posts when I have the time to dip in … Beeeeee back. J.

      • November 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm

        Hey, why don’t you make a post of your own with all your adds and drop a link with me to add to my next post for fire? I’ll put it in with the ‘demure’ section, ok?
        Keep beating the dreaming drum, J.
        🙂

      • November 21, 2013 at 5:31 pm

        PS, J, you have Buffy’s First album? Now I am going to use a word that I usually avoid—AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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