“Still, Still, Still”, Part 2: (Or, “Why I am probably a musicologist”)
Still, still, still, I am lost in the siren call of this simple song. Still, I sit, still, and listen again and again, wondering with an awakened heart why I am so moved by the mystery of this music.
“Still, Still, Still” is a traditional Austrian song with this “Salzburg” melody dating from 1819. Like many old songs that stay among us through time, it has many different lyrics, possibly different melodies. Without a doubt, it has cast its spell in many arrangements, harmonies, tempi and the like. (more…)