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Mountain Soundtrack

Back in 2005 we had a bit of a Dark Side of the Rainbow moment when the various songs we played from the The Return of the King score matched the various settings of our Rocky Mountain drive perfectly.  I can’t recreate that moment, but I am going to attempt to add some drama to this summer’s drive through the Rockies with some appropriate classical music.

As we leave Calgary and enter the foothills, I will play “The Ride of the Valkyries” at high volume, possibly on repeat.  Then, as we near the mountains and the peaks start to rise and loom over us, I will switch to “Also Sprach Zarathustra“. On high volume. Possibly on repeat.  And finally, after we have entered the imposing peaks and forests of the Rockies, “Carmina Burana” will play.  Possibly on repeat.  At high volume.

No doubt both Dixie and Luke will complain about the volume, but I must be strong.  The effect won’t be the same at hushed volumes.

Feel free to suggest further song options (although I’ve used up my emusic selections for the month, so I won’t be able to download them before we leave.)