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.)

5 thoughts on “Mountain Soundtrack

  1. Marc Post author

    The main theme from The Last of the Mohicans would be a good one, although it doesn’t have the same dramatic effect as the other selections.

  2. Toni

    Can I suggest Communication Breakdown at all other times, just so the family really gets the message. Or do they get choices too?

  3. Marc Post author

    …but “Communication Breakdown” is a great song. I was just thinking that I should put some Zep back on my iPod.

  4. aMOMymous

    ..”the hills are alive with The Sound of Music”,
    must fit in there somewhere ! That should bring
    peace (piece !!) to the family

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