RAIN (helen’s picks for a rainy afternoon)

Stuck indoors because of the rain? Need something to keep you from going mind-numbingly bored? (Because you are procrastinating your homework that you could be doing right now…) Check out these CDs at the music library!

Some notes from Asia:

Japanese Music for Piano (CD 5177) Rain tree sketch II

Sound of Five Chen Yi (CD 4972) Happy Rain on a Spring Night

This should be a good CD for those of us who really want to think of the last day of February as Spring

Soliloquies New Japanese and Chinese Music for Harpsichord and organ (CD 4852) Rain Dreaming for Harpsichord

For our Musical Theater Lovers:

Fela! Original Broadway cast recording (CD 5286) Rain

Although this isn’t the original Black President, the cast of Fela! Is amazing and definitely worth a listen…or a bus to NYC and a ticket to Broadway

Good ol’ Girls Original Broadway cast recording (CD 5299) Appalachian Rain

New(ish) Music:

Landscape with Figures Vocal Music of Tom Cipullo (CD 5112) Rain

Off the Map Silk Road Ensemble (CD 5468) Rain

Just Spring Arts Songs of John Duke (CD 2411) Bells in the rain, Walking in the rain

This is a double-wammy! Two songs about rain…

Burn Jo Dee Messina (CD 2514) Bring on the rain

Beatles Past Masters (CD 5296) Rain

How could I leave out the Beatles?

So, make a  dash for it! Run over to the music library and grab some CDs to set the mood for the rest of the afternoon!