Friday Music


I discovered this music a few years ago through another blogger. I have returned it to it very recently and have got the album: 6 pieces of music, spanning 70 minutes. The centrepiece is the lyric that you can hear here.

The lyric was recorded on the streets in 1971 from an unknown and long dead homeless man towards the end of his life. Gavin Bryars found the recording many years later and wrote the haunting,repetitive tune that accompanies it.

Listened to late at night in the quietness it never fails to move me, sometimes to tears. On this day of all days (Armistice Day) it is all I need to listen to.