Whygold's Weekend...

under this motto I present you my music tip for the weekend. Maybe one or the other will discover something new. In my opinion, listening to music consciously is as important as reading a good book.

Today: Sting - If on a Winter's Night


Sting, real Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born October 2, 1951 in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, England) is a British musician, composer and actor.

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner was born the son of a milkman in Wallsend, a suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne. He attended Jesuit-run Catholic St Cuthbert's High School and served as an altar boy as an adolescent. From 1971 to 1974 he trained as a teacher of English and music at the Northern Counties Teacher Training College. He then worked for two years as a teacher at the Catholic St Paul's First School in Cramlington.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Liner Notes:

"Inspired by Sting's favorite season, "If On a Winter's Night...." takes traditional music from the British Isles as its starting point and evolves into a compelling and personal journey with music spanning over five centuries ( including two of Sting's own songs ).

An evocative collection of lullabies, carols and songs, Sting's new album celebrates the many facets of winter - before the snows melt and the cycle of the seasons begin once more."

I don't think I need to tell much about Sting's musical activities.

This recording is the perfect winter album. Long walks through the snowy winter landscape on a late Sunday afternoon when it is already getting dark. A cup of tea and spiced speculoos to warm you up. A visit to an old church outside of the service, when the scent of incense is still in the air.

Have fun listening to the music!

Your Chris Weigold

P.S.: Maybe you can enjoy the listening pleasure together with a glass of wine from our "World Symphony Edition".

Sting - If on a Winter's Night