Bluespiral's blog: Music in the Garden

Posted on Jun 21, 2018 6:46 AM

In this youtube.com murder mystery/love story, is a haven of peace, solace and joy: a grape arbor within an old-fashioned Turkish garden, under which a family gathers to share their lives as time moves along. This scene will come to a song, "Don't stir my heart with sorrow and tears", sung by brothers and accompanied by the oud.

Possibly the oud originated 3500 years ago in Persia and is the predecessor of modern stringed instruments as we now know them. Modern Turkey is geographically located within the same place occupied by Persia so long ago. So, to me, when I listen to this music, I'm listening to 3500 years of history - maybe the same music heard by ancestors of these characters in the same place?

And how old might the concept of the garden as haven be? Perhaps the garden of Eden in the bible? 'Garden as Haven' is another theme going back into forgotten time and still very much alive in the hearts of gardeners everywhere. I just think this garden, with its grape arbor over the brothers and their music, is too beautiful not to share. Hope y'all enjoy it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?... - Scroll to 1:06:28

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