CBC Musical Keys Signature Series

A week ago, I stumbled across an award winning series on CBC Radio which I absolutely loved! It was a called the Signature Series, and comprised of 5 minute podcasts about each musical key. Each podcast is a poetic narrative about the persona represented by that key, beautifully done by  Paolo Pietropaolo, over mostly famous classical music all composed in that key.

You can listen to the series via the CBC websites, or on SoundCloud, where you can “collect” them by Likes or into playlists. However, the SoundCloud free account was so freakingly limited for what you could do with building playlists, especially for this day and age, that I’ve decided I’ll collect them here on my blog for reference, and to share with others.

Here are the podcasts of all the keys, from C to B like on a keyboard, alternating between major and minor keys. Enjoy!

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Hear Sarah McLachlan’s Comeback Song – One Dream!

Halifax, Nova Scotia’s Sarah McLachlan* has returned after a three year absence from new materials release with One Dream, written for the 2010 Olympics as their theme song, no less!

Click on the arrow to the left of the graphic below to play the song. Follow along with the lyrics below that and judge for yourself. Leave your thoughts as a comment, if you’d like.

I like it, is all I’m going to say about it. I love it that Sarah back with new material for such a grand occasion! I also love it that she and her record label, Nettwerk, decided to share that music on-line via SoundCloud (see my SoundCloud review).

* Sarah McLachlan was born and has lived most of her life in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She’s Nova Scotian, not “Vancouverite” like those “Vancouverights” like to claim.

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ONE DREAM

We can feel a change is coming
Like a kiss upon a tide
Breathing life into every heart
The hopeful kind of times
Cause we’ll walk this road together
Though at times we felt alone
In the struggle to leave dissent
We find the strength one yet to find

You carry your courage, carry the history
But all are gone before you
Wherever you come from
Or born of one dream finds you, standing here

And you know that you can make it
(can make it)
You’ve got the whole world in your hands
(whole world in your hands)
And you’ve spent a lifetime working for this moment
(working for this moment)
And you are shining
You’re all that you wanted to be

When you’re airborne and free
At peace with gravity
High above everyone can see
The spirit of human ecology
How your flame keeps burning
When you leave all doubt behind
It’s a giant leap for mankind
At peace we all shine

You carry your courage, carry the history
But all are gone before you
Wherever you come from
Or born of one dream finds you, standing here

And you know that you can make it
(you can make it)
You’ve got the whole world in your hands
(whole world in your hands)
Cause you’ve spent your lifetime working for this moment
(you are shining)
And you are shining
(you are shining)
You are all that you wanted to be
(you are shining)
And you are shining
You’re all that you wanted to be

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