Monday, 17 March 2014


Alfred’s previous entry mentioned two classical songs that seemed important when he discussed his emotional state. Below are the aforementioned tracks, taken from Ivan Davis’ album, The Wind Demon. Please have a listen and cast your mind into the past, imagining Jack the gardener playing the piano whilst Rose and Alfred sat together in the servant’s hall.

Dream Land, Op. 59

Composed by George Frederick Bristow, this light and fantastical first track embodies the joy that was felt during the morning when Alfred caught sight of Rose, the woman he had fallen in love with. Ironically, it was released in the romantic period of the 19th century (1820 - 1869), which could of been the reason behind Jack playing it in the servant's hall. Perhaps he knew about the bond between Alfred and Rose and played it just for them.
The Wind Demon, Op. 11

This second track, composed by Charles Jerome Hopkins, encompasses the pain that was felt when Alfred found the goodbye note from Rose. Listening to the deep, melancholy tune, you can almost feel the pain and suffering of a heart breaking in two. The song itself was also released during the romantic period, and shows the contrasting elements of what love can be.

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