I Will Follow Him
It's funny how something random occurs and just leads to something really big and interesting
On my Facebook account, paperdaisyflower7 shared a post by someone of a particular song, "I will follow him", from a concert. I listened and was really struck by the song. You can hear it here, if you want, this is either the original post made by Daisy's friend or a similar one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcLF5wopyjo The song was beautiful and half way through it suddenly changes tempo to a fast beat. Daisy said she had loved this song ever since it was featured in Sister Act, so I followed that hint and tracked down the song in the film Sister Act, with Whoopi Goldberg and you can see that same song performed here as part of the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPpd-6X3tEo
But it Seemed Familiar
Now I didn't think I had heard it before. I haven't seen the film Sister Act and I hadn't seen that concert previously (and hold that thought, there is more to come) so I checked back further to see where it had come from and back in the 60s, when I was in my teens, it was a POP SONG. It was sung by Petula Clark and then by Little Peggy March who recorded it when she was 15 years old and got a hit. You can hear Peggy sing it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8-6o_ultLg At that point in time, it was definitely a pop song and encapsulated its own time by talking about following your true love. In those days, it was expected that the woman followed the man and this song caught that spirit. When I listened to Peggy March singing, I recognised the song. The words were changed slightly and the tempo of the first part of the music to make it more of a hymn for the film Sister Act.
Prior to being sung in English, the tune was originally an instrumental written by Pourcel and can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tp7qJIBRPA
The Conductor Caught My Attention
By this time, of course, I had listened to this song a number of times and the conductor caught my attention - Andre Rieu. I hadn't heard of him, either but he had several Youtube clips in the side bar and i realised he was well known. I had a look at a few of his concerts and they looked like the kind i would like. (I haven't been to a concert, since the Beatles came to Cardiff in the 60s!)
He's coming to Belfast!
I looked at Andre Rieu's tour schedule and he is coming to Belfast Northern Ireland in December! And there are tickets available.
Now, who is coming with me?
The term "Follow" has also provoked a further idea for an article. Must see if I can get it down.
Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/clematis-vitalba-pods-soft-fluffy-99887/ by Hans