by Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac

Music has always played a major part in my life. Ever since those early days of piano lessons with Mrs. Uri or playing trumpet in classical and jazz bands. I always remember the holidays or special occasions when my mom, Andrena, would regale us with wonderful pieces of music such as Malaguena or her own special version of Silver Bells. I have had the pleasure of singing in small and large choral groups from All-state to my own singing quartet group, Free and Easy, as well as, being a charter member of the infamous gospel choir, The Voices of Unity. Music continues to give me life changing moments and memories and I am forever grateful for this art and therapy.

So on my walk through Central Park today, I thought it would be a wonderful gift to share the songs of spring that make up my consciousness. These melodies cross several eras, yet they ring true for me as the seasonal mind set and the amazing way spring can be expressed in song. I call this list:

Andrew’s Spring Empowering Play List

1. Optimistic Voices , MGM Studio Orchestra
2. Little April Shower , Disney Chorus
3. April in Paris, Dinah Shore
4. Waters of March, Basia
5. All The Things You Are , Helen Forrest
6. Getting To Know You, Deborah Kerr
7. Songs Without Words, Spring Song in A Major , Allegro grazioso
8. Echo of Spring, Chuck Wilson
9. The Song Is You , Keely Smith
10. It Might As Well Be Spring, Astrud Gilberto
11. 99 Most Essential Spring Classics, Various Artists
12. Spring Awakening, Dan Gibson
13. Come Fly With Me , Frank Sinatra
14. Color My World, Petula Clark
15. Defying Gravity, Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth
16. Seasons Of Love, Rent Soundtrack
17. The Alkemyst, Dos Hombres
18. History Repeating, Shirley Bassey
19. Feelin’ (Love To Infinity Remix), Gloria Estfan
20. Every Breath , Janice Robinson
21. Waltz of the Flowers , Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite

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