The BBC’s new website detailing music selections of its desert island castaways since the famous radio show was first launched is a great place to look for favourite music.
Tunes and songs can slip all too readily from our minds, but here is a fantastic resource for those of any age: listening to a desert islander talking about their life and favourite recordings may jog your own memory of events and music that have moved you.
Choosing music for your life celebration is akin to the castaway’s task. Sometimes it is a stirring hymn such as ‘Jerusalem’ that will hold the best memories for you; perhaps you have always loved the haunting melody of ‘Ave Maria’ or the bright warmth of ‘Ding Dong Merrily on High’. Whatever you choose, those nearest and dearest to you will know the reason why, and they will feel a strong connection with you as it is played.
So take a wander around the BBC’s website, listen in to others’ choices, and whether or not you agree, you are bound to come away reminded of a memory or melody through which you will live on.