The prairie skies didn't disappoint, with a beautiful array of storm clouds, with full double rainbows. The landscape was rolling green with the occasional huge field of bright yellow canola. The kind of yellow you would otherwise only see on paintings (just think of all the biodiesel possibilities!) Our view at times was not unlike this photo (including the vast gray skies, with breaks of sunlight):
Whoever says that driving through the prairies is boring, needs to develop a new understanding of what beauty actually is.
The music was the important part of this trip.
It was all Bach in one direction:
- Edmonton Alberta through to Vermillion: Angela Hewitt - Bach Arrangements
- Vermillion through to Lloydminster: Angela Hewitt - Well Tempered Clavier Book I #1-12
- Lloydminster to North Battleford: WTC Book I#13-24, WTC Book II #1-4
- North Battleford to Saskatoon: WTC Book II #5-24
- Saskatoon to Humboldt: Jordi Savall - The Muiscal Offering (up to the 2nd movement of the Trio Sonata)
- Humboldt to Saskatoon: Jordi Savall - The Musical Offering (finish) and Bach's Whitsunday Cantatas (Gardiner).
- Saskatoon to North Battleford: continuation of Bach's Whitsunday Cantatas, and Holst's: Planets
- North Battleford to Lloydminster: Liszt piano concertos and Mozart concerto for two pianos.
- Lloydminster to Edmonton: (well, Sherwood Park): Messiah (Paul McCreesh). Although, we had to cut from the B section of Sound the Trumpet to Worthy is the Lamb to make it all fit. We did sing every chorus though.