This month's prompt is to select a piece of...
...that you feel reflects the book. Modern, classical, jazz, anything, it doesn't have to be from the period of the novel but share what it is about the piece that echoes the novel in someway.
My Classic for this month is George Orwell's Animal Farm. I'm only 3 chapters in but so far, it's riveting. I don't listen to music when I'm reading. I find myself unable to concentrate on the story because music always gets me dreaming.
That said, Animal Farm has an anthem in the first chapter which would be fun to listen to as an accompaniment to the story. It is suggested that the anthem be set to the music of 'Clementine' or 'La Cucuracha' . Here are some of the lyrics if you want to take a stab at singing it :)
Beasts of England, Beasts of Ireland
Beasts of every land and clime,
Hearken to my joyful tidings
Of the golden future time.
Soon or late the day is coming,
tyrant man shall be o'erthrown,
and the fruitful fields of England
shall be trod by beasts alone.
Rings shall vanish from our noses,
and the harness from our back,
bit and spur shall rust forever
cruel whips no more shall crack.
Riches more than mind can picture,
Wheat and Barley, Oats and Hay,
Clover, Beans, and Mangel-Wurzels
shall be ours upon the day.
Bright will shine the fields of England,
purer shall its waters be,
sweeter yet shall blow its breezes
on the day that sets us free.
for that day we all must labour,
though we die before it breaks;
Cows and Horses, Geese and Turkeys,
all must toil for freedom's sake.