These are what I consider essential elements of Autumn:
A few particular styles of music
These elements may or may not all be present at the same time, but all the better, if they are!
You’ll see from the photos that candles and fresh baked quickbreads were a part of my week. You can’t tell this from the images, but I was also listening to this playlist almost constantly while I was at work. (I didn’t make it, I’m just a fan.) There’s something so Autumnal to me about a choir of voices with minimal accompaniment, especially when I can’t understand a word they are saying 😜. It’s like cozy white noise. In fact, if they were to sing in perfectly enunciated English, it would lose most of the charm for me. I like my choral music unintelligible, thank you very much.
I also like Baroque music (with no voices) at this time of year. I’ve listened to this playlist once, but basically anything Bach, Handel, or Vivaldi will do.
There’s also a more contemporary Fall sound that is hard to describe, but I know it’s a “thing” just by the sheer amount of Fall playlists out there on 8tracks and Spotify. You don’t see the same enthusiasm for, say, Spring music. This time of year has everybody reaching for the folky, quiet singer-songwriter tunes, I think.
Anyway. I don’t have much else to say today. I’m about to visit my parents and bake some maple pecan bread at their house. I am thinking I may bring along a pumpkin candle and an Autumn playlist, and get the full experience 😍