As chapel organist and vocalist for the Mission Inn since the hotel re-opened in 1993, Linda Corbitt has played and sung for hundreds of weddings in the St. Francis Chapel. Numerous brides have requested a CD to have as a keepsake of their wedding at the Inn. The music that is recorded on this CD includes some of their most requested favorites. It is not, however, a "Wedding CD," but includes a collection of classical favorites that will appeal to anyone who has visited the Historic Mission Inn.
This CD also contains a special recording of "A Perfect Day" composed by Carrie Jacobs-Bond. The song was written by Miss Jacobs -Bond while visiting the Mission Inn, where she was a frequent guest. The song was very successful, selling over eight million copies as sheet music and five million copies as a record, a phenomenal achievement for 1910. Even today the song is a favorite of visitors to the Mission Inn and other music lovers.
ECHOES OF THE PAST
Musical Memories of the Mission Inn
CD Music Recording (click on links to listen, will open a new window, best in Firefox, IE users be patient, files are large)
1. Minuet (Symphony No. 2) - Zach
Selections from Water Music - Handel
2. Coro (No. 21)
3. Trio (No. 19)
4. Hornpipe (No. 13)
5. Adagio in G minor for organ & strings - Albinoni
6. Lo, How A Rose - Practorius, Brahms
7. Largo (Winter Op. 8 No. 4 from Four Seasons) - Vivaldi
8. Arrival of Queen of Sheba - Handel
9. Andante (Marriage of Figaro) - Mozart
10. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
11. Meditation - Dupont
12. Reverie - Debussy
13. A Perfect Day - Jacobs-Bond
A Perfect Day
When you come to the end of a Perfect Day
And you sit alone with your thought
While the chimes ring out with a carol gay
For the joy that the day has brought.
Do you think what the end of a Perfect Day
Can mean to a tired heart
When the sun goes down with a flaming ray
and the dear friends have to part?
--Carrie Jacobs-Bond, 1909