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Old 02-02-2010, 07:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Beautiful songs

I heard a really beautiful song today. It's not a new song but I hadn't heard it before. It was called "From Clare to Here" by Ralph Mctell. Are there any other beautiful songs that are rarely played that I have missed.
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you heard On a Hymsong of Phillip Bliss? It's a wondefully written piece of music. The story behind it is that in the late 1700's, or early 1800's, a wealthy man sent his wife and daughter on a ship to sail to America. However, the ship ran into a terrible storm on the way. The man was so heart broken, that he decided to compose a piece to remember and honor his wife and daugter. Thus, he wrote On a Hymnsong of Phillip Bliss.

Some others:
  • October by Eric Whitacre
  • Amazing Grace by Frank Techili
  • American Eligy by Frank Techili
  • Piano Concerto No.1 in Bb Min. by Misha Dichter
  • Water Night by Eric Whitacre
  • Cloud Burst by Eric Whitacre

Hope that helps!
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Rain Rain Beautiful Rain

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Old 07-16-2013, 10:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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For the ultimate in pure laid-back, melt-in-your-mouth lusciousness, I'd nominate the Bailero from Songs of the Auvergne by Joseph Canteloube. The performances by Victoria de los Angeles or Kiri Te Kanawa are among the most enchanting.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Piano guys

If you're interested this genre, you have to take a look at Piano Guys Beethoven's 5 Secrets- great song- got me through revision. Could listen to it all day!
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It is on Youtube I believe
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I was fairly certain the first two answers would be Górecki's 3rd Symphony- "Sorrowful Songs" and Barber's "Adagio for Strings."

Clichéd though the answer may be, I think "Sorrowful Songs" will always be, for me, the most beautiful music, in the human sense. There is other music out there, but for pure, simple, human beauty, I choose the famous Górecki.

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Old 08-17-2013, 11:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
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To tack onto the previous Eric Whitacre post,
and in the world of choral music,

Take a listen and see if you might like the following composers:
Ola Gjeilo (Northern Lights), Rene Clausen (O My Luv is Like a Red, Red Rose), James Mulholland (If Love Should Count You Worthy), Morten Lauridsen (O Magnum Mysterium)
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Old 04-08-2018, 03:49 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Who likes a music thread that doesn't have a single YouTube link?

The OP guy seems to be confused about what he's posting (Ralph McTell), but the next rec up is at least on topic (Philip Bliss):-


And I'm posting this, not because I listen to it much, but because the life of Ivor Gurney is such an sad, English tale, one that includes war and madness. ( Ivor also had a habit of extended, compulsive walking, which I can relate to as I consider walking to be one of life's great joys, and excellent therapy for a troubled soul too. )

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Old 04-08-2018, 05:04 AM   #10 (permalink)
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This album played a part in getting me into classical music. Especially classical vocal, which is something I struggled with at first.

All songs on the album are beautiful to me.
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