Author Topic: songs that send a shiver up your spine  (Read 1244 times)


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Re: songs that send a shiver up your spine
« Reply #25 on: 27 April, 2021, 09:50:49 am »
There are so many but here are a few...

'Salve Regina a 5' by Tomas Luis de Victoria

'Adagio for Strings' by Samuel Barber

'Hine e hine' sung by Kiri te Kanawa

'Highland Cathedral' by Roever and Korb

'Bow thine ear, O Lord'  by William Byrd

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Re: songs that send a shiver up your spine
« Reply #26 on: 03 May, 2021, 02:46:30 pm »
Another one: Finlandia.

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Re: songs that send a shiver up your spine
« Reply #27 on: 03 May, 2021, 06:54:49 pm »
This awesomely terrifying piece of musical theatre always gets me shivering. I do believe ELO, of all people, used it for the 'spaceship'  prop on their  Out ofthe Blue' tour, especially from 7:58 and

More Britten. the opening piece is utterly mesmerising (sea interludes)

Old Dmitri S and the butchery of the year 1905. As used h Schindler's List to awful effect. The original piece was about 'Cossacks' and peasants, but it fits so well. The full orchestral event begins with a folk song and ends in eerie calm. Always leaves  me shivering. from 20 minutes on, the second movement., then from 35 mins for the Schindler bit. to me, the celeste from about 37 minutes almost eclipses the utter savagery of what goes immediately before.

Finally, some really advanced-for-its-time pipe playing, a tune I spent years mangling on my mandolin, from a late master.

Yeah, I do know that none of them are songs!

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