Author Topic: Emotive Music  (Read 19199 times)

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2008, 11:05:08 am »
Eric Bogle - <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/WG48Ftsr3OI&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/WG48Ftsr3OI&rel=1</a>
Life is too important to be taken seriously.

clarion

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2008, 11:06:40 am »
Ne Me Quitte Pas - either Jacques Brel or Nina Simone (bad pronunciation notwithstanding) - is so affecting every time.
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RJ

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2008, 01:18:48 pm »
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on  a Theme by Thomas Tallis

(classical cliché, I know ...)

citoyen

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2008, 01:39:53 pm »
Ne Me Quitte Pas - either Jacques Brel or Nina Simone (bad pronunciation notwithstanding) - is so affecting every time.

Oh yes, definitely.

Les Vieux is also utterly heartbreaking:
Les vieux ne rêvent plus, leurs livres s'ensommeillent, leurs pianos sont fermés
Le petit chat est mort, le muscat du dimanche ne les fait plus chanter...


Amsterdam, too - albeit for a different kind of emotional response.

d.

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2008, 07:28:30 pm »
Elgar "Enigma" Variations:  Number 9 "Nimrod" - played at my Mum's funeral.  I can't listen to it without a lump in the throat.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2008, 07:58:12 pm »
Where do I start?

Myfanwy.

Trio from <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/gMY3Ou9L5xE&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/gMY3Ou9L5xE&rel=1</a>

Slow movement from J.S. Bach's D minor double violin concerto. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/uXRlnO3K3hk&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/uXRlnO3K3hk&rel=1</a>.

Slow movement from Haydn String Quartet "The Lark".

Lots of bits of Beethoven. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/MKyKNCiiuF8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/MKyKNCiiuF8&rel=1</a>

The recording someone had on Desert Island Discs a few years ago of the Welsh rugby crowd at the old Arms Park singing Cwm Rhondda unaccompanied in 4-part harmony in a 1950s match.

But probably the biggest tear-jerker is <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/mR8gc7WFiCc&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/mR8gc7WFiCc&rel=1</a> although I think that particular performance is too fast and matter-of-fact. Sir Roger Norrington's performance of it at the Proms in 2000 (250 years after Bach's death) was marvellous and the first time I listened to the entire work from start to finish..
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2008, 09:00:25 pm »
Sigur Ros - Glosoli

YouTube - Sigur Ros - Glósóli

I have no idea what the song or the video is about - but the combination is haunting...

+1 for this.

The video involves the sun disappearing, or something, then changes to a dream sequence half way through (signified by the change in hue), followed by a bunch of kids flying off a cliff.  The little one appears to fall, but don't worry, he makes it.
It really is awesome.  If you don't like the slow start to the song, stick with it as it builds to a grand finale.
Even better is the video for Von by Sigur Ros, from Heima where the perform live to a family audience.  Just looking at the enraptured expressions of the audience is lovely.

Maybe I'm just a big softy.

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2008, 09:01:33 pm »
Ah, I forgot "Jerusalem".  A family funeral special that one.  Brings a lump to your throat.

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2008, 09:06:17 pm »
Some vicars ban it because it's not a proper hymn  >:(
Never tell me the odds.

Jules

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2008, 09:36:11 pm »
Some vicars ban it because it's not a proper hymn  >:(

We were not allowed it at our wedding

(we met at the Proms)
Audax on the other hand is almost invisible and thought to be the pastime of Hobbits ....  Fab Foodie

citoyen

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2008, 10:10:07 pm »
Thoughts Of Time, written by Peggy Seeger for Ewan MacColl. Gets me every time.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/PzjWqkucecs&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/PzjWqkucecs&rel=1</a>

d.

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2008, 10:00:19 am »
Which brings us back to that old favourite.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ypSPbIAApuQ&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/ypSPbIAApuQ&rel=1</a>
This is the original album version used by Clint Eastwood which revived Ewan MacColl's song.

Damon.

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2008, 10:07:08 am »
Emmylou Harris - <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/lTry1yKvxZM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/lTry1yKvxZM&rel=1</a> about the death of her friend (and perhaps lover she has never told) Gram Parsons. She's still singing this song with as much emotion <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/-tw8ZxsQy5Q&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/-tw8ZxsQy5Q&rel=1</a>.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2008, 11:09:14 am »
I'm loving this thread but it really should have been called, "The Christmas Present List".

For some reason <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/-hffcyJ1GAg&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/-hffcyJ1GAg&rel=1</a>one always gets me, it just conjures up a bond that you know will always endure.

urban_biker

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2008, 11:14:11 am »
I'm not a Johnny Cash fan. But his rendition of Hurt is an amazingly emotional piece by a man close to the end of his life. Hard to listen to without a tear in your eye.
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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2008, 11:46:49 am »
Blue Nile - Easter Parade, and some other stuff from that album.

Bits of Mozart's Requiem, particularly as he was dead not long after he wrote it.

Really Ancien

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2008, 03:57:51 pm »
Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/FCEJz-2J_No&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/FCEJz-2J_No&rel=1</a>

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2008, 11:22:32 pm »
June Tabor's version of The Band Played Waltzing Matilda:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/swviwHDJQoM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/swviwHDJQoM&rel=1</a>

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2008, 11:24:39 pm »
Thanks for that. I listened to the Eric Bogle one earlier and it reminded me that some people can write songs and some people can sing them.

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #44 on: December 02, 2008, 11:25:55 pm »
It broke my heart the first time I heard it on (probably) John Peel's show.

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #45 on: December 02, 2008, 11:32:50 pm »
Handels Overture in D Minor arr Elgar (note this is an old recording, I can't find a better one on youtube).

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #46 on: December 02, 2008, 11:35:34 pm »
Peter Gabriel - Biko; already referenced in this thread.

Gives me chills.

Wowbagger

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #47 on: December 02, 2008, 11:51:01 pm »
I heard a guy called Dave Walters sing "The Band played Waltzing Matilda" at the Southend Folk Club in about 1976. Dave went to my college and became a professional folk singer and he was bloody good. You could have heard a pin drop at the end.

I've just found this. I remember it when it was on the telly when they first recorded it. I heard Jacqueline du Pre play at the Festival Hall when I was very young - at one of the old Robert Mayer Children's Concerts. I think it may well have been her concert debut. She was only about 17 at the time.

Daniel Barenboim conducted the East-West Divan orchestra when we were at the Edinburgh Festival a few years ago. There are just so many reasons to admire this man.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

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Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #48 on: December 03, 2008, 07:24:37 am »
So much of what I would select, such as the Bogle, Brel, Portishead, Tabor, Emmylou and so on has already been posted here.
So I will add:
Bogle: No Man's Land (obviously), plus "Singing the Spirit Home" and "Little bits of Paper" (unsure of the title), which contains the hook line "My father died in Summer..."

Neil Young: Keep on Rockin' in the Free World

Mahler: Symphony number 6, especially the last moments. Essentially, Man goes through life being kicked by fate. Every time things look good, it is merely fate lining him up for another kick, so eventually he says "no more, I quit, I.m just lying down and giving up"
So it puts the boot in on the ground.

Beethoven: Symphony number 7. The greatest shout of pure joy ever written.

Oysterband: Coal not Dole running into Bells of Rhymney

Sibelius: Symphony 3 for its opening and finale, 5 for its warmth, and 4 for its devastatingly bleak soundscape. You think Tchaikovsky 6 is sad?

Re: Emotive Music
« Reply #49 on: December 03, 2008, 10:03:34 am »
I've just found this. I remember it when it was on the telly when they first recorded it. I heard Jacqueline du Pre play at the Festival Hall when I was very young - at one of the old Robert Mayer Children's Concerts. I think it may well have been her concert debut. She was only about 17 at the time.
It wasn't. She made her debut in 1961 aged 16 at Wigmore Hall and her concerto debut at The Royal Festival Hall in 1962 playing the Elgar Cello Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rudolf Schwarz (I am currently reading an autobiography of her). Must have been one of her very professional first concerts though. Your a lucky man WoW. There was a period when I had to listen to her recording of the Elgar Cello Concerto every day.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.