Not religous, but thought some arrsers might appreciate this!

#1
I was listening to classic FM in bed last night and whilst I've always admired and loved this peice,I could never put a name to it until last night. Apparently it is traditional for this to be played on Good Friday. Whatever, absolutely amazing and I believe it contains the highest pitched note possible to achieve. You'll recognise it when she hits it! Enjoy .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA88AS6Wy_4
 
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lumpy2

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#2
Nice to know I'm not the only one who enjoys Classic FM. I have it on pretty much all the time and am presently listening to the 2013 Hall of Fame, having placed my votes a few weeks ago : 1st The Lark Ascending (Vaughan Williams), 2nd Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, 3rd Holberg Suite (Grieg).

I probably need to get out more, but I find classical music very therapeutic.

Bryan, thanks for posting.
 
#3
Ditto lumpy! Here in the accomodation block its pretty much every man for himself music wise and whislt I like pretty much all genres, going to sleep with Classic FM is pretty much a routine now. I'm only 24!
 
#4
Allegri's Miserere was originally written for one of the Popes and the music was kept secret so that it would only be heard in the Vatican. It was passed on the by the Vatican choirmasters.

A young Mozart heard it in the Vatican, got back to his lodgings and wrote it down...he went back the next day to confirm he got it right.

The rest is history. IIRC the original version was meant to be sung by an all male choir, with the high notes being sung by the castrati. These days they use women singers for the high notes.

The music itself is over 400 years old and IMHO is one of the greatest works of art ever produced by man. Allegri was touched by genius when he composed it - it is almost enough to make one believe in a god!

It is also one of the few peices of music which can make me stop what I am doing and shut my eyes to listen to it. Stunningly beautiful.

Miserere (Allegri) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

:)

Rodney2q
 
#5
Oh, and I like your choices! I must confess that naming pices is hard, its really only in the last few months that I have become fixed on classical, after a shit days beasting and being smashed around from ******** to breakfast time, it really does allow me to switch off. Am I old before my time?
 
#6
Allegri's Miserere was originally written for one of the Popes and the music was kept secret so that it would only be heard in the Vatican. It was passed on the by the Vatican choirmasters.

A young Mozart heard it in the Vatican, got back to his lodgings and wrote it down...he went back the next day to confirm he got it right.

The rest is history. IIRC the original version was meant to be sung by an all male choir, with the high notes being sung by the castrati. These days they use women singers for the high notes.

The music itself is over 400 years old and IMHO is one of the greatest works of art ever produced my man. Allegri was touched by genius when he composed it - it is almost enough to make one believe in a god!

It is also one of the few peices of music which can make me stop what I am doing and shut my eyes to listen to it. Stunningly beautiful.

Miserere (Allegri) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

:)

Rodney2q
Thanks for that R2Q, just looking at it now and it I totally agree. If there is no God, how can there be something so exquisite? True genius.

Had a tough week this and last week and been close to quitting at a few points. Right now, its all done and focussing on the positives whilst listening to this. Looking forward to next week. It''s amazing what music can do.
 
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Oh, and I like your choices! I must confess that naming pices is hard, its really only in the last few months that I have become fixed on classical, after a shit days beasting and being smashed around from ******** to breakfast time, it really does allow me to switch off. Am I old before my time?[/QUOTE]

Bryan, you're fine! You're only old before your time when you start tutting and harrumphing at any other kind of music!

(PS. For going to sleep, I would recommend Venus from The Planets Suite (Holst) or the 2nd Movement of the Ravel Piano Concerto in G - did you know he also wrote another piano concerto for the left hand for a friend who had lost an arm in WW1!)
 
#9
I do like Classic FM but as stated earlier it can be a bit mainstream. Also a fan of Jazz FM.


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#12
I'm an extreme atheist on a mission to wipe out jesus freaks but must confess my love of J S Bach, Mozart, Handel, Vivaldi and other composers of music inspired by faith... But hey I like Nirvana too... inspired by dope, same thing in my opinion.
 
#14
I love this one Vide Cor Meum - and the film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfL70xKUpak
Another superb piece - as much as I love classic rock music and metal, few forms of music can move me like the power of the human voice in classical music and opera. These first two have the benefit of being sunbg by attractive ladies as a bonus...

Saint Saens arie My heart opens itself to your voice from Opera Samson and Delilah - YouTube
Renée Fleming - Song to the Moon with Lyrics - YouTube

...and the greatest aria of them all:

1983 MET100 GALA:Madama Butterfly. Duet, Act I / Puccini - YouTube

Enjoy

Rodney2q
 
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#17
And this lady can hold a note, even if she does look like Captain Scarletts wife. Got to admit I'm getting very much into Morricone and he seems to have composed across a wide genre of films, not just your stereotypical westerns. I'm certainly enjoying getting into classical music in a way I never thought I would have done years ago!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-rHdSWZLpQ
 
#18
And this lady can hold a note, even if she does look like Captain Scarletts wife. Got to admit I'm getting very much into Morricone and he seems to have composed across a wide genre of films, not just your stereotypical westerns. I'm certainly enjoying getting into classical music in a way I never thought I would have done years ago!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-rHdSWZLpQ
Ennio Morricone is a fantastic composer. My dad is a huge Western fan, with a particular love for Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns, especially the Dollars Trilogy and Once Upon a Time in the West. He has all of them on DVD, and were mandatory viewing during my teenage years. Once Upon a Time in the West is a cinematic masterpiece and the music is gorgeous, but like you I never knew how much Morricone composed until I went to uni.

Nonetheless, this remains a personal favourite: http://m.youtube.com/?reason=8&...8h-fDfEI&desktop_uri=/watch?v=i3Q8h-fDfEI


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#19
Another superb piece - as much as I love classic rock music and metal, few forms of music can move me like the power of the human voice in classical music and opera. These first two have the benefit of being sunbg by attractive ladies as a bonus...

Saint Saens arie My heart opens itself to your voice from Opera Samson and Delilah - YouTube
Renée Fleming - Song to the Moon with Lyrics - YouTube

...and the greatest aria of them all:

1983 MET100 GALA:Madama Butterfly. Duet, Act I / Puccini - YouTube

Enjoy

Rodney2q
Excellent choices! Are you familiar with Leontyne Price's interpretation of Song to the Moon?


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