View Full Version : Recommend me a song....

May-06-2004, 17:13
ok, I dont know much about music, making it or reading it or even finding it, but when I can its really nice...

ok, this might sound weird but can anyone recommend me a peice that is... slow and calming, the kind of song that makes you stop and observe things around you because it just brings out a natural beauty in everything, but at the same time a sort of peaceful tragic feeling looms over it.

Ever once hear a peice that made you cry because it just made you feel the moment so well, it wasnt telling you a story or expressing any one emotion, just brining out many of them at one time?

I dont know how to describe it.. something like Bach's Air,
but..not quite..

I really like baroque music by the way, I just dont know how to find what I like just yet!
thank you!

May-07-2004, 00:10
Perhaps the Largo from Dvoràks 12 string quartet "The American" would do it? It has a slow pace, with a constant pizzicato beat by, I think, the cello and a beautyfull melody line over it.
On a not so quiet note, but very dramatic would be Schuberts "Death and the Maiden" string quartet D810. It has a slow movement as well, the Andante, which starts very slow, and picks up a bit pace later on... with the violin hovering above a kind of sea of sound, and here too a kind of soft beat produced by a pizzicato on (is it?) the cello. I like the faster parts better... they can awaken quite some emotion out of one too.

May-07-2004, 12:46
Hi vanessa, and welcome to the forums https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

I'm not sure if you're asking for a song (with lyrics) or "just" a piece of music...?
But if the lyrics are allowed in the song you're looking for, I can surely recommend you to listen to the song called: "Those who were". Check out the thread "JAZZ! - this is one of my favorites!" in the next forum "Electronica, Rock, Jazz....." for further information. This song contains the emotions you're talking about.

https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif Trebbien

May-12-2004, 00:55
Debussy is nice https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

May-25-2004, 10:40
Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor by Rachmaninoff is the first instrument music which made me cry. Recently, I was moved by Shostakovich's String quartets

Jul-26-2004, 07:10
J.S. Bachs Air on the G String, and Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring,

Pavane for a dead princess byu Ravel, Daphnis and Chloe by Ravel,

The entire Four Seasons by Vivaldi,

Nessun Dorma by Puccini, heck all kinds of Aria's by Puccini,

have fun with those, tell us about what you discover.


Nov-11-2004, 04:04
One of my favorites is Fugue in D minor. Lovely piece.

Nov-11-2004, 14:31
by who? Bach?

Nov-12-2004, 23:42
Yup. J.S. Bach. Have you heard it? It was played in The Phantom of The Opera. The piece touches my soul everytime I hear it.

Nov-13-2004, 01:01
Hmm... I'm not sure... perhaps... - "Fugue in D-minor" is a quite common title in the baroque period (all or most of the contents of J.S. Bach's "Die Kunst der Fuge" is in D-minor as far as I remember https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif). Do you have a BWV number og something to identify it?

Nov-13-2004, 05:51
Yeah you are right. I can send you an mp3 via e-mail or I can post it here...but I think it might be to large. It's the orchestral version, but I personally like the one written for organ.

Nov-13-2004, 05:53
Oh! Toccata and Fugue in D-minor is the name. I forgot the most important part! So sorry. You know of Toccata correct?

Nov-13-2004, 12:54
Ah... that made a little more sence... https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
Yeah I know it... Frederik has also a couple of recordings he's made of it somewhere around here.

You should also try to listen to some of the Bach Transcriptions made by Arnold Schönberg for (large) orchestra. They are really quite good.

Which version is it you have on mp3 with an orchestra? who's playing/conduting?

Nov-13-2004, 18:19
Really? Toccata is a bit edgy too. But to me, it's very comforting.

Really? They sound nice from what you tell me. I'll have to check them out https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

It's played by Integrated Students' Winds, and is conducted by Tohru Takahashi, the size is 9.84 MB so I don't think I can post it. And it's about 10:30 secs. long.

Nov-13-2004, 19:37
Yeah. Really. https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

You'll do that. https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Ok. Well, due to copyright reasons it wouldn't be possible at all for you to share it with the rest of us anyway.
Integrated Student's Winds? a symphonic wind ensemble? or?

Nov-14-2004, 02:09
Yes, I believe that it is a symphonic wind ensemble. Or at least thats what it sounds like. You'd have to hear it...

Nov-14-2004, 02:10
Ok... I might stumple upon it someday... who knows... https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
What's the nationality of the band?

Nov-14-2004, 03:54
I'm not to sure about that part. I just went to Google and searched for it until I found a website with it.

Nov-14-2004, 13:07
Ok... I found it here:

There's also an mp3 to download.

It seems to be an entirely Japaneese ensemble from Osaka Junior College of Music.

Bud Fields
Nov-15-2004, 00:27
Forgive me for butting in,
But if the d minor is from "Phantom", isn't it the Fugue from the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor?

Seems to me that's the one I remember being played in the Phantom sequences, anyway.

Live yer bliss!

Nov-15-2004, 00:37
"Phantom"? is that Andrew Lloyd Webber's Musical "Phantom of the Opera" you're talking about?

The Toccata in the Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Johan Sebastian Bach shares a resemblance with the "phantom sequence" in the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, but nothing more than a resemblance.

Nov-17-2004, 02:30
Yes! Thats the one. I do like it though. I guess that I didn't see that it was Japanese. I just like it better when played on the organ.

Nov-20-2004, 05:15
Then again, it's hard to tell. I really like the deep and middle voices in the piece. (Especially the Horn :P)

Nov-20-2004, 05:31
My favorite piece is Franz Biebl's arrangement of Ave Maria. The arrangement is simple but complex, and always moves me, even if I'm in the choir singing it.


Nov-21-2004, 00:53
Well... this transcription of the Toccata and Fugue is actually very nicely done - it's not always a succes when somethings arranged for another ensemble than what it's intended for.

Nov-21-2004, 00:54
Hi Claire,

Which Ave Maria are we talking about here? the Schubert or the Bach/Gounod? or something else? https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Edit: Well, I did a search for it on Google and it seems it's an original composition by him - not an arrangement as such. https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
Here's a link for anyone else who want's to know more about this piece: http://www.cantusquercus.com/ave.htm and about Bliebl himself: http://www.cantusquercus.com/features.htm and http://www.cantusquercus.com/biebl.htm - and there's probably a lot more, but this is where I found the information about the Ave Maria.

Nov-30-2004, 10:05
I would recommend Ray Lynch's: "The Oh of Pleasure," From the album named "Deep Breakfast." Trust me when I say it's a good track from that album. I also recommend "Tiny Geometries" from that same album.

Peace out,

Dec-08-2004, 21:30
Try Elizabeth Schwarzkopf's Four Last Songs on 566908-2, written incredibly when the composer was in his eighties. Beim Schlafengehen is particularly beautiful.

If you are not trying to encapsulate a single emotion then certainly the Bach. If you like baroque then try Albinoni's Adagio recorded by Karajan with the BPO on DG 413309-2: solemly suitable for a wedding or a funeral (!) It is the best baroque sampler available in my opinion; it also has Bach's Air. I've just put it on to check and I was right!

Also try Wagner's Siegfried Idyll or Mahler's Adagietto (Fifth Symphony)


Jan-14-2005, 05:21
A few that I like. https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Beethoven Violin Concerto Op. 61

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21

Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 3

Franck - Prelude Fugue and Variation in b minor Op. 18 (organ version)

Handel – Largo from Xerces


Apr-07-2005, 01:31
Beethoven's 13th String Quartet (Bb) Mvt 5 "Cavatina"