Most Beautiful Piece Of Music You've Heard

Pollyanna

Platinum Member
Great thread suggestion, Frosty. Looking forward to some tasty stuff being posted. I'd say your posting is the most beautiful bass solo I've heard - not that the competition is great lol. I heard Jaco's solo album perhaps at an age when I wasn't ready for it but I only remember it being impressive rather than beautiful.

I think I'd go for Joni Mitchell's cover of Mingus's Goodbye Pork Pie Hat ... Joni, Jaco and Michael Brecker are unbelievable: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV-lBswnEvE. Nothing makes my hair stand on end quite as much.

Ken once suggested Trane's Alabama to me and I fell in love with it - lost count of how many times I've listened to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j_TDoOPnIA

Tim Buckey's I Woke Up is incredibly haunting with exotic harmonies, and his voice is out of this world: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2GEzbg-YfU

And Ravel's Bolero has always done the job for me.

Many years ago I heard a composition by Debussy on the radio that was based on whole tone scales and it gave me the chills ... but I've never heard it again or found out what it was called.

Edit: Oops forgot King Crimson's The Power to Believe II http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuLINo7u7T0 and Epitaph http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KogHYeA0ns *slaps wrist*
 

PQleyR

Platinum Member
It seems almost trite to mention it, simply because of its ubiquity...but it stands almost alone in music, for me.

Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings

Also, Barber's choral 'agnus dei' arrangement has a special power. The version I know best is the one from Homeworld. If you've played the game you'll remember it as the music on the third mission when they come back to find Kharak destroyed while they were away. That is one of the most affecting moments in any game, for me. Maybe it's something to do with home.
 

Frost

Silver Member
It seems almost trite to mention it, simply because of its ubiquity...but it stands almost alone in music, for me.

Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings

Also, Barber's choral 'agnus dei' arrangement has a special power. The version I know best is the one from Homeworld. If you've played the game you'll remember it as the music on the third mission when they come back to find Kharak destroyed while they were away. That is one of the most affecting moments in any game, for me. Maybe it's something to do with home.
I do remember that and share that sentiment.

That is a very nice string video, but so quiet, I could hardly hear it.

Here is another one I almost forgot,

Sudeki Da Ne by Japanese folk goddess Rikki,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVshmpyGxRo
 

PQleyR

Platinum Member
I do remember that and share that sentiment.

That is a very nice string video, but so quiet, I could hardly hear it.

Here is another one I almost forgot,

Sudeki Da Ne by Japanese folk goddess Rikki,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVshmpyGxRo
Yes, it is a quiet one, but it's got the best combination of phrasing, dynamics and sound quality I could find on youtube in a few minutes! The pictures are nice also.

I'll be back to this thread with more ideas as soon as they occur to me...there is some amazing music out there...
 

aydee

Platinum Member
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So is this a beautiful bass solos thread?

Perhaps it should be because there are lots out there, and Lord knows, we have discussed 'everything'- drums at least 18 times over.( Pol, I could discuss Jaco with you till eternity )

Another neat angle on this thread could be the most beautiful/touching music you have heard SANS drums..?

Also what is cool is that Frost just posted something he was uttered moved by. Very cool, indeed! I like these kind of threads.

My offering of beauty and what has destroyed me recently :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRvFKsergMs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlgpufxgwYs&feature=related

HAFER YOUSEF- 'Ud'
Brilliant Armenian pianist TIGRAN HAMASYAN - piano
CHRIS JENNING - contrabass
Awesome Jersey Lad, MARK GUILIANA - drums ( he comes on towards the end of the track..)

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Pollyanna

Platinum Member
Wow, just thought I'd quickly check out the Hafer Youssef link but no quickly about it ... transfixed. The vocal / piano part is too gorgeous for words. The later part when the drums comes in sounds similar to an Andreas Vollenvieder approach.

I agree, Abe. It's great to hear about beautiful and lyrical music for a change.
 

Frost

Silver Member
HAFER YOUSEF- 'Ud'
Brilliant Armenian pianist TIGRAN HAMASYAN - piano
CHRIS JENNING - contrabass
Awesome Jersey Lad, MARK GUILIANA - drums ( he comes on towards the end of the track..)
..
That is pretty incredible Abe, fantastic performance, so much emotion, really blew me away. The vocalist obviously has a pretty massive range to pull that off, some of those high notes were incredible but to be honest, I didn't spend much time analysing them, I was pretty captivated.

Not sure about the whole bass solo idea, I don't know tons of beautiful bass solos, I guess Sean Malones rendition of Grace by Jeff Buckley was fairly incredible, but I can't seem to find any actual video of him playing it.

I've already made a few recommendations, but things keep slipping my mind, this is one of them, and I have to say it is one of the most heart-rendingly beautiful live vocals I have ever heard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmThYFlLFKM

The incredible Daniel Gildenlow of Pain of Salvation.
 
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Frost

Silver Member
Has to be Carry by Isis, gets pretty heavy half way through but is epically beautiful...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wcbwS5Y4UQ
Isis used to make a lot of incredible music, it was sad to hear they disbanded, but they had good reasons, they felt like they had made their offering to music and wanted to leave on a good note, rather then releasing the same old material over and over.

Glad to hear of another fan, lets hope they find a new muse down the track and reform.

If you are into Isis check out maybe Cult of Luna or Red Sparowes. Isis also draw a lot of influence from Neurosis, particularly Through Silver in Blood.
 

paistemage

Senior Member
Isis- Wavering Radiant, panopticon, anything is good.

Was supposed to them with Tool, but Maynard had the flu.

Clearing the eye, the dvd, is awesome.
 

paistemage

Senior Member
For some reason "moonlight sonata," while not neccessarily , I am assuming, meant to be beautiful, being in a minor key, is the best peice of music written, ever.

That is my HUMBLE opinion.

It makes me think of a world collapsing, a songbird grasping its last breath, or maybe something starting new from something dying.
 

paistemage

Senior Member
Arvo Part, the composer, he is great. There is another composer I like , Xanakis? is also good.

Alfred Shnittke isn't beautiful, but on the topic of composers...

Arvo part makes some very wonderful compositions.
 
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