I do remember that and share that sentiment.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.
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.
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.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..)
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.