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Frost 02-10-2011 07:34 AM

Most Beautiful Piece Of Music You've Heard
 
As the title suggests, I can think of a few personally, maybe

Selene by Michael Manring - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eTBc7aWBGw

That is certainly up there for solo pieces,

I also love Nick Cave - Into My Arms.

Pollyanna 02-10-2011 08:08 AM

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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*

swiNg 02-10-2011 08:57 AM

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this one always makes me believe in something bigger.

arvo pärt; "fratres for violin and piano"- this variation by keith jarret & gidon kremer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbTK-uY_dIQ

PQleyR 02-10-2011 11:49 AM

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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 02-10-2011 12:52 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by PQleyR (Post 800751)
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 02-10-2011 01:00 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Frost (Post 800760)
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 02-10-2011 01:04 PM

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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=Mlgpu...eature=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..)

...




...

Pollyanna 02-10-2011 01:48 PM

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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.

Ian Williams 02-10-2011 02:07 PM

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Since I was a toddler, I love this piece of music: Beethoven 9th Symphony - The Ode to Joy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-mvutiDRvQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAOTCtW9v0M

joeysnare 02-10-2011 02:15 PM

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from a local band around here ,into eternity

this song gets me everytime ,considering its about the guitarests brother and father dying within a 6 month span of each other from cancer.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u_poMc1ZWA

JohnPloughman 02-10-2011 02:45 PM

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Mozart..,,,. Requiem

Frost 02-10-2011 02:47 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by aydee (Post 800768)
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.

Therma lobsterdore 02-10-2011 03:07 PM

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wcbwS5Y4UQ

Frost 02-10-2011 03:14 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Therma lobsterdore (Post 800805)
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.

PQleyR 02-10-2011 04:28 PM

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This one is one of the most emotional pieces of music I've heard, from the guy sitting watching in the background of the Michael Manring video.

Don Ross - No Goodbyes

paistemage 02-10-2011 05:09 PM

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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 02-10-2011 05:12 PM

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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.

Swiss Matthias 02-10-2011 06:33 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Frost (Post 800699)
Selene by Michael Manring - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eTBc7aWBGw

Wow, that was stunning! Beautiful sounds!!

paistemage 02-10-2011 07:28 PM

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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.

specgrade 02-10-2011 08:23 PM

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I've always liked Für Elise.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8fJl..._safety_mode=1

Frost 02-10-2011 09:44 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Swiss Matthias (Post 800897)
Wow, that was stunning! Beautiful sounds!!

Yeah, he is stunning, and very creative, he goes through so many different tunings on that fretless while playing that song, but not once do you stop and view it as pretentious, he is using technology to make incredible music in a non-cerebral way.

Drums101 02-10-2011 10:16 PM

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Probably either one of these by Avishai Cohen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4kc0Aby2vA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij1hj...eature=related

Muckster 02-10-2011 11:01 PM

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Mozart - Sympnony 40 in G.

Frost 02-10-2011 11:27 PM

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Just to show that Australian music is more then AC/DC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fgEP06_IQc

Wait for the male tenor vocal. It gets me every time.

Also, for the post rock fans, a genre full of a lot of very beautiful music,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZSL_7W5Rqw

Swiss Matthias 02-10-2011 11:33 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Drums101 (Post 800997)
Probably either one of these by Avishai Cohen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij1hj...eature=related

Awesome, didn't know that one (11 Wifes)!
Quote:

Originally Posted by Muckster
Mozart - Sympnony 40 in G.

Yepp, although it's Symphony, beautiful thing.


Love Rachmaninov's Symphony 2, too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v60qgwtOQCI

Hercules 02-10-2011 11:53 PM

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The piano solo in "Metamorphosis" by Curved Air - Eddie Jobson is the pianist.

Jimmy B 02-11-2011 12:26 AM

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Shine On You Crazy Diamond is one that always, always gets me.

That, and Adagio.

iwantmemoney 02-11-2011 12:48 AM

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hey frost! good good idea! and it's gonna be a resource to keep coming back to. and look at these drummers coming up with this stuff!...who would've thought? since you guys are hitting the classical and eclectic, can i just put a couple plain kind of scmaltzy tunes in??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2TtS4hwo4g
reworking of va pensiero by verdi- practically the national anthem of italy...but redone in a pop version by zucchero...(actually it sounds a lot better if one didn't watch the video on this one-pretty tacky)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApRULS4IP5Y
goodbye, performed by emmylou harris- just a haunting kind of song, slightly obscure, that someone might like.

RollingStone000 02-11-2011 12:54 AM

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Etta James' "I'd Rather Go Blind". It always makes me want to sit back and just take it all in.

8Mile 02-11-2011 02:55 AM

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The most hauntingly beautiful thing I've ever heard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoPL7BExSQU

You had to live through some painful sh** to make music that aches like that.

Swiss Matthias 02-11-2011 08:46 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jimmy B (Post 801066)
That, and Adagio.

Do you know how many adagios there are? It's just a tempo indicator. ;)

PQleyR 02-11-2011 10:39 AM

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Shostakovic Piano Concerto no. 2 mvt II: Andante

Normally I'm not a big fan of piano concertos, but this bit is amazing.

aydee 02-11-2011 10:54 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 8Mile (Post 801134)
The most hauntingly beautiful thing I've ever heard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoPL7BExSQU

You had to live through some painful sh** to make music that aches like that.

Landmark stuff!


....

Frost 02-11-2011 11:55 AM

Re: Most Beautiful Piece Of Music You've Heard
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 8Mile (Post 801134)
The most hauntingly beautiful thing I've ever heard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoPL7BExSQU

You had to live through some painful sh** to make music that aches like that.

That song invokes some powerful imagery, I'd love to say how it makes me feel but I'd be embarrassed to put it into words.

Swiss Matthias 02-11-2011 11:59 AM

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^ What's the name of that? Sounds interesting (checking most things out from this thread, great source for beautiful music!)
Sony doesn't let me see the video or the name of it in my country...

Frost 02-11-2011 12:05 PM

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Blue in Green by Miles Davis.

Pollyanna 02-11-2011 12:17 PM

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Agree about Blue in Green. A wonderfully moody piece.

For something completely different, here's a stunning bit of electronica by Steve Hillage that amazed me with its beauty in the 70s: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG3IA_J3s6Q. Perfect nighttime listening.

Swiss Matthias 02-11-2011 02:00 PM

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Some songs/pieces I find very beautiful; check it out if you're interested:

Craig Armstrong, World Trade Center OST

Beethoven, Symphony No. 7, Allegretto
Alan Pasqua, Surrender
Peter Erskine, On The Lake
Kirk Franklin, Without You
Garbage, Milk
Tord Gustavsen, At Home
James Newton Howard, The Village OST
Keith Jarrett, My Song
Enrico Pieranunzi, Canto Nascosto
Porcupine Tree, Lazarus
Sting, Shape Of My Heart
Hans Zimmer, The Last Samurai OST

Pollyanna 02-11-2011 02:26 PM

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Mattias, hate to tell you this but most of your links are corrupted. I tried stripping out some of what looked like the wrong characters but no joy. Glad you included a Keith Jarrett - he belongs in this thread.

Talking of great pianists, Chick Corea's first Return to Forever song always carries me away, with some of my favourite drumming ever by Airto: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2E3W9xygWM

Swiss Matthias 02-11-2011 02:52 PM

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Should work no Poll! Screwed it up the first time but edited it even before I saw your post :).


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