Skip to comments.What is your all time favourite piece of music?
Posted on 12/27/2013 11:18:33 AM PST by beaversmom
If you had to pick just one piece of music (song or purely instrumental) as your TOP favourite, what would it be? I've got SO many loves, but if I had to choose a very top ONE, it would be The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel.
It was my first love musically as a child (6 years old in 1973 when I first heard it) and has stuck with me all this time. It is poetic, beautiful, and passionate. It taps deep in me bringing out so many emotions. I absolutely love the opening line..."Hello darkness my old friend..." That is pure magic to me. I love how the intensity of the song progresses with guitar and pace.
Sound of Silence
Tell me yours and why and include You Tube video and lyrics if desired. :)
Classical — Beethoven’s 6th
Popular — Doobie Bros, “Listen to the Music”, happiest song I’ve ever heard
Absolutely beautiful choice.
This is a difficult one to nail down though. So much to choose. Sometimes I pity deaf people when I hear music.
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.”
Or maybe the Brandenburgs. But there are so many I could hardly bear to live without.
Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah. Believe it or not, I sang in a public high school choir that placed third in the state high school choir competition singing that piece.
I doubt if they would even allow it as an entry today.
William Tell Overture
I know. Do you pity those more that have never been able to hear or those that could once hear and can no longer? I don't know how I would get along with out being able to see, but hearing would be so awful, too.
That’s the easiest question I’ve heard all year (I’m a classical music listener): JOHN CAGE’S 4’33’’.
John Cage - 4’33”
My favorite single piece of music is “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys. It is a simply amazing orchestral and vocal piece that stands out from pretty much everything done ever since.
San Lorenzo - Pat Metheny Group
Bach: St Matthew Passion
Vivaldi, Four Seasons
And only 21’’ apart!
Rush Limbaugh has a cochlear implant. He can make out what people are saying (if there isn’t too much background noise). He says he can recognize music he’s heard before but nothing new. And he says that violins sound like fingernails on chalkboard to him now.
...a close second.
I would’ve posted sooner if I hadn’t gotten caught up watching the clip.
Classical : The Finale of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite
Jethro Tull Ian Anderson Locomotive Breath Classical
I also like “Pachelbel’s Canon”, “O Holy Night”, and “Jesus, Joy of Man’s Desiring”.
Among more recent music, “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers.
Wow, already getting so many pieces to look up! Thank you all. Gotta get some work done, but I hope they keep coming!
So RC, the piece is silence?! :)
If you had to pick a non-silence one, what would it be? :)
Classical: Prelude, Op. 28, No. 4 (Chopin)
Popular: Everything (Michael Bublé)
Put in the CD and crank up the volume.
I heard someone suggest a new version where all the audience members are told to turn on their cell phones during the performance.
Silence. It is exquisite. By far my favorite.
Why, "Sue Egypt", of course. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIrZmRZSazI
from the movie Django
Man of constant sorrows
Oh Well by Fleetwood Mac
How did I not guess!? ;)
4 that I cant stop listening to:
Hungarian national anthem
Bulgarian national anthem
Ukraine national anthem
Der Königgrätzer Marsch
Steely Dan - Gold Teeth II. The piano/guitar “solo” is special.
Instrumental - Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol
Vocal - Mario Lanza’s version of Ave Maria
Contemporary - Bob Seger’s Against the Wind
Spyro Gyra’s Morning Dance
OH LOVELY Karl! I know that one! Didn’t know by name, but have heard before. Gotta get that on my FR page and YT playlist.
Reminds me a little of the ending music to Remains of the Day:
But really, just listen to this. The best Brit band since those four dirty guys from Liverfool. (Downloads on bandcamp.com)
Will have to listen to all those later. Thank you for sharing. :)
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.
Tony Banks’ piano intro is just incredible.
Ronnettes : "Be My Baby"
We Five: "You Were On My Mind" Best one hit wonder ever
Laura Branigan: "Gloria" Left us far too soon
Crystals: Da Doo Ron Ron Awesome driving rock beat
Linda Rondstadt: "Long, Long, Time" Hauntingly beautiful melody and lyrics
The Exciters: Tell Him
Dusty Springfield: You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" Pure magic
RC...don’t know if you are joshing with me or not!? :)
Procol Harum - Whiter Shade of Pale, Recorded live at Ledreborg Castle, Denmark in 2006.
Why - IMHO the finest rock and roll song ever done with an orchestra, just beautiful, and the subject matter; the sinking of the Titanic puts the lyrics into very sharp focus. I only wish they had recorded the entire song, the entire song is made up of 4 stanzas, in this particular recording they only did the 2 most people have heard. I understand that recordings of the song with all 4 are relatively rare.
Yeah, six will do. It IS hard to narrow down.
Wabash Cannonball - Roy Acuff
This last time not! My favorite band, really.
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