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Music to wet the eye.

Old 4th Jun 2015, 22:06
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I defy any Irish person not to cry

(For those that don't know)
George Best was one of the world's best footballers, he also had the looks of a movie star, unbelievable personality .... but he liked a drink.
I was at the funeral as were many thousands of others.
The weather was typical Irish, lashing with rain & wind. The streets were lined 3 deep, Brian Kennedy's tribute just said it all.
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Old 5th Jun 2015, 02:33
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Flying Lawyer - wonderful stuff

The sounds of my homeland
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Old 5th Jun 2015, 22:32
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Just a word of thanks to all the contributors to this thread.

I have just spent a pleasant hour trawling all the links and half an hour downloading various stuff in the "I always loved that but I never knew what it was called" category.

Much appreciated.
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Old 6th Jun 2015, 00:03
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I've been giving some thought today, apart from the classic Eventide, Last Post, Pomp and C No.1 I got to some stuff that really does the job.
Granted that a tincture of Haut Medoc helps,
The line in Aerosmith's Amazing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSmOvYzSeaQ
"And how high can you fly with broken wings?" (a crash put me in a wheelchair 12 years ago and finished my flying career)
Desperado - Eagles - because it sums up the .....just because. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDNtqy0zjJA
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Old 6th Jun 2015, 01:25
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Anything from: Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, Keisha, Justin Bieber or any of their ilk. When I hear anything from any of these people I openly weep... for the deaths of music and intellect.
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Old 6th Jun 2015, 08:46
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"Si mi chiamano" Mimi from Puccini's La Boheme.

Mirella Freni and Luciano Pavarotti (who as Mimi's would-be suitor just has to stand around looking sympathetic and only gets to sing one word here: Si).

She is singing about her lonely life in her tiny attic flat. The bit that always gets me is at 2:40 "Ma quando vien lo sgelo..." But when the spring comes, the first rays of sun are mine..."

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Old 6th Jun 2015, 16:17
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music to wet the eye

Samuel barber's " adagio for strings "
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Old 6th Jun 2015, 17:15
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Nana can certainly belt this one out.
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Old 6th Jun 2015, 18:02
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Originally Posted by rogera View Post
Samuel barber's " adagio for strings "

I find his "Agnus Dei" even more moving - the same but purely vocals.

Allegri's Miserere must of course be on anyone's list, also Libera's version of Tavener's "Mother Of God" is worth tracking down in my opinion.
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Old 6th Jun 2015, 18:38
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"Going Home" by the Scottish Group Runrig has been a favourite of mine for some time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AReZEjERo_o Then a good friend of mine who died from cancer far too young had it played at her funeral which makes it my choice for this thread.
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Old 6th Jun 2015, 19:16
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I glad someone mentioned John Tavener. His "Song for Athene" is pretty spiritual and emotional. I first came across it when the choir were singing it in Westminster Abbey when Diana's coffin was borne in so it's haunting sound is forever associated with grief and tragedy in my mind.


In fact, it was as her coffin was borne out! Here's the actual moments:


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Old 6th Jun 2015, 20:39
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Since no one has posted it yet......

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Old 6th Jun 2015, 21:34
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Old 7th Jun 2015, 19:29
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OK, I admit it. This is my second go on this. I can't help being lachrymose!
Schubert's Adagio D.956 in C when performed by the Melos quartet plus the great cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. They play it more slowly and thus more movingly than most others. The music was used in the film Conspiracy. Schubert was only 31 when he died in 1828 and never heard this work performed. And if that isn't sad I don't know what is!
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Old 7th Jun 2015, 19:39
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Old 7th Jun 2015, 19:47
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Despite good advice, I've forgotten how to post a direct link.
Anyway, this is quite touching, especially after a glass of wine or few.
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Old 7th Jun 2015, 19:58
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For me it has to be almost anything by Loreena McKennitt... but this one especially...

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Old 7th Jun 2015, 20:04
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"Urlicht" from Mahler's second symphony sung here by Janet Baker.

Leonard Bernstein conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in a live concert from Ely Cathedral in the early 70's.

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Old 7th Jun 2015, 20:20
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Originally Posted by Phalconphixer View Post
For me it has to be almost anything by Loreena McKennitt... but this one especially...

Ahh, it's The Mummer's Dance that does it for me, I'm afraid.
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Old 7th Jun 2015, 21:26
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