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Flyingmac 2nd Jun 2015 11:12

Music to wet the eye.
 
This one does it for me. Can't listen to it without getting a lump in my throat.








Born on Skye, live in England, but still like to fly to Plockton and Glenforsa.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cIij7zWdN0

tony draper 2nd Jun 2015 11:55

Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Perhaps not to wet the eye but the openening speaks of a absolutely crushing yearning.

Rossian 2nd Jun 2015 12:31

My mother's favourite...
 
....Kathleen Ferrier singing "Blow the wind southerly" - brings a tear to my I as I type this thinking about them both.

The Ancient Mariner

rgbrock1 2nd Jun 2015 14:02

Gets me every time this piece by Joshua Bell: 'O Mio Babbino Caro'.


ShyTorque 2nd Jun 2015 14:24

Bagpipes don't usually suit my ears but this one gets right where it counts for me.....

http://youtu.be/tI4jb-Aca9M

LapSap 2nd Jun 2015 15:41

This one always does it for me...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwxga8udIio

Rossian 2nd Jun 2015 19:02

Evnin' shy...
 
....think you got the wrong clip there. Bagpipes? Mormon Tabernacle Choir??

The Ancient Mariner

ShyTorque 2nd Jun 2015 19:11

No, it's exactly what I intended; as I said, bagpipe music isn't for me.

bcgallacher 2nd Jun 2015 19:16

Nessun Dorma and Snowy Whites version of Midnight Blues do it for me.

rgbrock1 2nd Jun 2015 19:30


Originally Posted by bcgallacher (Post 8998392)
Nessun Dorma and Snowy Whites version of Midnight Blues do it for me.

Snowy White as in the blues and rock guitarist originally with Thin Lizzy who also did some work with David Gilmour?
I actually got to see Mr. White play live with Pink Floyd during their 'Animals' tour here in the States back in the 70's. Quite impressive.

johnfairr 2nd Jun 2015 19:34

Vaughan Williams
 
Drapes,

Might have mentioned before to you, but my in-laws used to own "Pilgrims", the birthplace of Vaughan Williams. It was an old rectory, now divided in two and bits sold on, in the village of Down Ampney.

The village is quite strange, there is no pub in it, and the local church where my wife and I married, was exorcised a few weeks before our wedding. Other goings on were talked about, naked ladies dancing in the grave yard; not a pretty thought, as both my in-laws are now buried there . . .

Jimmy Edwards of "Whacko" features on a nearby memorial tablet as he won a DFC flying Dakotas out of Down Ampney during Operation Market Garden.

Ho hum, never a dull moment there . . . . :eek:

G-CPTN 2nd Jun 2015 19:49

Not exactly wet eyes, but I cannot vocalise the words of Eternal Father, strong to save.
This dates back to the 1950s when I 'stood by' at Runswick Bay lifeboat house along with the villagers as they waited for their menfolk to return from their rescue mission(s) in seas that were not fit for a dog to be out in.

It (the anthem) periodically pops up at funerals, and I just cannot manage to sing.

ian16th 2nd Jun 2015 20:25

Louis Armstrong singing Its a Wonderful World.

vulcanised 2nd Jun 2015 20:38

I've ruined that for myself.

For years I thought "the dark sacred night" said 'the dogs say goodnight' !

oopspff7 2nd Jun 2015 20:59

Amazing Grace by Judy Collins almost does it for me.Don't know why.

Sir George Cayley 2nd Jun 2015 21:21

Much of Kate Bush's work touches my heart not least this from her album Red Shoes.

Moments of Pleasure has a wistful looking back at possibilities......

"On a balcony in New York........"



'xuse please, seem to have something in my eye.

SGC

Sir George Cayley 2nd Jun 2015 21:33

Much of Kate Bush's work touches my heart not least this from her album Red Shoes.

Moments of Pleasure has a wistful looking back at possibilities......

"On a balcony in New York........"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iAWliIMZXA

'xuse please, seem to have something in my eye.

SGC

hiflymk3 2nd Jun 2015 21:36

Nimrod by Elgar gets me welling up.

Keef 2nd Jun 2015 21:55

This one does it for me...



... as do several of those mentioned above (but not bagpipes, I'm afraid to say).

Down Ampney is the name of a hymn tune written by RVW:

Not a particular favourite of mine, but not on the banned list either.

TheiC 2nd Jun 2015 22:05

Sanctus and Benedictus from Paul Winter's Misa Gaia. Aside: I'm profoundly atheist, and interested in the practicalities of atheism, such as: why does so much church music touch the emotions so strongly?

Nonetheless, Winter's work is deeply moving. I think it might have been where my and my late (theist) father's tastes could have met.

Also, Flaming Lips 'Race for the prize'.


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