The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby UniqueScreenname » Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:09 am UTC

Bartimaeus wrote:Most beautiful in recent music:
Maybe this

Whoa...
Now that's a song.

I admittedly know very little about Radiohead and have spent very little time going through their music, but every time I find something of there's that I really like, it is just one of the most powerful pieces of music I've ever heard. That song is included.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby mbrigdan » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:42 pm UTC

I'd have to go withThe hazards of love 4 (The Drowned)
Bring me close to tears when I really listen to it.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby El Queso del Diablo » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:43 am UTC

Only the most heartrendingly, viscerally beautiful piece of music ever written, Sibelius' violin concerto in D minor, op. 47: http://youtu.be/3OlI0RLQJoU

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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby ArchaicHipster » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:10 pm UTC

Jon Gomm - Passionflower.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY7GnAq6Znw

This guy is so amazingly talented - hands down the greatest and most inventive guitarist I've ever seen, and this piece is six minutes of sheer perfection. To me it encapsulates summer, but is still amazing even in this darker season.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby Darcy » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:08 am UTC

The Most Beautiful Piece of Music for me is from Cold Play Tracks. "Yellow" To me, it symbolizes the romantic type. It basically says that you would do anything for the one that you love. Every little, tiny thing that your lover does, however insignificant it may seem can actually mean a lot. Everything they do seems wonderful. The love it represents is that reach for the stars, talk all night, can never get enough of that person love. Stars are luminous, heavenly bodies that shine down on the world. When he says "look at the stars, look how they shine for you" it means even the stars to him shine down for that person. Yellow is commonly known as an optimistic, cheerful color. However, it is scientifically the most difficult color for the eye to take in.

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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby rattusprat » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:41 pm UTC

Can I get a left field suggestion in for The Pink Floyd Sound:

A Saucerful of Secrets - the title track from their second album.

If you start listening and think I'm having having a laugh, I'm probably referring more to part 4 - Celestial Voices - the lead in starting at approx 8:25 on the link above, but you should really listen through the whole song.

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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby Sgt.Artemis » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:43 pm UTC

Ludovico Einaudi - "Divenire"

Discovered Ludovico Einaudi through an old frined of mine, and since then, my admiration for Einaudi's work has only increased. The emotion which he plays with is just breathtaking.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby jobriath » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:21 am UTC

Good news, I found it!

Imogen Heap will now play with harmony and discord for your entertainment.

I always make silly-looking conductory gestures when listening to this one. Can't help it. Anyone else?

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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby frogman » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:36 am UTC

jobriath wrote:Good news, I found it!

Imogen Heap will now play with harmony and discord for your entertainment.

I always make silly-looking conductory gestures when listening to this one. Can't help it. Anyone else?


That song makes me tear up every time I hear it. It's so emotionally moving.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby UniqueScreenname » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:08 pm UTC

jobriath wrote:Good news, I found it!

Imogen Heap will now play with harmony and discord for your entertainment.

I always make silly-looking conductory gestures when listening to this one. Can't help it. Anyone else?

:shock: Now I feel dirty for liking "Whatcha Say" for the female voice.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby matt96 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:07 am UTC

I am not fully sure about what I would say, I've narrowed it down to 3-5 different similar ones, but I'd go with this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibfMFnZPeKE

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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby Black Dynamite » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:49 pm UTC

Agalloch's the White EP is amazing to me.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby Hyphe » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:54 pm UTC

Two pages and still no Mogwai? Tut.

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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby cjmcjmcjmcjm » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:55 am UTC

Another Messiaen plug: the Quartet for the End of Time.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby SirMustapha » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:25 pm UTC

Hyphe wrote:Two pages and still no Mogwai? Tut.

King's Meadow.


What's your view on Thank You Space Captain? Personally, I found it to be the most proverbially beautiful Mogwai song since Golden Porsche. It took a while to grow on me, though.

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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby Hyphe » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:46 pm UTC

SirMustapha wrote:What's your view on Thank You Space Captain? Personally, I found it to be the most proverbially beautiful Mogwai song since Golden Porsche. It took a while to grow on me, though.

They are both certainly very nice, though neither are particularly beautiful to me. I find Thank You Space Expert too slow and heavy-handed, personally. How To Be A Werewolf is my favourite of all their songs, but that's solely a sentimental personal preference. :)

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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby dhokarena56 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:49 pm UTC

The late Eri Kawai's cover of Cruel Angel Thesis from Neon Genesis Evangelion. It sends shivers down my spine, but it is absolutely...well...Just listen.

The first mental image I had when listening to it was of the world ending, and the sun setting over a boiling ocean, and all the world's children standing up and singing the song before humanity was wiped out forever.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby Anaximander » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:28 am UTC

Based on some of the other posts (many of which I do like BTW...thanks for sharing), I don't expect that rustic, old blues recordings will garner much praise. Nonetheless, Blind Willie Johnson's "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground" ranks high on my list.

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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby Anaximander » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:35 am UTC

After some reflection...this would probably also rank high on the list:

Jeff Buckley covering Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" from Grace

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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby Queen Arasene » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:00 pm UTC

I always thought it was "Climb every mountain" (Reprise if you can find it).
Always gives me the shivers when they get up on the highest notes
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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby clockworkmonk » Fri May 11, 2012 6:25 pm UTC

House of the Rising Sun-Joan Baez

Though This is just one of a multitude of versions of this song. Haven't heard a single one I disliked.

anyways, here are more
House of the Rising Sun-Nina Simone

House of the Rising Sun-The Animals

in this list, the newest is the Animals version.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby Ashedfog » Fri May 11, 2012 7:11 pm UTC

Claire De Lune - Possibly the first composition I have ever been emotionally attached too. I heard it first time when I was about 12 years old and have been in love with it ever since. Been even trying to learn it on piano for the past few months, but I suck too much to do so.

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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby UniqueScreenname » Fri May 11, 2012 9:11 pm UTC

I think it's pretty hard on piano. Most of the versions of it I've heard have been orchestral. I've tried to learn it too, but I can't get past the very beginning.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby TimeMaster » Sun May 13, 2012 10:54 am UTC

A song that always bring a smile to my face, and sometimes tears to the eyes, is this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhoa7oWPPhk

Star Trek: First Contact - Main Theme.

Another great song: Lisa Gerrard - Now we are free. This link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzpW7P83sb4&feature=related

It's inaccurately titled, but it's great. . .especially with that video.

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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby piwakawaka42 » Thu May 17, 2012 7:41 am UTC

A few of my favourites:
Farewell by apocolyptica.
Quiet dimension by Colapse under the empire.
The first movment of mozart's 40th symphony
Losing my religion by REM
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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby cjmcjmcjmcjm » Sat May 19, 2012 1:48 am UTC

Incantations by Mike Oldfield (especially part 1)
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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby darknut » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:43 am UTC

(the game) journeys Apotheosis, especially when paired with the imagery its supposed to go with, just...beautiful

on a completely different musical note, two Kula Shaker songs i've had stuck in my head a while
Great Hosannah which i think is greatness
and Ophelia a pretty song which is short (dont let the video length fool you)
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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby ArDeeJ » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:21 am UTC

Because I'm unable to choose.

Bonobo:
Clark:
Amon Tobin:
Spoiler:
Dropped From The Sky (I always get tears in my eyes during the ending)
Calculate
Here Comes The Moon Man
Horsefish

Plaid:
Spoiler:
Missing
Founded
Even Spring (especially the first part)
Hydrosphere

Eskmo:
Bibio:

NOT INCLUDED: Any ambient work by Aphex Twin or Autechre
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Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Postby Oryx » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:03 pm UTC

Awesome song by Clint Mansell & Mogwai.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUgC6215Gko


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