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Classical music that gives you goose bumps

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Greaterthanthesumoftheparts Tue 29-Sep-20 16:15:16

I was just listening to Elgar’s Cello concerto in E minor and got the inevitable goose bumps and a lump in my throat. Was trying to think of others that have the same effect, parts of Rachmaninov variations on a theme of Paganini (the 18th variation I think) and parts of the Planets suite and almost anything by John Williams. Anyone got anything else for my goose pimply play list?

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ginghamtablecloths Tue 29-Sep-20 16:22:44

Schindler's List is very moving, as is Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto. What about Albinoni?

hungrywalrus Tue 29-Sep-20 16:25:34

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op.11

And Clair de Lune. That one makes me weep. I don’t know why and it’s weird.

SecretNutellaFix Tue 29-Sep-20 17:14:16

Karl Jenkins- Lament for the Valley, from the Cantata Memoria.
Devil's Trill sonata by Tartini

FadedRed Tue 29-Sep-20 17:17:16

The Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana.

Wiglio Tue 29-Sep-20 17:19:33

Crown Imperial
Got to lead the graduands’ procession out to it after my PhD grad ceremony. My late DM watching.

FlyingByTheSeatof Tue 29-Sep-20 17:26:33

Adagio for Strings by the American composer, Samuel Osborne Barber, II.

TheTurn0fTheScrew Tue 29-Sep-20 17:30:12

Brahms Violin Concerto, right when the soloist comes in.

Enb76 Tue 29-Sep-20 17:33:28

Im Treibhaus - Wagner

Just glorious

Diadora30 Tue 29-Sep-20 17:38:14

Ludovico Enaudi, dietro casa. It’s the theme from This is England, very haunting.

AllTheOtherCats Tue 29-Sep-20 17:41:09

Tavener - Song for Athene
Parry - My Soul, there is a country
Allegri - Miserere
Handel - Ombra Mai Fu (Aria from Serse)

And too many to mention smile. I get even bigger goosebumps from actually performing many of the works with my choir although sadly not at the moment.

Hairwizard Tue 29-Sep-20 17:42:24

Flower duet by lakme

The music piece in the deer hunter

The music score in an al pacino movie (cant mind the name, plays an ex con trying to get on straight and narrow on release and gets back with his ex)

Breastfeedingworries Tue 29-Sep-20 17:43:07

Marking my spot merely for music ideas grin

BeeFarseer Tue 29-Sep-20 17:46:51

There was a brilliant thread about this a while ago, hang on and I'll link it.

Gingernaut Tue 29-Sep-20 17:47:21

Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis by Vaughan-Williams

BeeFarseer Tue 29-Sep-20 17:48:12

There it is!

Snorkelface Tue 29-Sep-20 17:50:32

Adagio from Spartacus by Khachaturian - epic

GuyFawkesDay Tue 29-Sep-20 17:53:12

Soave Sia Il Vento from Mozart's the magic flute.

Find the version with Bryn Terfel singing the baritone part. Beautiful.

Greaterthanthesumoftheparts Tue 29-Sep-20 17:53:20

Some great suggestions and plenty I don’t know, I can see plenty of time utilized next weekend building playlists!
And thanks @BeeFarseer will check out the other thread as well!

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Greaterthanthesumoftheparts Tue 29-Sep-20 17:58:15

@AllTheOtherCats I think one of the reasons the Rachmaninoff is top of my list is because I played it on a youth orchestra tour to Cyprus many years ago. I was a viola player (no jokes please), so was right in the middle of the orchestra. I can remember physically feeling things like Carmina Burana, vibrations right in your chest, amazing!

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pinkbalconyrailing Tue 29-Sep-20 17:59:58

mahler adagio for strings in the 9th symphony

another mahler: kindertotenlieder (songs of dead children)

Sergei Rachmaninov: isle of the dead

and on a lighter note: beethoven 9th ode to joy

motorcyclenumptiness Tue 29-Sep-20 18:00:01

Gorecki's symphony no 3

Southwestten Tue 29-Sep-20 18:01:39

Both Mendelssohn’s Piano Concertos
Both Chopin’s Piano Concertos
Last movement of Weber Clarinet Concerto no 1
Various from Suite Espanola by Albeniz
Weber Invitation to the Dance
Beethoven Rage over a Lost Penny
Various Czerny exercises
Among many others

pinkbalconyrailing Tue 29-Sep-20 18:02:13

strauss - also sprach

alangarneristerrifying Tue 29-Sep-20 18:06:16

Vlatava from Mein Vlast (Smetena) - something about the melody is very haunting. Mendelssohn Fingal's Cave overture. Most of Mozart's Requiem, especially the Lacrimosa (playing this with choir in a medieval Chapel was definitely goose bump inducing, if only from the cold!)

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