Beautiful music

The Freak
10-15-2011, 09:33 PM
I'm a bit of a music junkie, and my preferences tend to be toward the softer side of music. Post some beautiful songs you like!

Damien Rice - 9 Crimes


Bon Iver (my favorite musician) Re: Stacks


Bon Iver - Holocene


Alexi Murdoch - Orange Sky


10-15-2011, 11:08 PM

Just take a minut to really listen.

10-18-2011, 02:37 AM

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10-25-2011, 08:44 PM
Too many to mention, but these rock & pop songs are definitely beautiful:

Bon Iver - Perth
Eva Cassidy - Had I a golden thread
Ben Folds - The luckiest
Aimee Mann - Wise up
Cardigans - The bluest eyes in Texas
Eurythmics - When tomorrow comes
Dire Straits - Brothers in arms
U2 - With or without you
Alison Krauss - The scarlet tide
Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah
Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats
Nick Drake - The day is done
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to heaven
Krauss et al - Down to the river to pray
Björk - Play dead
Joni Mitchell - Both sides now
Suzanne Vega - The queen and the soldier
The Soundtrack of Our Lives - Nevermore
Simon & Garfunkel - Sounds of silence
Lou Reed - Perfect day
Steve Earle - Pilgrim
Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
John Lennon - Imagine
Stevie Wonder - Lately

10-25-2011, 08:50 PM
For jazz, I'll go with

E.S.T. - From Gagarin's point of view
Bill Evans Trio - My man's gone now
Lars Gullin - Danny's dream
Miles Davis - Concierto de Aranjuez
Jan Garbarek & Hilliard Ensemble - Officium (classical crossover but still great)

10-25-2011, 08:55 PM

Rustavi Choir - Tsintskaro
Steve Baughman - Ramble to Cashel
Tom Paxton - I give you the morning

There must be tons of more but I almost only have Swedish folk, won't mention those.

10-25-2011, 09:25 PM
Classical is simply impossible but these just MUST be mentioned (full-blown nerd mode but wth):

Richard Strauss - Vier letzte Lieder no. 1, im Abendrot (with Jessye Norman)
Bach - anything but if just 2 picks let's take the mass in B minor and the Goldberg variations
Mozart - also tons but Et incarnatus from the Mass in C minor (w/Sylvia McNair singing); my God that's beautiful
Palestrina - Missa Papae Marcelli (with Tallis scholars)
Händel - Messiah, first 3 pieces are the best ones
Schubert - piano trio no.2 in e flat, 2nd movement (known from "Barry Lyndon")
Brahms - Ein Deutsches requiem

...and then to to round off maybe

Puccini - E lucevan le stelle, from Tosca
Chopin - Marche funebre
Pergolesi - Stabat Mater, first movement
Messiaen - Quartet by the end of time, final movement
Dowland - Come again
Faure - Elegie in C minor for cello and piano
Mendelsson - Lieder ohne Worte
Buxtehude - Membra Jesu Nostri
Byrd - Mass for 3 voices
Lassus - Missa Entres vous filles
Wagner - Tristan & Isolde, Liebestod
Rachmaninov - Vespers

I am a huge choir lover, these quite accessible pieces should be more known:
Pärt - Magnificat
Frank Martin - mass for double choir
Poulenc - Quatre petit prieres Francois d'Assisi