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Do you have a favorite instrumental only song?

Posted - August 1

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  • 20845
    Yes!

    Even though I said it kills me, just like you - - it never depresses me. Some of my most-liked fine arts are very depressing, mournful -- and that enlivens me!  :)
      August 7, 2022 10:14 PM MDT
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  • 638
    I agree.  It's the sheer beauty that lifts us up.
      August 8, 2022 6:50 AM MDT
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  • 42159
    Nice.
      August 2, 2022 6:26 AM MDT
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  • 20845
    Have you heard the "Choral " version? I like it a lot, too.  And if not, at least the picture here is stunningly beautiful to me. :)

    I'm thinking the choral version is used in one scene in the movie "Ordinary People," though I'm unsure - I've only seen that movie once. And I remember having to leave right when the ending credits started. (I always stay and read/watch ending credits but I count not with that movie.) I went and stood outside the theater numbed and sad at the same time. It drained the life out of me, even though I found the movie excellent in all ways. My friends found me standing outside. :)



      August 7, 2022 10:12 PM MDT
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  • 638
    I hadn't heard this before, and while it is beautiful, I prefer the strings version.    
      August 8, 2022 6:56 AM MDT
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  • 15018
      August 1, 2022 9:07 PM MDT
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  • 42159
    Who doesn't like that?
      August 2, 2022 6:27 AM MDT
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  • 15018
    I don't, when it's not done by a Baroque sextet. Three Baroque violins (note the lack of metal fixtures and chinrests), Baroque cello, single manual pumped bellows organ and a theorbo (bass lute).
    A cellist friend of mine also likes to hear it but hates playing it - it's a slow eight-note ostenato, mindbogglingly boring to play. This post was edited by Slartibartfast at August 8, 2022 7:15 AM MDT
      August 2, 2022 7:03 AM MDT
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  • 638
    I'm certainly not a music critic, but I find three violins have a strident sound and would probably sound better with Slartibartfast's suggestion.  It isn't so much that it's slow, Adagio for Strings is slow, too, but less repetitive.
      August 2, 2022 5:06 PM MDT
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  • 15018
    The violins aren't playing in unison, the blended sound tends to be less strident - they're each playing a completely different line, but harmonising perfectly. It's the cello part that tends to bore the player to sleep.
      August 2, 2022 6:23 PM MDT
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  • 638
    Well, it didn't sound harmonious to my ear.  Sorry.
      August 2, 2022 10:31 PM MDT
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  • 20845
    I know of at least one cellist who has said that.  :)
      August 7, 2022 10:05 PM MDT
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  • 505
      August 2, 2022 10:59 AM MDT
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  • 16547
    Outside of classical and baroque this has to be my favorite since the 80s when I first heard it.

     






      August 2, 2022 2:33 PM MDT
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      August 3, 2022 3:25 AM MDT
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  • 499
    So, it seems all the Boomers and Gen Xers (including myself) have sunk into the despicable Millennial habit of calling every piece of music a "song" even if it doesn't actually contain any singing (wasn't it Itunes who started that?) . . . oh well

    This post was edited by Reverend Muhammadovsky at August 8, 2022 7:16 AM MDT
      August 3, 2022 1:19 PM MDT
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  • 15018
    Tristan Fry may look like a nerd, but his virtuosity on the kit equals Keith Moon. And Williams is basically shredding on an acoustic.

      August 8, 2022 4:13 AM MDT
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