What music (other than brass) inspires you?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Dave Payn, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    After confessing to WhatSharp this morning that I was reluctant to contribute to this forum today after a couple of recent private issues had left me disheartened with banding, my spirits were lifted (and were poured into my glass. Ta muchly!), much to my surprise, by listening to highlights of the Tchaikovsky Ballet Suites as performed by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Rostropovich which I bought yesterday. A wonderful recording and I can't stop listening to the Swan Lake Waltz. Fantastic orchestral sound.

    What lifts you on a 'dark' day?

    Sorry if this sounds poncey but just curious (i.e. nosey!) ;-)

  2. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    Anything by Wagner, played by the Berlin Phil will sort me out
  3. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    "Dream of Gerontius" or "Belshazar's Feast" will soon lift my spirits :!:
  4. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    any 20th and 21st century classical music :D
  5. Dave Euph

    Dave Euph Member

    I like music by Debussy and Ravel ... altho-ugh anything that paints moods and allows me to depict scenes.
  6. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

    Isn't that a contradiction :?: :)

    I usually turn to really good vocal music if the brass stuff isn't helping. Especially a capella groups like the Hi-Los, Singers Unlimited, etc.
  7. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

    Mahler 2 - CBSO / Rattle
    any PJBE/London Brass
    Gordon Goodwins Big Phat Band
  8. Lothianh

    Lothianh Member

    Sibelius, especially his 2nd Symphony. His 5th as well, particularly as performed by the NYPO under Bernstein (Sony Classical).

    More recently, Great Big Sea (Canadian band from Newfoundland - rock/folk/celtic music).

  9. Nigel Hall

    Nigel Hall Supporting Member

    Shostakovich Jazz Suite 1 & 2, anything by William Walton
  10. stephen_clapton

    stephen_clapton New Member

    Berlioz's Hungarian March... or as a side comment (it is brass im afraid), Homocidalbennyboy's compositions. Some super stuff there buddy, keep it up!! :lol:
  11. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    :roll: :lol:

    ok smarty bum :p ;-)

    By 'classical' I mean Orchestral...
  12. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    A long list, I know, but everything on it inspires me and gives me a lift.

    Mahler Symphonies 2 & 3
    Bruckner 8
    Shostakovich 5
    Anything by Richard Strauss (especially The Alpine Symphony)
    Sibelius Symphonies 2 & 5
    Berlioz Requiem
    Havergal Brian Gothic Symphony
    Britten Four Sea Interludes
    Orff Carmina Burana
    Stravinsky Rite of Spring
    Bernstein West Side Story

    Anything involving Freddie Mercury

    Emerson, Lake and Palmer

    Film music by Hans Zimmer

    Phil Collins

    Jean-Michel Jarre

    Elton John

    Simon and Garfunkle
  13. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    **grimaces** Sinatra. With a good tight horn section
  14. Dave Euph

    Dave Euph Member

    Wow, that was really difficult to read ... and now I understand why :D ;)
  15. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    Blimey, My musical taste must be more diverse than i thought. I can't think of any one piece that will lift me more than perhaps a dozen or so others will, and that's a mix of metal, rock, brass and classical orchestral.

    It just depends what mood i'm in at the time, just at the moment the music i keep listening to (and i'm sorry but it is brass) is a Grimethorpe Colliery recording of Macarthur Park. If that doesn't make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up nothing will!!

    Best sing-along tune at the mo is The Hollies - He ain't heavy he's my brother.
  16. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    The sound of 60,000 Celtic fans singing You'll Never Walk Alone.
  17. akwarose

    akwarose Active Member

    anything by reel big fish, oasis, REM and of course, The Rocky Horror Show soundtrack. nothing beats a good bop round ya bedroom to the sounds of the timewarp...:D
  18. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    Oh crikey....well anything Gershwin - especially Rhapsody in Blue, American in Paris, Porgy and Bess, and most of his songs, and most of the soppy songs of the 40's 50's 60's ie Hoagy Carmicheal, Bert Bacharach. Also things by the Beatles (especially Hey Jude and Yesterday) Starman by David Bowie, lots of stuff by Queen, anything by The Jam, Madness, The Pretenders, The Clash, The Police, Squeeze, some Oasis, some Blur, Some Pulp, most REM, Badly Drawn Boy (when He's good) Norah Jones and Amy Winehouse.

    Is that comprehensive enough? :D
  19. akwarose

    akwarose Active Member

    would it not just have been easier to list what didnt inspire you?

    just jokin. good list. most of that applies to me too, well, the later stuff
  20. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    If you look at the time of the post you might be able to work out that I was.....ahem...."tired" when I wrote it :wink: :oops:
    I always ramble when I'm "tired" :lol:
    Good to see someone shares (mostly) my taste in music :)

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