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Stirring music

Just wondered what music fires you up, stirs emotions, brings that lump to your throat?
I'm not talking about songs/music that necessarily has some romantic or emotional memories attached - just music that affects you.
Yesterday, while listening to random tracks Elgar's Pomp & Circumstance came on. That is one inspiring piece that never fails to put the proverbial lump in my throat.

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Out of Africa theme by John Barry.
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I can think of several. One I listened to recently was Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb".
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From Verdi's Requiem the "dies irae" movement.
Shostakovich "The Gadfly"
The very simple opening bars from Beethoven's 5th symphony.
To name but three of many
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Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb".

Always has put a tingle down my spine Cool
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@strat: good one.....................also like 'dances with wolves' by JB,

Cavalleria rusticana - Intermezzo by Mascagni always brings 'a lump to my throat', no reason or memories, just does.

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The very simple opening bars from Beethoven's 5th symphony.

Beethoven's 5th has never done anything for me - but his third, Eroica - that sends shivers Smiley

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Several things by Mahler, especially Symphony of a Thousand (8th) and of course the 2nd.
I will never forget hearing Jessye Norman's voice drowning out a whole (large) symphony orchestra at full throttle in the Royal Festival Hall at the climax of the Resurrection.  Crazy
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For some unfathomable reason Edvard Grieg's Hall of the Mountain King always gets my mind whirling.
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Interesting that classical pieces slightly outnumber more up-to-date music.
Does this say something about modern writers I wonder?
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I do like this version of The Power of Love by Gabrielle Aplin.
Very haunting.

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Cavalleria rusticana - Intermezzo by Mascagni always brings 'a lump to my throat', no reason or memories, just does.

I remember taking part in that back at school - back when I could sing. Part of the cat's chorus these days Wink

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Maurice Ravel's Boléro.
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But impossible to listen to without thinking of Torvill & Dean.
Spellchecker didn't like Torvill - gave me Orville as an alternative. Orville and Dean - that would be something to behold Grin Grin

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Funnily enough Strat you just beat me to that one, and Mav beat me to the comment.
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