Elgar is such a present to us all. His music can be so sweeping. Holst as well has had so many of his themes eke their way into our modern culture we
don't even know half the time where they came from
Pieces like this, Nimrod, are better listened to with no video, the video elicits impressions and drags the pull of the music along the lines laid
out by the video. I"m not saying that video destroys the music, just that there are different levels of effect the music can have.
I was completely moved by the opening space scene in ''Space Odyssey'' with the space station floating floating floating and the music of Also Sprach
Zarathustra , what a freeking combo...
A bit of a change for music that ''moves you '' from Elgar and Holst is the music of modern composer Mason Bates. A bit different in style, here is a
short one by him. Ford's Farm
Try listening to this one first with you eyes closed and let the music pull you into numerous surprises
Once upon a melody by Jason Becker. Jason was a metal / rock guitar prodigy who was set to become a legend (he still did) but was struck down with ALS
and has been paralysed and unable to speak, move etc. He still comooses usibg his eyes.
This is one of his latest and at 4.00 we can hear Jason's incredible playing (from before he became ill).
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