Wednesday, September 21, 2005

A lachrymose playlist

For no particular reason, other than since this is my blog I get to design the programming, here are the top ten tracks from the "good songs to listen to if I need to cry" entry in my iTunes library. The playlist is just under six hours long (okay, before certain people get scared, they should keep in mind that I have more than thirteen gigabytes in music files, much of which is classical), and it was difficult narrowing the tracks down to ten. Note: I'm counting each requiem as one track. I know that's a bit of a stretch but I'm going to stretch it anyway.

Not every piece listed here appears for the same reason. Reasons are many. I'll limit myself to saying that I find the title of track number one rather telling.

10. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship
Composer — Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
CD — Schererazade - Russian Easter Overture

9. Ein Deutsches Requiem
Composer — Johannes Brahms
CD — Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

8. Extreme Ways
Artist — Moby
CD — 18

7. When You Called My Name
Artist — Newsboys
CD — Going Public

6. Requiem
Composer — John Rutter
CD — Requiem

5. Samwise the Brave
Composer — Howard Shore
CD — The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

4. Elle G.
Artist — Newsboys
CD — Going Public

3. The Tender Land: Finale: The Promise of Living
Composer — Aaron Copland
CD — Aaron Copland's Greatest Hits

2. Adagio for Strings
Composer — Samuel Barber
CD — Barber: Barber's Adagio

1. A Window to the Past
Composer — John Williams
CD — Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban