30 Day Music Challenge: Day 16

The day everyone has been waiting for…: One of your favorite classical songs.

Now, before I totally wandered off into the woods, I decided I should get a definition – “Classical Music” has always been background music to me and I’ve never really paid it the attention it deserves, so I wanted to approach this with an open mind and not just slap down some classically styled rock: were I to do that, I’d submit to you the London Symphony Orchestra’s treatment of “Aqualung” by Jethro Tull.

Here’s what The Google says about Classical Music: “ Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western music, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music. While a more accurate term is also used to refer to the period from 1750 to 1820 (the Classical period), this article is about the broad span of time from roughly the 11th century to the present day, which includes the Classical period and various other periods.”

So, I suppose I wouldn’t be wrong to choose “Aqualung” or the San Francisco Symphony’s collaboration with Metallica, it just wouldn’t feel right to me. So I’m going with something everyone whose ever gone to a Catholic wedding would have heard, because while I recall really appreciating it, I haven’t really listened to “The Planets” in like 25 years.

My choice: “Ode to Joy”

I’m really hoping you, my friends, can help broaden my horizons here.

Wisdom of Crowds Picks:

Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: O Fortuna

Game of Thrones Title Theme Song 

La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)

Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major BWV 1048

Pachelbel’s Canon

“Air” Johann Sebastian Bach

Four Seasons ~ Vivaldi

O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)

Beethoven: For Elise (Für Elise), Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor

Mischa Maisky plays Bach Cello Suite No.1 in G

Maurice Ravel Bolero London Symphony Orchestra

Gustav Holst – The Planets – Mars, the Bringer of War

Edgard Varèse – Amériques

Richard Wagner – The ride of the Valkyries from “Die Walküre”

Tchaikovsky’ Nutcracker Soundtrack

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade – op.35

“It is Well With My Soul” Philip Paul Bliss



Author: Mo

I consider myself a bit of a loner. I tend to think of myself as a one-man wolf pack. I like old school sneakers, baggy jeans, and oversized sweatshirts. I believe there is no such thing as a short sleeve dress shirt. I like neckties. I do not understand camping, car racing, or algebra – but I can camp and have been known to go a little faster than the speed limit. I have NEVER been known to do a quadratic equation.

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