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Music to die for, or with....

Postby Shapley » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:35 am

As suggested in the 'Comments' thread, I'll start this topic. If you could choose a soundtrack for your expiration, which would you choose?

I stick to my earlier suggestion that Mahler's Symphony No. 2 (the 'Resurrection') would be my choice.
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Re: Music to die for, or with....

Postby jamiebk » Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:09 am

As noted...Strauss' "Death and Transfiguration" (Although I am not anxious to hear this anytime soon in this context)
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Re: Music to die for, or with....

Postby analog » Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:18 am

If you could choose a soundtrack for your expiration, which would you choose?


A whole soundtrack, or just one piece?

Single piece i think i'd use finale from "76 trombones" ...[ oops - edit -"Music Man" ]
,,,,because it's a story of fall and redemption,,,,,
,,,,,,,,,,,,, and it's happier than "Yesterday when I was young".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODu888i14-I
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Re: Music to die for, or with....

Postby Shapley » Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:25 am

analog wrote:A whole soundtrack, or just one piece?


A soundtrack or a complete piece. I think it's pretty clear from the 'modern medicine' thread that most of us want to pass pretty quickly, so it may be that a whole symphony would be too long, maybe Funeral March for a Marionette would do the job, or a fanfare for organ. Widor's Toccata from his fifth symphony for organ, perhaps?
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Re: Music to die for, or with....

Postby barfle » Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:37 am

I think I'll go out with a bang. 1812 Overture. :!:
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Re: Music to die for, or with....

Postby analog » Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:54 am

Both are interesting and familiar, Shap... thanks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3GFheJH3gk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKi01rPexBI

In classical genre,,,,
..were it for me I'd probably use Marais' "Bells of St Genevieve".. That's what i put on when got home after last bypass operation and it gives one's soul a massage. I find it relieves physical pain.

If it's for those in attendance, I'd pick Mozart's "Requiem"(at risk of appearing unsophisticated, which I obviously am).
My sister and I use it after family funerals for a quiet hour to help our feelings settle. Lacrimosa unchokes those tears you had to hold back while making the arrangements.. :grouphug:

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Re: Music to die for, or with....

Postby analog » Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:56 am

barfle wrote:I think I'll go out with a bang. 1812 Overture. :!:



1812 isn't bad for what everybody thinks Bolero is best, either... :wink:
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Re: Music to die for, or with....

Postby Shapley » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:10 am

analog wrote:..were it for me I'd probably use Marais' "Bells of St Genevieve".. That's what i put on when got home after last bypass operation and it gives one's soul a massage. I find it relieves physical pain.


I'm not familiar with it, I'll have to look it up.

If it's for those in attendance, I'd pick Mozart's "Requiem"(at risk of appearing unsophisticated, which I obviously am).


I think of the requiem as being music for those left behind, to be played over your carcass, not while still breathing, or while breathing your last. But, to each his own.... :)

I thought about Fanfare for the Common Man, but I hope I'll be thought of as an uncommon man when I go..... :)
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Re: Music to die for, or with....

Postby navneeth » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:29 am

To make it all dramatic (just like C.P.E. did about his father's death): Contrapunctus XIV, from The Art of the Fugue. But you to need time the events really well.
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Re: Music to die for, or with....

Postby BigJon@Work » Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:39 pm

For me? Fun, Fun, Fun by the Beach Boys; 'cause dat's how I roll . . .

For the mourners? Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, please. It always brings tears to my eyes.
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Re: Music to die for, or with....

Postby Serenity » Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:41 pm

Gladiator soundtrack!
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Re: Music to die for, or with....

Postby welcid » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:05 am

The "Elephant Man" in me yearns for Barber's ADAGIO to be played. However, I have for a much longer time preferred Vaughan Williams' TALLIS FANTASIA on an occasion like this for sure. That ought to be an encouragement to at least one soul to miss me for a few minutes.

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Re: Music to die for, or with....

Postby barfle » Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:37 pm

Two men were captured by terrorists, and were each granted one wish before they were to be executed.

The first man said, "I want to hear Achy Breaky Heart one more time before I go."

The second man said, "Kill me first."
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Re: Music to die for, or with....

Postby Sir Stewart » Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:34 pm

Shakespeare In Love by Stephen Warbeck or American Beauty by Thomas Newman.
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