Post by Mariann
Mascagni: Intermezzo( Cavalleria Rusticana)... even the dog loves it
....What's your favorite ?
So many to choose from. Off the top of my head - Ave Verum Corpus by both
Mozart and Saint-Saens are stunning pieces of work, as is the first movement
of Gershwin's Piano Concerto (particularly the horn duet towards the end).
Pomp and Circumstance March no.1 (Land of Hope and Glory) is great, but
overplayed, as is Jupiter (The Planets) and the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
(Verdi), though they've all been played to death a bit. To the more pop
side of things, "World in motion" goes down as the best footie anthem ever
in my book (also happens to be the first ever record I bought, I think -
definitely the first ever single, on 7" vinyl, now unfortunately snapped in
half), with Three Lions a close second. Also the last 2 tracks from
Supertramp's "Even in the quietest moments" album - "From Now On" and "Fools
Overture" are songs that I'll never tire of hearing. I think I'll give a
mention to a song called "Release" by a local band (to me) called The Mighty
590, which would easily make it into my top 20 (maybe top 10) favourite
songs of all time.
There's probably a whole load of stuff I haven't mentioned - there are loads
of beatiful moments in Les Mis and Miss Saigon (Boublil/Schonberg) that
would make it into some form of list - mostly the stuff that hasn't been
played to death like the more well known tunes. And loads more stuff.