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Old 11-13-07, 01:55 AM
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Most moving/emotional instrumental piece?

I would like to compile a list of moving/emotional pieces of instrumental music. From piano solos to full blown orchestra. Songs that give you watery eyes every time you listen to it. Thanks.
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Albinoni - Adagio
Pink Floyd - Great Gig In The Sky
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St. Elmos Fire theme.
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Pachelbel's Cannon (Canon in D major)
Hope of the States - Sts' ikel
Vangelis - Heaven And Hell, Part II
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Bill Evans - My Foolish Heart (Jazz)
Pat Metheny - Lonely Woman (Jazz)
Beethoven 7th II. Allegretto (Classical)
David Grisman - Anouman (Jazz)
Miles Davis - Blue In Green (Jazz)
William Ackerman - The Bricklayers Beautiful Daughter (New Age Acoustic)

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Holst's Saturn movement from "The Planets." The piece deals with the passing of time and the end has a nice reflective feel to it.
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Mychael Danna & DeVotchka — "The Winner Is" (from Little Miss Sunshine)
Islands — "Tsuxiit" (from Return to the Sea)
Clint Mansell ft. the Kronos Quartet — "Meltdown" (from Requiem for a Dream)
Clint Mansell ft. Mogwai & the Kronos Quartet — "Death is the Road to Awe" (from The Fountain)
Yann Tiersen — "Comptine D'un Autre été: L'après-midi" (from Amélie)
Yann Tiersen — "à Quai" (from Amélie)
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There are some great pieces in Dances with Wolves and The Last of the Mohicans, too.
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Metallica - Orion. I always think of Cliff anytime I hear it... not that I get misty-eyed or anything...
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Sergei Prokofiev - Troika
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Ennio Morricone-"L'incontro Il" (The Encounter) maestro e margherita
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Moby-God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters
Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata
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Ennio Morricone-"L'incontro Il" (The Encounter) maestro e margherita
I love the theme he did for Bertolucci's 1900 which I can't seem to find on any score compliation of his.
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Schubert's "Moments Musicaux D780 #2" is the saddest piano piece I know.

Respighi's baroque "Ancient Airs and Dances: Bergamasca" is probably the most exhileratingly beautiful classical work I have heard.
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Friends of Dean Martinez - Broken Bell
Pure south-west melancholy perfection. The video's a little goofy, so just close your eyes and listen.
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You can always make a case for Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Stings".

But I personally like "Your Hand In Mine" and "Day 6" by Explosions In The Sky. Even more when I hear them live.
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http://www.ocremix.org/remix/OCR01360/
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Sigur Ros - "Untitled #3" from ( )
Clint Mansell ft. Mogwai & the Kronos Quartet — "Death is the Road to Awe" (from The Fountain OST)
Kronos Quartet - Lux Aterna from "Requiem for a Dream OST"
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Oops, forgot my all-time favorite emotional ride:

Jules Massenet: Meditation from Thais
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Re: Most moving/emotional instrumental piece?

John Murphy - Sunshine (Adagio In D Minor)
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Re: Most moving/emotional instrumental piece?

It's only about 3 minutes, but the title track on "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" always evokes emotion in me.

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