Mighty, and famous symphonic pieces


RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES WAGNER
Stormy & mighty orchestra with symphonic brass & much heroism (1851).    2:08


NIGHT ON A BARE MOUNTAIN MUSSORGSKY
Threatening, demonic arrangement for orchestra & choir (1858).   2:26


ODE TO JOY BEETHOVEN
Final choral movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Builds all the way. (1824).     3:02


SYMPHONY NO. 40 IN G MINOR MOZART
Elegant, grand opening to Mozart’s Symphony No. 40. (1788). 1st Movement.   2:28


IN THE HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING GRIEG
Orchestral build from cumbersome trolls to frenetic climax. (1867).    2:13


HALLELUJAH CHORUS HANDEL
Final rousing chorus from Handel’s Messiah with orchestra & choir (1741).   2:21


WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE ROSSINI
Very fast orchestral chase. Fanfare into galloping mayhem.   2:41


FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE BEE RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Frantic orchestral arrangement played at hair-raising speed (1899).    1:20


 

Thematic drama with small ensembles


SEAFARER
Dark & brooding cello with strings & percussion – a rough sea voyage!   2:11


VIEW FROM THE INSIDE
Delicate harp motif over ominous cello with whispering fx & bell toll.    2:48


INNOCENT LOVE
Beautiful, simple & romantic violin, cello & piano.   2:10


SCHEMER
Playful & macabre oboe line over plodding tuba, pizz strings & dulcimer.   2:02


WALTZ FOR THE WISTFUL
Melancholic oboe melody with string quartet, light piano & delicate harp.  2:21


UNHINGED
Mysterious & anxious piano with cello, violin & jumpy oboe melodies.    2:27


ETIQUETTE
Quirky 19th century Parisian waltz with string quartet, oboe & harpsichord.   2:40


EASTERN LIGHT
Slow & mysterious string melody with Middle Eastern instruments.   2:31


PURITANICAL
Deeply unsettling violin & oboe with hammered dulcimer & percussion.    2:46


 

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