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Old 03-31-2009, 10:29 PM   #41
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I have a new one to add to my favorites. Thanks.
Here's the composer, Jay Unger, doing the original version along with a bit of a documentary of how he came to write it........


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As described in an earlier post, following is one of my favorite songs, "The World We Knew".






And the beautifully orchestrated piece "Un Monde Avec Toi" by Paul Mauriat which started me on the hunt for the original song is the following.


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I'm surprised no country fans have added this one. What a classic!

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I am prone to melancholy at times. My ultimate melancholy music is Mozart's Requiem mass:



And Don Giovanni:



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I made the mistake reading White Hotel and listening to Don Giovanni.

Gumby, Mad World is one of my favorite meloncholy songs. Along with Shawn Phillip's Ballad of Casey Deiss:


Jeff Beck's Last Farewell Ride:

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Monday Monday - Is it a day of the week? Is it woman/lover? It may seem upbeat on the surface but there's plenty of melancholy in this one...



Bobby McGee - Here's another that comes to mind. The music and video don't match but Janis Joplin sings it well. I wasn't able to locate Kris Kristofferson version of the video that I liked.



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I didn't know you were an opera fan. So am I.

For human sadness and misery reduced to its very essence, it would be hard to beat Butterfly's final aria "con honor muore"/ "tu, tu, piccolo iddio" at the end of the third act. If you aren't in tears by that point, there is no hope for you. And as far as poignance goes, the "Un bel di vedremo" aria at the beginning of the second act is a masterpiece. My favorite in this role was Leontyne Price.

The "Salve Regina" at the end of Poulenc's Dialogue of the Carmelites, in which the chorus gradually fades to a single voice as the nuns go to the guillotine one by one, is also powerfully sad.
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Ever the optimist (officially declared this morning on another thread by HFWR, merci!), I would go for the very end of Act I of Butterfly. What could be sadder than to remember a lost love at its [censored] happiest.




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I didn't know you were an opera fan. So am I.

. . . And as far as poignance goes, the "Un bel di vedremo" aria at the beginning of the second act is a masterpiece. My favorite in this role was Leontyne Price.
YouTube had Maria Callas in the role:

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This song just kind of makes me go "ahhhhh"...

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I love this new duet by Alison Kraus and Robert Plant...makes me tear up every time I hear it:

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