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Music which makes you cry (or almost)
« on: May 03, 2017, 06:30:47 PM »
I'm doing this thread by popular demand (I mean Musette, but she is quite popular I believe).

I was going to avoid pieces of music which makes me cry because it reminds me of someone, but what the hell, I've normally heard the music before the association so I can include it.

This music I would normally listen to with headphones on, I think it does intensify my feelings when on loud. It is always a combination of the performer and the music, except Die Gedanken sind Frei, which is on my list because my mother and grandmother sang it so often, I love the lyrics for political reason but mostly it is remembering the women of my family that have died.

I'll start of with a few in no particular order, but I must admit that LP Halo, is my current favourite for an amazement cry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7h_LuVVoyg Kathleen Ferrier - What is life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVc0wBLri1A Die Gedanken Sind Frei

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdLCcQixNvg J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor "Agnus Dei" - Andreas Scholl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36Y_ztEW1NE Allegri - Miserere mei, Deus - Choir of New College, Oxford.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHfxMGEb9iE Eva Cassidy - You Take My Breath Away

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5FjvWWsH-c Nina Simone - Ne me quitte pas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GjUD8ybBJk Mary Chapin Carpenter - 10000 Miles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6X0PqIWfzQ LP - Halo (cover)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYsS0mywLsc Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 In G Minor Op 26 - Anne Sophie Mutter











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Re: Music which makes you cry (or almost)
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2017, 08:17:57 PM »
Coldplay - Fix You
https://youtu.be/k4V3Mo61fJM

Clannad & Bono - In A Lifetime
https://youtu.be/b_klil_eOEY
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Re: Music which makes you cry (or almost)
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2017, 09:50:51 PM »
I've had my head in the sand it seems, Artist, I've heard of of Coldplay, bono and Clannad, but not the songs. It's good to hear new (for me) ones.

Thank you for contributing  :)

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Re: Music which makes you cry (or almost)
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2017, 10:46:24 PM »
You're welcome! Music has been woven into the fabric of my life. If I remember more special songs will update my post.
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Re: Music which makes you cry (or almost)
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2017, 10:47:24 PM »
I'm doing this thread by popular demand (I mean Musette, but she is quite popular I believe).

Bless you, PBA ;)

Music is weird and can make me cry or not, very much more depending on my mood and the occasion. Maybe that's why it's a broader field than films or books. I mean, you hear music at, for example, weddings and funerals, which are quite emotional occasions and so that music can become connected to the emotions, whereas you are unlikely to read a book or see a film in these situations, so those media have to stand or fall on their own merit, if that makes sense.

There is lots of music that moves me but won't normally make me actually cry. However, I did cry recently (along with most of my ladychoirmates) at a song written by a friend of our musical director. It was ostensibly a break-up song but turned out to be about having one's heart broken by what the UK is turning into. We tried to sing it and got nearly to the end, but big bunch of metropolitan elite bleeding heart liberal Europhiles that we are, it undid us :'(

This piece can bring me to tears quite reliably though: Arvo Part's Spiegel im Spiegel
I love this version of it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZe3mXlnfNc
Beautiful and simple. And there's something about the cello that is so mournful...

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Re: Music which makes you cry (or almost)
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2017, 10:55:23 PM »
Nice thread PBA, thank you. I know the tune to Die Gedanken Sind Frei but I don't know where from.

https://youtu.be/jPNeJeZ3ODc - Ode an die Freude

https://youtu.be/OaEUY0pYCMk - Marie Te Hapuku - Pokarekare Ana

https://youtu.be/iLtiZlqHY18 - Mahalia Jackson - Crying in the Chapel

https://youtu.be/gP0OuRVzpw0 - Miriam Makeba - Erev Shel Shoshanim

https://youtu.be/RAkyKJHq5L4 - Enrico Macias - J'ai Quitte Mon Pays

https://youtu.be/VOeNrC_2_ww - Ofra Haza - Adio querida

https://youtu.be/uruZuv8IlQY - Ale Brider - Amateur version on a park bench but this woman sings clearly in an accent I like. (I heard it as a child, it's a Yiddish Socialist song and really liked having a chance to sing it as an adult in a choir.)

https://youtu.be/umzgovi_bUY - Vesselina Kasarova - J'ai perdu mon Eurydice

https://youtu.be/r9SENzRLk_M?list=RD68wm9lL4sr4 - Vera Hall - Trouble So Hard

https://youtu.be/0BJUxdSZAEg - Charles Trenet - Berceuse

Edited to add: more...

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Re: Music which makes you cry (or almost)
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2017, 10:36:12 AM »
Musette, I was going to add the exact same link but then when I was actually ready to get the list typed down, I'd forgotten about it.

Tired & Confused, what a lovely range of musical experiences, my favourite on your list is Vesselina Kasarova - J'ai perdu mon Eurydice. I have a compilation cd on which she does sing it and often play the cd in my car when I'm alone and need a bit of peace and quiet from everything.

Thank you both  :)

eta @ Tired and Confused, I am obviously suffering from some form of very bad forgetfulness, while I was singing (no cd as I'd just dropped my children off) one of my favourites,what is life, just now in the car, it suddenly dawned on me that is of course my favourite on your list as well  :-[ and I also realised that I have had two versions for years and often play them, one (my preferred version) by Kathleen Ferrier and the one you have put up here. Just goes to show how much I don't have in my head.
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Re: Music which makes you cry (or almost)
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2017, 11:24:25 AM »
Artist, Fix You gets me a bit too actually.

I can get emotional at all kinds of music, for completely different reasons.

 It could be a beautiful classical piece, simply because I think it's beautiful, or because it reminds me of a film it featured in that I was affected by. Equally, I could feel emotional listening to a rock song, because it reminds me of a certain time, or it could be a song that isn't my style at all, but it reminds me of somebody I love.

Examples:

Don't particularly like the film, but love this piece

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Je3KyWWW8pA

Love the song anyway, but this reminds me of a very special night

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RF0HhrwIwp0

This is a track I love, but I struggle to listen to it now, because it reminds me of a very dark time for me, as a very sad, angry and confused teen.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aUea0h4DZTs

This is a classic and I challenge anyone not to feel something listening to it, even if you haven't seen the film (mentioned a lot in the previous film thread) I will be listening to this live soon 😊

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VorGotjeLjM






 

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Re: Music which makes you cry (or almost)
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2017, 01:02:10 PM »
Thank you Suzi, I listened to the theme for the film Schindlers List while I was searching for the Anne-Sophie Mutter on my list, it so happens that she did a lovely version as well. It is very moving indeed.

When I pressed the link I saw something (link below) which still has the capacity to make me cry a wee bit.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x55doVYxwbQ

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Re: Music which makes you cry (or almost)
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2017, 07:02:24 PM »
^ yes Des'ree Kissing You for me too, takes me back to a certain time, as do:

INXS never tear us apart

Annie Lennox  Love song for a vampire

Kate Bush Woman's work

Pink Floyd Wish you were here

They don't make me cry but I get very emotional.


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Re: Music which makes you cry (or almost)
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2017, 08:02:15 PM »
Music is weird and can make me cry or not, very much more depending on my mood and the occasion. Maybe that's why it's a broader field than films or books. I mean, you hear music at, for example, weddings and funerals, which are quite emotional occasions and so that music can become connected to the emotions,

Totally get that Musette. I used to think this was just a lovely song:
Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles
But at a family funeral last week we played this as the coffin was exiting the church, then later as it was entering the crematorium. The song took on a totally different meaning.
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Re: Music which makes you cry (or almost)
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2017, 02:23:36 AM »
^ exactly!
As it happens that is my brother's favourite song (and he is a big music buff, so that is saying something).
Sorry to hear you were at a family funeral though Meryl - my condolences.

I have a long emotional history with O Mio Babbino Caro.
I first remember hearing it when I was 20, as the music to A Room with a View, which I loved.
Some years later I heard it in its original form in Gianni Schicchi, as part of the Il Trittico at the ROH.
Then when I finally overcame my lifelong fear of singing and went to classes at the age of 40, this was the first piece I ever sang to an audience.
And a couple of years ago it was played at a funeral I went to and I cried rather a lot.
It is one of two pieces of music I want played at my own funeral (the other is the largo from Vivaldis's Winter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc_yKk0k5XE)

My mum as always very scornful of it as populist, but it made her cry when I sang it (in a good way ;D)
I still love it as a piece and still sing it sometimes (in the shower, mostly).

This version is the wonderful Kiri over clips from the film:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyQ4vkTwc4E
The opening bars still give me shivers.


Musette, I was going to add the exact same link but then when I was actually ready to get the list typed down, I'd forgotten about it.

It is a very beautiful piece and I particularly like that version. I've heard it done faster, or with violin instead of cello, or harp instead of piano, but none works as well as this one, imo :)
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Re: Music which makes you cry (or almost)
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2017, 08:04:25 PM »
Musette, would you be willing to say more about your fear of singing and how you got over it?

I have always 'known'  that I am a dreadful singer, which was confirmed by a publicly humiliating announcement in front of the whole class by my primary school teacher when I was about 7.

One of my kids, who is very musical (which he shares with his stepmother and must get from his donor) has tried persuading me that my singing is actually just normal and not horribly bad, and that I can sing. This makes me cry, but I am not yet convinced or brave enough to take lessons...

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Re: Music which makes you cry (or almost)
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2017, 11:04:19 PM »
Vangelis - Chariots of Fire from Mythodea
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZnodJJ7l_I


Sade, By Your Side
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8QJmI_V3j4

Sade, It's Only Love That Gets You Through
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7RLvQvVBzY

Sade, Hount Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrIIKKGBSzE

George Michael - I Can't Make You Love Me (Live)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbWJO8RMg1A

George Michael - Kissing A Fool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omsBhh8vA7c

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Re: Music which makes you cry (or almost)
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2017, 11:45:10 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWey1DBAchM
a-ha - Stay On These Roads


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM4-Uq5Mw3Y
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