Here is the Corral Nocturne, from Aaron Copland’s ballet Rodeo. Copland’s best music is simple, open and heartfelt, and reveals what is finest and worthiest in the soul of America.
Here is Rule Britannia by Thomas Arne, in its original setting as the finale to the masque Alfred. The chorus is:
‘Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves,
Britons never, never, never will be slaves.’
Song starts at about 2.0, after he gets the right harmonica.
“If I Only Had a Brain” from the Wizard of Oz
“I’m a Lumberjack” from Monty Python
“Home On the Range” --I like to sing this in the kitchen when cooking on the stove with the pots & pans…
Here is the finale to Beethoven’s ninth symphony, the one with the famous Ode to Joy theme (Joful, Joyful, We Adore Thee). For those who just can’t wait, the famous theme begins at 3:50.
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1
Fritz Kreisler: Leibelsled
Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli Kyrie
Neck Deep: A Part of Me and December
Three Days Grace: Never Too Late, Pain, and I Hate Everything About You
Nirvana: School and Floyd the Barber
Smashing Pumpkins: Thirty Three
Ben Walther: Make Your Home in Me
Man Overboard: Love Your Friends Die Laughing
Led Zeppelin: Gallows Pole
Lush: Nothing Natural
Chapterhouse: Breather and Pearl
Weezer: Anything from “Make Believe”
SWS: Kick Me and Sorry
John Denver: Take Me Home Country Roads
Craig Campbell: Outskirts of Heaven
SayWeCanFly: Sweetest Heart
Remo Drive: Her Killing Me, I’m Lucky Own Doctor, Heartstrings, Trying 2 Fool U.
Real Friends: I’ve Given Up On You
Green Day: 21 Guns
Luke Spehar: Joshua (Be Strong and Courageous)
That’s all I can think of now…
I could go on forever just with my all time favorites. Music is my thing. Here are some of the cream of the crop which came to mind right away. This is just a small focus on some pretty music.
Here is Whither Must I Wander?, by Ralph Vaughan-Williams. The poem, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is spoken by a fellow whose loved ones are all dead and gone. He leaves the childhood home he has loved so well, never to return. The artist is Welsh singer Bryn Terfel.
“Jehovah Is Our Deliverer” - Harvest
I could listen to John Williams all day
Rime Of The Ancient Mariner by Iron Maiden
Time by Pink Floyd
A few that spring to mind…
And for something a little different