Music To My Ears

Recently I have been listening to music. 

To discover what kind of music I like.

Usually I tend to prefer listening to quiet, rather than having added noise. I like the sound of the wind in the trees.  Or the clock ticking.  Or just that gentle hush of the world going about it's business.

But as part of exploring being creative, I've wanted to find out what happens when I listen to music. 

In the past I've had music playing in the background.  Or have flipped on a cd while doing other things.  But recently I decided to start really listening to music.  Without doing anything else.  

And something a bit magical happened.

Here are three pieces of music that are so beautiful, they made me stop and breathe.  And then cry. 

What pieces of music really move you?


  1. Being brave here making a comment for the first time...Love your blog!

    I totally agree with your first choice! Here are two more that work for me:

    Mozart Clarinet Concerto

    Sunshine on Leith - The Proclaimers

    Both make me well up!


  2. Well, some things would touch me more on a certain day, or when I am particularly happy or melancholy. However, my favourite would have to be that moment when you "get" a song you have enjoyed for a long time.

  3. I've been searching for a link to the full track, but can't find one online.

    However, see if you can get hold of a copy of "Illyrian Dawn" by Andy Irvine and Davy Spillane, from the Album "East Wind"

    There is something about it that is so hauntingly beautiful that it always brings a flood of emotion and a tear to my eye.

  4. I do like listening to music but struggle to find the time to actually 'listen' to it exclusively. I'm always impressed with songwriters that can put together words in such a way that it really moves you. That really is a talent x

  5. Where to start!!! Music is my soulfood! Every life event, stage and growth has been documented in my head with a song that spoke to me at the time. If I ever have the time when I reach a ripe old age, it is my intention to compile my life story via a GINORMOUS mixie tape! :)

  6. Oh, Mimi, the classical music is so beautiful, I felt like crying.

    Regarding food, not music: In my latest post, I mentioned you, your blog, and one of your recipes. See for yourself:

  7. oh gosh, i got the teary feeling at just the mention of into my arms, maggie by colin hay and no ones gonna love you by the band of horses get me too.

    only just discovered your blog, but loving it, and can't wait to see what the next year holds for you!

    cate, x

  8. Hi Alix, I'm glad you left a comment, I've listened to both pieces and they are beautiful.xx

    Hi Aoife, I know what you mean. xx

    Hi Woodbankcrafts, I agree with you, I would love to be able to create beautiful pieces of music but have no skill whatsoever in that area! xx

    I'd LOVE to hear that mixie tape Jenny! xx

    I know Caffeinated Globe, Barber's adagio for strings gets me every time! Thank you for mentioning my blog on your blog. xx

    Hi Cate, thanks for leaving a comment, I'm going to go and look up those pieces of music you've recommended right now! xx

  9. Kim, I can't find that piece of music anywhere! xx

  10. Hi Em, just popping back to say "thankyou" for the gorgeous message you left on my blog today. You really are the sweetest...and most certainly of the angel variety!! :)xx

  11. Puccini's operatic arias just transport me to tingling and tears...and lots of folk music...Vaughan Williams' Lark Ascending...Pink Floyd...more and more...
    So good to have found you and your blog-looking forward to catching up with it all. Warmth. Maggie x

  12. Everybody hurts.

    Please excuse me for my absence. There is a reason why and I'd like you to know about it. Please see my last post.

    "My Lamentable Tale of a Series of Unfortunate Events, OR- How to Recognize and Stop Financial Abuse in a Most Delusional Marriage."

    I want to get back in our blogging loop!


  13. Always loved the REM song too. Sinnead O'Connor 'nothing compares' has haunted me for years and always stop what I'm doing if I hear it being played. From my clubbing days this always gets me too, Rhythm on the loose 'break of dawn', ooh and Kate Bush 'running up that hill', I could go on but won't bore you all :o) xx


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