Music to die to. . . .

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Music to die to. . . .

Post by kirolak » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:14 am

As I am dying, dropping my body, I hope to listen to this - is there any greater accomplishment of the human spirit? (Not being morbid, I expect the process to be ultimate! :)

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Re: Music to die to. . . .

Post by doug » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:19 am

That's good music to LIVE to.....
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Re: Music to die to. . . .

Post by ddray » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:50 pm

kirolak wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:14 am
As I am dying, dropping my body, I hope to listen to this - is there any greater accomplishment of the human spirit?
...
Nothing comes close to this:

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Re: Music to die to. . . .

Post by Realstaff » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:59 pm

Too heavy , I’d like to go to Mozart requiem lacrimosa

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Re: Music to die to. . . .

Post by ddray » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:04 pm

Realstaff wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:59 pm
Too heavy , I’d like to go to Mozart requiem lacrimosa
Too saccharine. ;) Though the text might not be appropriate, I could also go with the Benedictus from Beethoven's Missa solemnis. Or better yet, the Et vitam venturi sæculi section. This is how you face eternity:

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Re: Music to die to. . . .

Post by pogmoor » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:23 pm

kirolak wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:14 am
As I am dying, dropping my body, I hope to listen to this...
It's from a piece entitled 'Capriccio on the Departure of his Most Beloved Brother' which Bach is said to have written as a teenager, prompted by the departure of his brother Johan Jacob to take up a position in Sweden. I posted an arrangement somewhat different from the version above) here: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=52910&p=575325#p574580.
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Re: Music to die to. . . .

Post by ddray » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:32 pm

pogmoor wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:23 pm
kirolak wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:14 am
As I am dying, dropping my body, I hope to listen to this...
It's from a piece entitled 'Capriccio on the Departure of his Most Beloved Brother' which Bach is said to have written as a teenager, prompted by the departure of his brother Johan Jacob to take up a position in Sweden. I posted an arrangement somewhat different from the version above) here: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=52910&p=575325#p574580.
And ya know, that does sound better on the guitar, going-off-on-tangents aside.

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Re: Music to die to. . . .

Post by marvluse » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:46 pm

For me, it would be Beethovens's Sixth, first movement. Or possibly Debussy's Nuages ("Clouds") from his three nocturnes for orchestra...


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Re: Music to die to. . . .

Post by ddray » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:26 pm

marvluse wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:46 pm
For me, it would be Beethovens's Sixth, first movement. ...
Shades of Edward G. Robinson in Soylent Green. ;)

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Re: Music to die to. . . .

Post by Hotsoup » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:49 pm

Who sings that "so ya had a bad day" song?

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Re: Music to die to. . . .

Post by ddray » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:07 pm

Hotsoup wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:49 pm
Who sings that "so ya had a bad day" song?
Not sure, but that one would make me say "just shoot me".

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Re: Music to die to. . . .

Post by Conall » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:10 pm

Another vote for Bach's Bm mass - or St Matthew Passion (Erbarme Dich if I have to choose one piece) - or the Dm Chaconne if an instrumental - or Bach's E major violin concerto 2nd movement:


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Re: Music to die to. . . .

Post by ddray » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:18 pm

Conall wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:10 pm
Another vote for Bach's Bm mass - or St Matthew Passion (Erbarme Dich if I have to choose one piece) -
Another great choice. From that same work mine would be "Mache dich, mein Herze, rein":

Or, of course, BWV 106:

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Re: Music to die to. . . .

Post by CathyCate » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:48 pm

Apologies in advance, if the question is rhetorical.

I have limited experience as a hospice volunteer, providing music for patients in extremis along with their friends and families.
No special music is required for death vigil. By and large, most people I have encountered appreciate the same music they enjoyed while fully engaged in life. This includes songs of childhood, special occasion music such as wedding songs, the couples' "our song" etc. All the songs that best represent the special moments of a life in it's entirety provide suitable music for dying.
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Re: Music to die to. . . .

Post by ddray » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:55 am

I'm sure the OP was being at least partly rhetorical there. But still, depending on the circumstances of my death--which of course we can't really know--I'm sure I'm going to be thinking about the music I've pointed out here. It becomes a part of you.

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