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Syntek
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:21 pm 
 

I'm looking for some profound, melancholic, (and to some degree) quiet choral music. It doesn't have to be strictly a choir, as one voice will suffice. I know very little on this area, so the only example I can present on what I'm looking for is this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF3fyQEB0f4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWca1X7nFGo&t=2m8s (up until 2:38)

Honestly, I don't mind music from any classical era, as long as it fits the specification, and is well-written.
Thanks in advance!

EDIT:
Also, no operatic vocals please. I much prefer a pure voice, for what I'm looking for.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:29 pm 
 

Can't go wrong with a bit of Virgin Black.
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Syntek
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:44 pm 
 

Zelkiiro wrote:
Can't go wrong with a bit of Virgin Black.


I forgot to mention, I don't really want to stray into metal territory much, as good a band that this is.
Thanks anyway, though. :)

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Kigo7
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:53 pm 
 

I'd recommend Mozart's Requiem as it does feature choirs in sections of it and it is a very profound and melancholic song as well. There are some quiet parts in it as well, hopefully that helps

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balbulus
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:09 pm 
 

I've recommended this group a couple of times in other threads recently; Anonymous 4, an American female vocal quartet who specialise in medieval polyphonic chant. I only know the albums "Love's Illusion" and "The Lily And The Lamb", but I don't think you can go wrong with any of their output.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL-dJPh23Tc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMNPCprD3lg
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Royman
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:00 am 
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSgWMXKMiTg
this song is an absolute favourite of mine and was the first thing to pop into my head, great listen, give it your attention.

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samekh
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:12 am 
 

In addition to Mozart's Requiem, there are other requiems that are very nice as well (John Rutter and Gabriel Faure both composed beautiful Requiems, and I'm sure there are many others).

If you can find a choral version of Barber's Adagio For Strings (usually it goes under the title "Agnus Dei"), it might fit what you're looking for. There are other, similar a capella liturgical pieces that have a very melancholic sound as well.

I'm not sure what you mean by "operatic" voice, because most choral music uses a somewhat operatic style.

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Syntek
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:40 pm 
 

samekh wrote:
In addition to Mozart's Requiem, there are other requiems that are very nice as well (John Rutter and Gabriel Faure both composed beautiful Requiems, and I'm sure there are many others).

If you can find a choral version of Barber's Adagio For Strings (usually it goes under the title "Agnus Dei"), it might fit what you're looking for. There are other, similar a capella liturgical pieces that have a very melancholic sound as well.

I'm not sure what you mean by "operatic" voice, because most choral music uses a somewhat operatic style.


Ah, my bad, perhaps I didn't word it properly.
What I meant is I specifically wasn't looking for the warbly vocals that you could often find in 90s gothic metal and death/doom.

But thanks, I already loved the original adagio for strings, and that interpretation of it was just as good! I'd ideally be looking for stuff like that.

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Aetherial
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:08 am 
 

Maybe Autumn Tears? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAXeCUbB ... re=related

Artesia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D8WH5f5 ... re=related

Arcana http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW3iws7jm-s

Dark Sanctuary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr7PO877 ... re=related (yeah well..does get a bit operatic..) :-P

...and a French one woman band Aythis, absolutely beautiful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKq2V9Vi ... ure=relmfu
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