Pastorale in E Minor by Domenico Scarlatti

Pastorale in E Minor1738Baroque https://youtu.be/7mUb_rnsCDg Domenico ScarlattiBaroqueBorn: 26 October 1685, Naples, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 23 July 1757, Madrid, Spain Scarlatti was a composer, primarily of the Baroque era he was also influential in the development of the Classical style. He composed a wide variety of musical forms but he is best known for his sonatas. Scarlatti … Continue reading Pastorale in E Minor by Domenico Scarlatti

Boadicea by Enya

Boadicea1987Film and TV https://youtu.be/JKQwgpaLR6o EnyaNew Age, Film and TVBorn: 17 May 1961, Gweedore, IrelandNationality: Irish Enya is a singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. She was born into a musical family and raised in the Irish-speaking area of Gweedore in County Donegal. She began her music career when she joined the family’s Celtic folk band … Continue reading Boadicea by Enya

Casino Royale Theme by David Arnold

Arnold is a film composer best known for scoring five James Bond films, Stargate, Independence Day, and the television series Sherlock. Independence Day earned him a Grammy Award for best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture. Arnold and co-composer Michael Price won a Creative Arts Emmy for the score of ‘His Last Vow,’ the final episode of the third series of Sherlock...

Fade to Black by Metallica

Metallica is a heavy metal band, formed in 1981 in Los Angeles by James Hetfield (vocalist/guitarist) and Lars Ulrich (drummer). The band’s fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the big four bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeath, Anthrax and Slayer. The current line-up consists of the founding members and primary songwriters Hetfield and Ulrich, Kirk Hammett (lead guitarist) and Robert Trujillo (bassist)....

I Won’t Dance by Celtic Frost

Celtic Frost were an extreme metal bad from Zurich. Formed as Hellhammer in 1981, the band became Celtic Frost in 1984 and were a strong influence on the development of extreme metal. The band released its first album, Morbid Tales, in 1984. In 1988 a new line-up radically changed their style and the group dis-banded in 1990 to reform in 2001. They released the critically acclaimed album Monotheist in 2006. The bad disbanded in 2008 with the departure of their frontman Gabriel Fischer....

Quiet City by Aaron Copland

Copland was a composer, writer, composition teacher and conductor. The open, slowly changing harmonies of his music evoke vast landscapes and the pioneer spirit of America. Best known for his vernacular style of the 1930s and 1940s including the ballets Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid, and Rodeo, and Fanfare for the Common Man and his Third Symphony he also composed many other genres including chamber music, opera and vocal works, and film scores...

The Blood of the Kings MMXIV by Manowar

Manowar is a heavy metal band from New York formed in 1980. The group is known for fantasy based lyrics, particularly sword and sorcery and mythology, as well as songs celebrating the genre and its core audience. The band is also known for its loud and bombastic sound, and were included in the Guinness Book of Records for delivering the loudest performance in 1984, and have since broken on two occasions...

Harry Potter Theme by John Williams

Williams is a composer, pianist, and conductor regarded as the greatest film score composer of all time. He has composed some of the most popular, critically acclaimed, and most recognizable film scores in cinematic history and won 25 Grammy Awards, 7 British Academy Awards, 5 Academy Awards, and 4 Golden Globe Awards. Williams’ film scores include Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park, and Indiana Jones...

Beneath a Moonless Sky by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lloyd-Webber is a composer and impresario of musical theatre. Best known for his musicals, including ‘The Phantom of the Opera,’ ‘Evita,’ ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ and ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.’ Some of his musicals have run on the West End for more than a decade and on Broadway. A patron of the arts, in 1992 he set up Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation supporting arts, culture, and heritage in the UK...

Danzas Húngaras by Johannes Brahms

Brahms was a composer, pianist, and conductor. He spent much of his professional life in Vienna. Brahms composed for orchestras, chamber ensembles, organ, piano and voice. A virtuoso pianist he premiered many of his own works himself. He is grouped with Bach and Beethoven as one of the ‘Three B’s’ of music...

Ha! Ha! Said the Clown by Manfred Mann

Featuring one of the earliest appearances in pop music of the mellotron, played by Manfred Mann, ‘Ha! Ha! Said the Clown’ reached number 4 on the UK Singles Chart in 1967 and featured in the top 10 across Europe, including number 1 on the Norwegian Singles Chart. It was covered by Keith Relf and made number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100...

A Well Respected Man by The Kinks

Formed in London in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies, the Kinks are regarded as one of the most influential rock bands of the 1960s. Emerging from the height of British rhythm and blues and Merseybeat, they were briefly part of the British Invasion of the United States. Influenced by a wide range of genres they gained a reputation for reflecting the English culture and lifestyle...

Phantasm by Fred Myrow

Myrow was a composer best known for composing film soundtracks including Phantasm, Soylent Green, and Scarecrow. He was also a pianist, and performed concerts of his compositions. Pianist Brad Mehldau dedicated the song ‘Goodbye Storyteller,’ from the piano suite Elegiac Cycle, to Myrow, recorded two weeks after his death...

Piano Concerto #2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Rachmaninoff was a virtuoso pianist, composer, and conductor of the late Romantic era. His early work, influenced by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, and other Russian composers developed into his personal style which was notable for song -like melodic expressiveness and colourful, rich orchestration. After the Russian Revolution, Rachmaninoff and his family left Russia and settled in New York City in 1918. His main income came from piano and conducting performances and demanding tour schedules reduced his time for composition. Failing health led to his relocating to California in 1942. Rachmaninoff was granted US citizenship in 1943, one month before his death from melanoma...

You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is a rock band formed in 1983 in New Jersey. The line-up consists of singer, Jon Bon Jovi, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald. The band has released fourteen studio albums, five compilations, and three live albums. One of the bestselling American rock bands, they have sold over 130 million records worldwide. They have performed more than 2,700 concerts in over fifty countries...

Recorder Sonata by Georg Philipp Telemann

Telemann was a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He became a composer against his family’s wishes and was almost self-educated musically. Before settling in Hamburg in 1721 as a musical director of the city’s five main churches, he held important positions in Leipzig, Eisenach, and Frankfurt. He is one of the most prolific composers in history and considered to be one of the leading composers of the time...

A Reason to Fight by Disturbed

Disturbed is a heavy metal band from Chicago, formed in 1994. The line-up includes David Draiman on vocals, guitarist/keyboardist Dan Donegan, John Moyer on bass, and drummer Mike Wengren. With sales over 17 million they are one of the most successful bands of the modern era alongside Slipknot and Godsmack. The band has released seven studio albums, five consecutively debuting at number one on the Billboard 200...