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Adagio For Strings (Or String Quartet; Arr. From 2nd Mvt. Of String Quartet), Op. 11: Adagio For Strings

Features of This Track

a supremely inspired melody
a compelling intensity
a singing, mellifluous aesthetic
a tranquil mood
a subdued, expressive aesthetic
a feeling of melancholy
an acclaimed work
a Modern style
a small string orchestra
tonal harmony
minor key tonality
a slow and solemn tempo

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

cmvergara7
Love this piece!!! very moving!!
robleskather i n e 2 2
Absolutely beautiful!
Goosebumps
The TAMUC Chorale Choir just sang this for our fall concert! What a beautiful piece for both vocalists and strings musicians!!!
I believe this was also in Shutter Island. Beautiful!!
milogne
Truly great.
sarawat1207
This was so very touching in The Elephant Man. . . peaceful, sorrowful, ...Thoughts that often lie too deep for tears.
kathy90693
the world stops moving for me once this piece starts to play- it centers me.
bclovis7
This piece creates such visions in my head and heart....
swimfreestyl e 1 8
dang song makes you fall asleep
it is so beautiful..b u t truly the saddest work I know.
Can make you cry....
nancykp73
Still...so beautiful.
luisenrique8 7 1 3
Tiesto! Electronic dj has redone this piece. Worth listening!
jgreenologis t
I dont' believe that people in our current society are capable of producing something so majestic and profoundly genius.
decebal
Also used in Homeworld (pc game).
This music was used in the movie Platoon when Willem Dafoe's character was killed. Still so moving....
the music speaks for itself.
it is absurd that i have to pretend to buy this track somewhere in order to display on my screen the full name of this song.

i wasn't even complaining about not being able to bookmark songs i would like to revisit in the same fashion as a month ago - i haven't even searched to see if all my library of lookups i never got around to are gone forever or stored under some jazzy new name, because ambiguity is better than defeat.

A+ on music genome, F on removing features suddenly, C- on classical
Spectacular!
Amazing
Wow.
tatiana.belt r a n
puts everything into perspective. i can see today more clearly.
Brings me to tears, breaks my heart, brings me joy all at once. So beautiful, no other music can compare to the power that this well composed and beautiful music provides.
saa11174 i couldn't agreed with you any better.
mrstevegutie r r e z
Bravo!
drew.cunnien
This is... gorgeous. What else can you say? A masterpiece. Brilliant!
Wow! no matter how many times I listen to this it still gets me.
jazzma1713
awesome
Folks, all of you could not have said it any better. Yes, it is beyond tears and lumps. It keeps me going though when I am deep in my writing. I have made a station called "Ennio Morricone", and all of these similar music comes up and drives me to ensane depression - which is all good for my melancholic mind to be able to write.
This piece has been voted saddest music of all time I understand.
emilynikirk
Was this music not used in conjunction with President Kennedy's funeral and other events following his assassinatio n that were televised? I was not yet born when all this happened, but I have seen things about that time. I thought I had heard this music, and even heard that it was chosen for both its melancholy & its beauty. I cannot imagine a more appropriate piece to use for such. It is hauntingly beautiful! justabowlach e r r i e s posted accurately!
sekoraj
this song just breaks me down and opens me wide up
speaks so much, yet without words
It brings tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat every time I hear it.
diane.dejarn a t t
Haunting.... b e a u t i f u l
I want this to be played while I am on my death bed. It is the most beautiful, moving piece ever.
It is used in many of the 9/11 videos. I played this in an orchestra and the director said to think of the saddest thing that you can while playing it.
the first few times I hear this I wept. It moves me so. It is the perfect music you would hear as you let go of someone who you loved deeply but had suffered horrible and unrelenting pain. Bittersweet. I am sure it was used the a very old version of "The Elephant Man" as he lay dying or surrendering to the final peace it would bring to him. I haven't see the film since I was about 9, if you know that it was used in that movie, please say so.
heard it first in the opening cinematic to the Homeworld computer game back in the day. Loved it ever since.
jd124
loved it since the first time I heard it, as the main title for the movie Platoon
oh, man. This is so good! It makes my heart melt and feel triumphant at the same time.
twingkey
my heart is here.
feeling of melancholy x 100

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