“First, We Got to Create…da Mood.”

Or, Music to Write By.

Gratuitous Little Mermaid link (which I would have embedded except Disney has house elves whose sole job is to make sure their property stays where they want it) to put you in the mood.  Go on.  I’ll wait.

I blogged yesterday about using music as one way to put myself in the mood to write.  I thought some of you might enjoy seeing the music that is currently getting me into that blessed state.  If I continue the analogy from the scene referenced above, I guess that makes me Ariel, and my muse Eric, and this soundscape the song Sebastian and all the lagoon creatures started singing to get him past the state of “boy too shy, he ain’t gonna kiss the girl.”

This is copied straight from my iTunes list so the formatting is not the best, but I didn’t want to remove any of the information (which in some cases is still little enough to explain what the track is or who composed it!).

  1. Lacrimosa – Day of Tears    4:06    Zbigniew Preisner    Requiem for My Friend    Classical
  2. Opéra    4:04    Emmanuel Santarromana    Revolver    Soundtrack
  3. Rinaldo: Aria – “Lascia Ch’io Pianga”    4:52    Academy of Ancient Music, Cecilia Bartoli & Christopher Hogwood    Cecilia Bartoli – the Art of Cecilia Bartoli    Classical
  4. Eternity’s Sunrise    10:53    Paul Goodwin & The Academy of Ancient Music    Children of Men (Music from the Motion Picture)    Classical
  5. Work    2:34    Clint Mansell    The Fountain (Music from the Motion Picture)    Soundtrack
  6. Tree of Life    3:45    Clint Mansell    The Fountain (Music from the Motion Picture)    Soundtrack
  7. Death Is the Road to Awe    8:26    Clint Mansell    The Fountain (Music from the Motion Picture)    Soundtrack
  8. The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni), Op. 8 – Violin Concerto No. 4 in F Minor, RV 297, “Winter” (L’inverno): II. Largo    2:01    Camerata Antonio Lucio, Emmy Verhey & Alun Francis    The 100 Most Essential Pieces of Classical Music    Classical
  9. Pièces de Clavecin, Book 2: 6e Ordre No. 5 – Les Baricades Mistérieuses    2:28    Angela Hewitt    Couperin: Keyboard Music, Vol. 1    Classical
  10. Bach’s Fugue a La Gigue (1928)    3:18    Eugene Migliaro Corporan & North Texas Wind Symphony    Composer’s Collection: Gustav Holst    Classical
  11. Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: III. La réjouissance    2:25    Berlin Symphony Orchestra & Isaiah Jackson    The 100 Most Essential Pieces of Classical Music    Classical
  12. Symphony No. 23 In D Major, K. 181: I. Allegro Spiritoso    4:41    Academy for Ancient Music Berlin    Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 21 and 23 – Bach, J.C.: Symphony In G Minor, Op. 6, No. 6    Classical
  13. Symphony No. 23 In D Major, K. 181: III. Presto Assai    2:11    Academy for Ancient Music Berlin    Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 21 and 23 – Bach, J.C.: Symphony In G Minor, Op. 6, No. 6    Classical
  14. Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, “The Unfinished”: I. Allegro moderato    13:42    Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Anton Nanut    The 100 Most Essential Pieces of Classical Music    Classical
  15. Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349: II. Alla Hornpipe    4:10    St. Petersburg RTV Symphony Orchestra & Stanislav Gorkovenko    The 100 Most Essential Pieces of Classical Music    Classical
  16. [Violin] Concerto In G Major, RV 310: I. Allegro    2:13    Alison Balsom & Scottish Ensemble    Italian Concertos    Classical
  17. Gloria in excelsis Deo    2:24    Ensemble Vocal Raphaël Passaquet, La grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy. Jean-Claude Malgorie.    Bach: Magnificat. Vivaldi:Beatus vir, Gloria    Classical

And this is what muse and I look like by the time the mix is through:

Minus, it is to be hoped, the unfortunate and devastating interruption just as the mood comes to fruition….

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