Best soundtracks by year

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Here’s an updated version of this list. I have added soundtracks that I heard first in 2018. The big winner of 2018 is Lorne Balfe for his masterpiece Mission: Impossible — Fallout. Year Winner Runner Ups Honourable Mentions 2018 Mission: Impossible — Fallout Avengers: Infinity War Freaks     Ocean’s Eight Soul     Solo: […]

Best soundtracks by year

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an updated version of this list. I decided to add some to the bottom of the list, going back to 1959. Many of the old soundtracks are from John Barry or Henry Mancini. Year Winner Runner Ups Honourable Mentions 2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Justice League Blade Runner 2049     Pitch Perfect […]

O Canada

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Here’s our national anthem, played virtually by the KW Symphony… O Canada – Members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony

DaCapo Choir’s “Life and love and wings”

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I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “life and love and wings.” The title is from a poem by e. e. cummings. Here’s the program: Lux aeterna — Edward Elgar From a Distant Star — Jeff Enns Let My Love Be Heart — Jake Runestad I thank You God for most this amazing day — […]

DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “The Sun’s Birthday”

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I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “The Sun’s Birthday.” The title is from a poem by e. e. cummings. Here’s the program: Hymn of the Cherubim — Leonard Enns Cathedrals in the Sand (from Castles in the Sand) — Kevin Lau* Khorurd Metz — Vahram Sarkissian O nata lux — Morton Lauridsen Cantique de […]

KW Symphony’s “Czech Hits”

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I attended the KW Symphony’s concert “Czech Hits.” Here’s the program: Bedrich Smetana Ma vlast (My homeland) The Moldau Sarka Bob Becker Music On The Moon* Dinuk Wijeratne Invisible Cities* Valdrada Ersilia Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 8 in G major, op. 88 The only piece I knew was the Smetana, and it was glorious — […]

KW Symphony’s “The Firebird”

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I attended the KW Symphony’s concert titled “The Firebird.” It was the 1st concert in their 2019-20 season, so they started with “O Canada.” Here’s the program: Kikimora, op. 63 — Anatoi Liadov Sinfonia concertante for violoncello & Orchestra, op. 125 — Serge Prokofiev The Enchanted Lake, op. 62 — Anatoi Liadov Suite (1919 version) […]

Music lawsuits that don’t make sense

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Here’s a channel called MediaBrighton on the lawsuit against the writers of “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke and Pharrell. The lawsuit was brought by the descendants of Marvin Gaye, who said that the song copies “Got to Give It Up.” Although the songs do sound similar, the point is that the melody, lyrics, and chord progressions […]

DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “There Will Be Rest”

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I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “There Will Be Rest.” This was the last concert of their 20th anniversary season, and they welcomed back 35 alumni to sing 4 pieces with them — I was part of this alumni choir. Here’s the program: Timothy Corlis – Still Stephanie Martin – They will pass through […]

What’s the name of that piano piece

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There’s this pianist named Vinheteiro who has 3 million subscribers on YouTube. Why? Because he posts unique videos. Like this one, where he plays the beginning of 100 pieces that you might have heard but might not know the name. He provides the name and composer. I love the expression on his face. 100 Songs […]