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Keaton Henson Presents: Unsung

London

08.11.16

As a songwriter I discovered quickly that there are certain things that cannot be put into words. Music without words can come in many forms, but theres something about the handing over of notated works, to the hands of orchestral musicians, that seems to do it the most justice. This is by no means a comprehensive education on classical music, but these are some of the pieces that first and continue to drag me headlong into that world, speaking of all those human feelings large and small without uttering a word.

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Tracklist

  • Arvo Part - speaks
  • Mushy, Arvo Pärt - Silentium
  • John Williams - Grievous Speaks To Lord Sidious
  • Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, William Schuman, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra - Adagio For Strings
  • Mitsuko Uchida - speaks
  • Edward Elgar - Sospiri (BBC Symphony Orchestra)
  • Francisco Tarrega - Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Min-Jin Kym violin)
  • Henryk Górecki - Symphony No.3 (Extract)
  • Oliver Sacks M.D - speaks
  • Joep Franssens - Magnificat (Netherlands Radio Philarmonic Orchestra)
  • Arvo Part - speaks
  • Keaton Henson - Elevator Song
  • Ralph Vaughn Williams - The Lark Ascending