Keaton Henson Presents: Unsung



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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  • Arvo Part - speaks
  • Arvo Part - Silentium
  • John Williams - speaks
  • Samuel Barber - Adagio For Strings (Cellophony Octet)
  • Mitsuko Uchida - speaks
  • Edward Elgar - Sospiri (BBC Symphony Orchestra)
  • Francisco Tarrega - Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Min-Jin Kym violin)
  • Henryk Gorecki - Symphony no 3: mov. 1 (London Sinfonietta)
  • Oliver Sacks M.D - speaks
  • Joep Franssens - Magnificat (Netherlands Radio Philarmonic Orchestra)
  • Arvo Part - speaks
  • Keaton Henson - Elevator Song (with Ren Ford)
  • Ralph Vaughn Williams - The Lark Ascending