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PHILHARMONIC SORROWS → when the melodies carry their own sadness [instrumental]

i. COMPTINE D'UN AUTRE ÉTÉ (L'APRES-MIDI) - Yann Tiersen | ii. LILY’S THEME - Alexandre Desplat | iii. LANDING PARTY - Michael Giacchino | iv. JANE SEYMOUR’S THEME (COMPOSER’S SKETCH) - Trevor Morris | v. ARRIVAL OF THE BIRDS - The Cinematic Orchestra | vi. NERO - Two Steps From Hell | vii. MY NAME IS LINCOLN - Steve Jablonsky | viii. THE HEART ASKS PLEASURE FIRST - Michael Nieman | ix. ANNA’S THEME - John Corigliano | x.ONCE UPON A DECEMBER - Emile Pandolfi | xi. LIFE AND DEATH - Michael Giacchino | xii. A WINDOW TO THE PAST - John Williams | xiii. DANCING IN THE RAIN - Trevor Morris | xiv. THEME FROM SCHINDLER’S LIST - John Williams | xv. THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME - Michael Giacchino | xvi. A LEGACY OF COMFORT - Martin Phipps | xvii. LOFTIO VERDUR SKYNDILEGA KALT - Olafur Arnalds | xviii. FLOW LIKE WATER - James Newton Howard | xix. SONG FOR BOB - Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

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King of Pride Rock
  • King of Pride Rock
  • Hans Zimmer
  • The Lion King
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King of Pride Rock
Hans Zimmer
The Lion King

For me, the best Disney score ever. That moment when Simba climbs up the cliff to take his place as king and the drums start kicking in along with the sweeping strings and background vocals – boom! CHILLS.

clear your mind, fill your heart. → songs for study, sleep or reflection including instrumentals, movie scores, and choral pieces. some of these pieces are one-of-a-kind live recordings. enjoy. :) (listen) (download)

(001) october - eric whitacre // (002) theme - jon brion // (003) song for lyndsay (live) - andrew boysen jr. (004) the beach - mychael and jeff danna // (005) sayuris theme - john williams // (006) opus 36 - dustin o'halloran // (007) roman folkdances for piano - bela bartok // (008) weep no more (live) - david childs // (009) chlidhood - alexandre desplat // (010) il mil bel foco - john keene // (011) revolving door - abel korzeniowski // (012) kalinnikov’s finale no. 1 - vasily kalinnikov // (013) clair de lune - claude debussy // (014) piano concerto in a minor - edvard grieg // (015) misty mountains - howard shore // (016) jim prideaux - alberto iglesias // (017) sleep - eric whitacre // (018) under the wing - bear mccreary // (019) the shining - bela bartok // (020) lucy meets mr. tumnus - harry gregson-williams // (021) ending theme - nobuo uematsu // (022) dirait-on - morten lauridsen // (023) a dream discarded - john williams // (024) credits - jean-yves thibaudet // (025) song of india - rimsy korsakov // (026) sebastian - adrian johnston // (027) piano concerto in a minor - j. s. bach // (028) sebben, crudele - john keene // (029) particles of the universe - dan romer // (030) the little shepherd - claude debussy // (031) and just like that - abel korzeniowski // (032) ae fond kiss (live) - donald bailey // (033) the last judgment - carter burwell

Holding Out for a Hero
  • Holding Out for a Hero
  • Jennifer Saunders
  • Shrek 2
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“Holding Out for a Hero” by Jennifer Saunders, from Shrek 2

For more instrumental music (including scores, soundtracks, ambient music, and trailer music), follow The Instrumentalities.

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a distinctive sound // an 84 song journey (in four parts) through a vast musical landscape, to the outer reaches of stereophonic sound, in all its majesty. for best results, use headphones, and consider taking the time to just sit back, close your eyes, and feel where the music takes you.

vol. 1: exploration // a 21 song introduction to the wide possibilities of stereophonic sound. // listen // download

1. stereo (mono mono) - the brunettes // 2. bread and roses - mr. hudson & the library // 3. a distinctive sound - gotye // 4. passion - yoshida brothers // 5. money - pink floyd // 6. upstairs - psapp // 7. my lover’s gone - dido // 8. a cowboy overflow of the heart - the avalanches & david berman // 9. space oddity - david bowie  // 10. bohemian rhapsody - queen // 11. the long island sound - beirut // 12. upular (3d version) - pogo // 13. such great heights - the postal service // 14. a venture - yes // 15. love affair - regina spektor // 16. long, long, long - the beatles // 17. spring and a storm - tally hall // 18. two small deaths - wye oak // 19. ekki múkk - sigur rós // 20. full moon in paris - amber rubarth // 21. stairway to heaven - led zeppelin

vol. 2: immersion // 21 songs to wander deeper into the wilderness of sound, and get lost in it. // listen // download

1. where is my mind? - yoav ft. emily browning // 2. hanna’s theme (vocal version) - the chemical brothers // 3. kettering - the antlers // 4. the last song ever written - stars // 5. e is for estranged - owen pallett // 6. hardwire - metric // 7. retrograde - james blake // 8. marta’s song - deep forest // 9. hide and seek 2 - imogen heap // 10. jacksonville - sufjan stevens // 11. grand central station - rogue valley // 12. the rip tide - beirut // 13. holocene - bon iver // 14. brothers on a hotel bed - death cab for cutie // 15. cologne (piano orchestra version) - ben folds // 16. new doomsdays - mimicking birds // 17. teardrop - massive attack // 18. angels - the xx // 19. smother - daughter // 20. creep - i’m not a pilot // 21. winter 2 - max richter/antonio vivaldi

vol. 3: submersion // 21 instrumental songs to meet you at the shoreline of a vast, deep sea of sound, and draw you under the waves with them, through dark, foreboding depths, and warm, sunny tropics, and all that lies between. // listen // download

1. prelude - the decemberists // 2. lose control - the vitamin string quartet // 3. black rose/green sun - h.omestuck // 4. summer 2 - max richter/antonio vivaldi // 5. morning talk/supersymmetry - arcade fire // 6. contact - daft punk // 7. wait it out (instrumental version) - imogen heap // 8. the garden - siddhartha barnhoorn // 9. mr. handagote - tomas dvorak // 10. breath and life - paul dinletir // 11. the bottom feeders - darren korb // 12. painted sun in abstract - trent reznor & atticus ross // 13. war is over/eta ya - paul cantelon // 14. the devil is in the details - the chemical brothers // 15. parents, prisoners, and the picture - bobby johnston // 16. isadora’s lair - christof dienz // 17. ashes to the wind/roux returns - rachel portman // 18. dearly beloved - kaoru wada/yoko shimamura // 19. la petite fille de la mer - vangelis // 20. foreground - grizzly bear // 21. time - hans zimmer

vol. 4: explosion // and finally, 21 songs to wrap you up in a rush, and pull you crashing back to the surface with bright lights flashing. // listen // download 

1. girls girls $ - theophilus london // 2. 551 - dessa // 3. paranoid android - radiohead // 4. shock to your system - tegan and sara // 5. pink batman - dan deacon // 6. express yourself - diplo ft. nicky da b // 7. monster - kanye west ft. jay-z, bon iver, rick ross, & nicki minaj) // 8. bang - rye rye ft. m.i.a. // 9. rampage - kavinsky // 10. love like a sunset - phoenix // 11. psyche - massive attack ft. martina topley-bird // 12. vision one - röyksopp // 13. what i got - sublime // 14. stay don’t go - spoon // 15. vulture - patrick wolf // 16. vow - garbage // 17. television - natalia kills // 18. beyond monday - the glitch mob // 19. drugs - ratatat // 20. super taranta! - gogol bordello // 21. la lights - grum