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26th February 2003, 06:28
Hello All
A friend of mine was killed douring military service two weeks ago.
I'm making a Flash presentation for his parents and i'm looking for a sad tune to put in background.
Basicly it should be sad, instrumental (no singing), slow something...



26th February 2003, 06:37
Barber's Adaggio for Strings

The Adagietto from Mahler's 5th symphony

...spring immediately to mind.

26th February 2003, 06:41
Yup, i thought of it.
it's the Platoon movie theme if i remember right.

26th February 2003, 07:00
johann sebastian bach - air (on a g string)

26th February 2003, 07:15
Sad to hear that.

I've always though that Ennio Morricone's "Chi Mai" (the theme from "The Professional") is a highly emotional piece of music. Like the Bach above, it is more "nostalgic" than sad though, so it might be too happy for the occasion.

26th February 2003, 07:36
Ava Maria (instrimental version of course) is a great song.

We play it at all the family funerals so far...Then again we come form an Italian family so that has a bit to do it, none the less a good one.

Sorry about their loss by the way.


26th February 2003, 07:43
this one gets probably too happy as the song progresses, but maybe worth considering: santana - samba pa ti
just checked it, gets way too "happy" beyond 2:00.

26th February 2003, 07:53
War? Death?
Pink Floyd.

26th February 2003, 08:15
10x for the replys

I'm looking into your suggestions.

i've also considered:
Pink Floyd - Marooned
Bethoven - 'Moonlight' Sonata
Siciliana - Breaking the waves Soundtrack


26th February 2003, 08:26
Also take a look at some of Bach's cello suites - imho the Jaqueline du Pre recordings are sublime...

26th February 2003, 10:15
Yah. If you're looking for powerful but not necessarily classical... snag the instrumental stuff from the early parts of The Wall by Pink Floyd. Shit'll make you weep.

- Gurm

26th February 2003, 10:22
This may be a long shot ... it's kind of a sad, yet not depressing song, with lyrics that are almost poetic. The stretch is that it's techno'ish.

Group: VNV Nation
Album: FuturePerfect
Song: Beloved




it's colder than before
the seasons took all they had come for
now winter dances here
it seems so fitting don't you think?
to dress the ground in white
and grey

it's so quiet I can hear
my thoughts touching every second
that I spent waiting for you
circumstances afford me
no second chance to tell you
how much I've missed you

my beloved do you know
when the warm wind comes again
another year will start to pass
and please don't ask me why I'm here
something deeper brought me
than a need to remember

we were once young and blessed with wings
no heights could keeps us from their reach
no sacred place we did not soar
still greater things burned within us
I don't regret the choices that I've made
I know you feel the same

my beloved do you know
how many times I stared at clouds
thinking that I saw you there
these are feelings that do not pass so easily
I can't forget what we claimed was ours

moments lost though time remains
I am so proud of what we were
no pain remains, no feeling
eternity awaits
grant me wings that I might fly
my restless soul is longing
no pain remains, no feeling
eternity awaits

VNV Nation

26th February 2003, 10:41
Damn Jammy, I had no idea you were a VNV fan.

26th February 2003, 12:03
hmm, he impressed me to.

26th February 2003, 13:36
ChenSoft, if you can insert voice and singing then "take a ear" to the Amused to Death album from Roger Waters and Final Cut from Pink Floyd.
Also Blowin' in the Wind from Bob Dylan could be a good choice.

26th February 2003, 20:10
I went to a funurel a little while back, and the family played a very POWERFUL song. It was something from Riverdance and the instrument sounded like bagpipes but the player could bend the notes. The song was just too beautiful for the occasion, it sounded like life. It has a beginning of happiness, then gets kind of deep and low a little depressing, then uplifting like it comes full circle. I'll try and contact my friend and get the name of the song, it was a very wacky title.
Sorry about your friend.

27th February 2003, 08:18
Okay I just called my buddy, and the song is called
Caoineadh Cu Chulainn.
Now I hope its as good as I remember it.