I only briefly glanced at this thread, but I am loving the stuff you are all listing! 

I would love a copy of the list - thanks!

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On May 5, 2017, at 5:55 PM, Deborah Shaw <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I’m on deadline, but can’t resist adding to the list. And yes please, I’d love a copy of the complete list — Thank you!

I have pretty eclectic tastes. I’ll try to avoid repeating any that have already been listed:

Ba Cissoko, Sabolan
Art Pepper, Modern Art Vol. 2, plus any other of his albums
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (has words, but I can ignore them)
Lionel Loueke, Karibu (one album) and Mwaliko (another album)
Strunz & Farah, Primal Magic or Rio De Colores — guitar combination of jazz, flamenco and Iranian musical genres

Lara St. John, Bach Works for Violin Solo
Benjamin Grosvenor
And of course all kinds of classical (although no overly flowery or romantic pieces), including chamber and quartets

Then there are the times when I need the really rowdy for working… That’s a whole ‘nother list. Today, it might need to be Flogging Molly and “It’s been the worse day since yesterday…” from their album “Swagger”.

Thank you all!


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On May 5, 2017, at 2:25 PM, Karen Ackoff <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I'd love a copy of the list!
Thx! K

From my iPhone. 

On May 5, 2017, at 3:53 PM, Patricia Savage <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I am making a list of, I hope, everyone's contribution. Would anyone like a copy?

Additional thoughts....

Anonymous 4, medieval chants with women's voices. Very peaceful and very non-exciting. 

All of Baka Beyond. They are sort of fusion Irish/African. I love their music. There are words, but frequently, for me anyway, the voices just become an instrument and I really don't listen for the words, just how it's woven into the music.

Iron and Wine. Words, but beautiful to listen to. 

Agree about Loreena McKennitt. Love The Visit. My favorite of hers.

Michael Brook's Hybrid. Alternative. Sort of modern/classical. No words.

My Brightest Diamond, especially This is My Hand. If you've had kids and want a song about a baby in the womb, listen to Before the Words. This is My Hand it totally cool! Shara has classical roots and has turned quite alt and has her own unique sound. I've bought almost all her cds.

Now Ensemble, Awake cd. Alternative Classical. Our symphony played one of his pieces, which was quite fun to hear really modern music. No words. Interesting rhythms and musical textures.

Peter Gabriel's Passion. Listen to this one a lot. No words. Ranges from very peaceful to passionate.

ALL, EVERY SINGLE Radio Head!!! I can't understand a word he says, so his voice really becomes a wonderful blend with the music. It swirls. It dances. It floats. It is like a stream. It tosses you in one direction and then another and then another. 

Shearwater's Rook. Words. Interesting words. Interesting Alternative Rock.

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On 5/5/17 9:08 AM, Linda Feltner wrote:
[log in to unmask]" type="cite" class="">Yes, St Martin the the Fields chamber orchestra plays a lot in that favorite genre. Excellent. Chamber music in general is great to work by.

It's not Gypsy , but one of my all time favorites for giving a lift is Luigi Boccherini's "Fandago, Sinfonie & La Musica Notturna di Madrid". Wow. He lived and created a lot of Spanish influenced music. Just love it. 

But I'll look up Gypsy Kings! 

Thank you ListServ! it's inspirational all around! 

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Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, President

On 5/4/17 5:14 PM, Liz Lockett wrote:
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I love almost anything from St Martin in the Fields chamber orchestra with sir Neville Mariner conducting. Gypsy Kings flamenco guitar stuff is great when you really need a lift.


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