Saturday, January 16, 2016

Background Music for Getting Things Done

A few quick nominees:

  • Any music by Aaron Copland
  • "The Thin Red Line" soundtrack 
  • "Lawrence of Arabia" soundtrack 
  • "Nowhere in Africa" soundtrack 
  • "Ancient Airs and Dances" by Ottorino Respighi
  • "Cinema Paradiso" soundtrack
  • "Amelie" soundtrack
  • "Deep Impact" soundtrack
  • "Palestrina's Missa pro defunctis" by Chantecleer
  • "11,000 Virgins" by Anonymous 4


Steve said...

I had about three hours of budget review on Tuesday. I still have an iPod, so I went to Respighi and and hit "play all." Worked like a charm! But listening to classical can be a double edged sword; sometimes a passage makes me stand up and listen to the music. Happens a lot when play Copland or Bach. The usual safe bet for me is to stream a classical station, but every once and a while something comes on the demands my attention, and work gets pushed off ...

Michael Wade said...


I know what you mean about the pauses. That is the risk of good music.

Respighi is marvelous.