Listening List

Do you feel like you're not inspired enough with your writing? Are you hitting a wall with your creative output and need some inspiration? Here's a short list of some of the compositions that inspire me to make music:

Debussy - Danseuses de Delphes ("Dancers of Delphi", a mystical oracle of ancient Greece) and La Cathedrale Engloutie (The Sunken Cathedral, based on a Briton legend)

Messiaen - La Colombe (The Dove) and O Sacrum Convivium

John Coltrane - Crescent and 26-2

Miles Davis - Nefertiti (sheet music here) and Pinocchio

Hindemith - Piano Sonata 3, Movement IV and Oboe Sonata, Movement II

Antheil - Piano Sonata 2 "The Airplane"

Schoenberg - Wind Quintet

Sakura (Cherry Blossoms - Japanese Edo folk song)

Ambush From All Sides (traditional Chinese classical piece)

Sorabji - Gulistan (The Rose Garden)

Ravi Shankar - Raga Khayal

João Gilberto - O Barquinho

Phil Ochs - Crucifixion

Stockhausen - Klavierstucke IX

Berio - Sequenza III and Sequenza II

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