Margaret Wolfe Hungerford is credited for stating in her novel Molly Bawn that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” even though there are earlier references that date as far back as the 3rd century BC (http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/beauty-is-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder.html). What the statement means is that beauty refers to that which is either attractive or pleasant to look at. It can be found everywhere and represent something different for everyone.
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A beautiful, flowing introduction leads us into a magical fantasy. Sweet and tender, this is the first of Debussy's 'Deux Arabesques'. Written in E major and played at a slow tempo it gives a regal, emotional tone. Widely used in popular culture such as in TV themes and advertising. It has also been sampled by Alicia Keys and used in the video game 'Final Fantasy V'.
The minor key of this waltz gives the piece a melancholic, almost sad feel. The soloist plays at a medium tempo without straying too far from the initial melody, then a more optimistic section lifts the gloom before it returns to melancholy to finish.
Instantly recognisable, this beautiful work by Debussy is calm and soothing yet is intensely emotional in places. French for 'moonlight', this track is relaxing, reflective and simply delightful.
The first movement of this instantly recognisable piano sonata starts off quietly to set a calm, delicate and slightly melancholic tone. As the emotions rise and fall, the intensity swells and diminishes gracefully. The Piano Sonata No. 14 op. 27 no. 2 in C sharp minor by Ludwig van Beethoven, completed in 1801, is also known as the Moonlight Sonata. Beethoven himself gave his work the nickname Sonata quasi una Fantasia ("... quasi a fantasy"). The term "Fantasia" refers to the unusual sequence of movements of the sonata. This explains the untypical tempos of the respective movements for the conventional sonata form. The work does not have a first (fast) movement in sonata form, which sonatas of this period usually contain. It begins with an Adagio, followed by a more lively Allegretto with Trio, followed by a fast, highly dramatic Finale, which has the structure of a sonata-form. What is striking here is that the tempo increases from movement to movement. Franz Liszt characterized the piece by describing the second movement as "a flower between two abysses".
Energetic, happy and lively, 1960’s surf track with guitars drenched in tremolo and reverb, organ, bass, drums and a fun in the sun, beach party vibe.
Haunting, Ethereal, Beckoning
Full Orchestra with Choir and percussion. Intense and Scary, Big Climax.
The dawning of stars, number 2
Traditional Irish/Celtic music piece featuring Irish flute, soft pad and guitar. This piece starts slowly and shifts to a faster section later on.
This sneaky and lightly comedic soundtrack has sudden mood changes shifting back and forth from mysterious suspense to playful curiosity. Well suited for humorous cross cutting scenes, cartoons, animation, kids programs, whodunit capers, and more.
Positive and motivating pop song with calm verses and powerful refs – Production Music great for commercials, corporate films or music on hold
Mid-tempo, rich and lush ambient electronica with a downtempo electronica beat and a deep bass groove. This is a pretty long track at over 8 minutes featuring varied parts throughout. Somewhat magical, floaty and 'otherworldly'. Could be good for ice caps, space flight, space imagery, underwater footage, flying / traveling, technology and science, visual presentations of many types.
Upbeat Big Band tune
Very emotional, heartwarming and slightly melancholic piano music with wonderful harmonies
A Christmas classic played by a music box. Perfect background music for greeting cards or Christmas spots. Elegant and reflective at the same time.
Uplifting, positive film music Hollywood-style. Motivating and inspiring.