Making Joy of Writing: Music

Music (232/365)

I enjoy having music on in the background while I write. It’s inspiring. It’s a friend in  the wee hours as I run off with my muses. 

Sometimes there’s a specific album that feels right. Most of the time, though, I prefer a mix. I usually have two playlists around. One has a mix of mostly instrumental music ranging from gentle to thunderous. The other has bright pop and Bollywood.

Current Writing playlist, a mix of mostly instrumental music from soundtracks, played on shuffle and repeat:

  • Nothing Else Matters by Apocalyptica
  • Fade to Black by Apocalyptica
  • Passacaglia (from Battlestar Galactica) by Bear McCreary
  • The Shape of Things to Come (from Battlestar Galactica) by Bear McCreary
  • Admiral and Commander (from Battlestar Galactica) by Bear McCreary
  • The Arrival and the Reunion by Dead Can Dance
  • Saltarello (Instrumental) by Dead Can Dance)
  • Arise (AFC Championsip Theme on CBS) by E.S. Posthumus
  • On Earth as It Is in Heaven  (from The Mission Soundtrack) by London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Gabriel’s Oboe  (from The Mission Soundtrack) by London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Crusaders (from Kingdom of Heaven Soundtrack) by Harry Gregson-Williams
  • Light of Life (Ibelin Reprise) (from Kingdom of Heaven Soundtrack) by Harry Gregson-Williams
  • The Riders of Rohan by Howard Shore
  • Hymnus Orbis by The Immediate
  • Glory Seeker by The Immediate
  • Invictus by The Immediate
  • Return to Outremer by Irfan
  • Hagia Sophia by Irfan
  • The Ludlows (from Legends of the Fall) by James Horner
  • Seven Years in Tibet by YoYo Ma, John Williams
  • Star Trek by Michael Giacchino
  • The Heart Asks Pleasure First (from The Piano) by Michael Nyman
  • 160 BPM (from Angels and Demons) by Hans Zimmer
  • 503 (from Angels and Demons) by Hans Zimmer, Joshua Bell
  • 3200 Years Ago (from Troy Soundtrack)
  • Remember (from Troy Soundtrack) by Josh Groban
  • Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D Minor, K. 626: Sequentia – Lacrimosa
  • Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D Minor, K. 626: I. Intoitus: Requiem aeterna
  • Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D Minor, K. 626: II.Kyrie
  • Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D Minor, K. 626: III. Dies irae
  • A Little Night Music by W.A. Mozart
  • Pachebel’s Cannon
  • The Eternal Vow (from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) by Shanghai National Orchestra
  • Fringe Main Title Theme
  • Prelude (Cello Suite No. 1), YoYo Ma
  • Sybilla (from Kingdom of Heaven)
  • Chansoneta Farai Vencut  (from Kingdom of Heaven)
  • France 1186  (from Kingdom of Heaven)
  • The King’s Death (Inedit Song)  (from Kingdom of Heaven)
  • Chevaliers de Sangreal (from DaVinci Code)
  • Reel Around the Sun (from Riverdance) by Bill Whelan

Got sludge? Apply the bopping and Bollywood playlist! Shuffle, rinse, repeat.

  • Let’s Party by Ganesh Hegde
  • Do It Like a Dude by Jessie J
  • The Edge of Glory by Lady Gaga
  • Mindblowing by Ganesh Hegde
  • Meri Mehbooba from Pardes
  • Closer by NIN
  • Phantom of the Opera by Nightwish
  • A Little Priest from Sweeney Todd (2007)
  • Marjaani Marjaani Kasame from Billu Barber
  • Love Mera Hit Hit from Billu Barber
  • Dilbara from Dhoom
  • Dhoom Again from Dhoom2
  • Crazy Kiya Re from Dhoom2
  • Kuzu Kuzy by Tarkan
  • G33k & G4M3R Girls by Team Unicorn
  • Woh Ladki Jo from Baadshah
  • Touch Me from Dhoom2
  • Shikaboom from Dhoom
  • Deewangi Deewangi from Om Shanti Om
  • Chammak Challo from Ra-one

Image Credit: Tim Geers on Flickr CC by-SA 2.0

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