My Top 5… Music to Write to

Music with lyrics messes me up when writing, so I stick strictly to classical. My current Top 5 albums of Music to Write To are:-

‘Coppélia’ by Delibes [Decca]

I’ve just bought this after hearing it on Classic FM while driving in the car. The first track took me straight back to seeing the ballet as a child: something of a coup in 1960s East Yorkshire!

‘The Armed Man’ by Karl Jenkins [EMI Classics]

musicThe journey to war, the rhythm of trudging of feet and marching drums, never fails to be poignant.

Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ [Deutsche Grammophon]


Mozart’s Requiem

This is the most-played classical CD on my shelf, replacing the old cassette bought as a first exploration into classical music.

‘Sense and Sensibility’ by Patrick Doyle [Sony Classical]


Soundtrack to Ang Lee’s uplifting film. A must for Austen fans like me.

‘Lord of the Rings’ by Howard Shore [Rhino]


The standout track for me is the male voice choir when the Fellowship are fleeing through the Mines of Moria.

… and not forgetting:-
Verdi’s Requiem
Holst’s Planets
And anything by Jacqueline du Pré, I have The Complete EMI Recordings.

Do you agree with my other ‘Top 5’ choices?:-
My Top 5… books about writing
My top 5… novels in an English setting
My Top 5… WW2 novels

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My Top 5 music albums to write to: classical, mood-inspiring, love, war #amwriting via @SandraDanby