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Schubert – Auf Dem Wasser Zu Singen

November 24, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Translated as ‘to be sung on the water’, this is my favourite aria by one of my favourite classical composers. You might recognise this piece if you have watched Battle Royal (from 3:30 in this video) If you haven’t, go watch it, it’s also one of my favourite films and it could be yours too once you reach the end.

My favourite bit is from right at the beginning with the descending minor melody on the piano. It starts so sad and depressing – fitting for the film. Then the vocals come in and consistently (but in various harmonies) harmonises with the descending piano melody (for example at 28 secs, 30 secs, 33 secs). Haunting timbre.
Auf dem Wasser zu singen by massime

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