Seeing as I like music so much, I thought today I'd put my iPod on shuffle and tell you about each of the songs that comes up. Let's try it out! I'll do ten songs this time.
"Wolves v. Vampires" by Alexandre Desplat
This is a track from the Twilight: New Moon soundtrack by one of my fave composers. It's not my favorite song, but it's not awful either. I mostly use it on my writing playlist as background.
"Harry Surrenders" by Alexandre Desplat
Ah, Deathly Hallows is one of my favorite movie scores by Desplat! "Harry Surrenders," from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, has this sort of helpless desperation as Harry moves into the forest to give himself up to Voldemort. I love it. Orchestral stuff is great.
"Mistake" by Demi Lovato
Lyrically this is a little harsher than most my fare, but "Mistake" is a pretty good track by Demi Lovato, who's one of my favorite singers. "Mistake" is written to a boy, telling him that she's done with him and he's made his greatest mistake.
"At Midnight" by the New Mexico 2012 All State Mixed Choir
Ah, All State. This particular year I was in Treble, not Mixed Choir, but this is one of my favorites by the Mixed, which my best friend was in. It's a beautiful female-only track about nature, music, and worship.
"Sorcery and Sudden Vengeance" by Harry Gregson-Williams
A track from the The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian score, by another very good composer, though this is another one I don't often actively listen to. It's pretty well-done.
"The Maze" by Patrick Doyle
From Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, this is a pretty long track that I also use as background for writing.
"Get Back" by Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato again! Huh! This is another good one by her. Intense musically and very fun to sing, it's a "I want to get back with you"-type relationship song.
"If Everyone Cared" Nickelback
This is one of my most favorite groups. Nickelback is great, in my opinion, although apparently a lot of people disagree. But I love the vocals and the lyrics both. Some unique guitar/drum stuff goes on in these songs too. "If Everyone Cared" is both a love story and a commentary on how people could change the world. Very sweet stuff.
"A Musicological Journey through the Twelve Days of Christmas" by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Even non-Mormons say that the MoTab is one of the best choirs in the world. Their tracks are always well-done and beautiful, and their Christmas work, which I have in abundance, is no different. This particular track goes through the "Twelve Days of Christmas" song using the styles of different time periods. It's brilliant and amusing.
"In Dreams" by the New Mexico 2012 All State Treble Choir
I was in this choir, but this wasn't my favorite song. It's a Native American song about the power of dreams. It's very pretty, but as an Alto 2, I spent the entire song singing a drumbeat... so yeah.
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