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I need a very sad song about sadness or death. The song shouldn't contain any voice or signing just sound. I'm looking something similar to this one:


Any recommendations ?
Every help appreciated.


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closed as off-topic by Shevliaskovic, Bob Broadley, Ben Miller, American Luke, Richard Apr 12 '14 at 14:20

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Hello pipitol, and welcome to this site. Questions like this are primarily opinion based; thus it is off topic for this site. – Shevliaskovic Apr 12 '14 at 10:51
Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings has been used many times for this purpose: – Lee Kowalkowski Apr 12 '14 at 22:48
Oliver Stone used the Adagio for Strings for "Platoon" if you know it. – BobRodes Apr 13 '14 at 18:47
Perhaps a better question would be: What studies have been illustrated how different elements of music causes sadness/what are those elements or where can I find them? What do you think @Shevliaskovic – Mallow Apr 16 '14 at 17:26

Barber's Adagio for Strings.

Ravel's Pavanne for a Dead Princess

Faure's Elegie.

Wagner's Liebestod

There are thousands of pieces written for funerals or other solemn (sad) occasions, and that doesn't even touch on Blues, or the stereotypical "I lost my job and my wife left me and my dog died and my truck broke down" Country song

Or the Stone's "Angie," or Sondheim's "Send in the Clowns," ... you get the idea.

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The third movement of Chopin's Second Sonata is the famous funeral march. – BobRodes Apr 13 '14 at 18:46

"Call It Sleep" by Steve Vai on his very first album Flex-Able. As I hear it, it reflects the stages of mourning. According to this interview, Steve said "This piece was written when I was in school. It was on the original demo audition tape I sent to Frank Zappa. It was re-recorded at Stucco Blue and now appears on Flexable. The sentiment of this song was inspired by a few friends who, in adolescence, met an unfortunate demise. There's something sad, powerful, mournful and beautiful that touches our hearts in such circumstances. I sought to capture those emotions with 'Call it Sleep.'" (For a live performance, see this.)

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