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Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicDanny Elfman The Nightmare Before ChristmasDeerhunter MicrocastleJohn Williams Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes BackJulius C Julius C SaysThis short but very, very sweet EP from the well-grounded Staten Island, NYC band Julius C enbodies everything they stand for with their amazing, energetic live shows: profound and groovy musicianship, dynamic songwriting, and powerful and soulful performances from vocalist Jay Stolar. This EP has everything, from the slap bass opening in "Guilty As Charged" to the playful, eclectic lyrics of "Velveteen Rabbit" to the funk-rock epic "Let It Ride." Barely hitting 20 minutes and leaving you thirsting for more, foaming at the mouth, Julius C are a funky, loud, and downright awesome east coast band that, even already critically acclaimed and festival-honored, haven't even begun to peak creatively yet. The best is definitely yet to come for these guys.
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www.myspace.com/juliuscLudwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125This, the last of Beethoven's completed symphonies, was composed while Beethoven was deaf. This is no easy task in itself, but when you consider the images and emotions created by this music, hopefully you'll then start to consider Beethoven as one of the greatest musical minds of our history.
A sort of concept piece, Symphony No. 9 represents the struggles and conflicts found in our world and ultimately a triumph of peace and joy. While the German lyrics sung by the choir in the fourth and most famous movement aren't exactly "Joyful, joyful, we adore thee...", they are not only an adaption of Friedrich Schiller's poem about a call to embrace those around you in happiness but one of the first times in composed music where a choir's sung parts were just as powerful, important, and loud as the orchestra (a trend most commonly found in movie soundtracks today).
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