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    Posted: September 30 2017 at 22:56
I can't get past this beautiful melody with the oboe from Bolero from Crimson's Lizard album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC4KoQW9axw&t=5m39s

Please help recommend some other songs/tracks like that.  Also, the closing section of Gracious' Super Nova = simply wonderful as is their song "Heaven".

I'm hungry for more moments like that.  Please feed my fat belly.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (3) Thanks(3)   Quote Magnum Vaeltaja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 10:51
I knew exactly what moment you're talking about even before opening the video. I agree, one of the most beautiful melodies in prog (and to my ears sounds like it later inspired the opening melody of Starless).

Here are another couple of songs that give me the same sort of impression:

Camel - Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider
Caravan - L'Auberge du Sanglier/etc. (The opening gives the same sort of haunting feel, and the orchestral buildup closer to the end is more along the lines of the Gracious sample you shared, but with a spacier mood)
Gotic - Historia d'Una Gota d'Aigua (The last half of this song is another gorgeous symphonic buildup)
Harmonium - Histoires Sans Paroles (A lot "brighter" than the King Crimson one, but still has some gorgeous flute melodies)
PFM - Dove... Quando..., Pt. 1
PFM - Appena Un Po 
Quella Vecchia Locanda - Sogno, Risveglio E... (Highly recommended that you listen to the whole Quella Vecchia Locanda album, actually; makes the ending even more powerful in contrast)

And a couple of other examples from King Crimson themselves:

King Crimson - Prelude: Song of The Gulls/Islands (If you aren't familiar with the Islands album yet, I'd advise you to give it a listen. It seems that Lizard fans and Islands fans tend to go hand in hand)
King Crimson - Exiles 
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A. Roussel - Le Marchand de sable qui passe Op. 13


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GZlVWvPo3k
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Hergest Ridge by Mike Oldfield
Sommerabend by Novalis
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 15:51
MARILLION hold many, beautiful prog moments. Rothery's lead in This Strange Engine is just pure bliss.
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Originally posted by Magnum Vaeltaja Magnum Vaeltaja wrote:

I knew exactly what moment you're talking about even before opening the video. I agree, one of the most beautiful melodies in prog (and to my ears sounds like it later inspired the opening melody of Starless).

Here are another couple of songs that give me the same sort of impression:

Camel - Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider
Caravan - L'Auberge du Sanglier/etc. (The opening gives the same sort of haunting feel, and the orchestral buildup closer to the end is more along the lines of the Gracious sample you shared, but with a spacier mood)
Gotic - Historia d'Una Gota d'Aigua (The last half of this song is another gorgeous symphonic buildup)
Harmonium - Histoires Sans Paroles (A lot "brighter" than the King Crimson one, but still has some gorgeous flute melodies)
PFM - Dove... Quando..., Pt. 1
PFM - Appena Un Po 
Quella Vecchia Locanda - Sogno, Risveglio E... (Highly recommended that you listen to the whole Quella Vecchia Locanda album, actually; makes the ending even more powerful in contrast)

And a couple of other examples from King Crimson themselves:

King Crimson - Prelude: Song of The Gulls/Islands (If you aren't familiar with the Islands album yet, I'd advise you to give it a listen. It seems that Lizard fans and Islands fans tend to go hand in hand)
King Crimson - Exiles 

Nailed.  Guilty as charged.
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The entire Moonmadness album by Camel is one, beautiful Prog moment !!
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I posted this yesterday in the NOvalis/Hoelderlin thread, and will keep posting it till somebody acknowledges its beauty besides me!  Its lead instrument is not an oboe but a German traditional folk instrument that sounds oboe-ish




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Originally posted by Magnum Vaeltaja Magnum Vaeltaja wrote:

I knew exactly what moment you're talking about even before opening the video. I agree, one of the most beautiful melodies in prog (and to my ears sounds like it later inspired the opening melody of Starless).

Here are another couple of songs that give me the same sort of impression:

Camel - Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider
Caravan - L'Auberge du Sanglier/etc. (The opening gives the same sort of haunting feel, and the orchestral buildup closer to the end is more along the lines of the Gracious sample you shared, but with a spacier mood)
Gotic - Historia d'Una Gota d'Aigua (The last half of this song is another gorgeous symphonic buildup)
Harmonium - Histoires Sans Paroles (A lot "brighter" than the King Crimson one, but still has some gorgeous flute melodies)
PFM - Dove... Quando..., Pt. 1
PFM - Appena Un Po 
Quella Vecchia Locanda - Sogno, Risveglio E... (Highly recommended that you listen to the whole Quella Vecchia Locanda album, actually; makes the ending even more powerful in contrast)

And a couple of other examples from King Crimson themselves:

King Crimson - Prelude: Song of The Gulls/Islands (If you aren't familiar with the Islands album yet, I'd advise you to give it a listen. It seems that Lizard fans and Islands fans tend to go hand in hand)
King Crimson - Exiles 

those are all great recommendations.  Believe it or not, I have all of those.  I love the Gotic one you mentioned with the flute solo.   And yes the QVL violen piece - just awesome.   thanks for all of the recommendations from you and everyone else!
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Adding to that is the song "Heaven" and "Super Nova" by Gracious!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 03 2017 at 21:58
Harmonium was already mentioned for Histoires sans Paroles, and indeed that song is just one wonderful melody after another, and I couldn't choose which one I would recommend. However, there's another bit from the band that shines just as brightly, and may even be closer to what I understand you love from that Bolero part (which I also love so much), and that's on the song called Harmonium, from their first album: the ending instrumental bit from that one is just beautiful too. Also, Mike Oldfield has many such moments. If you haven't yet, you should get his first four albums, plus the very last one (return to Ommadawn). Particularly, the opening moments of side 2 of Hergest Ridge, the opening for Ommadawn, the last minutes of side 4 of Incantations, as well as many moments through Tubular Bells (particularly on the Finale part of side 1, plus several parts on about the first half of side 2). Oh yeah, and the Africa 1 section from the Amarok album.
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King Crimson's music has always been quite sublime.
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Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

Hergest Ridge by Mike Oldfield
Sommerabend by Novalis

yeah there is even an oboe part in Hergest Ridge which is wonderful
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None of my favorite prog has oboe! Cry Oh, I forgot about Comus! Big smile

Edited by SteveG - October 04 2017 at 08:43
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^ must be an evil oboe!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2017 at 09:38
Kayak - Nothingness  ( the whole song is beautiful but the second half is the best moment )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLm7fAGPl8s

Kayak - Bury the World ( the oboe part at 2:15 is magical )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMMgh7BdRU0
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Three Friends by Gentle Giant, mightiest piece of choral and mellotron work ever grooved out.

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Originally posted by progbaby progbaby wrote:

I can't get past this beautiful melody with the oboe from Bolero from Crimson's Lizard album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC4KoQW9axw&t=5m39s

Are you talking about the cornet in Bolero, or the oboe in the very quiet middle section of Lizard (not included in the YouTube link)? The first is very jazzy, the other is rather exotic (almost Middle-Eastern). There's a big difference in sound between the trumpet-like cornet (a brass instrument) and the mellow oboe (a woodwind/reed instrument). Sorry if this is overanalyzing, but I'm a musician!


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I suppose its not really 'prog' but baroque psych folk.. whatever.. the lp i'm suggesting is 'Songs for the gentle man' by Bridget St John; it has lots of lovely oboe, flute, harpsicord and gorgeous string arrangements as well as beautiful acoustic guitar and Bridget's lovely voice.
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^You are a man with great taste! Wonderful album by Bridget. St. John.
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