Hi. I think that WTAWorld should have a thread about Classical music as well.
But since it appears that not too many people here care about it, we have to give everyone else something to talk about.
That's why I will upload music files (at least once a week) of works that I think are interesting/fascinating, or that I just happen to like a lot. Due to personal taste, most of these will be orchestral, and often of newer date.
Of course you are all invited to do the same, genre/era doesn't matter.
I will begin with a part of the most famous piece of British composer Gustav Holst (1874-1934), the orchestral suite "The Planets" from 1918.
It has 7 parts (movements), one for each planet except Earth and Pluto (not discovered then
It's a great work, and all parts of it are worth to listen to, but for now I have chosen the 4th part called "Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity".
Even if you don't know this music, some of it might sound familiar since it has obviously inspired lots of Sci-fi movie scores/soundtracks, most notably the famous "Star Trek" theme. That's a bit ironic BTW, because Holst was rather inspired by Astrology and not Astronomy.
Tell me and others what you think of it!
Here it is: http://s17.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1K7DPEYD734QV0IVAF6W5QKOS3
(for Modem users: there will be smaller files too