Whatever makes us happy on a Sunday morning: The mixtape of Cho Seung Woo

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When somebody asks you "what kind of music do you like?", it is one of the most awkward questions to answer, but when somebody concretely asks you to make a playlist, it is the same question, but it suddenly becomes exciting.

Click play and let the music start.





Let's start with some church music. I discovered the Bach chorale through this book called "Bach Choral-Gesänge". I had bought it in the hopes of finding some secrets about the fundamentals of music... Well, I've discovered some good chorales, but no secrets yet!

Bach - Durch dein Gefängnis

Messiaen - O Sacrum Convivium

Now that we're done with the spiritual obligation, it's time to wake up the brain. I don't quite understand why, but when I listen to Stravinsky, I always get the impression that my intellect is being awaken, even though I am thinking about nothing!

Stravinsky - Piano Sonata

Stravinsky - Tango

A little bit of jazz-oriented stuffs? Joni Mitchell's 'Sometimes I'm Happy' is a song that I discovered through a friend of mine. We had this on-going question about a weird note that we heard in the flute part, so I wrote to the arranger of this version (Vince Mendoza) on Facebook. To my surprise, he gave a fully explained reply, with a summarized score attached!

Jan Johansson - Visa fran Utanmyra

Björk - Pabbi Minn

Joni Mitchell - Sometimes I'm Happy (Mendoza version)

Pat Metheny - Better Days Ahead

Count Basie - Hay Burner


Some Latin feel? In first year of high school, I'd listen to Morbid Angel at maximum volume on the way to school and back home. In last year of high school, the repertoire changed to the Pink Martini album.

Pink Martini - Clementine

Tomatito - Pa La Pimpi


Now I'm warmed up enough to jump into the pop world. As a naive university freshman full of dreams, the first item I bought for the dorm room was a Philips alarm-CD player. The first measures of 'Free As A Bird' was the sound I woke up to every morning, for about three weeks, until the CD player got smashed...

Tan Dun & Jane Zhang - Only for Love

The Beatles - Free As A Bird

Nirvana - Even In His Youth


Let's wrap up with some Ravel. I didn't expect it but I got a little bit retrospective up there. It makes me realize that I've been listening to the same songs for quite a long time now. Time to get adventurous again... Thanks for reading/listening. Have a good Sunday.

Ravel - Adagio Assai
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