Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sherlock and Downton Abbey Intro Theme

I've always enjoyed the intro theme for the excellent new BBC Sherlock series:

Music by David Arnold & Michael Price.

Well, recently we decided to give Downton Abbey a shot. But that intro theme sure does sound familiar:

As far as I can tell the intro theme from Downton Abbey is written by John Lunn.

The Downton Abbey theme sounds like an acoustic version of the Sherlock Holmes theme.

And yes, we are now hooked on Downton Abbey as well.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Bingeing on Classical Music

The last few weeks, no less than 4 hours of classical music a day. 

Enjoy the eclectic beginnings of my favorite classical music list:

If this doesn't arouse your spirit, nothing will. Exuberant. Spontaneous. Playful.
Arturo Márquez - Conga del Fuego:

Let it be know, this song shall be played at my funeral. Epic. Sorrowful. Apocalyptic. 
Patrick Cassidy - Funeral March:

Hang in there through the 1 minute prelude; you will not regret it. Magical. Hopeful. Noble.
Bedřich Smetana - The Moldau:

I have (re)discovered Portland's very own

Besides awesome classical music 24/7, The Score is an excellent weekly show highlighting "the music that makes good movies great!". I rarely catch it live, but you can catch the most recent two weeks "On Demand" through their web based player.