Meditation Music -- Anthony Damiani

Classical Music Played Prior to Meditation
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Unlike typical "New Age" mellow meditation CDs, Anthony favored music that evoked intense emotion.
Those of us who were students of Anthony, even well before the founding of Wisdom's Goldenrod, 
have heard these works prior to group meditations many, many times.

Bach, Johann Sebastian
St. John Passion (especially last part)
St. Matthew Passion (especially last part)
Mass in B minor
Passacaglia and Fugue in C
Toccata and Fugue
Cello Sonatas no. 5
Cello Sonatas no. 6
Chromatic Fantasy

Barber, Samuel
Adagio for Strings

Beethoven, Ludwig van
String Quartet no. 15, (movt. 3)
String Quartet no. 16, (movt. 3)
Grosse Fugue: quartet version
Grosse Fugue: orchestral version
Piano Sonatas nos. 21, 29, 30, 31, 32
Missa Solemnis
Fantasy in C for Piano and Orchestra

Bruckner, Anton
Symphony no. 8 (movts 3 & 4)

Chopin, Frederic
  Anthony particularly liked the interpretations    of Claudia Arrau and Ivan Moravec

Dvorak, Anton
String Quartet no. 6 in F (movt 3)
Serenade in E for Strings
Symphony no. 8, second and third in 

Elgar, Edward
Serenade in E for Strings

Glière, Reinhold
Symphony no. 3, "Ilya Murometz" 

Fauré, Gabriel

Franck, César (organ music) . . .
Pièce Héroique .
Fantasy in A

Hanson, Howard
Symphony no. 2, "Romantic," movts 2 & 3

Hovhaness, Alan . . . .
Mysterious Mountain

Hoist, Gustav
The Planets: Mars
The Planets: Jupiter
The Planets: Neptune

Liszt, Franz
Dante Symphony, last movement
Transcendental Etudes nos. 10, 11, 12

Mahler, Gustav
Das Lied von der Erde
Songs from Ruckert
Symphony no. 2
Symphony no. 3 (movt 4, vocal)
Symphony no. 4 (movts 3 & 4) 
Symphony no. 5 (movt 4)

Messaien, Oliver
Quartet to the End of Time

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
String Quintet in G minor (movts 2, 3, 4)
String Quintet in (movt 3)
Piano Concerto no. 21 (movt 2)

Prokofiev, Sergei
Violin Concerto no. 1 (last movt)
Violin Concerto no. 2 (last movt)
Alexander Nevsky, "Field of the Dead"

Rachmaninoff, Sergei
Piano Concerto no. 3 (last movt)
Vesper Mass
Suite for Two Pianos, op. 5
Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini

Respighi, Ottorino
Ancient Airs and Dances 
The Pines of Rome

Schubert, Franz
String Quintet in C (movt 2) 
String Quartet 13 
String Quartet 14
Piano Sonata in D, op. 960
Symphony no 9 (movts 1 & 2)

Shostakovitch, Dimitri
Symphonio. 11 (movt 1)
Symphony no. 13 (movt 1)
Symphony no. 15, ending .
The Gadfly
Introduction to the Dance
Piano Concerto no. 2 (movt 3)
Violin Concerto

Sibelius, Jean
The Swan of Tuonela
Pohola's Daughter
Symphony no. 3 (movt 2)
Symphony no 4 (movt 3)
Symphony no. 5
Violin Concerto

Strauss, Richard
Four Last Songs
  Anthony particularly liked the interpretations
  of Elizabeth Schwartzkopf

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Variations on a Theme by Thomas Tallis 
Mass in G Minor
The Lark Ascending
Symphonies no. 2
Symphonies no. 6

Verdi, Guiseppe

Walton, William
Balshazar's Feast

Wagner, Richard
Parsifal, overture, second half of act 1, act 3

Anthony 's personal definition of  ' Music' : "Music is inspired by an Angel."


This list is edited from the music compilation in "Looking Into Mind," Larson Publications