Okay, here's a more interactive post. I am trying to compile a list of those lyric-free musical pieces that have found a way to stir my soul in ways that words cannot. Songs that upon hearing them, I have no choice but to rewind and replay them again and again.
I'll get my admittedly short list started (editing as I think of more), and I open it up to both of you readers. If possible, I will burn them onto one CD, then listen to that CD for a solid year.
Moby - My Weakness
Beethoven - Sonata No. 8 In C Minor, Op. 13 (Pathétique), 2nd Mov.: Adagio Cantabile
Jon Brion - Theme
[Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind soundtrack]
Beethoven - Adagio sostenuto, from Moonlight Sonata
The Chieftains - Galician Overture
Puccini - Humming Chorus, from Madama Butterfly
earthpassage - Walk Of The Cedars
[Glacier Journey: a musical passage through Glacier National Park]
The Clumsy Lovers - Orange Blossom Special
Chemical Brothers - The Sunshine Underground (minimal lyrics)
Franz Schubert - Adagio, from String Quintet in C
Modest Mussorgsky - Great Gate of Kiev, from Pictures at an Exhibition