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#2017944 - 01/20/13 05:04 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: btb]
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Originally Posted By: btb


In good Olde England “tear up” means “to shred”.



True - but I believe the Brits also say say "tears welled up in his/her eyes"....which in my book of ghastly American slang means "tear up."

grin


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#2017951 - 01/20/13 05:25 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: Goerne]
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Bach B minor mass, Agnus Dei

thumb thumb For me, it's most of the Mass. But I agree that the Agnus Dei is the ultimate tearjerker.

I would also add that worn-out favorite, Air on G String, the Chaconne, and the Largo from his Double Violin Concerto. If I'm reaching for Kleenex, I've either got a a cold, or I'm listening to one of my Bach favorites. There are other composers who can move me to tears, but not as often as Bach does.

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#2017962 - 01/20/13 05:55 PM Re: passages that make you tear up every time [Re: Old Man]
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Originally Posted By: Goerne
Bach B minor mass, Agnus Dei

thumb thumb For me, it's most of the Mass. But I agree that the Agnus Dei is the ultimate tearjerker.


The "Kyrie," "Crucifixus" and "Gratias agimus tibi" get me every time.

Just listened to snippets of each on youtube. Gotta get away from the computer for a few minutes and compose myself.
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