What do you think is the greatest piece of Instrumental music?


I will go for 'Murder' by New Order.

Honourable mention for 'Classical Gas' by Mason Williams.

Oh I forgot 'Elegia' by New Order again, I'll put it in 3rd place then(Ha Ha)

Update 2:

I'll open it up to albums which gives me a chance to mention.

'Without Mercy' by The Durutti Column.

Vini Reilly is a genuine unsung hero while Mike Oldfield flew around in a private jet you would find Vini in Manchester record shops having tea & toast( he was totally skint)

Chain LightinG you are only showing up in notifications you have only posted link no name or artist so can't do my own research. Cheers mate.

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  • Mike W
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    6 months ago
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    Sleep Walk - Santo and Johnny

    Mr. Moto - Agent Orange (It's a cover but it's my favourite version)

    Little Martha - Allman Brothers

    Embryonic Journey - Jefferson Airplane

    Rude Mood - Stevie Ray Vaughan

  • 6 months ago

    Interstellar Overdrive - Pink Floyd

  • 6 months ago

    I agree with longshotsblues - best, greatest, etc. is pompous, especially in such a wide category as instrumental music. If you asked, "best song from the album" that could pass...

    I choose J.S.Bach - Toccata and Fugue D Minor

    Instead of the original, I am going to post two covers. They are from the same year but from significantly different parts of the world at the time. Yet they can function together as a medley. Hard to beat a piece of music that can do that. 

    Orchestr Josefa Vobruby - Toccata A Fuga D Moll [CSSR 1978]


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    Walter Murphy - Toccata And Funk In D Minor [USA 1978]


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  • 6 months ago

    Detektivbyrån - "Dansbanan"


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    it only makes me put one, I mean too Nagamatzu - "Carmine (September 1986 Version), and Ulver - "Not saved"

  • 6 months ago

    I don't do best, greatest, etc. There is way too much. This is among my Fav.'s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKcI2mcsueM

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    ~Woodstock was epic but Tanglewood's performance a year later of "Soul Sacrifice" was the most outstanding. The arrangement notched up every musician's parts by a million. What Michael Schrieve did on a basic drum set could never be matched again by today's drummers with their 20 piece sets. ~This is what I listen to when I want to go back, get lost and set my soul free.

  • 6 months ago

    Hi John!  A Duke Ellington composition but beautifully performed by Charles Mingus.

    Mood Indigo


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  • dman63
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    “Jessica” - Allman Brothers Band

    “YYZ” - Rush

    “Bron-yr-Aur”- Led Zeppelin

    “Hoedown“ - Emerson, Lake and Palmer

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