What Was the Last Piece of Music that Gave You the Chills?

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1
Curtis Mayfield, "Move On Up" played in its entirety by Jessica Hopper at the Pop Con. Something about the vocals set against the tempo of the syncopation in the first five minutes of the song.
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The theme from The History Channel's episodic series "Vikings"
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Beethoven's Fifth at the Sydney Opera House
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Carl Orff's Carmina Burana always gives me the chills when 'O Fortuna' starts up.

Hearing a full, live chorus sing it is incredible.
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Appropriately, the Cold Song ("What power art thou who from below...") from Purcell's King Arthur. Not the Klaus Nomi version, though. That song is meant for a bass voice.
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Youth Lagoon - July
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Spiritualized - Stay with me
http://youtu.be/wk14D6Wkrvs
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"Where was you?"

That's silly. Sitting in front of my computer. Watching and listening to all the YouTube music videos of Slog. I get chills every time with the songs you pick. Sitting in front of the computer is the best place to listen to music.
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Beethoven's Fifth for me too (Jinx at 3).

Pavarotti singing anything, but especially La Bohème and La Traviata.

Any performance in the Gospel tent at the New Orleans Jazz fest.
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"So here is my love song, not fancy or fine..."

"Lida Rose" from The Music Man. Gets me every damn time.
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I can't remember the most recent time, but some classics that do it to me every time:

Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Pas de Deux
Carlos Santana "Samba Pa Ti"
That key change in Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror"
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Either "Dawg After Dark" by David Grisman and Tony Rice, or the Pokemon Reorchestrated arrangement of the Lavender Town theme by Braxton Burks and Eric Buchholz, whichever I listened to more recently. BRB, listening to both.
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I got chills from seeing A Perfect Circle cover John Lennon's "Imagine" in concert. They do it really well, albeit a bit more dark and brooding. The lyrics are so powerful and it was great to hear a well-done, modern rendition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKJY55ff…
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Yo La Tengo's "Pass the Hatchet, I Think I'm Goodkind." Ira Kaplan is the master of distortion and feedback. God I love that stuff.
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Unfurling the hippie banner.....

Phish, 10/31/1994 Reba, from 11:05 to 13:51 always gets me.

Also, Sigur Ros, Untitled 8 (popplagio/pop song), from ().
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"Si Tu Vois Ma Mère" by Sidney Bechet.
Living room: 9:24 am, Friday 2 May.
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The chord change about 6 minutes into Nils Frahm's "Says" can pretty reliably get me all chill'd up.
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Shit Robot's "Feels Real" with Luke Jenner on vocals.
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The opening bars of Phantogram's "Mouthful of Diamonds" came on the iPod as the plane I was on started powering up for takeoff a few days ago. Stare out the window and watch the ground disappear while listening to that. Brrrrrr. (Okay, so the rest of the song is about drugs. I get it.)
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Yungchen Lhamo's "Happiness Is..."
Arvo Pärt's "Alina"
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"Rhapsody in Blue." The moment when it changes to the "United Airlines" theme. I have the Leonard Bernstein/NY Philharmonic version.
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Just watched American Hustle, Jeep's Blues by Duke Ellington.
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The Man by Aloe Blacc. After I heard it, raced home to look it up on YouTube.
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Amazing Grace, a couple weeks ago, by the Celtic Women, live, and accompanied by a bagpipe. One or more of the above will come close, and combining the three made it certain.
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5:21 PM on Sunday, April 16th of this year. I played a cover of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" by The Gits, immediately Mia's voiced caused the goose bumps to rise.
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This happens to me a lot but the one that sticks out in my mind is "When I grow up" by Fever Ray - the break just before the instrumental part towards the end of the song.
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Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven

Almost every time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZwQeZh6r…

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Lots of chilly spine-tingling moments in Ligeti's Violin Concerto:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLy26ZZDR…

And Grisey's Les Espaces Acoustiques:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX77MC5oX…
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Last December, seeing Andrew Bird at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. He opened up "Headsoak" with a borrowed verse from the Staples Singers' "Too Close" that is possibly the single most perfect moment I will ever experience.
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The Mt. St. Helens Symphony by Hovhaness, early in the third movement when the peace of that May morning is shattered by the sudden timpani note that begins the eruption sequence. It never fails to give me chills. Go hear it live if you can - a full symphony orchestra producing a wall of sound is something to experience in person.
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Oslo Philharmonic doing Strauss Kuss-Walzer... 2005 or 06. Not the last time, but the most memorable.
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Playing Frank Ticheli's arrangement of Shenandoah with my Rainbow City Band at our spring concert last month:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN1ZV2oa…
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A couple of months ago I attended a performance of Bach's Cantata 106 "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit" (God's time is the best time). It's perhaps the closest Bach got to writing a Requiem. It opens with plaintive recorders playing a mournful duet, it has a soprano aria trailing off into ambiguity, it's all about how we know not the time nor the hour of our death. Bach writes as a Lutheran concerned about us accepting Jesus as our Savior, but in truth, he reminds us that regardless of religious belief, we do not know the span of our lives, hence it behooves us to live them as best we can.
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@32 - Beautiful. I've also heard the Seattle Men's Chorus sing that song, and it is chilling.

It always reminds me of the spontaneous singing of Pokarekare Ana when New Zealand legalized same-sex marriage. No matter how many times I watch it, I cry every damn time.
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More than 25 years ago watching late night TV and David Sanborn played "The Dream".... it was hypnotic....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsq5eWCR…
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Last 10 minutes of Der Rosenkavalier.
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Scott Walker's "Get Behind Me."
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PWEI - englands finest
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A couple weeks ago, I was sampling some music that Spotify had suggested to me, and I heard Brolle's "Handen på hjärtat" for the first time. The song gave me chills, especially the bridge and the final repetition of the chorus. My Swedish is pretty terrible, but the guy's got pipes, and the overall sound is very... emotive.
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Chanticleer singing Franz Biebl's "Ave Maria".

The final chorus of Mahler's 8th Symphony.

The Love Duet/Dream sequence from Act III of Massenet's "Cendrillon" at a performance at Central City Opera some years ago.