Top Fives

Looking for something new to listen to? Our musicians offered up their top five favorites in their various musical genres. Happy listening.

Russ Briggs — Top five End-of-the-Semester Songs
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed — Allman Brothers
All Along the Watchtower — Dave Mathews Band version
Gimme Shelter — Rolling Stones
Sometime Around Midnight — Airborne Toxic Event
Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around — Stevie Nicks

Mark Storrings — Top five orchestral pieces (plus two wind ensemble numbers)
Symphony #2 "The Resurrection” — Gustav Mahler
Appalachian Spring — Aaron Copland
Adagio for Strings — Samuel Barber
Symphony #9 — Ludwig von Beethoven
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun  — Claude Debussy

Wind Ensemble (aka band music)
Rocky Point Holiday  — Ron Neslon
New England Triptych — William Schuman

Gina Ryan — Top five must-listen-to songs
The Story — Brandi Carlile
Remember Walking in the Sand — Imelda May and Jeff Beck
At Last — Etta James
Rhiannon — Fleetwood Mac
God Bless the Child — Eva Cassidy

For the Ecotones: Derek Beldon Corbett — Top five a capella songs
For the Longest Time — Suade
I’ll Be Seeing You — New York Voices
Magic — U of Chicago Voices in Your Head
Now and Forever — University of Rochester Yellow Jackets
The 12 Days of Christmas — Straight No Chaser

Paul Otteson — Top five favorites with an earthy vibe
Stratus — Billy Cobham
Use Me — Bill Withers
Hindi Gumbo — Garaj Mahal
Mountain Jam — Allman Brothers
Eyes of the World — Grateful Dead

Jamie Savage — Top five list
We Belong to the Mountains — Peggy Eyres and Dan Berggren
Adirondack Blue — Roy Hurd
Here’s to You — Dan Berggren
Lady of the Lake — Roy Hurd
Ballad of Blue Mt. Lake — Recorded by Dave Ruch (CD: The Oldest Was Born First)


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