it's either hauntingly beautiful or beautifully haunting. I don't know which.
October 17, 2009 5:06 PM   Subscribe

In the newest podcast(direct download link) from, there is some really beautiful string music playing behind the narrator as he reads Poe's "manuscript found in a bottle" What is it?

The section begins at about 16:20 into the podcast. Any help is mucho greatly appreciated.
posted by tylerfulltilt to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Maybe Ralph Vaughan Williams, Symphony No. 2, "A London Symphony," 1st Movement.
posted by Dave 9 at 9:59 PM on October 17, 2009

Response by poster: I've given that a listen and there are some parts that sound kind of similar but I don't think that's it. I could be wrong about that, because the only version I could find was on youtube and the sound was kind of bad.
posted by tylerfulltilt at 9:08 AM on October 18, 2009

I don't have a full recording at hand either, but give it another listen. I'd say that this confirms Vaughan Williams -- both the Intro and the 1st Theme.
posted by Dave 9 at 1:09 PM on October 18, 2009

Oops - I meant give your youtube recording another listen. I agree that the Amazon clip is not exactly the same spot that's played in the podcast.
posted by Dave 9 at 1:19 PM on October 18, 2009

Response by poster: Yeah, I do believe you nailed it. I think what was throwing me off was that the music in the podcast was being looped and the intro theme was being repeated over and over.
posted by tylerfulltilt at 3:23 PM on October 18, 2009

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