On another thread I posted Be still my Soul. It is taken from Sibelius Finlandia. It starts at 4:50. Beethoven will probably always be at the top for me but this is great music.
Sibelius Finlandia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDzIpg3bEEM&mode=related&search=
- O, Finland, behold, thy day is dawning,
- The threat of the night has been banished already,
- And the lark of morning sings in the brightness,
- as though the very firmament would sing.
- The powers of the night are already being vanquished by the whiteness of morning,
- Thy day is dawning, O land of birth.
- O, rise, Finland, rise up high
- Thy head, wreathed with great memories.
- O, rise, Finland, thou showedst to the world
- That thou drovest away the slavery,
- And that thou didst not bend under oppression,
- Thy day is dawning, land of birth.
The ChristianhymnBe Still, My Soul, with words written in 1752 by Katharina von Schlegel, translated into English in 1855 by Jane Borthwick (both pre-dating Sibelius' composition), is usually sung to this tune.
- Be still, my soul, the Lord is on your side;
- Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
- Leave to your God to order and provide;
- In every change He, faithful, will remain.
- Be still, my soul, your best, your heavenly friend
- Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.