Eine Kleine Zugmusik

on my way back from starbucks today, i heard this song from a television show i’m not familiar with on the radio. the composer, john lunn, explained that he drew inspiration from one of the opening scenes (start about 1 minute in) — a train going through the english countryside with a man staring out the window. perfect soundtrack.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppIjyEoCjlM?rel=0&hd=1]

for me, the driving (chugging) bass line in the background evokes exactly those memories — trains, countryside, wistful longing for something right there in front of your nose.

it reminded me of another composition, this from a eurostar promotion. very similar themes. (i actually like the eurostar song better; for some reason it makes me tear up.)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWSep2v1B_w?rel=0]

i’m going to have to download both of these for my next trip to europe that involves a train ride. i’ll sit next to a window, pop my headphones on, and gaze longingly through that window.

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