Just about anything by Courtney Love would probably work.
Baltar's Dream composed by Bear McCreary. It would take skating with a lot of passion as it builds to a fury towards the end.
For something softer and with less tension to the music,
Primavera composed by Ludovico Einaudi (some may recognize this from the trailer from The Reader - primarily the section that begins at around 2:15). It would definitely have to be edited down for time as the entire piece is over 7 minutes.
"One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain."~~Thomas Sowell
Sentimental Journey by Esquivel and his Orchestra. IN my head, I always choreograph an SP to it when I hear it.
I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!
Anything by Gabriela y Rodrigo!
"Marge, if you're going to get mad at me every time I do something stupid, then I guess I'm just going to have to stop doing stupid things!" - Homer Simpson in the Mr. Plow episode
I wouldlove to see her skate to SENTIMENTAL WALTZ. I love thst piece of music and think the slow and nuanced music might help her to reduce the kind of frantic pace she sets for herself.
DH - and that's just my opinion
Someone mentioned the musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie" in another thread. The music from that 1967 film is upbeat, and might be the different kind of style that Ashley would enjoy skating to.
East of Eden, it seems to work for everyone.
I really think this would work for her:
It's Myrskyluodon Maija (Stormskärs Maja) by Lasse Mårtenson. Could someone with a twitter account please post it to her?
1) what about EOE?
2) what if everyone chose the same music as a joke for next year?
3) what if everyone just skated to EOE?!?!
My favorite thing about her skating is how aggressive and strong she can be (when she's on.) I'm a big Leonard Bernstein fan, and would love for Ashley to skate to something from Candide. Bug, lush, dramatic, melodic.
Todd, I agree - CANDIDE overture would be fantastic...footwork to that last quick musical sequence, imagine!
Something classical, powerful, majestic for Ashley. No little tinkly, schmaltzy stuff for her. Her 2007/08 season SP's music to St-S Henry VIII was ideal, even if she skated it in a more junior manner back then.
How about the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (especially the end of the 1st mvt) or Tchaikovsky's 1st Piano Concerto beginning (which Rochette skated to a couple of years ago)?
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"Last of the Mohicans" could be good. I skated to it a few years ago when I wanted something powerful and inspiring and I loved it! My inspiration was the dark haired sister in the film, the one who fights through and never gives up. . . kind of like Ashley.
You mess with the bull, you get the horns; words to live by, to my mind. - Robeye
Thanks for that. My heart is still pounding. I like his interpretation, too. Not too terribly fast and he brought out the secondary melodies.