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“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”–Plato

“Did you know J.K. Rowling listened to Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto while she was writing Harry Potter?”–Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Eugene Ugorski performed it with the CPO on February 28 and March 1, 2014. Hear what Eva Blaskovic listened to while creating Beyond the Precipice in To the “Tune” of Beyond the Precipice (from classical to symphonic metal).

To the “Tune” of Beyond the Precipice

Some of the songs to which the novel Beyond the Precipice was created. Contains Classical, Rock, Symphonic Metal, New Age, Electronic, World Music, Celtic, Theatre, and Folk. Listen along with the chapters!

Thank you to The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for supporting Beyond the Precipice.

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PLAYLIST

Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9th Symphony–The Music of a Genius
Chapter One: The Cello Girl

Read: Inside Ludwig by An Unexpected Muse

Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 in G Minor
Chapter Two: Galan (Bret Killeen, nickname Mozart)

The Devil’s Trill by Vanessa Mae, violinist
Chapter Three: Kern (Bret practising in the car late at night)

A Quiet Darkness by Houses
Chapter Four: The Covenant (Haunting and atmospheric. “In dreams / there’s a way / to die.” ~A Quiet Darkness by Houses)

You’re Not Going to Be Forgotten by Dr. Draw, electric violinist, live at the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival in 2006
Chapter Four: The Covenant

Author’s note: Unfortunately, the quality of this recording is poor, but I am grateful to Michael Sekuloff for posting it. I scoured YouTube for this version of the Edmonton Fringe in 2006, the performance that inspired so much.

Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Chapter Five: Pirates on Cello

ElectricGuitarPlayer-dreamstime_xs_2871451Out of Mind by Mike Oldfield
Chapter Seven: The Date (guitar in the lab)

Prince of the Starlight by Luca Turilli
Chapter Eight: A Drummer Makes Four

The Voice by Celtic Woman
Chapter Nine: The Acreage

Paparazzi by Greyson Michael Chance
Chapter Sixteen: Oliver (Incredible from about 2:15 on. Of all the versions out there, this is my favourite.)

Battlestar Galactica Original Theme
Chapter Twenty: Beneath the Surface (I listened to The City of Prague Philharmonic’s version but I can’t find it on YouTube.)

Demonheart by Luca Turilli
Chapter Twenty: Beneath the Surface (Drake scene)

Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve
Chapter Twenty: Beneath the Surface (cooking music)

Supernova + Magellan from The Songs of Distant Earth by Mike Oldfield
Chapter Twenty-One: Starfighter

Volare by Russell Watson
Chapter Twenty-Two: Second Show (Latin languages theme night)

Quedate by Andrea Bela
Chapter Twenty-Two: Second Show (Latin languages theme night)

Bohemienne from Notre Dame de Paris, track 4
Chapter Twenty-Two: Second Show (Latin languages theme night)

What is a Youth from Romeo and Juliet, Franco Zeffirelli 1968
Chapter Twenty-Two: Second Show (Latin languages theme night)

Animal I Have Become by Three Days Grace
Chapter Twenty-Four: Kern Suspects
Chapter Twenty-Six: Shards

Mephistopheles by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Chapter Twenty-Six: Shards (Feel the power!)

Numb by Linkin Park
Chapter Twenty-Eight: Time Loop (Bret is still under the influence of his late father.)

Hello by Evanescence
Chapter Thirty-Two: Confessions (Really pay attention to the lyrics, which beautifully capture the shock, disbelieve, and denial of death and how the mind attempts to deal with it. You can imagine 12-year-old Bret back at school after the horrific accident: substitute “he” for “she” in ‘s not breathing.” A haunting, powerful song–“If I smile and don’t believe / soon I know I’ll wake from this dream” / “Hello, I’m the lie living for you so you can hide.”–followed by a great cello interlude leading to a climactic finish.)

What I’ve Done by Linkin Park
Chapter Thirty-Two: Confessions

New Divide by Linkin Park
Chapter Thirty-Three: Aftermath

O Come All Ye Faithful / O Holy Night by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, synchronized to Christmas Lights
Chapter Thirty-Four: December 23rd

Faith Noel by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Chapter Thirty-Six: The Christmas Gig

Christmas Eve / Sarajevo by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Chapter Thirty-Six: The Christmas Gig

Carol of the Bells (for 12 Cellos) by ThePianoGuys
Chapter Thirty-Six: The Christmas Gig

Good King Wenceslas by Blackmore’s Night
Chapter Thirty-Six: The Christmas Gig

Adestes Fideles by Luciano Pavarotti at Notre Dame Cathedral, Montreal 1978
Chapter Thirty-Six: The Christmas Gig

Little Drummer Boy by Josh Groban feat. Andy McKee
Chapter Thirty-Six: The Christmas Gig

O Holy Night by Celine Dion
Chapter Thirty-Six: The Christmas Gig

The Eagle and the Hawk by John Denver
Chapter Thirty-Eight: December 24th

Ode to Joy–Beethoven’s 9th Symphony by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Chapter Forty: Gifted Child Syndrome (Epic! Feel the power!)

Wild Goose Flaps Its Wings by Mike Oldfield
Chapter Forty-Four: Farewell

Disarm by Smashing Pumpkins
Chapter Forty-Five: Discovery
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“Disarm you with a smile / And leave you like they left me here / To wither in denial / The bitterness of one who’s left alone / Ooh, the years burn … I used to be a little boy / So old in my shoes / And what I choose is my voice”)

The Song of the Sun on Voyager by Mike Oldfield
Chapter Forty-Eight: New Horizons

Angels by Within Temptation
Chapter Forty-Eight: New Horizons (Drake sighting)

Brokeback Mountain–The Wings / Brokeback Mountain by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Chapter Forty-Eight: New Horizons (final chapter, final scene)

Ode an die Freude (Ode to Joy) Beethoven’s 9th Symphony
I hope you enjoyed Beyond the Precipice

Experiencing the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Thank you!

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra website

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Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) website
Edmonton Winspear Centre website
New Edmonton Wind Sinfonia website

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