Writing Music: Downton Abbey Theme


Instrumental music is one of the easiest kinds of music for me to listen to while writing because there aren’t any distracting lyrics to break my concentration. Recently, some of my favourite instrumental pieces are songs played on the violin. I often listen to the music of Lindsey Stirling, who plays dubstep violin. But, when I feel like something a little calmer, I like to listen to the music of violinist Taylor Davis. She plays covers of all kinds of music, from popular songs to video game soundtracks. Her music is always easy to listen to while writing.

One of my favourite pieces that Taylor Davis plays is the Downton Abbey Theme. I don't watch the TV show, but I do enjoy listening to the music from it. There is something refined and dignified about a lot of period drama soundtracks. This piece feels perfect for a scene where everything is changing for a character, such as when they learn a shocking piece of news. It would also be good for a troubled court, or for writing in a historical setting, hardly surprising considering the show it was composed for. This piece speaks of elegance and refinement that is sailing through troubled times without losing its poise.

What sort of writing do you think this piece suits? Do you enjoy listening to the violin? What music are you listening to this week?

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