As many of you have already voted, you’re probably needing some music right now to meet you where you are. For many, it was a difficult decision, for others, not so difficult. No matter your opinion of the candidates, there is a piece for you. These 5 pieces will help you get through today and help you face whatever comes next.
1. Oh Canada
If you are seriously considering moving to Canada, this is for you. Imagine yourself in Canada watching hockey and eating pancakes with real maple syrup as you listen and prepare yourself for the move. This piece will take you there.
2. Verdi’s Dies Irae (Day of Wrath)
This is for you if you believe America is doomed and judgment day is coming shortly because of who was elected. The piece comes from Verdi’s Requiem and speaks of all the earth being judged and destroyed.
3. Chopin’s Etude Op. 10 No. 3 “Sadness”
This piece, nicknamed “sadness”, is for you if you are simply sad about who lost. This has a slightly more positive mood than the last piece.
4. Orff’s O Fortuna This piece goes along the lines somewhat of #2. If you think everything has gone wrong in this election, this piece is for you. It speaks of fate being unmerciful.
5. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5
To end on a positive note (listen to the end), this piece is commonly thought of as fate knocking at the door (dun dun dun DUN part), but in the end you gain victory over fate (22:00). This piece is for you if you believe whoever wins, it might be bad for a little while, but America will emerge victorious in the end.