Category Archives: Music

Music on YouTube from WWII: Rum And Coca Cola

(See my other Music related posts) – The song “Rum and Coca Cola” performed by the Andrews Sisters was a hit in 1945. It is listed in the US as being composed by Lionel Belasco with lyrics by Lord Invader though earlier versions appeared in South America.

This version was uploaded to YouTube in January of 2016 by emBLICko.

If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these three pages of interest. 

  • The “World War II Sources” page is a constantly growing collection of more than 490 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and other sources with information on the World War II-era in history.
  • The “World War II Timeline” page expands almost daily and shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.
  • The About WWII page is a collection of links to posts that I have made over the years that are relevant to WWII.

Instrumental Music on YouTube: The Mandalorian

(See my other Music and Star Wars related posts) – I enjoyed season one of The Mandalorian and my wife and I are now viewing season two. If you have not heard of this Disney+ channel production, here is the synopsis per IMDB:

The travels of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.

If you like Star Wars you will enjoy this very well done live action series. It enjoys a 8.7/10 rating on IMDB. This piece of music, The Mandalorian was uploaded to YouTube in November 2019 by Ludwig Göransson. He is the composer.

Instrumental Music on YouTube: Star Wars V – The Rebel Fleet / End Title

(See my other Music related posts) – I have always been a fan of Star Wars. I have also liked the music from the many movies. I came across this recording of “The Rebel Fleet and End Title” from “Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back”.

This 06:26 video was uploaded to YouTube in December of 2013 by MoviesSound. I enjoyed this instrumental music and wanted to share it.

Instrumental Music on YouTube: The Breaking of the Fellowship

(See my other Music related posts) – Ihave always enjoyed the Lord of the Rings stores, movies and music. I came across this piece and thought it was an instrumental piece worth sharing. It was uploaded to YouTube in April of 2017 by Howard Shore. He wrote and orchestrated this piece.

Theme Music from Murdoch Mysteries

(See my other Music related posts) – My wife and I came across the “Murdoch Mysteries” a couple of months ago on Hulu. This is a Canadian TV series that first appeared in 2008 and is now in production for its 14th season. I recently came across this YouTube post from January of 2019 with the theme music.

The series is based upon the characters in the Murdoch Mystery novels by Maureen Jennings. There are only eight novels in the series, but by now more than 200 episodes of the TV program have been produced. The series focuses on Detective William Murdoch of the Toronto, Canada. It is set starting in 1895 thru the early 20th century. Murdoch is a scientist and inventor in addition to being a detective. He uses many many gadgets and scientific methods, at the cutting edge of his time, to solve his cases.

We have found the series most enjoyable not only from the good mysteries but also from the entertaining way they introduce various well-known figures from that time. About halfway through the series (we are currently watching season 12), we switched from Hulu to Acorn. Acorn lets us watch the program without any advertising interruptions.

If you like mysteries, especially period works, you may find Murdoch Mysteries enjoyable.

If you like the music, you may want to take a look at Murdoch Mysteries: Original Soundtrack Vol. 1 & Murdoch Mysteries: Original Soundtrack Vol. 2. Those are both on YouTube. They all make for some easy listening instrumentals.

Instrumental Music on YouTube: Gustav Holst- The Planets, Full Suite

(See my other Music related posts) – I came across this 49:14 video a few weeks ago. It was uploaded to YouTube in April of 2014 by Gwen Ronkartz. The video includes:

  1. 0:00 Mars
  2. 7:27 Venus
  3. 14:52 Mercury
  4. 18:39 Jupiter
  5. 26:11 Saturn
  6. 35:26 Uranus
  7. 41:12 Neptune

The music is performed by a variety of artists. Check the YouTube site for a complete list. It is all instrumental with some calm enough for easy listening, but most is a little energetic for that category.

Instrumental Music on YouTube: Dvořák Symphony No 9 “New World” Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker

(See my other Music related posts) – I came across this a few days ago. This 53:59 video was uploaded to YouTube in April of 2013 by 1Furtwangler.

The recording was made in 1991. It is the Dvořák – Symohony No. 9 in E minor op. 95 “From The New World” Münchner Philharmoniker conducted by Sergiu Celibidache. This piece includes:

  1. Adagio – Allegro molto
  2. Largo
  3. Scherzo. Molto vivace
  4. Allegro con fuoco


Instrumental Music on YouTube: ‘Rise of R’lyeh’

(See my other Music related posts) – I like instrumental music. This piece ‘Rise of R’lyeh’ is a little different. It is a combination of instrumental and choral. It is also dark and definitely appropriate for Horror.

The 04:39 video was uploaded to YouTube in April of 2019 by the composer Graham Plowman. I first saw this on the Aethereal Engineer bog. I don’t think I can categorize it as ‘Easy Listening’. 

Instrumental Music on YouTube: “Thank You Soldiers”

(See my other Music related posts) – I came across “Thank You soldiers” a while back and thought it would be appropriate for this Memorial Day. It isn’t the normal instrumental music I post. I thought that the current and former service personnel would appreciate this. The 03:03 video was uploaded to YouTube in November of 2009 by msouders37.

This song is sung by the 3rd grade class of Tussing Elementary