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Best Writing Music of 2011

What’s your favorite writing music from 2011?

Share the songs or albums that inspired you in the comments section and we will add it to our growing Spotify playlist (also posted below)–it currently contains six hours of instrumental, Amazon’s best classical music of 2011, rock, folk, electronica and more for your listening pleasure.

If you want more inspiration, check out Largehearted Boy’s annual list of Year-End Music Lists. Every year this GalleyCat editor makes an annual collection of his favorite writing music from the year. We’ve posted the list below along with music from GalleyCat readers around the country. Follow this link to listen to the playlist.

The Best Writing Music of 2011

Explosions In The Sky – Last Known Surroundings
Explosions In The Sky – Human Qualities
Explosions In The Sky – Trembling Hands
Explosions In The Sky – Be Comfortable, Creature
Explosions In The Sky – Postcard From 1952
Explosions In The Sky – Let Me Back In
Stuart Duncan;Chris Thile;Edgar Meyer;Yo-Yo Ma – Attaboy
Stuart Duncan;Chris Thile;Edgar Meyer;Yo-Yo Ma – Quarter Chicken Dark
Stuart Duncan;Chris Thile;Edgar Meyer;Yo-Yo Ma – Helping Hand
Stuart Duncan;Chris Thile;Edgar Meyer;Yo-Yo Ma – Where’s My Bow?
Stuart Duncan;Chris Thile;Edgar Meyer;Yo-Yo Ma;Aoife O’Donovan – Here and Heaven
Stuart Duncan;Chris Thile;Edgar Meyer;Yo-Yo Ma – Franz And The Eagle
Stuart Duncan;Chris Thile;Edgar Meyer;Yo-Yo Ma – Less is Moi
Stuart Duncan;Chris Thile;Edgar Meyer;Yo-Yo Ma – Hill Justice
Stuart Duncan;Chris Thile;Edgar Meyer;Yo-Yo Ma;Aoife O’Donovan – No One But You
Stuart Duncan;Chris Thile;Edgar Meyer;Yo-Yo Ma – 13:8
Stuart Duncan;Chris Thile;Edgar Meyer;Yo-Yo Ma – Goat Rodeo
Christoph Andersson – Metropol
Christoph Andersson – Metropolis
Christoph Andersson – Metropol – Night Drugs Remix
Deuter – La Folie 1
Deuter – La Folie 2
Deuter – La Folie 3
Deuter – La Folie 4
Deuter – Memories of an Angel
Deuter – The Sun Enters the River
Deuter – The Fawn Drinks the Sun
Deuter – Enchanted Summer Night
Deuter – The Heron Dreams
Deuter – Laughing Waters
Deuter – Celestial Meadows
Deuter – Elysian Fields
Brian Eno – 1/1
Brian Eno – 2/1
Brian Eno – 1/2
Brian Eno – 2/2
Steve Roach – Structures From Silence
James Blake – Once We All Agree
James Blake – We Might Feel Unsound
Bon Iver – Fall Creek Boys Choir
James Blake – A Case Of You
James Blake – Not Long Now
James Blake – Enough Thunder
Hans Zimmer – Time
Hans Zimmer – Dream Is Collapsing
Hans Zimmer – Drink Up Me Hearties Yo Ho – Score
Hans Zimmer – Jack Sparrow – Score
Hans Zimmer – Chevaliers De Sangreal
Hans Zimmer – Opening Titles
Hans Zimmer – Extraction Point
Hans Zimmer – Breach
Hans Zimmer – Guerrilla Tactics
Hans Zimmer – Seige
Hans Zimmer – Infiltration
Hans Zimmer – Espirit de Corps
Hans Zimmer – Retreat and Reveille
Hans Zimmer – Ordinance
Hans Zimmer – Contingency
Hans Zimmer – Onwards
Hans Zimmer – Code of Conduct
Hans Zimmer – Chain of Command
Hans Zimmer – Safeguard
Hans Zimmer – Deadline
Hans Zimmer – Protocol
Hans Zimmer – Coup de Grace
Yo-Yo Ma – Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: Prélude
Yo-Yo Ma – Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: Allemande
Yo-Yo Ma – Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: Courante
Yo-Yo Ma – Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: Sarabande
Yo-Yo Ma – Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: Menuett
Yo-Yo Ma – Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: Gigue
Yo-Yo Ma – Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010: Prélude
Yo-Yo Ma – Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010: Allemande
Yo-Yo Ma – Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010: Courante
Yo-Yo Ma – Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010: Sarabande
Yo-Yo Ma – Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010: Bourrée
Yo-Yo Ma – Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010: Gigue
Yo-Yo Ma – Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: Prélude
Yo-Yo Ma – Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: Allemande
Yo-Yo Ma – Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: Courante
Yo-Yo Ma – Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: Sarabande
Yo-Yo Ma – Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: Gavotte
Yo-Yo Ma – Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: Gigue
Nelson Freire – Liszt: 2 Etudes de Concert, S.145 – No.1 Waldesrauschen
Nelson Freire – Liszt: Années de pèlerinage: 2ème année: Italie, S.161 – 5. Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
Nelson Freire – Liszt: Valse oubliée No.1 in F sharp, S.215
Nelson Freire – Liszt: Années de pèlerinage: 1e année: Suisse, S.160 – 2. Au lac de Wallenstadt
Nelson Freire – Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.3 in B flat, S.244 – Hungarian Rhapsody No.3 in B flat, S.244
Nelson Freire – Liszt: 6 Consolations, S. 172 – No. 1 in E major (Andante con moto)
Nelson Freire – Liszt: 6 Consolations, S. 172 – No. 2 in E major (Un poco più mosso)
Nelson Freire – Liszt: 6 Consolations, S. 172 – No. 3 in D flat major (Lento, placido)
Nelson Freire – Liszt: 6 Consolations, S. 172 – No. 4 in D flat major (Quasi adagio)
Nelson Freire – Liszt: 6 Consolations, S. 172 – No. 5 in E major (Andantino)
Nelson Freire – Liszt: 6 Consolations, S. 172 – No. 6 in E major (Allegretto, sempre cantabile)
Todd Reynolds – Icy Sleeves Of Green
Todd Reynolds – Outerborough
Todd Reynolds – Splash
Kid Beyond – Transamerica
Todd Reynolds – The Solution
Todd Reynolds – End of Day
Todd Reynolds – Taskforce: Farmlab
Todd Reynolds – Centrifuge
Todd Reynolds – Outerborough
Todd Reynolds – Icy Sleeves of Green v2.0
Todd Reynolds – A Needle Pulling Fred
Todd Reynolds – Tree-Oh
Paul de Jong – Inward Bound
Todd Reynolds – Crossroads
David T. Little – and the sky was still there
Todd Reynolds – Fast Pasture
Ken Thomson – Storm Drain
Todd Reynolds – The End of an Orange
Todd Reynolds – Killer
Johann Sebastian Bach – Partita III in E major, BWV 1006 / I. Preludio
James Ehnes – Romantic Pieces, Op.75, for Violin and Piano / I. Allegro moderato
James Ehnes – Sonata in G Major for violin and Harpsichord No.6 Appendix (BWV 1019a) / I. Cantabile, ma un poco Adagio
James Ehnes – Liebesleid
James Ehnes – Tambourin chinois
James Ehnes – Liebesfreud
James Ehnes – Sonatina in G major for Violin and Piano, Op.100 B183 / II. Larghetto – Poco piu mosso – Meno mosso, Tempo I
Johann Sebastian Bach – Partita II in D minor, BWV 1004 / V. Ciaccona
Orchestre Symphonique De Québec – Havanaise
Orchestre Symphonique De Québec – Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso
Jules Massenet – Méditation
USSR State Symphony Orchestra – Violin Concerto No. 1, BB 48a: I. Andante sostenuto
USSR State Symphony Orchestra – Violin Concerto No. 1, BB 48a: II. Allegro giocoso
USSR State Symphony Orchestra – Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35: I. Movement One
USSR State Symphony Orchestra – Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35: I. Movement Two
Andrea Bocelli – Un Dulce Melodrama (Melodramma)
Andrea Bocelli – Mil Lunas Mil Olas (Mille Lune Mille Onde)
Andrea Bocelli – E Sara’a A Settembre
Andrea Bocelli – Chiara
Andrea Bocelli – Mascagni
Andrea Bocelli – Resta Qui
Andrea Bocelli – El Misterio Del Amor (Il Misterio Del L’Amore)
Andrea Bocelli – Se La Gente Usasse Il Cuore
Andrea Bocelli – Si Voltò
Andrea Bocelli – L’Abitudine
Andrea Bocelli – El Encuentro (L’Incontro)
Andrea Bocelli – E Mi Manchi Tu
Andrea Bocelli – Il Diavolo E L’Angelo
Andrea Bocelli – L’Ultimo Re
Kate Bush – 50 Words For Snow
Hugo – 99 Problems
Cake – Shadow Stabbing
Noah And The Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.
Matt Duncan – Summer Song
Vandaveer – Concerning Past & Future Conquests
Bruce Peninsula – The Swimming Song
Adanowsky – J’aime tes genoux
Tune-Yards – You Yes You
Radiohead – Lotus Flower
The Mountain Goats – Never Quite Free
Frightened Rabbit – The Work
St. Vincent And The National – Sleep All Summer
Whitehorse – I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen Cover)
Rostam Batmanglij – Wood
Dan Mangan – About As Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help At All
Alexander – Truth
Josh Rouse & The Long Vacations – Diggin In The Sand
Wilco – Capitol City
Hey Marseilles – Rio
Roadside Graves – 07 Love Me More
Hayes Carll – Hide Me
Wilco – Art Of Almost
Johann Strauss – The Emperor Waltz Op 437
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – (Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For?
Clive Tanaka y su orquesta – All Night, All Right :: Side A :: For Dance
Clive Tanaka y su orquesta – I Want (You So Bad) :: Side A :: For Dance
Clive Tanaka y su orquesta – Neu Chicago :: Side A :: For Dance
Clive Tanaka y su orquesta – Brack Lain :: Side A :: For Dance
Clive Tanaka y su orquesta – Skinjob :: Side B :: For Romance
Clive Tanaka y su orquesta – International Heartbreaker :: Side B :: For Romance
Clive Tanaka y su orquesta – The Fourth Magi :: Side B :: For Romance
Clive Tanaka y su orquesta – Lonely for the High Scrapers :: Side B :: For Romance
Chris Botti – When I Fall In Love
The Allman Brothers Band – Trouble No More
The Allman Brothers Band – Done Somebody Wrong – Live At The Fillmore East
The Allman Brothers Band – Stormy Monday – Live At The Fillmore East
The Allman Brothers Band – Can’t Lose What You Never Had
The Allman Brothers Band – Statesboro Blues – Live At The Fillmore East/1971
The Allman Brothers Band – One Way Out – 1971/Live At The Fillmore East
The Allman Brothers Band – Hoochie Coochie Man
The Allman Brothers Band – I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town – Live
The Allman Brothers Band – Dimples – Live
The Allman Brothers Band – Need Your Love So Bad

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