The original score for Nineteen Eighty Four, before Richard Branson decided ro replace most of Mudowney’s excellent musical cues with lousy music cues by Eurythmics, which even by the very low standards of European pop music in the 1980s, is horrible. My personal Room 101 doubtless consists of a chair into which one is strapped with headphones playing a continual loop of Eurythmics music. “No, no, do it to Julia!”
An album of polyphonic Bulgarian and Russian music entitled Old Russian and Bulgarian Chants, performed by a Bulgarian orchestra, via Apple Music.
Church music represents 95% of what I listen to (with polyphonic music from Russia and other countries dominating, like Greece and Romania, followed by Ambrosian chant followed by Syriac (Orthodox and Assyrian) music, which would be no. 1 except for the lack of quality recordings, and old Russian chant, followed by Anglican canticles, Psalms chanted using Anglican chant and some plainsong, and Anglican anthems, but not Chorale-type hymns, followed by Coptic Tasbeha and Armenian chant, followed by the mix of Gregorian and Polyphonic Latin Rite music endorsed by Pope Pius X (Palestrina, Byrd, Morales, et al), followed by Mozarabic Chant (which I like more than Gregorian, but it is in short supply), Byzantine Chant (chiefly Bulgarian), congregational Prostopinije, and Ethiopic music, and lastly, chorale-type hymns by Charles Wesley and a few other composers.