10 Beautiful Pieces of Ambient Music

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Music has the power to touch our very souls and none more so than ambient music. I have collected 10 pieces of beautiful music from my collection and found them on youtube and listed them all here. I hope you enjoy these pieces, they really do have the power to transport you to another world.

1. Brain Eno – An Ending Ascent

This is one of my favourite pieces. I first heard it driving from Edinburgh to Glasgow on a beautiful summers night as the sun was going down, it's simply amazing.

2.  Arvo Part – Spiegel im Spiegel

This is another beautiful piece of piano music from the Estonian composer. I remember hearing this on a dark night in 1999 looking out the window over Glasgow city centre and I was hooked.

3. Simple Minds – Shake off the ghosts

Simple minds are not known for their instrumentals but they actually recorded quite a lot of them. This one I heard on a winters night, it was snowing and I was in my girlfriend's house at the time. The lights were out, the orange lights outside showed the snow falling heavily and I was standing at the window alone. It's a moment and a tune I will remember forever.

4. Bach – Sheep may safely graze – performed by St. Martin-in-the-Fields

I used to be one of those people who thought classical music was boring and a bit dull. However, that changed about 10 years ago and this is one of my favourite classical pieces.

5.  Harold Budd & Brian Eno –  The Plateaux of Mirror First Light

Two geniuses at work. This is a beautiful piano piece. I heard this over 10 years ago and appreciate more every time I listen to it.

6. Vangelis – Hymne

I love Vangelis' work and this is one of my favourites from them. It's a bit 80's but it is still a beautiful piece.

7. Pachelbel – Canon in D

When I was married a few years ago we had a harpist playing this in the background and it was beautiful. One of my all time favourites even though it might be a bit cliched to classical music lovers.

8. Brian Eno -Silver Morning

There is something indescribable about this piece. It gets hold of you and transports you into another world, amazing.

9. Full Sail – Ryan Farish

I heard this last year and think it is just a beautiful piece of music. It's upbeat but ambient.

10.  Chicane – Popihola

This is just an amazingly, beautiful uplifting piece of music and i never tire of listening to it.  The original version is beautiful too.

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Steven Aitchison

Steven Aitchison is the author of The Belief Principle and an online trainer teaching personal development and online business.  He is also the creator of this blog which has been running since August 2006.