11 Jul 2018

Six classical tunes for an out of this world proposal

From Upbeat, 1:56 pm on 11 July 2018

Have you ever wanted to plan a proposal that was out of this world?

From 2022 you’ll be able to literally love someone to the moon and back by popping the big question while circling the moon in a private self-contained autonomous spacecraft.

The moon

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Just like marriage, this proposal idea is quite the commitment. It costs $145 million and takes 12 weeks' worth of training.

A special playlist has also been complied for this expedition, including the theme to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Thus spoke Zarathustra, Op. 30 by Richard Strauss and Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me to the Moon.

To help set a romantic scene we’ve got our own playlist of classical pieces perfect for proposals in or out of space.

Intermezzo Op. 118, No. 2 by Brahms

This lullaby-type piece has a very tender and romantic melody.  There is a special softness to the music that sets a beautiful mood for that special day.


Clair de Lune by Debussy

Known as one of the best loved piano pieces, Clair de Lune combines poetry and music.  The piece has a beautiful sensual texture that creates a romantic atmosphere.


Cello Concerto, Op. 129 (2) by Schumann

This movement is very tender, lyrical and sensitive.  Schumann composed this emotional melody for his wife, Clara, so it can only be good luck for the future.


Beloved by Yiruma

Beloved, along with many other Yiruma compositions, is a wonderful musical representation of true love. This piece would be a great addition to that “out of this world” proposal.


Serenade for Strings (2) by Dag Wirén

This orchestra piece begins with simple pizzicato then introduces a beautiful melody that builds up throughout the movement.  The harmonies and moving lines add depth to the uplifting melody that will surely guarantee a romantic proposal.


Impromptu in G flat Op. 90 No.3 by Schubert

Schubert was best known for creating pieces that represented human emotions and experiences.  This piece in particular paints the fluttering of the human heart. The realness, complexity and sweetness of the melody will bring out the best emotions during that special day.