Is This One Of The Most Beautiful Melodies Ever Written?

I can't speak for you, of course, but as for me, I'm certainly not going to say that it's not.

It's the third movement of Otorino Respighi's second "Ancient Airs and Dances" suite, and it's just gorgeous; slow and meditative, yet at the same time, searing. (The fourth and final dance in the suite—the "Bergamasca"—is also fantastic stuff; about as much fun as one can have with classical music. Legally, that is.)

This particular version seemed a bit slow to me when I started listening to it, but once I hit that magical 2:00-minute mark, I was sold. There are no words, really.

Attribution(s): "The Wedding Dance" by Pieter Brueghel the Elder is in the public domain via Wikipedia.