Not a movie or TV show but going to share it because of how stirring of a work of music/art it is.
The Sacred Veil is the latest released work from Eric Whitacre that debuted live in 2019 and was just released as a recording a few days ago. The poems were put together by Anthony Silvestri who is reflecting on the cancer battle of his late wife Judy from a decade ago (some of her words are featured as texts too, which creates some of the most heartbreaking moments of the piece), as you listen through the music and poems it’s as if you’re entering into Silvestri’s own grief and witnessing something almost to personal to be shared with you.
The scoring has moments of haunting beauty that can almost feel sentimental until the unresolved tension you expect to resolve never quite does. There’s one particular section, “Delicious Times” in which a woman’s choir narrates the thoughts of Julia as she thinks through the times of children helping her through chemo. A careful listening brought me to tears at how personal and carefully composed it was.
Even if you are not a fan of choral music, the Sacred Veil manages to transcend the genre (and it features some gorgeous Cello solos). In fact listening through there’s no other genre or style this work could have been done in and conveyed the same beauty and heartbreak. Whitacre has made a name for himself as a modern classical composer, but he’s made his best work with the Sacred Veil. Really recommend giving this a full listen.
Also this contains the selected poems by Silverstri in the work, worth reading through as the music plays, as they are just as important to the power of the work as the music imo.