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Spiritual music, to me, is music that can bring the listener to ecstasy, in the literal sense - transcending ordinary awareness of the self. Much Romantic music, e.g., Rachmaninoff slow movements as mentioned above, does not do this - it rather intensifies the experience of ordinary emotions.

I don't believe that slowness and spirituality need to be linked. This idea is what once led some people to believe, incorrectly, that HIP performances of Bach lacked the "spirituality" of the old Romantic-style performances. On the contrary, I would say those old performances sometimes reduced the music to pseudo-spiritual kitsch.

Here is an instrumental fast movement that to me expresses ecstatic joy:
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