When I'm working, I can't listen to music with words. *Actually, if the language in the song isn't English, it's ok. Latin, for example. There's something special about an old language* Techno is ok sometimes, but that gets me more amped and ready to get moving than thinking about the plans I'm trying to orchestrate. Classical music has been wonderful in helping productivity, and general mood. I heard Moonlight Sonata was about Beethoven's student and his affection for her, which could not come to fruition because of the impropriety in the relationship as he was in a position of trust and authority over her, so he had to battle with his desire and resign himself to loving her from a distance and platonically. You can absolutely hear the confusion and the battle of his inner dialogue throughout the piece. Or, perhaps this just a nice story Please share your favorite [Composer - Title] of classical scores you enjoy! I'll post what I find too. Eastern European and Middle Eastern traditional/celebratory/marching scores, as they're the inspiration of the Classical works, and later inspired awesome heavy-metal guitar riffs(you can totally hear it; Metallica - Wherever I May Roam is an obvious example), are more than welcome as well!