I actually heard this on a commercial, thought it was great. And you are right, it doesn't elevate.
Smiling by Harry Gregson-Williams
plz listen orthonorm and opus
My thoughts are that it is short and easy to listen to.
Speculative answers to what you might be driving at:
Almost uniformly serene, it doesn't go any where and it does not elevate.
It does nothing for me emotionally.
Probably served its momentary purpose.
Also, at least for me the product of meditation is elation which is absent here.
It could be developed but needs an additional theme.
The strings detract from the piano, I am not sure why they are used, reminds me of Lord of the Rings type music.
Now tell me what this is all about.
Can you link me something that moves you emotionally?
It seems I have been staring at your current avatar off and on for years. Who is she and is she always so dismissive?
As far as links, I do not know whether you want something that was composed recently like what you posted or just anything.
Until I know, I am submitting Opus118 no.2 (I am sure you guessed that). There are about 5000 different Youtube recordings because it is popular with students and music teachers. I liked this one and I think it is better that the ones that have more views (including many well known pianists and recordings that I own):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uQRguieIU8
I recommend not watching the video, but rather listen to it without distractions. I have mentioned before that Brahms is best listened to underneath the piano.
I also came across this recording by a 17 yr old that I thought was OK:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ef1cRBw9zU
She is more eye candy, but I was thinking about how she might be perfect for JamesR. She also sings and acts and is also a ballerina. What more can a man ask for? Well she has another youtube channel that involves putting on makeup and she describes 50 facts about herself. For example she has never kissed a boy, she is home schooled, she is afraid of any thing hot so she does not cook (I personally think that JamesR is capable of cooking). She is also well off (she has her own Steinway Grand), lives by the beach and surfs daily.
This is the link for that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjUo3vmPt9E
I watched all of it just in case someone here watched all of it and is thinking that they suffered alone. I am with you on this journey.
She is also entirely home-schooled which she discusses here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGwLTKZlmWM&feature=endscreen&NR=1
On another note I am a big fan of Fritz Wunderlich (he died quite young) and he is relevant to your question:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj7TPWpR-RYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRaFkKd0fvs
I know for a fact that I have cried during the last song.