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What is the greatest piece of music EVER, whether it's John W. or not

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Short Round McFly, Mar 28, 2001.

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  1. Short Round McFly

    Short Round McFly Jedi Youngling star 6

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    My most favorite piece of music EVER in the history of mankind is The Trio by Ennio Morricone. It's creepy, gives me the goose bumps and kind of poetic.

    P.S. When I say music, I don't mean any songs, I mean from movies or by composers. :-D
     
  2. JediBeowulf

    JediBeowulf Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I would have to say the fourth movement of Dvorak's Ninth Symphony...the whole symphony isn't bad either.
     
  3. Tellesto

    Tellesto Jedi Knight star 5

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    Probably Duel of the Fates by John Willaims or Anakin's theme.
     
  4. Grand Admiral Reese

    Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Knight star 6

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    Holst's Mars: The Bringer of War. :)
     
  5. JOEYT5

    JOEYT5 Jedi Master star 2

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    I don't know about composers or classical music, but I would say the greatest piece of popular music ever is the Beatles triumphant, industry changing 45 from 1967: Strawberry Fields Forever b/w Penny Lane. That and Brian Wilson's (of the Beach Boys) masterpiece album, "Pet Sounds".
    These and other pieces can stand their own against Mozart, Williams and other great composers, I feel.


     
  6. Darth-Murder

    Darth-Murder Jedi Youngling star 1

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    OPETHs "Black Rose Immortal"
     
  7. Mastadge

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    Ode to Joy
     
  8. waheennay

    waheennay Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Pet Sounds is a great album. I love "I Guess I Just Wasn't Made For These Times". I think one of the best pieces of music is "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin.
     
  9. Lord Mauly Mall

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    Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
     
  10. Jedi_Storm

    Jedi_Storm Jedi Youngling

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    Pachebel's Canon: I simply LOVE the Canadian Brass's rendition. I could listen to it for hours! :D
     
  11. yodaman

    yodaman Jedi Knight star 5

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    "Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade"--LMM

    Wow, that's a really good one. I swear someone could make a movie off of that piece alone. My favorite is Scriabin's Third Symphony the "Divine Poem." I also like Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss, the whole thing and not just the opening fanfare. I guess you can say I really like symphonic tone poems.
     
  12. Lord Mauly Mall

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    I'd have to say that the 3rd track on the R/K CD I have, I believe it's titled "The Young Prince and the Young Princess" is by far the single most beautiful piece of music I have ever heard.
     
  13. Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn

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    All of ESB and the second half of ROTJ.
     
  14. Grand Admiral Reese

    Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Knight star 6

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  15. emupiett

    emupiett Jedi Youngling star 1

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    What is an R/K CD? A sampler of somekind? If so, then I believe you are talking about one of the movements from Stravinsky's "Firebired" suite.
     
  16. yodaman

    yodaman Jedi Knight star 5

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    I'm pretty sure R/K refers to Rimsky-Korsakov and that third track is the third movement to Scheherzade.

    Edit: And yes that movement is really beautiful.
     
  17. Happy Ninja

    Happy Ninja Jedi Knight star 6

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    I agree with the above, "Ode To Joy".
     
  18. ewingsquadron

    ewingsquadron Jedi Master star 5

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    Rhapsody in Blue
     
  19. DarthBoba

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    Yeah, I agree with ewing! Rhapsody in blue.
     
  20. legacyAccount

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    Holst's the planets or rhapsody in blue
     
  21. Darth_Exfarious

    Darth_Exfarious Jedi Youngling

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    Scheherazade is an awesome piece of music. A friend of mine is playing it at a solo\ensemble festival. He plays oboe and it adds that Arabian sound to it.
     
  22. yodaman

    yodaman Jedi Knight star 5

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    Looks like this is becoming a battle between Scheherazade and Rhapsody in Blue.
     
  23. Lord Mauly Mall

    Lord Mauly Mall TFN/JC Banner Artist Team star 7 VIP

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    I'll throw in another beautiful piece that shouldn't be missed:
    Ravel's "La Valse"

    I had the honor of attending last year's Centennial celebration of Symphony Hall in Boston and the musical director of the BSO, Seiji Ozawa, conducted the piece at the very end of the program. It was the first time I had heard that piece and I was floored.
     
  24. Jedi Greg Maddux

    Jedi Greg Maddux Jedi Knight star 6

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    Skyline Pigeon by Elton John
     
  25. JWK

    JWK Jedi Master star 4

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    Star Wars theme from ANH and the rest of the OT.
     
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