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

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  1. SheetmusicLover Jedi Padawan

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    The Rites Of Spring Igor Stravinsky
    Second Symphony Michael Tippett
  2. stewdog-kenobi Jedi Padawan

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    Fields of Coral, from "Oceanic" by Vangelis. Trust me on this one.

    stewdog
  3. Darth Predator Force Ghost

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    Rhapsody in Blue is an incredible song...IMHO the best.
  4. Whimper Jedi Master

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    Aase's Death (from the Peer Gynt suite) by Grieg.

    Tannhauser (Wagner)

    Adagio for Strings (Samuel Barber)
  5. silverblade Jedi Master

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    Check out Scott Tennant's recording of Joaquin Rodrigo's Invocation and Dance for solo guitar. That's a great piece.
  6. Demosthenes_Locke Jedi Youngling

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    Aint's Nothin but a G Thang by Dr. Dre.


    Just kidding!
  7. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Talking about Rhapsody in Blue - what do you think of the cartoon they did to it in Fantasia 2000? I loved the skating bit.

    I would go with Canon for the greatest piece of all time. There are so many layers to it.
  8. Plo_Koon_ Jedi Master

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    I would say "the battle" from the movie Gladiator.
    Anyway, all tracks from Gladiator are good...
  9. Commander Antilles Force Ghost

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    The SW music themes like the Imperial March, ANH Main Theme, and DOTF.
    Lots of other JW film themes (Jaws, ET, Superman, etc).
    The Planets suite.
    The Hunt for Red October soundtrack.
  10. Believe Jedi Knight

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    "Montagues and Capulets" from Sergei Prokofiev's "Romeo & Juliet". It's the best.
    Johann Strauss's "Blue Danube", Maurice Ravel's "Bolero" and Rossini's "William Tell Overture" (u know, from The Lone Ranger) should be considered too.
  11. yodaman Jedi Grand Master

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    Speaking of Fantasia 2000, does anyone think that there's a part in the whale scene with Resphigi's Pines of Rome that would make a great scene in one of the next two episodes? I'm talking about where the whales come up out of the water and you see this great aerial view of them coming at you and then it pans around to behind them. I always imagined that the whales could be replaced with ships and that would look pretty neat in a Star Wars context.
  12. dehrian Manager Emeritus

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    Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto. That stands out for me. The second movement would make a great Ani/Padme theme.
  13. Toshi Station Jedi Knight

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    Here's a list of some of mine (soundtracks only):

    1. Binary Sunset- ANH
    2. End Title- ANH
    3. Main Title- Patton
    4. Exile- The Insider
    5. The Victor- LA Confidential
    6. Duel of the Fates- TPM
  14. E_Greyshadow Jedi Knight

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    I really like the Final Fantasy 6 soundtrack, especially the actual orchestral pieces (from the Grand Finale CD?).
  15. JediSenoj451 Jedi Master

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    My favorite is Chopin?s Piano Concerto No. 2, but I also agree that Rhapsody in Blue is excellent.
  16. DarthBurns Force Ghost

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    From composer=
    1. Victory Celebrations-ROTJ SE
    2. Binary Sunset-ANH
    3. End Theme-Gladiator

    Favourite song=

    Tiny Dancer by Elton John. I always get ripped for saying that to my friends because i'm only 16 and I like oldish music. Anyone else have this problem.
  17. SameSithDifferentDay Jedi Youngling

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    Siegfried's Death and Funeral March by Wagner.
  18. AlCool Jedi Knight

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    Night on Bare Mountain

    I probably got that wrong.. I also like Lakmé, but that's a bit clichéd
  19. Sith_241 Jedi Master

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    Imperial March. Probably everybody recognizes it!
  20. DarthObvious Jedi Padawan

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    If you're going to mention Rimsky-Korsakov, I think his best piece is "Procession of the Nobles." We used to play that in band about every other year and I think it's one of the best orchestral pieces ever. It can be heard on "Fiedler's Greatest Hits" featuring the Boston Pops. It's an essential album, I suggest you pick it up. Best ever? There's too many to pick from. "Summer, Highland Falls" by Billy Joel. Listen to the accompaniment, it's definitely in the classical vein. Best episode ever.
  21. VEDIC Jedi Padawan

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    easy--bill conti for "Going the Distance" in the original Rocky. That's the only thing that can compete with John Williams.

    for star wars--duel of the fates gets better every time I hear it.
  22. MaxVeers TFN FanFilms Staff, Manager Emeritus

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    Here are some pieces I think may be the best:

    ? Launch - Trevor Rabin
    ? Charging Fort Wagner - James Horner
    ? The Rock Theme - Hans Zimmer
    ? Conquest of Paradise - John Williams / Vangelis
    ? Bare Island - Hans Zimmer

  23. Short Round McFly Jedi Youngling

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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Icarus's Dream Suite by Yngwie Malmsteen ;)
  24. TheCat Jedi Master

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    Bartok's 2nd piano concerto - its so damn meaty!
  25. -_- Jedi Padawan

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