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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. SheetmusicLover

    SheetmusicLover Jedi Youngling

    Mar 19, 2001
    The Rites Of Spring Igor Stravinsky
    Second Symphony Michael Tippett
  2. stewdog-kenobi

    stewdog-kenobi Jedi Youngling

    Apr 1, 2001
    Fields of Coral, from "Oceanic" by Vangelis. Trust me on this one.

  3. Darth Predator

    Darth Predator Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 23, 1999
    Rhapsody in Blue is an incredible song...IMHO the best.
  4. Whimper

    Whimper Jedi Master star 4

    May 11, 1999
    Aase's Death (from the Peer Gynt suite) by Grieg.

    Tannhauser (Wagner)

    Adagio for Strings (Samuel Barber)
  5. silverblade

    silverblade Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 24, 2001
    Check out Scott Tennant's recording of Joaquin Rodrigo's Invocation and Dance for solo guitar. That's a great piece.
  6. Demosthenes_Locke

    Demosthenes_Locke Jedi Youngling star 2

    Feb 26, 2001
    Aint's Nothin but a G Thang by Dr. Dre.

    Just kidding!
  7. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 23, 2000
    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_

    Plo_Koon_ Jedi Padawan star 4

    Feb 7, 2001
    I would say "the battle" from the movie Gladiator.
    Anyway, all tracks from Gladiator are good...
  9. Commander Antilles

    Commander Antilles Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Jul 21, 1999
    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

    Believe Jedi Youngling star 2

    May 21, 2001
    "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

    yodaman Jedi Knight star 5

    Feb 26, 1999
    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

    dehrian Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Mar 18, 1999
    Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto. That stands out for me. The second movement would make a great Ani/Padme theme.
  13. Toshi Station

    Toshi Station Jedi Youngling star 2

    May 5, 1999
    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

    E_Greyshadow Jedi Youngling star 2

    Mar 11, 2001
    I really like the Final Fantasy 6 soundtrack, especially the actual orchestral pieces (from the Grand Finale CD?).
  15. JediSenoj451

    JediSenoj451 Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 24, 2001
    My favorite is Chopin?s Piano Concerto No. 2, but I also agree that Rhapsody in Blue is excellent.
  16. DarthBurns

    DarthBurns Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 28, 2001
    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

    SameSithDifferentDay Jedi Youngling star 3

    May 4, 2001
    Siegfried's Death and Funeral March by Wagner.
  18. AlCool

    AlCool Jedi Youngling star 1

    Sep 22, 2000
    Night on Bare Mountain

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

    Sith_241 Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 23, 2001
    Imperial March. Probably everybody recognizes it!
  20. DarthObvious

    DarthObvious Jedi Youngling

    Jun 2, 2001
    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

    VEDIC Jedi Youngling

    Jun 4, 2001
    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

    MaxVeers TFN FanFilms Staff, Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 24, 2000
    Here are some pieces I think may be the best:

    [blockquote]? Launch - Trevor Rabin
    ? Charging Fort Wagner - James Horner
    ? The Rock Theme - Hans Zimmer
    ? Conquest of Paradise - John Williams / Vangelis
    ? Bare Island - Hans Zimmer[/blockquote]
  23. Short Round McFly

    Short Round McFly Jedi Youngling star 6

    Nov 13, 1999
    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Icarus's Dream Suite by Yngwie Malmsteen ;)
  24. TheCat

    TheCat Jedi Padawan star 4

    Feb 21, 2001
    Bartok's 2nd piano concerto - its so damn meaty!
  25. -_-

    -_- Jedi Youngling

    Jun 10, 2001
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