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

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  1. Captain Page Jedi Master

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    "Yub yub"


    I agree with yodaman about the shot of the whales coming out of the water. If Lucas replaced them with ships and set it in space, that would be an awesome shot.

    AlCool - it's Night on Bald Mountain.

    As for me, there are so many good pieces of music that it's hard to choose. Some of my favorites include:

    Jupiter: Bringer of Jollity - Holst
    Mars: Bringer of War - Holst
    Stars and Stripes Forever - Sousa
    Imperial March - Williams
    Raiders March - Williams
    National Emblem March - Bagley
    Ride of the Valkyries - Wagner

    There are probably more, but these are the ones I can think of at this time.
  2. El_Emperador Jedi Youngling

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    Can't decide on favorite piece.. but here are some cool ones 8)

    Powerhouse - Raymond Scott

    Bacchanale - Saint-Saens

    Danse Macabre - Saint-Saens

    Let's see... the Hook soundtrack! :)

    A bunch of other cool Jazz stuff, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Rhapsody in Blue rocks!
  3. DARTH-CKy Jedi Youngling

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    i'd have to say samuel barber's adagio for strings. it's quite haunting, and oliver stone put it to good use in 'platoon.' another great piece is the legend of zelda theme. i have an orchestral arrangement of it, and it is simply beautiful.
  4. All_Hail_Tom_Servo Jedi Youngling

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    The Star Spangled Banner
    Stars and Stripes Forever
    Song of the Liberty Bell {by Mark O'Conner from the PBS series Liberty: The American Revolution}
    The 1812 Overture
    Amazing Grace
    The Army Song
    Ride of the Valkyries
    Ode to Joy
    Carmina Buranna {Carl Orff}
    Genesis Countdown {James Horner from Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan}
  5. Renderking Jedi Youngling

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    Crap, nobody mentioned anything by the masterful Jean Sibelius.

    Symphony #3 in C, Opus 52...

    You guys are killing me!

    Also, Enya's first album, the Celts... Portraint (Out of the Blue)

    Finally, Prelude from Cello Suite #1
  6. GasCabbie Jedi Padawan

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    rick dees - disco duck

    oh yeah asteroid field is my favorite of the SW flicks
  7. Jeff 42 Manager Emeritus

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    "Let It Be" would have to be up there somewhere.
  8. reeves1 Jedi Youngling

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    Pretty hard to choose, as I am a big jazz and
    classical, not to mention John Williams, fan. I do really like Adagietto from Mahler's Fifth, though.
  9. jamesdrax Jedi Master

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    1. An American in Paris - George Gershwin
    2. Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin
    3. Poltergeist - Main Theme - Jerry Goldsmith
    4. Stargate - Main Theme - David Arnold
    5. Contact - Ellie's Theme - Alan Silvestri
    6. Raiders of the Lost Ark - Raiders Theme - John Williams
    7. The Omen - Main Theme - Jerry Goldsmith
    8. The Planets - Holst
    9. The Nutcracker - Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
    10. Swan Lake - Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

  10. Knotan Jedi Youngling

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    my favorite composer is Hans Zimmer, some of his greatest work are in The rock, Crimson Tide, Gladiator and many more. Hilights from each Hans Zimmer ST:

    The Rock - Hummel gets the rockets
    The Lion King - King of Pryde Rock
    Crimson Tide - 1SQ
    Gladiator - The battle
    Mission impossible 2 - Injection
    Peacemaker - Peacemaker

    other masterpieces:
    Vangelis - conquest of paradise
    Samuel barber - Adiago for strings
    Mark Manciana/trevor rabin - Trisha
  11. Dionysus Jedi Master

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    The top three:

    Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major

    closely followed by Louis Armstrong's Potato Head Blues

    and finally, Round Midnight, by Thelonious Monk (preferably his solo version for Riverside, or perhaps the one Miles and Coltrane did, or maybe Ella Fitzgerald's on Verve... hard to say :) )

  12. akjon Jedi Youngling

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    Difficult to choose this is.
    I'd have to say
    Vaughn Williams-Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

    Copeland-4th mvt. in his 3rd symphony
    (It plays around with Fanfare for the Common Man)

    Beethoven's 7th Symphony 2nd mvt.

    I could go on and on, but I'll stop there.
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