Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by General Kenobi, Jan 27, 2003.
Carmina Burana, by Carl Orff. I first heard it in the movie Excalibur, when King Arthur and his knights are riding into battle. It's stuck with me ever since.
Beethoven's Symphony No.7 Second Movement
Orff's Carmina Burana is fantastic. I got to play euphonium for a few movements of that work and it was the most fun I've ever had playing music in my life. Nevermind that Hollywood has overused it. I still love it.
Hard to say...
In no particular order:
Metal Gear solid 2 theme
Legend of Zelda opening, orchestrated version
Anything Yuki Kajiura
I have several other favorite pieces, but I picked one off the list. Rhapsody in Blue is simply fantastic. The opening is the best part.
I voted for the 1812 Overture, but I also quite like Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King.
Rhapsody In Blue, The Planets, Pictures At An Exhibition are all very good.
Definitely Rhapsody in Blue. I can never get tired of that piece.
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Pachelbel, Canon in D... though I like all of the others, that's always been my favorite. I know four different versions on the piano and two on the violin. It's loads of fun to play.
Other: Moonlight Sonata
Definately Carmina Burana. Other than Ride of the Valkyries it's one of the most powerful pieces of music ever written.
Tchaikovksy's 1st symphony is the best
Jesus bleibet meine Fruende -JS Bach.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!
star wars music
I had to vote other. I was pleased to see Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky mentioned, but 1812 is nowhere near being my favourite work. My personal favourite composition is Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty, but his six symphonies are excellent...the Pathetique being my personal favourite symphony followed closely by Pyotr's fourth.
Rachmaninoff was an exceptional composer and performer. I have an album with his second and fourth piano concertos; my heart melts each time I listen to it.
JS Bach's Concerto for Two Violins, Mass in B Minor, The Well Tempered Clavier and The Art of Fugue are, in my opinions, the best works from the Baroque era.
Arrival of the Guests by Sergei Prokofiev. It's a short piece from the ballet, Romeo and Juliet.
I picked Carmina Burana... I saw it played in a big opera show, with pyro's and all... in Paris last year, it was magnificent!
But there's another piece that I really really like, it's Allegri's Miserere...
The Tocatta and Fugue in D minor by J S Bach.
Peer Gynt (Both suites!), Piano Concerto in A and the Lyric Suite, Takemitsu's And Then I Knew 'Twas Wind, Debussy's La Mer and Nocturnes, Shostakovich's 'Leningrad' Symphony, JS Bach's Cantata BMV 152, Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Stravinsky's Fireworks, Handel's Conceri Grosso and 'The Lord is my strength and my song' from Israel in Egypt are some more personal favourite works. Each one of these works has a story behind it and within it that I like whether it being a serenade for some Austrian aristocracy, an impression of the sea or a gentle breeze, a tone poem featuring fireworks at night, or a therenody to the victims during the Seige of Leningrad. Each one of these works are dear to me.
I actually really like a piece by Chopin, but I can't remember the name of it!
Requiem (by Mozart)
Other more recent ones are Memory (Andrew Lloyd Webber), and quite a few by Jim Brickman. ('The Gift' is good.)
So much choice... I'm assuming orchestral,
Most peices by Sibaleius are great, and Bach (St. Matthaus Passion and the like), Mozart (Confutatis).
Moonlight Sonata is up there too.
Too many choices...