Friday, 14 February 2014

Music 23

I am a big fan of soundtracks/scores and they form the bulk of my music listening pleasure. The lines blur quite nicely into some wonderful pieces of classical orchestral masterpieces and in teh other direction to more pop-centric music and then songs.

I thought it was about time I made a short playlist that had a small group of tracks that are my favourites. There is a clear leaning towards the movies that I love - does this mean I like the music more because of the film or does the great music make me like the movie more??? I do love the extra meaning that the music brings when I relate it back to the characters, the story and the emotion of a film or cinematic moment. Maybe that is my visual mind playing the bully, but I do think these pieces are full of class and I am truly in awe of the craftsmanship and artistry needed on the part of composer and musician alike (are there too many 'and's in that sentence?)...

So, here is the Oink23 list as it stands in no particular order - enjoy.

Drink Up Me Hearties Yo Ho, Hans Zimmer (Pirates of the Caribbean 3)
Star Wars Main Title/The Arrival at Naboo, John Williams (Star Wars 1)
The Imperial March, John Williams (Star Wars 5)
Coronation, Andy Brown & Ilan Eshkeri (Stardust)
The Ring Goes South, Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings 1)
The All Spark, Steve Jablonski (Transformers Ep1)
Test Drive, John Powell (How to Train Your Dragon 1)
Saint-Saens: Symphony #3 in C Minor, Gaston Litaize (also in Babe)
Glasgow Love Theme, Craig Armstrong (Love Actually)
Superman Main Title, John Williams (Superman 1)
John Dunbar Theme, John Barry (Dances With Wolves)
Canon in D Major, Pachelbel
Beethoven Symphony #5 in C Minor Ellegro, Ludvig Van Beethoven
All of Me, Jon Schmidt
The Throne Room & End Title, John Williams (Star Wars 4)
Time, Hans Zimmer (Inception)
Butterfly Waltz, Brian Crain
Dreams Come True, Randy Edelman (27 Dresses)
Swan Lake ActIV Scene Finale, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Olympic Fanfare, John Williams (1984 Olympics)
The Games, Patrick Doyle (Brave)
What Are You Going to Do When You Are Not Saving the World, Hans Zimmer (Man of Steel)
The Prince of Persia, Harry Gregson-Williams (Prince of Persia)

[Pic from Blue Harvest via the Family Guy Wikia
The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Williams]

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