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What film score theme/melody is going through your head right now?

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The weak-sauce variation of the main theme during the otherwise excellent ending last night was a shame.

Actually, that was the Lannisters' theme.

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I just finished the latest episode of GOT, so The Lannister's Theme.

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It was in latest episodes'end title, wasn't it? I didn't recognise it before the infamous episode 9 of season 3.

And my earworm today is Pi's Lullaby.

Karol

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What, the Lannister's Theme? It played in last night's episode towards the end of Tyrion's speech, and during the second half of the end credits (although I guess the first half of the end credits is considered part of the theme too)

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The Woodland Realm theme from Desolation of Smaug, specifically the Beyond the Forest variations.

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City Slicker 2 main title (all of it)

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The Borg theme as played by the brass all throughout The Dish. It's distinctly Goldsmith.

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Main Title from Young Sherlock Holmes.

A lovely theme, if ever there was one, and on which subject: what is the fluttering noise heard all through the main and end titles, and how is it achieved?

I, Robot (what the hell. . . ?).

It's always fun to see a thread kick off that you know is destined to last a long, long time (a la the Last Movie You Watched and such).

I prefer "Eye In The Sky", myself.

"Journey of the Sorceror" by The Eagles

It's both a melody and a film theme.

Remember: it was a TV theme waaaaay before it was a movie theme.

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Main Title from Young Sherlock Holmes.

A lovely theme, if ever there was one, and on which subject: what is the fluttering noise heard all through the main and end titles, and how is it achieved?

All of the strings (26 violins, 10 violas, 8 cellos and 6 basses) are instructed to tap the bodies of their instruments with their knuckles. The violins start off first, then the violas etc. so the sound gradually becomes bassier.

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Like 'tap body of the instrument with knuckles?' :lol:

It falls under the umbrella of 'extended techniques', pioneered by the 60s avant-garde composers like Penderecki and Takemitsu. Some composers use little symbols (borrowed from graphic notation) for these things, but that usually makes it needlessly convoluted, since the players need to memorise a key. Best to just describe it.

Here's Williams using the same technique back in 73. Only 3 basses this time, so a much smaller sound.

0:54

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I, Robot (what the hell. . . ?).

It's always fun to see a thread kick off that you know is destined to last a long, long time (a la the Last Movie You Watched and such).

I prefer "Eye In The Sky", myself.

Don't pass over The Turn of a Friendly Card. Classic APP.

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seemed to wake with a small section of "1941" in my head sort of repeating itself. Hellcats Over Hollywood track

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Sherlock's theme from the BBC series

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"Ride to Fort Hays" from Dances With Wolves.

Main Title from Young Sherlock Holmes.

A lovely theme, if ever there was one, and on which subject: what is the fluttering noise heard all through the main and end titles, and how is it achieved?

All of the strings (26 violins, 10 violas, 8 cellos and 6 basses) are instructed to tap the bodies of their instruments with their knuckles. The violins start off first, then the violas etc. so the sound gradually becomes bassier.

Interesting. Was this aleatory, or was it notated to a specific tempo and/or tone?

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Main Title from Young Sherlock Holmes.

A lovely theme, if ever there was one, and on which subject: what is the fluttering noise heard all through the main and end titles, and how is it achieved?

All of the strings (26 violins, 10 violas, 8 cellos and 6 basses) are instructed to tap the bodies of their instruments with their knuckles. The violins start off first, then the violas etc. so the sound gradually becomes bassier.

Interesting. Was this aleatory, or was it notated to a specific tempo and/or tone?

Aleatory, starting slowly then increasing in speed to As Fast As Possible. Each section enters an 8th note rest at a time.

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Oh thanks for that. I was actually wondering the other week while listening to it.

Karol

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The main rhythm of this piece

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The rift between us widens. ;)

I think it's a nice tune, and Tyler's sequel score made me long for Doyle. Is he in your David Arnold category?

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I think it's a nice tune, and Tyler's sequel score made me long for Doyle. Is he in your David Arnold category?

His post-2010 self is.

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Agreed (IF I had a David Arnold category). I find him overrated, and don't enjoy many of his recent scores.

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Agreed (IF I had a John Williams category). I find him overrated, and don't enjoy many of his recent scores.

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