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I've obnoxiously gushed countless times that no one does a finale like that Powell fella. Even the more 'minor' Powell works often build up to a dandy climax (the Rio scores come to mind). 

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4 second explosion of expressive chromatic dissonance.  Righteous organ fit for a prog rock band.  No other recording I've found has the organ so forward in the mix for this part, and its totally key to off-kilter effect in my opinion.

 

5:41 - 5:46

 

The Scherzo movement of his Organ Symphony is truly one of my absolute favorite Copland works.  I think the symphony in general gets kind of a bum rap.  Many critics are a little dismissive of it.

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The rhythm starting at 2:00. Sounds Kong-esque to me (not referring to a particular King Kong score, just...brings to mind King Kong in general).

The brass section really earned their paychecks in this score! If Solo's score is a glorious banquet fit for a king, this is a medium-well bacon cheeseburger cooked by a local greasy-but-cozy cafe.

 

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Getting more into the God of War OST.

 

One of my favorite settings (that I've noticed) of the main Kratos theme is at 2:15-2:27 below.   Transposed from its native low  C minor to a soaring  A minor.

 

"Valkyries" is a great track in general.

 

 

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Perhaps because this score doesn't really have many original melodies, this little moment really stood out to me in the film (during the copter chase). 

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Listening to Copland again, as usual.

 

This lovely section in the first movement with a single trombone underpinning the woodwinds.  The strings very softly come back in after a while before the movement begins to build up steam again. 

 

Sigh.  Heaven

 

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I'm normally not a fan of Ron Jones, but the Star Trek theme that plays at 1:15 is so good.

 

 

Those (I think) major 7 chords make such a great contrast to everything else going on, such a chilling moment in the show.

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Several years ago I watched this series and absolutely fell in love with the opening music, especially that melody that comes in at the beginning.  Colin Towns is the composer, I believe.

Is that an original melody, or is he closely following an Vaughn Williams example?  If so, what particular piece?  The end credit song is also beautiful.

 

 

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3 hours ago, KK said:

Someone give Marianelli his proper fantasy flick please!

 

 

I'm surprised I missed that movie, thanks for posting this excerpt.

 

Two things stuck in my head:

 

This goofy-ass theme, and all of its sillily dramatic variations

 

 

The section that appears a few seconds after this. Such a chilling moment in the film, and gives the events an almost mythical, larger than life quality.

 

 

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