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I wonder what will you come up with. I do not mean exact arrangements, orchestrations or recordings, but rather something that can have a thousand versions and you just love them "all". Choices need not to be limited to film or classical music.

To me they are:

1. Dixie                                          by Daniel Decatur Emmett

2. Soviet Anthem                           by Alexander Alexandrov

3. Entry of the Gladiators               by Julius Fučík

4. Marche Militaire No. 1                by Franz Schubert

5. Han & The Princess Theme       by John Williams

6. Lyric Waltz                                  by Dmitri Shostakovich

7. Sleeping Beauty Waltz               by Piotr Ilicz Czajkowski

8. Waltz from the First Echelon      by Dmitri Shostakovich

9. Hohenfriedberger March            by Frederick The Great

10. Swan Lake Waltz                     by Piotr Ilicz Czajkowski

 

I avoid honourable mentions this time, because the list would just not end

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Ooh, fun! Here are my 10 that I can think of right now, in no particular order:

  • Ode to Joy theme (Beethoven)
  • Journey to the Island
  • Here They Come!
  • Do you Hear the People Sing? (Les Miserables)
  • Mickey (Toni Basil)
  • Movie Studio (Iris) (Danny Elfman)
  • All Through the Night (Cyndi Lauper)
  • The Merchandisers (Chess)
  • Joseph's Coat (~Dreamcoat
  • The Ride (The Mask of Zorro)

(For the two pop songs, it's really the chorus that makes the earworm for me.)

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A great topic! What I have right now is

    1. Greensleeves
    2. Moon River
    3. Rose of May
    4. Peter and the Wolf Theme
    5. This tune by Grieg? (Can't remember who it's by)
    6. One Jump Reprise from Aladdin
    7. We Three Kings
    8. Spring Song by Mendelssohn
    9. Polovtsian Dances
    10. America The Beautiful

     

    HMs (updated):

    • Peaceful Easy Feeling
    • When You Wish Upon a Star
    • When Johnny Comes Marching Home
    • O Holy Night
    • Take Me Home, Country Roads
    • Bonds of Sea and Fire
    • Nerevar Rising
    • Christmas Time is Here
    • a song entitled Baby Baby by Amy Grant (cheesy, but it has excellent melodic quality)
    • The Lost Woods (beautiful performance)
    • Journey to the Island
    • This 8 measure tune by Ravel (forgotten atm)

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    First ten I thought of that made me smile

     

    Over the Rainbow - Arlen

    Super Mario Bros - Kondo

    Born on the Fourth of July - Williams

    Yesterday - McCartney

    Lady Caliph - Morricone

    Hedwig’s Theme - Williams

    The Way You Look Tonight - Kern

    Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon

    Village Green - Davies

    Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance) - Rubio

     

    Oh I gotta throw in Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring too. Etc etc. 

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    Some which I can think of right now:

    1. Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty (Tchaikovsky) Link
    2. Largo from Dvorak's New World Symphony (i.e. the English Horn theme) Link
    3. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Dukas) Link
    4. "Main" theme from Ballade No.1 (Chopin)  Link
    5. Morgenröte from Lohengrin (Wagner) Link
    6. Main theme from Symphony No.7, 1st movement (Beethoven) Link
    7. Second Tableau from The Firebird (Stravinsky, though it is actually a Russian folk tune "The Larch Tree") Link
    8. Act 2 Finale from Norma (Bellini) as presented in Liszt's Reminiscences de Norma Link
    9. David's Theme from A.I. (John Williams) Link
    10. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Ernest Gold) Link

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    29 minutes ago, Loert said:

    Largo from Dvorak's New World Symphony (i.e. the English Horn theme) Link

     

    Interesting. I always thought the tune starting at 7:10 was significantly better. And then the tune at 6:41 is just epic. IMO. Although I don't include them in my top 10.

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    One of my favorite melodies is - 

     

     

    A beautiful and stirring melody that is variously used in many settings - military, patriotic, devotional, gospel, songs, such a maleable and beautiful melody. I first heard it in the form of a song melody in a Swedish film and was haunted by it. And when I looked it up, I realized how famous it is.

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    39 minutes ago, TheUlyssesian said:

    One of my favorite melodies is - 

    A beautiful and stirring melody that is variously used in many settings - military, patriotic, devotional, gospel, songs, such a maleable and beautiful melody. I first heard it in the form of a song melody in a Swedish film and was haunted by it. And when I looked it up, I realized how famous it is.

    It would make my Top 25 or Top 30. Not before When Johnny Comes Marching Home, but it is quite close. In fact, I expected you to joke in the golden age thread that there is something that can stand up to the tune of Dixie and mention this :D

    1 hour ago, Loert said:

    Some which I can think of right now:

    1. Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty (Tchaikovsky) Link

    Have you heard this tuba & euphonium quartet arrangement?

    There are others, but this one somehow perfectly captures the La Belle Epoque feel.

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    12 hours ago, Fabulin said:

    To log-in in the morning and learn a beautiful melody one has never heard before

     

    :lovethis: Perfection.

     

    Thanks, Boro

     

    Excellent. That diminished at 0:46 and 1:42! I often try to incorporate diminished harmony into my compositions, especially with the kind of ethereal fairy tale style this has. Diminished is my favorite (the name is Borodin after all.)

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    On 4/25/2019 at 4:21 PM, Bayesian said:

    Journey to the Island

     

    Interesting! We both put this on our lists, though not in my Top 10. Perhaps it's Williams's greatest melody.

     

    On 4/26/2019 at 1:17 PM, Modest Expectations said:

    It would make my Top 25 or Top 30. Not before When Johnny Comes Marching Home, but it is quite close.

     

    A great tune!

     

     

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