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konig

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I often find that I enjoy soundtracks for the moods they invoke - relaxing, rousing..

a couple of my favourites are

Breakdown of the Fellowship (Lord of the Rings)

For the love of a princess (Bravehart)

anyone else enjoy this type of thing ?

 

peter312

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You've just made me think (t'was a strain) and I've just reach for my 4CD John Barry Collection. Nice background stuff - "put me in a good mood" music.

I quite like the Titanic discs too- must try Gladiator at some point.

Haven't got into the 4CD John Williams film music set yet. Star Wars for anyone?

Must fly...

:fly:

 

Chumpy

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Much against my inclination, I have to agree that some of these Horner-Shore etc type soundtracks are enjoyable (usually with the film visuals however ...).

 

bohemian

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There will be a screening of "The Fellowship Of The Ring" in HD at the Royal Albert Hall next April, with the soundtrack music played live by the original orchestra and choirs.

Link

 

JANDL100

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Yes, I think film soundtracks can be fine music. I'm a huge fan of Howard Shore's LOTR music!

And of course it should be remembered that during the dark, repressive days of the mid-20th century when the only new music that was commissioned and played was atonal crap, film music was the only medium where something with a tune was allowed! Many a fine composer who wanted to work tonally was saved from penury by soundtrack composition.

 

jkbmusic

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I can also recommend the following to be considered.:-

James Horner - Titanic, Back to Titanic, Braveheart, The Perfect Storm.

Tan Dun - Crouching Tiger Hidden Draggon.

Phillip Glass - Kundun, Dracula.

Ennio Morricone - Wolf, The Mission.

Michael Nyman - The Piano, Gattaca.

Rhodes - Not sure who its by but strongly recommended.Click Here

Vangelis - Chariots of Fire, 1492, Blade Runner.

John Williams - The Patriot, Star Wars Phantom Menace, Star Wars Empire Strikes Back, Schindlers List, Star Wars Episode 1, The Lost World, Close Encounters.

Hans Zimmer - Gladiator, The Peacemaker, The Last Samurai.

 

potemkin

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What jkbmusic said plus:

Hans Zimmer; The Dark Knight, Pirates of the caribbean - World's End

Harry Gregson Williams ; Kingdom of heaven

If you only buy one - make sure it is The Last Samurai. Then buy Kingdom of Heaven

 

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