Epic classical music

  • TheBizMan

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    May 26, 2012 3:25 AM GMT
    I'm gay and I like classical music. But I only like a certain kind of classical. The songs must be powerful and moving. Epic comes to mind. Here is one of my favorites.

    Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis (click the first, it choice should be 16:24 mins)

    I played this as part of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra when I was a senior in high school. This song is so epic, it actually requires 2 string orchestras to play it. It's long but so worth it. icon_cool.gif
  • LJay

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    May 26, 2012 3:46 AM GMT
    Yep. Classic Vaughan Williams. Wonderful piece and absolutely lush orchestration.
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    May 26, 2012 3:49 AM GMT
    THere's this classical song that I think is used in a few movies and I'll never know what it is.

    It goes "werdlerldeWERDLERDLEwerdlerdleWERDLERDLEwimmmwommm". You know the one? All whimsical and underwatery and sway-y.
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    May 26, 2012 3:52 AM GMT


    17:30 onwards always gets me... icon_cry.gif
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    May 26, 2012 3:56 AM GMT
    I've got a few Classical Stations on my Pandora and love it when it pops up after/before my Ambient and Electronica... so well tied together by the complexity of the melodies. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
  • TheBizMan

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    May 26, 2012 4:09 AM GMT
    JPtheBITCH saidWhat the hell does 'epic' mean in this context?


    I kinda described it. Grandiose, moving, powerful. Gives you shivers.
  • LJay

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    May 26, 2012 4:10 AM GMT
    JP, "epic" in this context means that you (and I) are 40 or so years too old for the vernacular. It seems to have been adopted as a superlative of late.

    See also "Way Cool!; Rad, Man!; Outasight!; Farkin' Far Out man!..."
  • TheBizMan

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    May 26, 2012 4:11 AM GMT
    Another one of my favorites. Less epic I'd say, but still very beautiful

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    May 26, 2012 4:13 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidTHere's this classical song that I think is used in a few movies and I'll never know what it is.

    It goes "werdlerldeWERDLERDLEwerdlerdleWERDLERDLEwimmmwommm". You know the one? All whimsical and underwatery and sway-y.


    Bahaha!

    You should post a video of you humming this. lol
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    May 26, 2012 4:14 AM GMT
    epic as in "they use it in epic scale action movies when the good guys march to the evil castle/planet/spaceship"
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    May 26, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    These music:

    1. Dvorak: symphony #9 "From the New World"
    2. Shostakovich: Symphony #5
    3. Beethoven: Symphony #9
    4. Rachmaninov: piano concerto #3

    Yeah these are my favorite that I have played as a part of orchestra icon_smile.gif
  • TheBizMan

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    May 26, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    The song I posted was actually used in the movie "Master and Commander". But it was cut down to 5 mins and some change.. bahh humbug.
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    May 26, 2012 4:18 AM GMT
    TheBizMan said
    SkinnyBitch saidTHere's this classical song that I think is used in a few movies and I'll never know what it is.

    It goes "werdlerldeWERDLERDLEwerdlerdleWERDLERDLEwimmmwommm". You know the one? All whimsical and underwatery and sway-y.


    Bahaha!

    You should post a video of you humming this. lol


    No wai!
    If you have a piano, you can play it.
    G, G#, G, G#, G, C(below the G), pause
    G, G#, G, G#, G, C, pause
    G, G#, G, G#, G, E, F, E, F
    I forget the rest.

    But remember the werdlerdle sound fluttering throughout the music. It's like strings and xylophone or harp.
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    May 26, 2012 4:23 AM GMT
    CityRiver saidThese music:

    1. Dvorak: symphony #9 "From the New World"
    2. Shostakovich: Symphony #5
    3. Beethoven: Symphony #9
    4. Rachmaninov: piano concerto #3

    Yeah these are my favorite that I have played as a part of orchestra icon_smile.gif


    Shostakovich is amazing. I played this is part of a quartet.



    Though not nearly as well lol. It's such a dark and foreboding piece.
  • Will123

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    May 26, 2012 4:24 AM GMT
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    May 26, 2012 4:33 AM GMT
    TheBizMan said
    CityRiver saidThese music:

    1. Dvorak: symphony #9 "From the New World"
    2. Shostakovich: Symphony #5
    3. Beethoven: Symphony #9
    4. Rachmaninov: piano concerto #3

    Yeah these are my favorite that I have played as a part of orchestra icon_smile.gif


    Shostakovich is amazing. I played this is part of a quartet.



    Though not nearly as well lol. It's such a dark and foreboding piece.


    I've always wanted to play this! I find his music fascinating! I've played the Piano Quintet and that was super fun.

  • Will123

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    May 26, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
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    May 26, 2012 4:37 AM GMT
    JPtheBITCH saidWhat the hell does 'epic' mean in this context?


    Clever. An epic symphony. Only I don't think anyone got it.

    Next time post a youtube of Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra.
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  • LJay

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    May 26, 2012 4:43 AM GMT
    Skinny, try looking up Pavane pour un Infante Defunt by Maurice Ravel. That may be your piece. My French is nasty. In English it is Pavane for a Dead Princess.
  • jhill2456

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    May 26, 2012 4:45 AM GMT
    JPtheBITCH saidWhat the hell does 'epic' mean in this context?


    Think 1812 Oveture or Rhapsody in Blue.
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    May 26, 2012 4:48 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch said
    TheBizMan said
    SkinnyBitch saidTHere's this classical song that I think is used in a few movies and I'll never know what it is.

    It goes "werdlerldeWERDLERDLEwerdlerdleWERDLERDLEwimmmwommm". You know the one? All whimsical and underwatery and sway-y.


    Bahaha!

    You should post a video of you humming this. lol


    No wai!
    If you have a piano, you can play it.
    G, G#, G, G#, G, C(below the G), pause
    G, G#, G, G#, G, C, pause
    G, G#, G, G#, G, E, F, E, F
    I forget the rest.

    But remember the werdlerdle sound fluttering throughout the music. It's like strings and xylophone or harp.





    I just played the notes on my flute & didn't know what the hell it was until you said underwateryy LMFAO!
  • TheBizMan

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    May 26, 2012 4:49 AM GMT
    Another of my faves:

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    May 26, 2012 4:51 AM GMT
    Lenoxx said
    SkinnyBitch said
    TheBizMan said
    SkinnyBitch saidTHere's this classical song that I think is used in a few movies and I'll never know what it is.

    It goes "werdlerldeWERDLERDLEwerdlerdleWERDLERDLEwimmmwommm". You know the one? All whimsical and underwatery and sway-y.


    Bahaha!

    You should post a video of you humming this. lol


    No wai!
    If you have a piano, you can play it.
    G, G#, G, G#, G, C(below the G), pause
    G, G#, G, G#, G, C, pause
    G, G#, G, G#, G, E, F, E, F
    I forget the rest.

    But remember the werdlerdle sound fluttering throughout the music. It's like strings and xylophone or harp.





    I just played the notes on my flute & didn't know what the hell it was until you said underwateryy LMFAO!


    Hahahaha!! Awesome that you got that.

    I feel like they used this song in the little mermaid lol.
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