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Also Sprach Zarathustra ? Tonic - Dominant - Tonic (octave) in equal measures, the nature motif or world riddle.

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[quote name='toneknob' timestamp='1467740981' post='3085823']
Walking On The Moon
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Has to be. For a recognisable song.
I'm also thinking billy jean but not for its first three notes.
Certinly for the first 3 notes around the world it must be walking on the moon

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[quote name='stingrayPete1977' timestamp='1467730863' post='3085708']
Most people could recognise jaws from the note and note length of the first note, I'll name it in one!
[/quote] Having played this, it's 2 notes... with the odd third one...

Edited by zbd1960

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So we've had a song instantly recognisable from the first chord - A Hard Days Night...

Instantly recognisably song from the last chord...?

Bond Theme.

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[quote name='zbd1960' timestamp='1467745377' post='3085883']
Having played this, it's 2 notes... with the odd third one...
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I think Pete is talking about the very recognisable first bar of 'E' before the motif/theme starts.
Full score here.
https://musescore.com/user/7789886/scores/2076011

Condensed Piano score.
https://musescore.com/user/282671/scores/1030571

Although not my arrangements above, I did study the score at college years ago, so I am, as my wife puts it 'A complete anal a*se*ole' when it comes to the score. :D

And of course this. (it does change key when it pops up during the film - F/F# if I remember correctly)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV8i-pSVMaQ&index=44&list=PLTgVuOBoqUH6pgLqV_N7UrCgz_jUVEYBm

Edited by lowdown

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Although not my arrangements above, I did study the score at collage years ago, so I am, as my wife puts it 'A complete anal a*se*ole' when it comes to the score. :D

Collage? A bit of a sticky time for you perhaps?

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[quote name='phil.c60' timestamp='1467748684' post='3085950']


Collage? A bit of a sticky time for you perhaps?
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Haha, I suppose It was all Arty and Party back then. :)
Now fixed.

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How about first notes played on a different instrument?
Without the characteristics of the original sound, what changes?

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[quote name='lowdown' timestamp='1467747334' post='3085925']
I think Pete is talking about the very recognisable first bar of 'E' before the motif/theme starts.
Full score here.
[url="https://musescore.com/user/7789886/scores/2076011"]https://musescore.co.../scores/2076011[/url]

Condensed Piano score.
[url="https://musescore.com/user/282671/scores/1030571"]https://musescore.co.../scores/1030571[/url]

Although not my arrangements above, I did study the score at college years ago, so I am, as my wife puts it 'A complete anal a*se*ole' when it comes to the score. :D

And of course this. (it does change key when it pops up during the film - F/F# if I remember correctly)
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV8i-pSVMaQ&index=44&list=PLTgVuOBoqUH6pgLqV_N7UrCgz_jUVEYBm[/media]
[/quote]
I've played the original full orchestral suite a couple of times in recent months in concert - the fugue is fiendish. The two excerpts I've pinned are from the full orchestral edition - cello part

Edited by zbd1960

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[quote name='zbd1960' timestamp='1467749965' post='3085964']

I've played the original full orchestral suite a couple of times in recent months in concert - the fugue is fiendish. The two excerpts I've pinned are from the full orchestral edition - cello part
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Are you talking about the Shark Cage Fugue?
If so, yes a right handful. :)
The concerts sound like fun. All Williams material? Or mixed film?

If you like John Williams material, there is a great web site with a ton of info on his scores.
(You more than likely know the place, but if not).
http://www.jwfan.com/forums/index.php?/forum/17-john-williams/

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[quote name='lowdown' timestamp='1467739182' post='3085803']
5th Symphony T-Shirt fail.

[url="https://postimg.org/image/ha160xxer/"][/url]
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*facepalm*

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[quote name='lowdown' timestamp='1467751065' post='3085975']
Are you talking about the Shark Cage Fugue?
If so, yes a right handful. :)
The concerts sound like fun. All Williams material? Or mixed film?

If you like John Williams material, there is a great web site with a ton of info on his scores.
(You more than likely know the place, but if not).
[url="http://www.jwfan.com/forums/index.php?/forum/17-john-williams/"]http://www.jwfan.com...-john-williams/[/url]
[/quote]
I've depped a few times with The Film Orchestra, they try to play full original versions of film, TV and video game music. There are quite a few groups now: several orchestras, symphonic wind band, couple of smaller wind bands (I play in one of them), a jazz group, a choir... Groups are scattered around the midlands. [url="http://www.thefilmorchestra.com/"]http://www.thefilmorchestra.com/[/url]

I've played things like The Dark Knight Rises, the chase scene from ET (that's hard...), the Star Wars suite (that's tough too), Jurassic Park etc.

My favourite though is Erich Korngold - he wrote the music for the classic Errol Flynn films (e.g. The Sea Hawk (1940), Robin Hood etc). There maybe some relationship between Korngold's music and that of ... [url="https://youtu.be/V47enEvsafQ"]https://youtu.be/V47enEvsafQ[/url] (this is one example, there are others). Here's The Sea Hawk (played this last month) see what you think [url="https://youtu.be/C-RPzAbW7No"]https://youtu.be/C-RPzAbW7No[/url]

Edited by zbd1960

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[quote name='EliasMooseblaster' timestamp='1467753910' post='3086007']
*facepalm*
[/quote]Oh dear... It should look a little more like this (1st violin part)

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Reading the OP again, and much as I love Peaches, I suspect that Mr B has a slightly over inflated (and tongue firmly placed in cheek) view of his place in the pantheon of music... :unsure:

Sad to say, if you asked the average man on the Clapham omnibus to hum a song by the Stranglers it would be Golden Brown 99% of the time, not Peaches or No More Heroes. Ah, the curse of an uncharacteristic mega hit! Just ask the Toy Dolls or The Dickies. :lol:

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[quote name='zbd1960' timestamp='1467755884' post='3086037']
My favourite though is Erich Korngold - he wrote the music for the classic Errol Flynn films (e.g. The Sea Hawk (1940), Robin Hood etc). There maybe some relationship between Korngold's music and that of ... [url="https://youtu.be/V47enEvsafQ"]https://youtu.be/V47enEvsafQ[/url] (this is one example, there are others). Here's The Sea Hawk (played this last month) see what you think [url="https://youtu.be/C-RPzAbW7No"]https://youtu.be/C-RPzAbW7No[/url]
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Haha. Yes, the (terrific) now classic Korngold scores, along with Steiner/Newman are considered
the originators of the Cinematic scores.

Without doubt, JW was influenced by them, along with the great Symphonies of course.
Those type of scores started to vanish from the big screen, but JW at that time really
did bring 'Epic' back to life and then others followed on etc.

The two eg's you posted, to me, we're always little bit too close for comfort :)

There is a good Podcast over at iTunes.
'The Man a Who Changed Movie Scores Forever' - Erich Korngold.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/explore-the-symphony/id264655083?mt=2&i=367370936

Edited by lowdown

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