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Comments about the soundtrack for Glory (James Horner)

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Re: Horner rip-offs from classical music
• Posted by: Rolan   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, February 18, 2006, at 2:19 p.m.
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• In Response to: Horner rip-offs from classical music (casespace)

In addition, the danger theme (a four note motif) used in both Willow and Enemy of the Gates serves as a unifying element of Rachmaninov's Symphony No. 1 for all four movements.

> Let me start by saying that I love Horner's music; even with the rip-offs
> I could really care less - his music is lovely and enjoyable. That said, I
> find it interesting to find segments of music taken from classical music.
> Not many people probably notice these connections since few people listen
> to classical anymore. I've noticed three major rip-off from classical
> pieces.

> 1. Braveheart - Main Theme - sounds SO much like "Jupiter" from
> Gustav Holtz's "The Planets".

> 2. Willow - Willow's Theme (the intense, adventure theme) - sounds almost
> EXACTLY like the theme of the first movement of Robert Schumann's symphony
> no.3. It's quite amazing, I'm sure anyone who's familiar with Willow would
> see the connection.

> 3. Glory - track 9 (part of it) - sounds very similar to Ralph Vaughan
> Williams' "Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis". (A portion of
> this fabulous piece is found on the Master and Commander soundtrack.

> Hopefully somebody besides me finds this interesting

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  • Horner rip-offs from classical music  (5289 views)
       casespace - Monday, February 14, 2005, at 2:22 p.m.
    •      Re: Horner rip-offs from classical music  (4543 views)    We're Here
         Rolan - Saturday, February 18, 2006, at 2:19 p.m.

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