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Comments about the soundtrack for Stargate (David Arnold)

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Re: James Horner stole this big-time!
• Posted by: Sam   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Sunday, January 7, 2007, at 9:59 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: James Horner stole this big-time! (A dissenting voice)

> Not quite. The theme was used in "Glory" a few years earlier
> (1989), which itself probably ripped it off of a Ralph Vaughn Williams
> piece. Try listening to "Fantasia on a Theme by T. Talis" by VW
> and then "Burning the Town of Darien" (I believe, though it
> might be "The Whipping," I've forgotten) and you'll hear the
> same four notes that David Arnold later used in Stargate.

I already knew about "Burning the Town of Darien," and orginally thought Horner was elaborating on that theme in "Troy," but Arnold's theme in "Stargate" is a much closer match to what Horner later did in "Troy."

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