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
> 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