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Comments about the soundtrack for Troy (Gabriel Yared/James Horner)

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A two minute, almost note-for-note Ripoff
• Posted by: Danny French
• Date: Monday, July 12, 2004, at 4:31 p.m.
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• In Response to: Ok, didn't read other comments enough (Jenny Raja)

Indeed! Horner reaches new lows. The piece is in fact called "Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis" and was composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams in the year 1910! And hello - what's this? Mr Horner recycling this wonderful piece of music, almost one hundred years after it was written, and passing it off as original?

And no small ripoff is this either! A virtual note for note rehash of Vaughan Williams' variations and this abomination lasts for ten seconds shy of TWO MINUTES, unabated plagiarism, aside from a brief appearance of Horner's (almost patented) thundering timpani.

This is utterly dispicable. It's a magnificent piece of music and it's been cheapened now forever courtesy of Mr Horner and by that dreadful movie with which it will now forever be associated.

I have now lost any respect I had for the man, which it must be said, was little.

Please don't get mad at this post. I know a lot of you love Horner and I'm not disputing the fact that his music is indeed lovely sounds -- but it's not his music! Either that, or it IS his music, but he wrote it twenty years ago...

Peace and love,
Danny French

> I'm stupid: just read other comments and yes, Vaughn William's version of
> Tillis' theme was what I heard in Achille's death scene, and I SHOULD have
> recognized Rachmaninoff ... heck, it was (Vaughn Williams) playing at my
> wedding the other day, should have noticed! Guess I had my mind on other
> things.

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