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Offline Solomon Zorn (OP)

James Horner died in 2015. I don't really know much about him, but he left behind, what in my opinion, is the most beautiful melody of all time, which in my opinion, even rivals Strauss' "The Blue Danube."

The fact that it is a Disney movie soundtrack, is irrelevant. From about the 3 minute 20 second point(give or take), the music DESCRIBES an airplane, building up speed, on the runway, and taking flight. It is so well constructed, that I suspect, even if the title didn't include the word, "takeoff," you might still understand the imagery.

5 minutes, that you won't regret:


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Offline Solomon Zorn (OP)

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 01:14:46 AM »
If you know of a more beautiful piece of music, please post it. And I mean that sincerely. I don't have much of a library, when it comes to symphony, and actually very little "classical music"(mostly movie soundtracks, from the 1970's). But I love a great melody.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 08:16:29 AM »
If you know of a more beautiful piece of music, please post it. And I mean that sincerely. I don't have much of a library, when it comes to symphony, and actually very little "classical music"(mostly movie soundtracks, from the 1970's). But I love a great melody.

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Offline Baruch

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 01:28:39 PM »
Traditional Music Channel has some good pre-modern music ... Classical music isn't even old ...

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Offline Baruch

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2017, 01:56:21 PM »
Move theme music from my favorite movies ...



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Another ...



I have to admit, movie sound tracks seem to borrow a lot from each other ;-)

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Offline Atheon

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2017, 02:23:32 PM »
One of the most beautiful pieces ever written:

Clair de Lune, by Claude Debussy

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Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2017, 03:10:00 PM »
Much better and even the lyrics are pretty good..
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Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2017, 03:16:35 PM »
Actually one of my all time favorite melodies..Stormy Weather.
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Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2017, 03:24:05 PM »
Another of my favorites,  El Choclo more populary known as The Kiss of Fire.
 
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Offline aitm

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2017, 07:58:24 PM »
That is a very nice piece you have. Very nice. I like a little classical from time to time.


one of my favorite...

or perhaps this that was part of a pretty good film as well.


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Offline trdsf

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2017, 12:39:43 PM »
This is a piece that reliably chokes me up (as it's doing right now and I have to hold it back because I'm at my desk at work), partly for the simple brilliance of it, partly for decades of fond memories of this being the opening theme for the much-missed Karl Haas' equally much-missed radio program, Adventures in Good Music.  It almost sounds wrong to not hear it fade out and into Karl's warm, show-opening "Hullo everyone."

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Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2017, 04:02:22 PM »
I really like 4'33", by John Cage. It's so simple and so relaxing.




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Offline Solomon Zorn (OP)

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2017, 06:51:16 PM »
Thanks for the interest, guys I'll reply by naming the ones, that I found appealing enough to warrant a second listen, some time in the future. I headed over to mp3.linew.com(the safest, and easiest-to-use site, that I know of, for acquiring music, illegally).

For “Battle of Little Roundup,” I found several files available, but each produced a “404 error”(file not found), when I tried to download it.

With “Clair de Lune,” I had better luck.

I actually already have, “Pachebel Canon” (in fact for a long time, it was first on my playlist, every day).

Lastly, Beethoven took several tries, but I did manage to get that one.

The other symphony pieces, were mostly to...”masculine”...for my taste, except for Baruch's very first post, which just seemed to long(just over an hour) to listen to, at the moment(although I did listen to the first few seconds, and it might be worth hearing the rest, some time in the future).

The non-symphony posts, I mostly skipped over, not because they aren't great music, they're just not what I'm looking for, right now.

Thanks to all.
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Offline Solomon Zorn (OP)

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2017, 07:06:17 PM »
Here are a two of my other favorites.

The first one, you've probably heard before. It's my favorite track, from the soundtrack that started my interest in symphonic music: "Princess Leia's Theme," from John Williams' Oscar-winning "Star Wars" soundtrack.





The second one is a soft, beautiful melody, called, "Ilia's Theme," from Jerry Goldsmith's soundtrack, for the 1979 movie, "Star Trek: the Motion Picture," and has an unusual story: before the movie started, they dimmed the theater lights, and played this theme, to a black screen.

I think you'll like it.

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Offline Baruch

Re: Take-Off: The Most Beautiful melody, That I Have Ever Heard...
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2017, 07:13:18 PM »
Thanks for the interest, guys I'll reply by naming the ones, that I found appealing enough to warrant a second listen, some time in the future. I headed over to mp3.linew.com(the safest, and easiest-to-use site, that I know of, for acquiring music, illegally).

For “Battle of Little Roundup,” I found several files available, but each produced a “404 error”(file not found), when I tried to download it.

With “Clair de Lune,” I had better luck.

I actually already have, “Pachebel Canon” (in fact for a long time, it was first on my playlist, every day).

Lastly, Beethoven took several tries, but I did manage to get that one.

The other symphony pieces, were mostly to...”masculine”...for my taste, except for Baruch's very first post, which just seemed to long(just over an hour) to listen to, at the moment(although I did listen to the first few seconds, and it might be worth hearing the rest, some time in the future).

The non-symphony posts, I mostly skipped over, not because they aren't great music, they're just not what I'm looking for, right now.

Thanks to all.

Medieval music are variants on simple themes.  They had to memorize the tune, they couldn't do sheet music.  Classical music came from the Medieval, and is much more complicated version of interlacing variants, until the early 19th century (with Romanticism aka Beethoven).  Then in the early 20th century, classical music crashed and burned with Right of Spring ... people in fancy dress in the audience, created a riot and walked out!



Stravinsky's neo-paganism was 40 years ahead of its time.  The audience we expecting something more like Debussy.  Music like this would have been familiar to the ancient Greeks, only without an orchestra.  Greek music was chromatic with achromatic accents.

Here is another version ...



The notes below the video are informative!

Theater starts in Greece, with the crazy Maenads of Dionysus!  The costumes are closer to the ancient Greek, only more N and E from Greece ;-)
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