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nasher168League LegendUser avatarPosts: 2518Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:34 pmLocation: Derby, UK Gender: Male

Post Super Ultra Mega Epic Music

Does anyone know of any music pieces that sound truly epic? I find that for the most part, such pieces tend to be Classical (as in played with conventional instruments) but there are some exceptions.
Here's a few to start off:



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masterjedijaredUser avatarPosts: 154Joined: Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:34 pmLocation: Cleveland, Ohio Gender: Male

Post Re: Super Ultra Mega Epic Music

I always thought this was pretty sweet :D

Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:16 pm
quantumfireball2099User avatarPosts: 155Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:52 pm Gender: Cake

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Anything by E.S. Posthumus





Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:57 pm
Anachronous RexLeague LegendUser avatarPosts: 2008Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:07 pmLocation: Kansas City, MO Gender: Male

Post Re: Super Ultra Mega Epic Music

For us anime nerds:







The latter is by Hans Zimmer.
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Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:05 pm
RichardMNixonUser avatarPosts: 1047Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:45 pmLocation: USA Gender: Pinecone

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Anything by Ronnie James Dio



He was 60-years old when he made this. How intense is that?


As for my anime contribution:



I think these two are pretty much untouchable though

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Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:25 pm
Your Funny UncleUser avatarPosts: 556Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 11:38 amLocation: UK Gender: Male

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The Gladiator track reminded me of this...

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Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:37 pm
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nasher168League LegendUser avatarPosts: 2518Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:34 pmLocation: Derby, UK Gender: Male

Post Re: Super Ultra Mega Epic Music

It is a very good song, and is no worse for being (dun dun derrr) the Lord's Prayer sung in Swahili :) ("Baba Yetu" translates roughly as "Our Father Jesus").

Also, here's a super ultra mega epic tune I forgot when writing the OP:
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NelsonUser avatarPosts: 183Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:52 pmLocation: British Columbia Gender: Male

Post Re: Super Ultra Mega Epic Music

This thread is pretty epic. Here is my contribution:





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Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:00 am
Your Funny UncleUser avatarPosts: 556Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 11:38 amLocation: UK Gender: Male

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nasher168 wrote:It is a very good song, and is no worse for being (dun dun derrr) the Lord's Prayer sung in Swahili :) ("Baba Yetu" translates roughly as "Our Father Jesus").

Yeah I know. I also bloody love the hallelujah chorus by Handel. Good music is good music. :)
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TheFlyingBastardUser avatarPosts: 787Joined: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:17 am Gender: Male

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/fanboyism
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:20 pm
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PulsarUser avatarPosts: 872Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:52 pmLocation: Belgium

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Hans Zimmer is definitely my favourite soundtrack composer. Gladiator and Inception have already been mentioned, I'll add two more:

This is Thunderbird (from Thelma & Louise), played live. I was actually in the audience when they recorded this:


And this is Journey to the line (from The Thin Red Line), from the same concert:


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Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:18 am
nasher168League LegendUser avatarPosts: 2518Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:34 pmLocation: Derby, UK Gender: Male

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I'm being introduced to new music left right and centre here... Here's two found whilst following up videos put here by other posters so far, plus one from Avatar:



NOTE: for this one, listen from about 2:30 in. Otherwise it's fairly dull, as often happens in movie soundtracks:
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TheFlyingBastardUser avatarPosts: 787Joined: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:17 am Gender: Male

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nasher168 wrote:I'm being introduced to new music left right and centre here... Here's two found whilst following up videos put here by other posters so far, plus one from Avatar:
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quantumfireball2099User avatarPosts: 155Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:52 pm Gender: Cake

Post Re: Super Ultra Mega Epic Music

here is another bunch, from some of my favorite animated movies.









Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:52 pm
Nashy19Posts: 250Joined: Sun May 10, 2009 5:37 pm

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Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:36 pm
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Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:36 pm
RisingSonPosts: 4Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:45 am Gender: Male

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Anything by X-Ray Dog fits the bill.



Same with Mogwai, to me anyway.



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LallapalalableUser avatarPosts: 1205Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:35 pmLocation: That place between childhood and adulthood Gender: Male

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"I'm not stupid, I just have a command of thoroughly useless information." Watterson
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lrkunUser avatarPosts: 3831Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:37 pmLocation: R. Gender: Tree

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Unsupport unthink.
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Unsupport unthink.
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