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Robert Shepherd
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What is your favorite musical soundtrack "today". Could be movie or game soundtrack. You can list as many as you like as I'm looking for new music to experience.

"Today" my favorite has got to be "Chevaliers de Sangreal" from The DaVinci Code. As music goes, it's one big loop, but I love how the whole song is one big crescendo. 

Lately, I've been hooked on game soundtracks when I draw.

Whats your favorite "today"?
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Only one? Can't be done.
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Robert Shepherd
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Yeah I knew that wasn't possible, and while I wasn't trying to set any rules, I was trying to imply - what is top of mind today.


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Shaun Barry
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LA LA LAND

Painfully mediocre movie "musical."  Absolutely wonderful score from Justin Hurwitz.



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David Miller
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FARGO. Today, that is.
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Brian Floyd
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LA LA LAND (the movie) was ruined by one song on its soundtrack: City of Stars. That song is hot garbage.




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Stephen Churay
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Today? I've got the end credit sequences
of both Avengers films playing on a loop.

I'm a bit excited for this movie.
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Okay -- THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY. Ennio Morrecone.

Speaking of which, THIS is kinda fun.

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Doug Centers
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"THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY. Ennio Morrecone."

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Wow, I just finished listening to that (from The Danish National Symphony) while reading the Forum posts...what a coinkydink!
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Peter Martin
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I have a film soundtracks that I go to regularly when I draw. Conan the Barbarian by Basil Poledouris is one that never disappoints, so let's say that for today.
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Joe Murray
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Tangerine Dream's 1981 score to THIEF always works for me.


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Shaun Barry
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Since Robert initially asked, "What's your favorite musical soundtrack today," I should add that I'm now also listening (this month) to:

VERTIGO - By Bernard Herrmann
Starts off sounding like the world's spookiest horror movie, but eventually blends into a much more lush & romantic score than I'd remembered.  One of his all-time best.

IRON MAN 3 - By Brian Tyler
The Marvel Studios soundtracks have a reputation for being somewhat bland & unmemorable, but this one bucked the trend.  Solid stuff, and also featuring one of my top-5 favorite instrumentals of this decade, the irresistible "Can You Dig It?"



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Peter Martin
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Yeah, really liked the track Can You Dig It? Just wished it was actually used in that form in the film rather than solely as a cool end titles. I know it shares the same main melody that is used in the movie, but stylistically it works so much better than, say, the main title.
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A piece I've been listening to lately is by John Williams from his score to the film Lincoln. ON the soundtrack it's part of a track that is listed as 'The Peterson House and Finale', but in concert is more commonly called 'With Malice Towards None.'

The score features Chris Martin on trumpet, who is currently principal trumpet for the New York Philharmonic, though when he played on the film he was principal trumpet for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

These are Chris Martin's words on how he came to record the track:  

"John Williams had an idea that since that Lincoln was from Illinois and since Illinois was the first state to ratify the thirteenth amendment, that it would be appropriate for an orchestra from Illinois to record the music... And he has a long relationship with Chicago Symphony and so my understanding is he pitched it to Spielberg and he was all in. So that's how the recording happened. And then the piece, literally one day I got an email from his publisher saying 'Hey, John wrote this piece for you, let me send you a draft and see what you think.' Er, OK, that sounds great and, yeah, it's beautiful and I've played it a bunch of time, mostly with my wife actually on piano."

Here's Chris Martin playing it with his wife: LINK

and here is Chris with the maestro himself: LINK

I love the singing tone that Chris produces.
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Jozef Brandt
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Tron: Wendy Carlos
Miller's Crossing - Carter Burwell
Thor: Ragnarok - Mark Mothersbaugh


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Stephen Churay
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End Titles to AVENGERS:AGE OF ULTRON by
Danny Elfman.

My son has a military game on his tablet
and asked me to play patriotic "army"
music for him to play by so, I did
these...

Main Theme to AIR FORCE ONE by Jerry
Goldmith

Main Theme to FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER by
Basil Poledouris

Entire score to THE ROCK by Hans Zimmer

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN suite by John Scott.

After listening to all of this he puts the
tablet down and asks, "Daddy, can we watch
CAPTAIN AMERICA THE FIRST AVENGER?"
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Robert Kowalewski II
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Posted: 15 May 2018 at 10:34pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Dredd
The Crow
John Carpenter's Anthology
Mad Max: Fury Road
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Shaun Barry
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I just purchased an Intrada 2-disc special edition of John Williams' JAWS 2 [1978].

For me, the summer isn't the same without blasting some John Williams around the house, or in the car!



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Jeff Scott
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Posted: 25 May 2018 at 11:38pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Not recent, but...John Barry's "Somewhere in Time".  So relaxing. :)
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