Film Music

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by hvb_shizzle, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. hvb_shizzle

    hvb_shizzle Member

    Just wodering what peoples favorite film music arranged for brass band are? one idea that's been memtioned at my band is doing a film music themed concert. Some TV themes may also be included.

    some of my faviorites include

    Hymn to the fallen - Saving Private Ryan

    Feather Theme - Forest Gump

    and for TV - Scarecrow and Mrs. King
  2. Gorgie boy

    Gorgie boy Member

    Played Feather Theme for the first time the other night. Thought it was really quite special.

    A very wistful post for me....................
  3. Gorgie boy

    Gorgie boy Member

    Not exactly original, but i think my favourite is Reunion and Finale from Gettysburg.
  4. GingerMaestro

    GingerMaestro Active Member

    How about these:-

    Pirates of the Caribbean (the 1st one)
    Tara's Theme (gone with the Wind)
    Theme from "Love Story" (Godfather)
    Spartacus (Onedin line)
    Philip Harpers arrange of The Incredibles
    Philip Harpers arrangement of A Bugs Life
  5. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Though not the entire film score, one piece from The Truman Show is brilliant. The part where they all go looking for him... fantastically descriptive.
  6. tubagod

    tubagod Member

    how about Floral Dance?.... Brassed Off....
  7. hvb_shizzle

    hvb_shizzle Member

    i'm going to put a ban on all brassed of pieces!! thats cheating!
  8. a very flat b

    a very flat b Member

    Hymn to the Fallen.

    Backdraft :oops: :oops:

  9. hvb_shizzle

    hvb_shizzle Member

    Just thought of another

    For the Love Of A Princess - Braveheart
  10. timpo

    timpo New Member

    Mansions of the Lord Suite from We Were Soldiers - very moving.

  11. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    "Parade of the Charioteers" from Ben Hur and "Lawrence of Arabia" are both pretty good, and would provide a contrast with all those love themes ;)
  12. Gorgie boy

    Gorgie boy Member

    I arranged that one - Sellers did it at Brass in Concert and I narrated it wearing a kilt. My bare knees were not very moving...............;-)
  13. Mount Media

    Mount Media New Member

    The first piece I played in a brass band was Batman - not the Adam West one!!

    Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission is a really lovely piece even if overplayed recently.

    Back to the Future because it was my favourite film as a kid

    I know i'm not very cultured but its hard when you think of all the really rubbish arrangements that have been done for film music down the years.

    Adam Moore

    ROBTHEDOG Member

    We very often do a whole set of Film Music.. in fact even looking at doing a CD based on TV & Film.

    Here's our recent listing...

    Also sprach Zarathustra (2001)
    Another Fine Mess (Way Out WEST Larel & Hardy)
    Batman The Movie
    Battle of Britain March
    Cavatina (The Deer Hunter)
    Colonel Bogey (Bridge over the River Kwai)
    Dances With Wolves
    Death or Glory (Sorry Brassed Off)
    Evergreen (Steisand)
    Folk Festival Schostakovich-Snell (Actually from film The Gadfly)
    Gabriel's Oboe (The Mission)
    Great Escape
    Glen Miller Selection (The Glen Miller Story)
    Indiana Jones
    James Bond Collection
    Magic Flute Overture (Amadeus)
    Pirates of the Caribean
    Pink Panther (Bass Trom Solo - Bill Geldard arr)
    Saving Ryans Privates
    Singing in the Rain
    Somewhere (Weest Side Story)
    Soul Bossa Nova (Austin Powers)
    Sparkling Diamonds (Moulin Rouge)
    Star Wars (Several good arangements)
    Stingray (Was there a movie ??)
    Titanic (Andy Duncan's great arrangement)
    Tchaikovsky (Any) (The Music Lovers - Ken Russel)
    Troika & The Romance (from Lt Kije)
    663 Squadron

    I'm sure there's loads more ...

    Have fun..
  15. matt_BBb_bass

    matt_BBb_bass Member

    Another fine mess (euph duet)
    soul bossa nova
    hawil 5 O
  16. Bungle

    Bungle Member

    Not forgetting Raiders of the Lost Ark
  17. sop 1

    sop 1 Member

    we did a series of concerts called BRASS TRACKS two years ago and my 2 favs were SUPERGIRL and SPIDERMAN! wicked to play! :)
  18. Ali

    Ali Member

    Sellers also did the march from 'Chicken Run' at BIC. A very witty number indeed and arranged by our very own Gorgie Boy.
  19. a very flat b

    a very flat b Member

    What about 'Harry Potter'.
    Can't do with playing the first one but those listeneing always seemed to like it.
  20. Ali

    Ali Member

    Yeah the theme to the new Spiderman movies is very good if a little busy. Theres also 'Lord of the Rings' 'Hedwigs theme' from Harry Potter, the 'Ben Gunn' theme from the Blues Brothers, and if someone ever did an arrangment of 'Beetle Juice' that would be awsome as is Jaws, the march to '1941' the flying theme from 'ET' and the title music to 'Close encounters of the third kind'. Cant you tell that im a massive John Williams fan! Cant beat his stuff with Danny Elfman a close second!

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