Film Music

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

A very wistful post for me....................


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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


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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.


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"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 ;)

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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


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..

sop 1

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


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


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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