History Leitmotif / RealLife

2nd Jul '16 2:00:03 AM naclmore
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* Believe it or not, but this was a common occurrence for actual people during the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar. Composers from both sides of the war wrote and published many songs honoring individual politicians, generals, and victorious campaigns, including--

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* Believe it or not, but this was a common occurrence for actual people during the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar. Composers from both sides of the war wrote and published many songs honoring individual politicians, generals, and victorious campaigns, including--including:



* Despite being about the First Patriotic War, when Napoleon was driven out of Russia in a brutal winter campaign, and including leitmotifs from both ''God Save The Tsar'' and ''La Marseillaise'', the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2W1Wi2U9sQ 1812 Overture]] by Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsiy is still used to denote Independence Day in the United States. For added {{Irony}}-points, the version used is often the post-1917 version, which replaces the leitmotif from ''God Save The Tsar'' with one from ''Slavsya Rus'', by Mikhail Glinka. This arrangement was one promoted by the Soviet Union, so as to avoid having to expose their citizenry to ''God Save The Tsar''.

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* Despite being about the First Patriotic War, when Napoleon was driven out of Russia in a brutal winter campaign, and including leitmotifs from both ''God Save The Tsar'' and ''La Marseillaise'', the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2W1Wi2U9sQ 1812 Overture]] by Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsiy Ilyich Tchaikovsky is still used to denote Independence Day in the United States. For added {{Irony}}-points, the version used is often the post-1917 version, which replaces the leitmotif from ''God Save The Tsar'' with one from ''Slavsya Rus'', by Mikhail Glinka. This arrangement was one promoted by the Soviet Union, so as to avoid having to expose their citizenry to ''God Save The Tsar''.



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13th Apr '16 11:34:01 PM ry00001
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* And who can forget the iconic "Beep beep, bee-beep!" that an iRobot Roomba makes when it starts cleaning. It's iRobot's signature sign.
** Or "Bee-beep, beep beep beep!"
13th Apr '16 6:56:11 PM karstovich2
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* Beethoven's 5th Symphony was appropriated as a leitmotif for the Western Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo for a number of reasons. The first bar matched the Morse Code for the letter V (dot-dot-dot-dash). V was for Victory, and the two fingered hand gesture popularized by Churchill. The Fifth's overall structure strongly (and intentionally) evokes dire adversity overcome through unstinting effort to achieve a resounding victory. Last, but not least, the propaganda value of Germany's greatest composer being used against Germany was lost on no one -- especially the Nazis, who regarded Beethoven quite highly, albeit under their own rather twisted interpretation of his works and also did not like being reminded that the historical Beethoven had been a liberal and a democrat who believed in universal brotherhood and had gotten distinctly angry at Napoleon when he decided to be crowned Emperor (cementing what Beethoven regarded Napoleon's betrayal of the ideals of the Revolution).

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* Beethoven's 5th Symphony was appropriated as a leitmotif for the Western Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo for a number of reasons. The first bar matched the Morse Code for the letter V (dot-dot-dot-dash). V was for Victory, and the two fingered hand gesture popularized by Churchill. The Fifth's overall structure strongly (and intentionally) evokes dire adversity overcome through unstinting effort to achieve a resounding victory. Last, but not least, the propaganda value of Germany's greatest composer being used against Germany was lost on no one -- especially the Nazis, who regarded Beethoven quite highly, albeit under their own rather twisted interpretation of his works and also did not like being reminded that the historical Beethoven had been a liberal and a democrat who believed in universal brotherhood and had gotten distinctly angry at Napoleon when he decided to be crowned Emperor (cementing what Beethoven regarded Napoleon's betrayal would probably not have been a big fan of the ideals of the Revolution).
Nazis at all.
13th Apr '16 6:55:24 PM karstovich2
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* Beethoven's 5th Symphony was appropriated as a leitmotif for the Western Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo for a number of reasons. The first bar matched the Morse Code for the letter V (dot-dot-dot-dash). V was for Victory, and the two fingered hand gesture popularized by Churchill. The Fifth's overall structure strongly (and intentionally) evokes dire adversity overcome through unstinting effort to achieve a resounding victory. Last, but not least, the propaganda value of Germany's greatest composer being used against Germany was lost on no one -- especially the Nazis, who regarded Beethoven quite highly, albeit under their own rather twisted interpretation of his works.

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* Beethoven's 5th Symphony was appropriated as a leitmotif for the Western Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo for a number of reasons. The first bar matched the Morse Code for the letter V (dot-dot-dot-dash). V was for Victory, and the two fingered hand gesture popularized by Churchill. The Fifth's overall structure strongly (and intentionally) evokes dire adversity overcome through unstinting effort to achieve a resounding victory. Last, but not least, the propaganda value of Germany's greatest composer being used against Germany was lost on no one -- especially the Nazis, who regarded Beethoven quite highly, albeit under their own rather twisted interpretation of his works.
works and also did not like being reminded that the historical Beethoven had been a liberal and a democrat who believed in universal brotherhood and had gotten distinctly angry at Napoleon when he decided to be crowned Emperor (cementing what Beethoven regarded Napoleon's betrayal of the ideals of the Revolution).
13th Apr '16 6:50:33 PM karstovich2
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** Birdseye and Alfred Lee's [[http://data.mediarecall-data.com/wgbh/stills/mid/3T55R07_mid.jpg "U.S. Grant is the Man"]] (for Union General Ulysses S. Grant)
** Hermann L. Schreiner's [[http://www.library.jhu.edu/collections/specialcollections/sheetmusic/musictours/confederacy/leemarch "Gen. Lee's Grand March"]] (for Confederate General Robert E. Lee)
** Charles Young's "Stonewall Jackson's Grand March" (for Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson)
** Henry Clay Work's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSpZCTWsqjw "Marching Through Georgia"]] (for Union General William Tecumseh Sherman)

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** Birdseye and Alfred Lee's [[http://data.mediarecall-data.com/wgbh/stills/mid/3T55R07_mid.jpg "U.S. Grant is the Man"]] (for for Union General Ulysses S. Grant)
Grant
** Hermann L. Schreiner's [[http://www.library.jhu.edu/collections/specialcollections/sheetmusic/musictours/confederacy/leemarch "Gen. Lee's Grand March"]] (for for Confederate General Robert E. Lee)
Lee
** Charles Young's "Stonewall Jackson's Grand March" (for for Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson)
"Stonewall" Jackson
** Henry Clay Work's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSpZCTWsqjw "Marching Through Georgia"]] (for for Union General William Tecumseh Sherman)Sherman. Sherman, an unassuming man and a bit of a grump, eventually got so tired of hearing the song ''every time he appeared in public'' after the war, he came to heartily hate it.
30th Jan '16 12:11:31 AM SneaselSawashiro
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* Beethoven's 5th Symphony was appropriated as a LeitMotif for the Western Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo for a number of reasons. The first bar matched the Morse Code for the letter V (dot-dot-dot-dash). V was for Victory, and the two fingered hand gesture popularized by Churchill. The Fifth's overall structure strongly (and intentionally) evokes dire adversity overcome through unstinting effort to achieve a resounding victory. Last, but not least, the propaganda value of Germany's greatest composer being used against Germany was lost on no one -- especially the Nazis, who regarded Beethoven quite highly, albeit under their own rather twisted interpretation of his works.

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* Beethoven's 5th Symphony was appropriated as a LeitMotif leitmotif for the Western Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo for a number of reasons. The first bar matched the Morse Code for the letter V (dot-dot-dot-dash). V was for Victory, and the two fingered hand gesture popularized by Churchill. The Fifth's overall structure strongly (and intentionally) evokes dire adversity overcome through unstinting effort to achieve a resounding victory. Last, but not least, the propaganda value of Germany's greatest composer being used against Germany was lost on no one -- especially the Nazis, who regarded Beethoven quite highly, albeit under their own rather twisted interpretation of his works.
3rd Nov '15 2:07:31 AM morane
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** in Finland: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJM2AEd0nYs Festival March of Sleeping Beauty]] by Erkki Melartin
8th Oct '15 11:51:23 PM tlc2014
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* National anthems

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* National anthemsThis is the entire point of national anthems, but taken UpToEleven; it's not just a single person, or a single event, but ''entire countries.''
3rd Sep '15 7:58:10 PM ham-peas
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* Beethoven's 5th Symphony was appropriated as a LeitMotif for the Western Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo for a number of reasons. The first bar matched the Morse Code for the letter V (dot-dot-dot-dash). V was for Victory, and the two fingered hand gesture popularized by Churchill. The propaganda value of Germany's greatest composer was being used against Germany was not lost, either.

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* Beethoven's 5th Symphony was appropriated as a LeitMotif for the Western Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo for a number of reasons. The first bar matched the Morse Code for the letter V (dot-dot-dot-dash). V was for Victory, and the two fingered hand gesture popularized by Churchill. The Fifth's overall structure strongly (and intentionally) evokes dire adversity overcome through unstinting effort to achieve a resounding victory. Last, but not least, the propaganda value of Germany's greatest composer was being used against Germany was not lost, either.lost on no one -- especially the Nazis, who regarded Beethoven quite highly, albeit under their own rather twisted interpretation of his works.
3rd Sep '15 7:41:06 PM ham-peas
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* American high school and college graduates begin their ceremonies with Elgar's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0PHWKRFgZ0 Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 in D]]''.

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* American high school and college graduates begin their ceremonies with the ''Trio'' from Elgar's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0PHWKRFgZ0 Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 in D]]''. (If you're used to thinking of just that rather short section as the whole of the march, take a moment and listen to it in its entirety. Despite the rather sedate and stuffy image of the use to which it's commonly put, the piece as a whole has a delightful bounce and verve.)
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