History Main / OrchestralBombing

9th Sep '17 11:50:34 PM infernape612
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* A game that's unfortunately been largely forgotten, ''Kessen'' and its sequel ''VideoGame/KessenII'', runs on this trope. [[http://youtu.be/aVBc-f7dbJw ''Kessen'']] [[http://youtu.be/noIrsm62gF8 in particular]] was one of the first games ever to have a full orchestral soundtrack, performed by the Moscow International Symphonic Orchestra, so it was almost nothing ''but'' OrchestralBombing. ''Kessen III'', the last of the series, also has some bombing but uses NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly for most battle themes.

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* A game that's unfortunately been largely forgotten, ''Kessen'' and its sequel ''VideoGame/KessenII'', runs on this trope. ''[[http://youtu.be/aVBc-f7dbJw Kessen]]'' [[http://youtu.be/aVBc-f7dbJw ''Kessen'']] [[http://youtu.be/noIrsm62gF8 in particular]] was one of the first games ever to have a full orchestral soundtrack, performed by the Moscow International Symphonic Orchestra, so it was almost nothing ''but'' OrchestralBombing. ''Kessen III'', the last of the series, also has some bombing but uses NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly for most battle themes.
20th Aug '17 12:45:21 PM DrNoPuma
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* ''VideoGame/TinkerQuarry'''s battle music is an epic orchestral theme simply titled "Attacked".
29th Jul '17 2:47:35 PM Midna
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* ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'' busts out the live orchestra for the final battle against [[spoiler:DJ Octavio and a BrainwashedAndCrazy Callie.]]
11th Jun '17 6:09:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' loves this trope - so much so that it has fell victim to MemeticMutation: "[stuff happens] [[YoutubePoop while Hideaki Anno plays]] [[SoundtrackDissonance unfitting music]]". Two examples are Shinji vs. [[spoiler:Kaworu]] (''Ode to Joy'') and Asuka vs. [[spoiler:MP Evas]] (Bach - ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkY1_TpucLA II Air]]'').

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' loves this trope - so much so that it has fell victim to MemeticMutation: "[stuff happens] [[YoutubePoop [[WebAnimation/YouTubePoop while Hideaki Anno plays]] [[SoundtrackDissonance unfitting music]]". Two examples are Shinji vs. [[spoiler:Kaworu]] (''Ode to Joy'') and Asuka vs. [[spoiler:MP Evas]] (Bach - ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkY1_TpucLA II Air]]'').
11th Jun '17 11:44:35 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven was probably the first one to use the trope. His ''Eroica'' symphony opens with two full orchestral chords, to underline this point (Timpani included). His overture "Wellington's Victory" plays it even more literally, with the score calling for muskets and artillery sound effects to represent the battle.

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* Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Music/LudwigVanBeethoven was probably the first one to use the trope. His ''Eroica'' symphony opens with two full orchestral chords, to underline this point (Timpani included). His overture "Wellington's Victory" plays it even more literally, with the score calling for muskets and artillery sound effects to represent the battle.
24th Apr '17 6:36:40 PM nombretomado
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* The TalesSeries is full of them.

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* The TalesSeries ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' is full of them.
7th Mar '17 9:08:59 PM mlsmithca
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* Music/RichardWagner's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOQlG8YRxEQ Prelude to Act III of ''Lohengrin'']], has become something of a StandardSnippet for air raids.
** Likewise, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V92OBNsQgxU Ride of the Valkyries]]'' for a bombastic assault. It was used in ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' for a very good reason.

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* Music/RichardWagner's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOQlG8YRxEQ Prelude to Act III of ''Lohengrin'']], has become something of a StandardSnippet for air raids.
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raids. Likewise, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V92OBNsQgxU Ride of the Valkyries]]'' for a bombastic assault. It was used in ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' for a very good reason.



* Music/GustavHolst wrote the ''Mars, Bringer of War'' segment of ''The Planets'' suite before World War I had started, but it depicts the brutality and scale of its mechanized warfare brilliantly. John Williams certainly had it in mind - see the ship chase at the opening of ''Film/StarWars'' [[Film/ANewHope Episode IV]].

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* Music/GustavHolst wrote the ''Mars, "Mars, Bringer of War'' War" segment of ''The Planets'' suite before World War I had started, but it depicts the brutality and scale of its mechanized warfare brilliantly. John Williams certainly had it in mind - see the ship chase at the opening of ''Film/StarWars'' [[Film/ANewHope Episode IV]].



* In the canyon chase sequence of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'', Ride of the Valkyries is played. On banjos.
** Note that the banjos are in-universe: they're being played [[SoCoolItsAwesome by an army of hillbilly shrews as they chase the heroes on the backs of bats]].

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* In the canyon chase sequence of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'', Ride of the Valkyries is played. On banjos.
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banjos. Note that the banjos are in-universe: they're being played [[SoCoolItsAwesome by an army of hillbilly shrews as they chase the heroes on the backs of bats]].bats.
4th Mar '17 8:51:49 AM Jeduthun
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See XylophoneGag for when someone makes an ''actual'' bomb out of a musical instrument.
3rd Mar '17 7:02:07 AM DeepRed
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** Two words: Cannons firing. That's not a glib comment; that's actually ''part of the musical instruction''. Yes, the piece, when properly performed, actually uses ''cannons'' as part of the orchestra. Ya know, since the 1812 Overture was originally written to mark Russia valiantly defending Moscow against Napoleon's seemingly unstoppable horde. Which makes it even ''more'' [[AwesomeMusic/{{Classical}} awesome]]!

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** Two words: Cannons firing. That's not a glib comment; that's actually ''part of the musical instruction''. Yes, the piece, when properly performed, actually uses ''cannons'' as part of the orchestra. Ya know, since the 1812 Overture was originally written to mark [[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars Russia valiantly defending Moscow against Napoleon's seemingly unstoppable horde.horde]]. Which makes it even ''more'' [[AwesomeMusic/{{Classical}} awesome]]!
27th Nov '16 2:35:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''The Chronicles of {{Narnia}}: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe'' used this, though that was part of the movie's proper score.

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* ''The Chronicles of {{Narnia}}: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe'' ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Film/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' used this, though that was part of the movie's proper score.
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