History Main / OrchestralBombing

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.
9th Nov '16 9:47:03 AM nombretomado
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* JerryGoldsmith's epic score for the war film,''Film/TheBlueMax'', highlighted with the cue, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLQA1-S4gGk TheAttack]]''.

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* JerryGoldsmith's Music/JerryGoldsmith's epic score for the war film,''Film/TheBlueMax'', highlighted with the cue, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLQA1-S4gGk TheAttack]]''.



** ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' gives us the Klingon theme in its opening scene ("Klingon Battle") contributed by JerryGoldsmith. V'Ger's theme, played on an instrument called the Blaster Beam, also features in the same scene.

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** ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' gives us the Klingon theme in its opening scene ("Klingon Battle") contributed by JerryGoldsmith.Music/JerryGoldsmith. V'Ger's theme, played on an instrument called the Blaster Beam, also features in the same scene.
3rd Nov '16 10:08:34 PM DeltaDart
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* The UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} games, first with [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vg0Tmydj29M 1942]], and then [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hOB4q01VCVg 1943]].
11th Oct '16 3:57:15 PM nombretomado
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* [[ClassicDisneyShorts The old Disney cartoon]] ''Music Land'' has this in a literal sense, when two music-themed islands of animate musical instruments assault each other... using giant organ pipes and horns as cannons.

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* [[ClassicDisneyShorts [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts The old Disney cartoon]] ''Music Land'' has this in a literal sense, when two music-themed islands of animate musical instruments assault each other... using giant organ pipes and horns as cannons.
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