History Main / OrchestralBombing

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.
8th Aug '16 5:34:42 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. Especially with songs such as "Brothers In Arms/Follow Our Brothers", "On/Behold A Pale Horse", "Drumrun"(during the escape from The Maw), "Earth City"(its rollicking and [[UncommonTime irregular]] rhythm fits with the movements of the Scarab walker), "Delta Halo Suite: Leonidas"(heard in ''Halo 2'' during the gondola rides on Regret, and again in ''Halo 3'' during the air battle on The Covenant), "Blow Me Away"(during the climactic battle on the Gravemind mission), "This Is Our Land", "This is the Hour" and "Finish The Fight" (the music in the original Halo 3 advertisement).
** The [[ThemeTune Halo Theme]], naturally. It becomes even more bombastic in Halo 3 as "Greatest Journey" (the final escape theme), when Martin O'Donnell swapped out the first game's synthesizers with a live orchestra.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. Especially with songs The original trilogy has some particularly notable examples, such as "Brothers In Arms/Follow Our Brothers", "On/Behold A Pale Horse", "Drumrun"(during "Drumrun" (during the escape from The Maw), ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''[='s=] "The Maw"), "Earth City"(its City" (its rollicking and [[UncommonTime irregular]] rhythm fits with the movements of the Scarab walker), Walker in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}''), "Delta Halo Suite: Leonidas"(heard Leonidas" (heard in ''Halo 2'' during the gondola rides on Regret, "Regret", and again in ''Halo 3'' ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' during the air battle on The Covenant), "The Covenant"), "Blow Me Away"(during the climactic battle on the Gravemind ''2''[='s=] "Gravemind" mission), "This Is Our Land", "This is the Hour" and "Finish The Fight" (the music in the original Halo 3 ''Halo 3'' advertisement).
** The [[ThemeTune Halo Theme]], naturally. It becomes even more bombastic in Halo 3 ''Halo 3'' as "Greatest Journey" (the final escape theme), when Martin O'Donnell swapped out the first game's synthesizers with a live orchestra.
30th Jul '16 1:25:28 PM nombretomado
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->''"The music [in the game] is right out of the movie! I don't know '''which''' movie, because this level sounds like I'm being attacked by DannyElfman and Creator/TimBurton."''

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->''"The music [in the game] is right out of the movie! I don't know '''which''' movie, because this level sounds like I'm being attacked by DannyElfman Music/DannyElfman and Creator/TimBurton."''
25th Jul '16 12:24:32 PM DastardlyDemolition
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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 Russia valiantly defending Moscow against Napoleon's seemingly unstoppable horde. Which makes it even ''more'' [[AwesomeMusic/Classical [[AwesomeMusic/{{Classical}} awesome]]!
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