* The Alien-like "Weeow Waoow Waooh" sounds in Jeff Wayne's ''[[Music/JeffWaynesMusicalVersionOfTheWarOfTheWorlds The War of the Worlds]]'' musical, That and the martian ULLA.
* Prokofiev's ''PeterAndTheWolf'' is composed solely of {{leitmotif}}s and narration, and is frequently used to introduce the concept to children.
* LesLuthiers' ''Teresa y el Oso'', which directly parodies ''PeterAndTheWolf'', does this to the extreme. The characters also have [[ParodyNames silly rhyming names]] in Spanish: "El Pajarillo Amarillo" (The Yellow Birdie), "La Mariposa Golosa" (The Sweet-toothed Butterfly), "El Molusco Pardusco" (The Brownish Molusk) and, most notably, "El Oso Libidinoso" (The Libidinous Bear).
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic: "And of course, as always, the part of Bob the Janitor is played by the accordion." (He also tried to get Don Ameche to play the grandfather, but was stuck with a bassoon instead.)
* Creator/RichardWagner may be considered the KING of the Leitmotif; though he was ''not'' its inventor, he certainly made the most extensive, elaborate, and probably the most intelligent use of it throughout the canon of his works. His great ''[[Theatre/DerRingDesNibelungen Ring]]'' Cycle, for instance, consists almost entirely of a symphonic/dramatic development and interweaving of motives and themes and had a good 30 or 40 different ones in it!
* Music/JimSteinman, best known as the songwriter for MeatLoaf's "Bat Out Of Hell" albums, interconnected many of his songs with stock phrases, imagery, and leitmotifs. Not surprisingly, he coined the term "Wagnerian rock" to describe his style.
* Karel Husa's four movement piece "Music for Prague 1968" has a few of these as well. The piccolo at the beginning and end of movt. 1 represents a songbird, the symbol for freedom. The ending sounds like it's dying. One part of the first movt. introduces the brass section, which represents the Soviets marching in and attacking with tanks and guns. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6W8Z-g3fPw A pretty good example of the first movt. is found here, though the best way to listen to this would be to close your eyes and imagine what it would've been like.]]
* Death metal band Bolt Thrower have the centrepiece song on most of their albums begin with a fade into the same riff, developing over the years. In its first iteration, ''World Eater'', and in most since, it is also the outro to the song.
* Music/CoheedAndCambria have the "TimeSkip" leitmotif appearing on several tracks across multiple albums, denoting...well, guess.
* Richard Strauss's "An Alpine Symphony" has several leitmotifs of descriptive significance. One of the main themes is the "Ascent" motif, an inversion of which is used for the descent.
* The Beach Boys/ Brian Wilson's SMiLE features multiple, distinct variations of the Bycicle Rider theme and of the centerpiece Heroes and Villains; so many ,in fact, that most of the songs of the album could be thought as subsections of it. Its actual symbolism is up to discussion, due to the fragmented and unfinished character of the work, but it seems to represent the theme of travel throughout history and America from Plymouth to Hawaii.
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