Classical Music to sword fight to?
i need some upbeat classical pieces to coreagraph a sword fight to. something medieval sounding would be better but any suggestions will help
the theme is robin hood/renaissance for the show
I really need names of songs so i can play them for background music to the fight. Movies and general answers dont help much. sorry
- Anonymous1 decade agoBest Answer
"the theme is robin hood/renaissance for the show" quote from above
"Principal liturgical forms which endured throughout the entire Renaissance period were masses and motets, with some other developments towards the end, especially as composers of sacred music"
I don't think you can find alot of "sword fighting" theme in the Renaissance music period. Seeing the "robin hood" theme do you mean Medieval music period? Anyway below are some "medieval sounding pieces"
Chominciamento Di Gioia-Salterello
Walther von der Vogelweide-Palästinalied
Or perhaps you could try getting those pieces from the sound tracks of "Robin Hood" movies:
Also from Amazon, "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought" section, you could also check out other movies sound track which are set in the same time period as movie track.
If you want your sword fight to sound more "modern" below are some upbeat classical pieces from various age in no particular order:
Berlioz - March to the Scaffold(Symphony Fantastique 4th movement): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL8df-r2drM
Stravinsky - Firebird(Infernal dance): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4S64H4HXTw
Holst - Mars, the Bringer of War: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4oDDmoWf1M
And some fron the Baroque Period (closer to Renaissance Peirod)
Francesco Maria Veracini - Ouverture No. 6 B parts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEOCe9QEvEw
Jean Féry Rebel - Les Elémens (Le Cahos): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxCLTxQypDo
Giuseppe Torelli - Concerto for 4 Violins in E Minor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1CH2HJo0QY
Charles Avison - Concerto No. 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1kkuhwuy6Q
Henry Purcell's Abdelazer have some pretty good theme inside too. Alternative you could try works of Lanzetti, Vivaldi, Valentini and Juan Cabanilles.
Some movie theme song:
Van Helsing- Journey To Transylvania: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmUOieyZNBg
War of the Worlds- Escape from the City: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HLWLNo_bWQ
One of my favourite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9vqcioZ0Zo
Pirates of the Caribbean! The Kracken is quite nice too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGNiq2jR-aM
Some games have pretty decent "battle" music for instance Kingdom Hearts and etc.
- hafwenLv 61 decade ago
Well, for me, the words "sword fight" instantly conjour up the spectacular film "Dangerous Liaisons," set in the 18th century - and included a suspenseful duel at the end. There was plenty of powerful Baroque music used in the film - in particular, JS Bach's meaty, dramatic works for harpsichord solo and orchestra. I think that's the music I'd choose...
PS. Whoops - I just read your last edit...Renaissance music? You could always try dance music by Praetorius, Susato or Gervaise...that's good, lively stuff...or if you're looking for earlier music, maybe the original Carmina Burana (the mediaeval one, not the modern Carl Orff) - that's a huge collection of songs and dances from the 14th century!
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Definitely get into Romanticism and Modern era works for this particular landscape. You will find greater versatility with composers from these periods, as you will find more dramatic and treacherous themes and moods. Some composers to watch are Rachmaninoff, Alkan, and Tchaikovsky.
It also depends on the actual theme.
If you're fencing with Romeo d'Argnault of the coast of Spain, you may be interested in a sizzling, energetic work such as Saltarelle:(click on link to listen)
Or if you're a wretched pirate lusting after the lost treasure of the Black Death, you may want a more adventurous style. Try, for example, the Pirates of the Caribbean:
As you can see, there are many opportunities for what you're looking for. It shouldn't be too hard to find the correct work.Source(s): Amateur musician
- snide76258Lv 51 decade ago
"O fortuna" from Orff's Carmina Burana
There are also sword fight scenes in the operas Don Giovanni by Mozart (scene 1) and Romeo and Juliet by Gounod.
- 1 decade ago
Something by Bach - very consistent rhythm, so should be easy to choreograph to. If you go for a romantic composer, like Tchaikvosky, or Rachmaninoff, you'll have to deal with slow-downs and speed-ups...
- Anonymous1 decade ago
How about the opening to Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet?
- LegandivoriLv 71 decade ago
Listen to Monteverdi or Dunstable
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I am on my dad's computer... it's late but tomorrow I'll go up to my computer and look through my classical music, and post a bunch of suggestions. I think I can find something you'll like.