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

Update:

the theme is robin hood/renaissance for the show

Update 2:

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

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    "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"

    from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_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:

    http://www.amazon.com/Robin-Hood-Thieves-Original-...

    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

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    Stravinsky - Firebird(Infernal dance): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4S64H4HXTw

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    Holst - Mars, the Bringer of War: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4oDDmoWf1M

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    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

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    Jean Féry Rebel - Les Elémens (Le Cahos): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxCLTxQypDo

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    Giuseppe Torelli - Concerto for 4 Violins in E Minor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1CH2HJo0QY

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    Charles Avison - Concerto No. 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1kkuhwuy6Q

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    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:

    Jaws: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qhe08b3XgE

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    Van Helsing- Journey To Transylvania: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmUOieyZNBg

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    War of the Worlds- Escape from the City: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HLWLNo_bWQ

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    One of my favourite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9vqcioZ0Zo

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    Pirates of the Caribbean! The Kracken is quite nice too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGNiq2jR-aM

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    Some games have pretty decent "battle" music for instance Kingdom Hearts and etc.

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  • hafwen
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    1 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...

    Hafwen x

    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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  • Anonymous
    1 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.

    For example,

    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)

    http://www.music-scores.com/music-scores/sibtempa....

    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:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=MufORSL68v0

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    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
  • 1 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...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    How about the opening to Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet?

  • 1 decade ago

    Listen to Monteverdi or Dunstable

  • Anonymous
    1 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.

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