What are your favourite movie score or instrumental pieces?

Heres my top 20 but feel free to list as many as you can or your favourite score albums or themes if you don't know specifics (i.e instrumental or orchestral only no song soundtracks pls). These don't necessarily have to be from good movies just brillant themes.

My Top 20:

1. Hymn to The Fallen - John Williams from Saving Private Ryan (1998)

2. Ice Dance - Danny Elfman from Edward Scissorhands (1990)

3. Pan's Labytinth Lullaby - Javier Navarrette from Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

4. Roll Tide - Hans Zimmer from Crimson Tide (1995)

5.Birth of A Penguin - Danny Elfman from Batman Returns (1992)

6. Lux Aeterna - Clint Mansel featuring Kronos Quartet from Requiem For A Dream (2000)

7.Schindlers List Theme - John Williams fron Schindler's List (1993)

8. Rememberances - John Williams from Schindler's List (1993)

9.Freedom Theme - James Horner from Braveheart (1995)

10. Casper's Lullaby - James Horner from Casper (1995)

11.Titanic Suite - James Horner from Titanic (1997)

12.The Hours - Phillip Glass from The Hours (2002)

13. Journey To The Line - Hans Zimmer from The Thin Red Line (1998)

14. Beyond Rangoon - Hans Zimmer from Beyond Rangoon (1995)

15. East Hastings - Godspeed You Black Emperor - from 28 Days Later (2002)

16.Promontory (featuring the Gael) Trevor Jones - Last of the Mohicans (1992)

17.Sunshine (Adagio) John Murphy from Sunshine (2007)

18.Farewell Neverland - John Williams from Hook (1991)

19.Clubbed to Death - Rob Dougan from The Matrix (1999)

20. Fantasia On A Theme - Barry Wordsworth 7. Adagio From Concerto Grosso Op. 6. No. 8 In G Minor Christmas Concerto - Arcangelo Corelli from Master & Comander (2003)

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Wow, great list here.

    I'll look at downloading the ones you mentioned that I don't have.

    Here is my list, but I don't have 20:

    Rabbit-Proof Fence OST by Peter Gabriel

    Sunrise on Pontchartrain by Alexandre Desplat (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

    Daisy's Ballet Career by Alexandre Desplat (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

    Istanbul by Geoff Zanelli (Hitman)

    Attack by Hans Zimmer (Pearl Harbor)

    Digging Montage by James Horner (The Chumscrubber)

    Hard to Starboard by James Horner (Titanic)

    Promise (Reprise) by Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill)

    Lovers - Flower Garden by Shigeru Umebayashi (House of Flying Daggers)

    Lovers - Erfu Solo by Shigeru Umebayashi (House of Flying Daggers)

    Lovers - Mei and Jin by Shigeru Umebayashi (House of Flying Daggers)

    On the Nature of Daylight by Max Richter (Shutter Island)

    Just going through my music, there are countless songs to add. I really don't have the time, but here are a few more.

    August's Rhapsody by Mark Mancina (August Rush)

    Catatonie by Hans Zimmer (Sherlock Holmes)

    Drive to Bohemia from the Public Enemies soundtrack

    Anything of Danny Elfman's

    And I enjoy a fair few of video game soundtracks, more than movies so I won't go into listing

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  • 4 years ago

    I enjoy and appreciate movie scores while i'm watching a film, sometimes I'll concentrate more on the score if the film is lacking slightly, but when it comes to putting on a CD or turning on my iPod, no movie scores. I like a bit of Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg, but generally I listen to blues/rock, or specific bands/artists.

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