What are some beautifully composed songs?
I'm listening to the written piece Cinema Paradisio, I've listened to it several times cause I enjoy it. Are there any other romantic or beautiful soundtracks that you'd recommend I listen to?
Classical music preferably*
- BirdgirlLv 77 years agoBest Answer
There is a difference between soundtrack music and classical music. Soundtrack music primarily composed in order to provide whatever background they need to enhance whatever is being shown on the screen. It can help develop a character, a mood, announce something (like that "shark theme" from "Jaws", etc. Classical instrumental or orchestral music, such as symphonies, are composed for their own sake--that is to be listened to and enjoyed (though sometimes some one else will use actual classical music for a soundtrack--as in the film "Amadeus"). I presume by "songs" you mean instrumental music, rather than music with words to be sung. You need to be precise in this section so we can give you a useful answer.
Even "Cinema Paradiso" had a love theme with lyrics.
So I'll just give you a few soundtracks and a few classical pieces to listen to, okay?
"The Mission" Ennio Morricone
"Schindler's List" John Williams (main theme with solo violinist Itzhak Perlman)
"Requiem for a Dream" by Clint Mansell (actually I find a lot of it creepy, but it's extremely popular)
"Last of the Mohicans" by Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman
"The Last Emperor" Hans Zimmer
"Titanic" James Horner
"The Snowman" (animated short) Howard Blake
"Chariots of Fire" Vangelis
"The Lord of the Rings" (the entire trilogy) Howard Shore
"Edward Scissorhands" Danny Elfman
"Romeo and Juliet" (Zeffirelli version) Nino Rota
Other major soundtrack composers (you can easily look up what they wrote): Elmer Bernstein, Henry Mancini, Michel Legrand, Jerry Goldsmith, John Barry (wrote a lot of James Bond themes),
Erich Korngold, Bernard Hermann (Hitchcock films--including "Psycho"), Franz Waxman, Max Steiner--there are a lot of them out there both living and dead.
Compositions you might find beautiful or romantic:
Gabriel Faure--"Pavanne in F-sharp minor, Op. 50" (Pavanne for a Dead Princess)--originally a piano piece, but has orchestrated version which I will link here:
"Valse romantique" Claude Debussy
"Nocturne, Op 9, No.2" Frederic Chopin
"Liebestraum" Franz Liszt
"Adagio for Violin and OrchestraWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
"A Midsummer's Night Dream" Felix Mendelssohn
"Scheherazade, Op. 35" Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
"Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture" Pyotr TchaikovskySource(s): Something that is in-between soundtrack and classical--John Corgliano's "The Red Violin" (started of as a soundtrack for a film--composer later rewrote for the concert hall. "The Red Violin Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_tM-ku4Ll8 "The Red Violin Suite" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXUFUDYjQek http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K5q89S_ELg&NR=1&fe... "The Red Violin Caprices" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi_i-8vT2Fo
- wvculturalloverLv 77 years ago
Love theme from "Romeo and Juliet"
Theme from "Out of Africa"
John Dunbar's theme from "Dances with Wolves"
Theme from "Schindler's List"
Tara's Theme from "Gone with the Wind"
Theme from "The Summer of 42"
Gabriel's Oboe from "The Mission"
Title music from "Edward Scissorhand"
- Anonymous7 years ago
You asked this in classical section... but I'm going to post two songs from movies really made by a hard rock/heavy band and an rock electronic/alternative one :D
Evanescence - My immortal ( Dare devil movie )
M83 - Fearful Odds ( Oblivion movie )
If you want some songs by more traditional compopsers let me recommend you:
time ( Inception ) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxabLA7UQ9k
We're now free ( gladiator ) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm-sbOH-nEc
Labor of love (star trek XI) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6QPye9IuGs
Requiem for a dream Lux Aeterna - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKLpJtvzlEI
Welcome to lunar Industries ( Moon) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lAfMT5FIZE
Star wars sith theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnBlo3B3wJo
Hedwidg's theme (harry potter) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCNHVMIYqiA
My name is Lincoln ( the island ) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iu-t1n821M
Happy pills ( limitless ) - www. youtube.com/watch?v=oyjbNWf3htw
Celtic woman ( Lisa Kelly )
May It Be ( enya cover for LOTR ) - www. youtube.com/watch?v=n-lmj2kuoAU