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Old April 19 2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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Most foreboding music

Is / are there any passage(s) of music that fill you with foreboding or even make your flesh creep?

We had a conversation a few months ago which brought up the male voice choir singing For those in Peril on the Sea when the sub is going through its dive routine in Crimson Tide, which was just spine-tingling.

On a more pseudy note, I was listening to the prelude to Act 3 of Tristan und Isolde by Wagner the other day and was impressed the doom-laden atmosphere it creates.
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Old April 19 2010, 12:30 PM   #2
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Re: Most foreboding music

Clint Mansell - Lux Aeterna (Requiem for a Dream OST)

In my mind it is tied to scenes of nuclear apocalypse. Awful.
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Old April 19 2010, 12:49 PM   #3
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Re: Most foreboding music

Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi (O Fortuna) from Carl Orff's cantata Carmina Burana was the first thing that popped into my brain when reading the title of this thread, but when it comes to cinema I remember being mightily impressed/petrified as an eight year old by Jerry Goldsmith's The Cloud and V'ger Flyover from Star Trek: The Motion Picture. BTW, Zdeněk Liška's score for the 1963 Czech(oslovak) sci-fi film Ikarie XB 1 - in particular the cue heard during the film's climax as the titular starship approaches the "White Planet" and we see an alien megalopolis on the bridge viewscreen - is certainly not appropriate listening for those who may be semi-seriously contemplating suicide.

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Old April 19 2010, 01:00 PM   #4
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I remember singing Carmina Burana when I was a member of a choir. We started a run through of the O Fortuna! and started slowing down in the closing bars. "You don't slow down, you speed up!" shouted the director, "this is nae a hymn!"
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Old April 19 2010, 01:07 PM   #5
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Rachel Maddow has made a point on her show of deriding extremist Republican TV ads using O Fortuna as the background for their fantasy of an Obama inspired apocalypse.
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Old April 19 2010, 01:29 PM   #6
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Re: Most foreboding music

Bela Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, specifically Andante tranquillo and Adagio, though parts of Allegro molto might also qualify.

Samual Barbar's Adagio for Strings, Krzystof Penderecki's Threnody For The Victims Of Hiroshima For 52 Stringed Instruments and De Natura Sonoris II For Orchestra (which sound very much like the music from Altered States by John Corigliano), Space Requiem by Stomu Yamash'ta, and Title music for the movie The Bounty by Vangelis Papathanassiou are honorable mentions.
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Old April 19 2010, 03:40 PM   #7
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The Theme from Jaws.. 'nuff said

A buddy of mine has the Imperial March playing as a ringtone whenever his mum calls him on his mobile
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Old April 19 2010, 04:43 PM   #8
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"In the House - In a Heartbeat" by John Murphy from 28 Days Later.
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Old April 19 2010, 05:09 PM   #9
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John Barry - Capsule in Space
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Old April 19 2010, 05:36 PM   #10
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^Good choice!
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Old April 19 2010, 05:44 PM   #11
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Re: Most foreboding music

Alien - Main Title by Jerry Goldsmith.


The Mist - Host of the Seraphim (by Dead Can Dance)
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Old April 19 2010, 06:02 PM   #12
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Bit off topic I know, but how do you mention to embed that Youtube video in your post?
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Old April 19 2010, 06:06 PM   #13
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[ yt ] *link to video* [ / yt ] without the spaces.
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Old April 19 2010, 06:08 PM   #14
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Re: Most foreboding music

O Fortuna and Adagio for Strings immediately come to mind... sorry I couldn't think of anything more original.
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Old April 19 2010, 06:10 PM   #15
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Geckothan wrote: View Post
John Barry - Capsule in Space
Good, but not as good as this one, IMO:

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