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Most Epic Songs

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Gamemaster77, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Gamemaster77

    Gamemaster77 PC > Mac

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    What do you think are the most epic songs out there?

    I'll start out with just one. Its got to be Carl Orff's "O Fortuna".

    With English Lyrics:

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  2. flamingzaroc121

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    Well you can't exactly beat that....

    I do like the 1812 Overture though
     
  3. Ajidica

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    Lets see, Carl Orff, O Fortuna as always. Some of the latter songs (Estuans Interius, Circa Mea Pectora, and In Taberna Quando Summus. (I have the complete symphony and it is my favorite.)
    Can you link to the version with the Engish translations? They help alot in making it more epic.
    1812 overture is good, but for sheer awsomeness, it pales before some of these.

    Giaccino's William Tell Overture.

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    This is the epic ending.

    Gustav Holst's The Planets. Mars: The Bringer of War.

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    Prokofiev's Dance of the Knights is good, along with Montagues and Capuets. (I prefer Dance of the Knights)

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    And of course, Verdi's Requiem: Dies Irae.

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    Tchaikovsky's Marche Slav is always good.

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    It's not as dramatic as some others, but still epic.

    And to round it off, Dvorak, The New World.

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    The beginning is where it's at with the trumpet along with the ending (skip to ~8 minutes.)

    I would put Beethoven's 5th but everybody knows it.
    Same with Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.

    Did I go overboard?
     
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    The entirety of Wagner's Ring Cycle.
     
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    Well, if that's how you feel, check out 2112 by Rush. Listen to it in its entirety.
     
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    Living on the Edge-Areosmith

    Tom Sawyer-Rush
     
  9. Ajidica

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    How could I forget the best piece of music ever?!?!?!

    Link to video.

    Bah. Real men listen to real music. :smug:
     
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    That's the best Rush you can think of? Don't be wrong, it's a great song, but it lacks the epicness of Xanadu, 2112, the Necromancer, and Cygnus X-1, among others.
     
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    How it is being elitist when posting classical music? Epic music can go for all genres of music.
     
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    Meh, the awesome potential of this thread has since been muddled by this rock and roll crapola. :(
     
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    Yeah, I don't listen to much of that kinda music. I like music like The Animals and The Beatles. Tom Sawyer is one I heard a couple times and like. (Aerosmith an exception)
     
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    Lateralus or something like that is really good, and the math in it is cool.
     
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    Since everyone is posting classical stuff for some unknown reason, i'll just add:

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    I've also posted this in the "What music are you listening to" thread but I'll also post it here, because it's just too awesome. :)


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