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    help me find battle music!

    I know this is going to sound like a weird request but...I'm currently playing a computer game called Neverwinter Knights and within the game you can create your own world. And within that world, of course you can put your own music in. Basically there are 2 types of music I've been using for the game so far: slow, eerie, evil-sounding music (which I have a lot of!) and fast-paced, action music. This is the type of music I"m having trouble finding good stuff for. So far, I've been using: Conan the Barbarian, Starship Troopers, The Omen, Exorcist, Sleepy Hollow, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc. I know it's really difficult because it's hard to describe what I like and what I'm looking for, but out of the aforementioned I think I like Danny Elfman and Basil Poledouris best (especially Basil, when he's on he's on!) and something like Sleepy Hollow is a great example because there's tons of action music in it. I would appreciate any kind of recommendations. Thanks

    jim

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    How about:

    Lord of the Rings films by Howard Shore
    Pearl Harbor by Hans Zimmer
    Master and Commander by Iva Davies, Christopher Gordon & Richard Tognetti

    The Harry Potter movie soundtracks also have some action music. i.e. The Dragon (track 10 I believe, from Goblet of Fire by Patrick Doyle).

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    I have an idea. How about some of our american war songs like
    the military songs, anchers away, wild blue yonder, army song,
    in the navy,and last the Marine songs. Believe it or not, our
    national anthem is also a war song. You can take that in consideration.
    judy tooley

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    Holst Planets: Mars the Bringer of War(one song)
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    thanks for the responses! I do have Fellowship of the Ring and I don't remember there being too many exciting action cuts on there, but I'll give it another spin. I'll try Pearl Harbor, Master and Commander and some of the Harry Potter movies. As far as American war anthemns go, they are a bit too heroic-sounding and I need something a little darker. Something that makes the main character feel like he/she's in peril. Mars, Bringer of War is a great suggestion, but the person I'm "building" this game for, my wife, already knows that piece much too well and I want to suprise her when she plays the game (^_^). Thanks though!

    jim

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    Ride of the Valkyries ...

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    How about Benjamin Britten's *War Requiem*?
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

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    Night on Bald Mountain, Mussorgsky for another suggestion.
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    How about War of the Worlds soundtrack by Jeff Wayne?
    judy tooley

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    any fast track with drums and surprising elements will be good for u, BTW u can look at my post i've posted there some soundtracks mostly from battle movies - the 300 movie soundtrack will be great for u.

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    although the previous are good suggestions, my personal favorites are well known enough that you shouldnt have a problem finding them. here we go:

    1. The Battle--track 3 from Gladiator(2000) One should include tracks 1 and 2 from the CD for the buildup to track 3.
    2. Promentory--Last of the Mohicans....this one makes me want to drive fast and through brick walls, that's the effect it has on me.
    3. Barbarian Horde--track 13 from Gladiator
    4. The Battle for Peace--Star Trek VI :The Undiscovered Country
    5. Blade Runner Theme Song--Could be argued that it isnt a "battle song" but it can have that same effect i think.

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    Hanz Zimmer is your man for battle music; check out the two disc release of King Arthur.

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    ooh, that is a good one!
    Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass? ~Michael Torke

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    Hi !
    What is the duration of the music you need. If it is short (10 or 15 secondes) may be I can compose something for you.
    J-Paul
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    Please visit my channel and web site to hear the music I compose
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    Have you thought of Beethoven's 5th. It was used during world war
    two to announce the attack on pearl harbor.
    judy tooley

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