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Need a musical lifeline

Okay, this is the sort of thing that's next to impossible to do over text, but I'm going to try anyway.

What is that bit of dramatic music that often accompanies battle scenes in trailers when the movie's soundtrack isn't ready yet? It's a big chorus singing in what I think is Latin, and the music builds: "Bom-bom-bom-bom. Bom-bom-bom-bom. Bom-bom-bom-BOM-BOM-bom bom," and so on.

Yeah, I know, not really helpful. I think it may have been used in a very early LotR trailer, but I could be wrong.

EDIT:

Thank goodness for cris and streamweaver. That was driving me nuts. (It's "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana.)

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cris
Dec. 19th, 2005 06:00 pm (UTC)
"Carmina Burana" - Carl Orff

It's like elevator music for fantasy movies. I don't think that LotR used it, but a lot of fantasy movies tend to employ the Carmina formula: few bars of high-pitched women singing in monosyllabic pseudo Latin + heavy drums + strategic horn action
pointedview
Dec. 19th, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU so much! That's the exact one. What a relief: it was driving me nuts.
streamweaver
Dec. 19th, 2005 06:44 pm (UTC)
er... actually that's not right. Carmina Burana is a large collection of Latin poetry and such that was adapted to music by Carl Orff. The specific piece is 'O Fortuna' which is part of the Carmina Burana collection. If you just went looking for Carmina Burana you'd get a ton of things back so look for the specific piece.
pointedview
Dec. 19th, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC)
I went looking for it after cris mentioned it, and found exactly what you were saying. You're quite right.

I also found a rather funny parody.
streamweaver
Dec. 19th, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC)
Rather? ... Very! HA!
organfailure
Dec. 19th, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)
Additionally, there are several techno butcherings remixes of O Fortuna out on the net right now. Several are downright hideous, and a few others are quite good.
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