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    Default Music That Gives You Goosebumps!

    Some advice/suggestions/inspiration please!

    I am a dance coach/choreographer and am searching for an 'awesome' 'atmospheric' piece of music to use for a new display item.

    The last peice of music I used - which worked wonderfully was 'HEDWIG'S THEME' from the film soundtrack of Harry Potter & the Philospher's Stone.

    It has amazing atmosphere, variation and makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up - but now I need something to top this!!!

    Any suggestions would be very welcome - PLEASE!!!! I am totally stumped at the moment and need some guidence.

    I am looking for something approx 4-5 mins long that has real IMPACT!! It can be orchestral/operaic/anything goes really.

    Something that makes your soul soar or even slightly disturbs???? Something that makes you want to dance or even cry??? I await your suggestions.

    Thanks!

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    Hmm... Ill do my best here. To use Hedwig's Theme as a reference, you may want to consider Dvorak's Water Goblin (much longer than 4 to 5 mins!), Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King (a bit shorter).

    Although, the only piece in memory which has both made my soul soar and disturbed me would be Grofé's Cloudburst.

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    Since you seem to be into the Harry Potter type music, how about looking at the soundtrack from the new movie, Order of the Phoenix?

    Lets see here.. A few of my favorites:
    Professor Umbridge
    Fireworks
    Flight of the Order of the Phoenix
    Another Story (It's a different version of Hedwig's Theme)
    Those are less than 4-5 minutes though.

    If your done with the Harry Potter tangent, then I suggest:
    Festive Overture, Op. 96 by Dmitri Shostakovich, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7o_3aBIeyU
    Symphony No. 10, Mvt. II. Allegro by Dmitri Shostakovich, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZbJOE9zNjw (The faster the better, IMO)
    The Marriage of Figaro: Overture by Mozart, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN3q_...eature=related
    Pictures at an Exhibition, XV: The Great Gate at Kiev by Modest Mussorgsky
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dtZZ...eature=related

    Just a random conglomeration that I thought of. Hope that helped.

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    You mentioned Fireworks, which reminded me of another piece I should mention. I'm assuming you weren't referring to Stravinsky's Fireworks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rondo View Post
    You mentioned Fireworks, which reminded me of another piece I should mention. I'm assuming you weren't referring to Stravinsky's Fireworks.
    Wasn't, but I love that piece. One of the few pieces by Stravinsky I like.

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