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    I am looking for symphonies and composers that can sound like this: intense, loud instrumentals, fast pace, intense choir singing, and very angry sounding:

    Examples of things I am looking for.

    Can't Find Title
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GT59zmF_Oo (Starts at [1:40])

    Can't Find The Title
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcD_VgQjsT8 (Song Starts at [0:37])

    O Fortuna
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWdIpFBGENQ

    Any suggestions (If you could find the names of the ones I cannot find also, I would really appreciate it)

    Thanks ahead of time!
    "When I open my eyes I must sigh, for what I see is contrary to my religion, and I must despise the world which does not know that music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy." - Ludwig van Beethoven

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    Anything by Mozart is angry, pissed off music with a hard edge and huge, aggressive sound.

    Check out Eine kleine Nactmusik. That means " a little night music" and it really is music of the night. Like a forboding Gothic cathedral lit by the evil light of a blood-red moon.

    Crank this and let your fantasies of death and distruction take flight.
    "Music is not philosophy." --Akira Ifukube

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    Well, there may be a deluge of modern classical that would be similar to those you posted. I can mention film composers such as Elfman, Silvestri, Zimmer, Poledouris and Herrmann--all of whom have composed music very similar to what you are looking for.

    I keep thinking of new such suggestions every time they have been requested, and now I believe I can honestly say: I am out!

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    Modest Mussorgsky - Night on The Bare Mountain

    Beethoven - Egmont Overture and, of course, fifth symphony.

    Heandel's Sarabende

    Presto from Vivaldi's Summer.

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    Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky
    Shostakovich - Symphony No. 13 "Babi Yar"
    Verdi - Requiem
    Janacek - Glagothic Mass

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapkaara View Post
    Anything by Mozart is angry, pissed off music with a hard edge and huge, aggressive sound.

    Check out Eine kleine Nactmusik. That means " a little night music" and it really is music of the night. Like a forboding Gothic cathedral lit by the evil light of a blood-red moon.

    Crank this and let your fantasies of death and distruction take flight.
    um... yeah...

    Sibelius' tone poem "Tapiola" is really amazing. Check it out.
    You get a frog in your throat, you sound hoarse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by World Violist View Post
    um... yeah...


    By the way, also check out Carnival of the Animals by that famous musical sado-masochist Camille Saint-Saens. Though male, he was obsessed with being female, hence he gave himself the name Camille. (Sort of a Ed Gein figure in music, wouldn't you say?) Anyway, this music is no carnival...it's more of a freakshow of crushing tone clusters and savage rhythms. Trust me, when I say animals, I mean ANIMALS...the bloodthirsty kind.

    So, imagine a musical freak-carnival of werwolfs and vultures...bats and tapeworms...where human flesh is eaten with sinister glissandi and horrifc, portent-laden pedal points.

    This music should be in ANY metalhead's collection. Listen to it and I DARE you not to become enraged, depressed and angst-ridden.
    "Music is not philosophy." --Akira Ifukube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapkaara View Post
    Anything by Mozart is angry, pissed off music with a hard edge and huge, aggressive sound.

    Check out Eine kleine Nactmusik. That means " a little night music" and it really is music of the night. Like a forboding Gothic cathedral lit by the evil light of a blood-red moon.

    Crank this and let your fantasies of death and distruction take flight.
    Hahaha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapkaara View Post


    ....enraged, depressed and angst-ridden.
    Sounds like me every time I hear Canon in D.

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    Possibly the most profoundly angst-ridden, epic, God-fearing, Earth-shattering, monster is 'Rage Over a Lost Penny' by Beethoven. For tear-inducing, powerful, music also check out the first of Webern's 'Four Pieces' for violin and piano.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalheadwholovesclasical View Post
    I am looking for symphonies and composers that can sound like this: intense, loud instrumentals, fast pace, intense choir singing, and very angry sounding:

    Examples of things I am looking for.

    Can't Find Title
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GT59zmF_Oo (Starts at [1:40])

    Can't Find The Title
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcD_VgQjsT8 (Song Starts at [0:37])

    O Fortuna
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWdIpFBGENQ

    Any suggestions (If you could find the names of the ones I cannot find also, I would really appreciate it)

    Thanks ahead of time!

    Mars, Bringer of War. Gustav Holst, Planets Suite.
    2nd Movement- Scherzo from Bruckners 9th Symphony (Not often suggested!)
    Last Movement from Mahlers 6th Symphony (Ok it's long but really dark)
    O Fortuna from Carl Orffs Carmina Burana

    Of course you need to crank yer stereo up to get the maximum from them!!!

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    some of these replies are....er....interesting.
    i fear some of my comrades here would find macdowell's 'to a wild rose' way too blood-thirsty!!!

    dj

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    Thank God you guys have a sense of humor...us classical people often take our favorite music a little too seriously!
    "Music is not philosophy." --Akira Ifukube

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    Well I guess there's only a limited amount of DARK, DEPRESSIVE, LOUD, ANGRY sounding classical music around! maybe we should try and pursuade MHWLC to be more flexible!!:angry:

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    Listen to Classic FM's Smooth Classics at 6. I heard someone had a heart attack just listening to its ferocious content.

    Barbaric stuff.

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