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    Default Classical music used in films

    First of all, apologies if this isn't in the right thread, or there's a duplicate that I've missed. I tried searching but it didn't work (it kept removing "used"... lol).

    There used to be a superb database of music used in films on the web, but it's gone. You know the kind of thing, Ride of the Valkyries in Apocolypse Now, that sort of thing.

    Does anyone know of a comprehensive alternative site? There's a couple but neither have been updated for years.

    Obviously I could just look up the film on IMDB, but I'd like to know what bit of music was used in however many films (eg Beethoven 5).
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    Ok so no one's able to rise to the challenge then

    I have actually just found out that you can type a composer's name into IMDB and get a list of films their music has been used in.
    How many second violinists does it take to change a light bulb?
    None. They can't get up that high!

    (I am a 2nd violinist in a local amateur orchestra, and this is accurate).

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    Thanks for the information for I once watched a movie which has Boccherini's String Quintet in C Major Op. 30, No. 6; "Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid" and I couldn't remember its name until now.
    It's called Master and Commander, and here it goes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35SfjCAi3N8.
    The full version and a better one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVEJlWowoHI.
    Last edited by Boccherini; Apr-08-2010 at 07:19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rondo View Post
    That's excellent, thank you!
    How many second violinists does it take to change a light bulb?
    None. They can't get up that high!

    (I am a 2nd violinist in a local amateur orchestra, and this is accurate).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rondo View Post
    I'll have fun with that. Good find.

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