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Music that reminds you of the IF
« on: June 09, 2008, 08:41:04 AM »
There is already a thread about songs about the Imperial Family, but I thought I would start a thread about music that reminds you, personally, of the royal family. I did this mainly because there is a great deal of music that reminds me of them (all of which I HIGHLY recommend you hear. They're beautiful works!)

So go ahead and post what music reminds you of them (if you have any) and feel free to comment about your selections, as well as others. No rules in the Having Fun board, hm? ;)

So, here are my selections:

Russian Christmas by Alfred Reed. It was my school band's tradition to play this every year at Christmas. It is a 15-minute piece, very beautiful, very passionate that epitomizes old Russia, as well as Russian Orthodoxy. It's just such a gorgeous piece. Professional orchestral versions should be available to hear--as far as I know, it's pretty popular.

Russian Easter by Nikolai Rismky-Korsakov. This one is much like Russian Christmas, but obviously focuses around Easter. It is also very passionate, very Old Russia and Russian Orthodoxy, and like Russian Christmas, it makes use of the chimes, symbolizing all the bells in the church towers. Rimsky-Korsakov is a brilliant composer, of course. I highly recommend this one, as well! :)

More obscurely:

Now these ones will seem out of the blue versus the other two I post, but I will explain why I chose them after each.

Tania, Enemy at the Gates soundtrack, by James Horner. The movie "Enemy at the Gates" obviously took place in Russia, but it revolved around the Russian side of WWII, not WWI or anything involved with the Imperial Family. What I love most about this certain track is the evident emotion in the music. I recently made a reply to the "Kitchen Boy" thread in the Books segment of the forum, because I had read it again for the fifth time. Well, I read it while listening to this track--only this track. That is now what the music reminds me of. It has a truly Russian sound to it. But while it is supposed to revolve around Russia in WWII, much of it really does epitomize Russia under autocracy. There is a part where the music becomes "grandiose" and elegant, with the church bells ringing in the background. And then, toward the end of the music...Well, I'll leave that for you to hear. It breaks my heart every time I hear it, it's so beautiful! ;) James Horner truly is an amazing composer (in my eyes), which is why my next selection is also by him.

Casper, by James Horner. There are silly parts of this soundtrack which are obviously the way they are because they are from the movie, "Casper", but the ones I am referring to are Tracks 6 (The Lighthouse), Track 8 (Fond Memories), Track 10 (Casper's Lullaby), and Track 12 (One Last Wish). I think these remind me of the Imperial Family because my sister used them in a movie she made of the Romanovs, for a school project. I can't really explain them in words. They are all hauntingly beautiful, and as I said with "Tanya" from "Enemy at the Gates", there is so much emotion in the music, that it really does befit the Royal Family. Listen to them! I think you'll agree! :) (If not, I'll buy you a pint) ;)

Anyway, I have others, but I think this list is good enough for now!

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Re: Music that reminds you of the IF
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2008, 10:24:28 AM »
Great list!

The thread about songs that you mentioned is actually for this purpose; we post songs that remind us of them. ;)
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Re: Music that reminds you of the IF
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008, 03:18:51 AM »
Nearer my god to thee is a beautiful song which my remind me the Romanov, and I don't really know why. You've probably heared it in the Titanic, when the boat is sinking and the musicians are playing their last song.

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Re: Music that reminds you of the IF
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2008, 07:33:07 AM »
I'm so sorry, Holly! I read the title of the thread wrong! *slaps hand to forehead* :) Should I move my post, then? I don't want to delete it because I wrote so much!

And Marie-Catherine--YES! I completely agree! It does sort of remind me of Titanic, of course, because I remember it from the movie. But I know what you mean. Every time I hear it, I think of how it was set during the time period of the "IF"....It's soooooo beautiful, but so sad! :)


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Re: Music that reminds you of the IF
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2010, 07:44:31 PM »
"The Last Call for Love" by E.Y. Harburg reminds me of the Romanovs. It was sung by Judy Garland for a record co. and by Frank Sinatra in a movie called "Ship Ahoy". I haven't heard Frank's version, but Judy's is beautiful, you should hear it... Anyways, enough blabbering on...Here are the lyrics:

The moment has come, I hear a drum, or is it my heart dear, beating this way?
There's work to be done, done with a gun, there goes the bugle, I hear it say:
It's the last call for love, time to say fare thee well...
Let the taps tell you all that my heart dare not tell...
With your eyes in the stars of old glory... can I help but be faithful to you..?
Till we meet on the day we're dreaming of...
It's the last call for love...
It especially reminds me of that little romance Marie had with that soldier who smuggled in a cake for her.   :)

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Re: Music that reminds you of the IF
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2010, 09:22:43 PM »
Most anything by Chopin, Be Thou My Vision, He's My Son by Mark Schultz, and this one (Untitled Hymn/Come to Jesus):

Weak and wounded sinner
Lost and left to die
O, raise your head, for love is passing by
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus and live!

Now your burden's lifted
And carried far away
And precious blood has washed away the stain, so
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus and live!

And like a newborn baby
Don't be afraid to crawl
And remember when you walk
Sometimes we
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus and live!

Sometimes the way is lonely
And steep and filled with pain
So if your sky is dark and pours the rain, then
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus and live!

O, and when the love spills over
And music fills the night
And when you can't contain your joy inside, then
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus and live!

And with your final heartbeat
Kiss the world goodbye
Then go in peace, and laugh on Glory's side, and
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus and live!

And Taps.
I'll probably think of more later.
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