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    Junior Member Entene's Avatar
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    Good Evening,
    For years I have been searching for pieces of music that I describe as dark choir and orchestra and I was wondering if anyone could suggest some pieces that I should listen to. I have formed quite a collection but I lust for more. Please post some recommendations. Thank you and good night.

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    Lacrimosa
    Mass in C
    Misericordias Domini
    Missa solemnis in C
    Requiem

    Others

    Hitman 2 & Freedom Fighter Jesper Kyd
    The Hunt for Red October Basil Poledouris
    Carmina Burana Carl Orff
    Requiem Overture Kronos Quartet; Clint Mansell
    Escape Craig Armstrong
    The Chronicles Of Riddick Graeme Revell
    Hannibal, Backdraft, Gladiator Hans Zimmer
    Immediate Music (www.immediatemusic.com) Great Trailer Music
    Tarawa James Newton Howard
    Equilibrium OST Klaus Badelt
    Various Rob Dougan
    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm OST Shirley Walker (Moving and Powerful)
    Various X-Ray Dog

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    I love this style of music, too. You've already mentioned some of the greats, but I also enjoy these pieces (there are more, but I can't think of them right now):

    --"Liberi Fatali" by Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy VIII)
    --"One-Winged Angel" by Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy VII)
    --"Ameno" and "The Mass" by Era
    --Enigma songs, including "Gravity of Love," which uses samples of "O Fortuna" (great techno remixes of this song, also)
    --Apotheosis' remixes of "O Fortuna" and another "Carmina Burana" song, but I can't recall the name
    --"O Verona" by Craig Armstrong (Romeo & Juliet)
    --"The Omen" score by Jerry Goldsmith, including "Ave Satani"
    --"They're Back" by Jerry Goldsmith (Poltergeist II)

    I'll try to find more later when I'm at home with my CDs.

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    Thank you. I just watched Dracula 2000 and the background music is amazing. Thank you for your suggestions. I'm listening to them now.

    Engima has two great pieces called "The Gate" and "The Eyes of Truth" which both have some great vocals.

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    You might like some of these:

    Dodi duse sveti by Spirit and the Bride

    Rapture by Mars Lasar

    Danse Macabre by Angele Dubeau

    Dies Irae by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Solvejg's Song by Operatica

    Wisdom by Delerium

    Pagliachi- Recitar!... Vesti: a Giubba by Puccini

    Amityville Horror Theme (the 1st one) by ?

    Torches. Carol-Gaul by Choir Of King's College, Cambridge & Sir David Willcocks

    I Wish by THIS ASCENSION

    Versa Est in Luctum by Lobo

    Quando Morietur From Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Libera Me by Giuseppe Verdi

    Suite from "Hush": Silent Night / First Kiss / Enter the Gentlemen / Schism from Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Once More, With Feeling (Soundtrack from the TV Show)

    O del mio dolce ardor by Ramon Vargas

    Requiem for a Vampire by Matt Fink

    The Island Awaits You by Steve Jablonsky

    Main Theme from Requiem For A Dream

    Tales from the Crypt (Main Title) by Danny Elfman

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    Thank you.

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    Here's my suggestions for some dark choir/orchestra music:

    Sleep Now by Hughes Hall (from the Dark City trailer)
    Jill Burning by Simon Boswell (from Hardware)
    Suite from "Restless" by Christophe Beck (from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Beck has tons of great music in this style for that show)
    Batman Score by Danny Elfman
    Scrooged Score by Danny Elfman
    Nightbreed Score by Danny Elfman
    The Crow Score by Graeme Revell
    Julie's Theme by John Frizzell (from I Still Know What You Did Last Summer)
    The Matrix Score by Don Davis

    Those are all I can think of off the top of my head. I'll post more if I come up with any.

    Note: All selections are available for purchase.

    Much of Chris Beck's work from Buffy is available (the composer has given permission) for free download here: http://www.bluntinstrument.org.uk/beck/index.htm

    Said music was previously made available through a promotional CD only, and is extremely difficult to obtain, which is why Beck has allowed these tracks to be shared freely.

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