Dark Choir and Orchestra


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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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Mass in C
Misericordias Domini
Missa solemnis in C


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
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.
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.
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


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
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.