BartiniMan From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1129 times:
Have you seen National Lampoon's Vacation, the one where they drive across America to go to the amusement park. Well when they arrive and Clark and his son make a sprint for the gate from the carpark theres a song playing in the background...(phew!) ...is that the song you're thinking off?
If not disregard, if yes good. I dont know the name of the song though but someone here might.
Jessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1103 times:
Speaking of works that are in movies and such ;
I performed in a Choral/Orchestral concert and right before intermission the Orchestra played Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings. It's the song playing at the end of 'Platoon' where the one character is running across the field getting shot and the rest of the platoon is lifting off in choppers.
It is also played in the films 'Elephant Man' and 'Lorenzo's Oil' It was also performed at the deaths of presidents Roosevelt and Kennedy.
It was indescribably beautiful to hear performed live.
If anyone is interested after Intermission we performed "Dona Nobis Pacem" by Ralph Vaughn Williams. I don't think the music in "Dona Nobis Pacem" is as great as the Adagio for Strings, but the text is remarkable, and the music does a good job of following the text. If anyone wants me to post the lyrics I will.