I really really love modern classical music - what I call "theatrical music". Stuff like John Williams and Basil Polidouris - you know, the big theatrical music scores.
I love Vangelis' "Conquest of Paradise" from 1492.
I love O Fortuna (okay, not exactly a movie piece).
"Russian Navy Hymn" as performed in the Hunt for Red October (Basil Polidouris).
The Jurassic Park theme is one of the most spectacular scores I've ever heard (John Williams).
Another all-time favourite of mine is the Jupiter piece in Gustav Holsts' "The Planets".
Is anyone creating this kind of music outside of movie score purposes? Can you experts recommend some more titles along these lines? I just can't get enough of it.