Music from the movies and TV
We learn a lot about music that is outside what we may ordinarily consider our favourite music through the music that is used in Movies and TV (and even video games). The music in this situation is often conveying the underlying mood, the era (period of history( the action, the location or culture represented, or the personality of the characters. This means the composers for TV and film utilize a great many musical styles and devices you may not otherwise hear. You may not always be aware of it, but the experience of watching movies and TV would not be the same without the important addition of the music. Here are just a few examples
OUTER SPACE!!!!!! The music from Star Wars by John Williams has become one of the most famous film scores of all time
THE WILD WEST - the film music of Italian Composer Ennio Morricone was some of the most unique music for film ever written
DETECTIVES, THE SOUTH AND THE INCREDIBLE MUSIC OF QUINCY JONES AND RAY CHARLES
THE BOND FILMS INFLUENCED SPY MUSIC FOR DECADES
ONE OF THE MOST REMEMBERED TV SONGS OF ALL TIME _ THE ORIGINAL BATMAN
The Scary stuff
The music of composer Bernard Hermann set the tone for all suspense and horror films. Here is the opening music for Psycho - for sting orchestra
one of the most famous of all JAWS! by John Williams (composer of so many films there is not room to mention them all - but Harry Potter, Schindlers List, ET etc)
Rebecca Sugar, the creator of Steven Universe also is a very unique song writer and the songs are an important part of the succes of the show
This is the love theme from Once Upon a Time in america and it is composed by the same composer that wrote The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It show just how diverse a good film composer is as they are such different styles.
Bernard Herman (Psycho from above) writes a glorious, orchestral piece depicting the love interest in the movie by Alfred Hitchcock, Vertigo
Henry Mancini wrote the unforgettable melody for the romance movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Moon River.
The early Warner Brother Cartoons (Bugs Bunny, Road Runner etc) were absolutely brilliant in terms of the music
A jazzy TV cartoon classic, The Flintstones
The music of the Simpsons - unforgettable
The music from the Incredibles is a direct link from the Bond music from above
sad but beautiful
This moving beginning sequence from UP id told only with music and image.
Rebecca Sugar music for Steven Universe
When She Loved Me by Randy Newman and performed by Vancouver's Sarah McLachlan is a heartbreaking ballad, beautifully written and performed
The score for Finding Nemo won the Academy Award for music and deservedly so. It magically captures the under the sea feeling of the movie and the adventure of the story