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A piece of classical music that would remind you of gunfire?

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KerryMumbles Tue 30-Jun-09 13:50:16

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gigglewitch Tue 30-Jun-09 13:50:53

1812 overture?!!!! grin

Iklboo Tue 30-Jun-09 13:51:27

Definitely 1812!

KerryMumbles Tue 30-Jun-09 13:52:20

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ShauntheSheep Tue 30-Jun-09 13:52:32

lol gigglewitch got there before me.

You been to Classical Spectacular at the Albert Hall by any change GW? [Grin]

gigglewitch Tue 30-Jun-09 13:54:34

lol - no I play in orchestras. One time they put a bloke with a canon straight behind the first violins and my skin and bones parted company shock grin

Iklboo Tue 30-Jun-09 13:56:15

Mars from The Planet Suite also makes me think of gunfire

Bramshott Tue 30-Jun-09 13:56:55

Haydn's Military Symphony?

gigglewitch Tue 30-Jun-09 13:59:38

Was also thinking planets suite. (great minds etc) Also wondered if something like the opening of carmina burana - O Fortuna or vite perdite or similar smile

what do you need it for?

KerryMumbles Tue 30-Jun-09 14:00:16

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KerryMumbles Tue 30-Jun-09 14:01:07

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Iklboo Tue 30-Jun-09 14:01:35

Ooh Dies Irae as well!

OrmIrian Tue 30-Jun-09 14:02:10

Ooh how about Mars from the Planets (Holst). Not gunfire as such but menacing. You could always add the gunfire you know - my dad has an ancient air rifle I'm sure he'd be happy to lend you grin

gigglewitch Tue 30-Jun-09 14:02:31

right - go for the Planets Suite by Holst then. Mars and Jupiter imho smile

OrmIrian Tue 30-Jun-09 14:02:59

Oh too late sad

dies irae also a good suggestion. Thinks very hard....

KerryMumbles Tue 30-Jun-09 14:06:21

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AnarchyAunt Tue 30-Jun-09 14:06:35

What about the music from Peter and the Wolf that symbolises the hunters' guns?

Lio Tue 30-Jun-09 14:07:57

The 'whoomp whoomp whoomp' bit from the Rite of Spring is scary and maybe staccato-y enough?

KerryMumbles Tue 30-Jun-09 14:11:50

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KerryMumbles Tue 30-Jun-09 14:12:49

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Iklboo Tue 30-Jun-09 14:13:05

That's O Fortuna

Iklboo Tue 30-Jun-09 14:14:29

I think Mars because it's subtitled 'Bringer of War' or something, It was that piece that really got me into classical music as a ikl iklboo

ABetaDad Tue 30-Jun-09 14:29:55

Oh yes, I always want canon fire at the end of O Fortuna from Carmina Burana as well.

Alternatively, a slightly more modern classic with actual gunfire is "Shotgun Wedding" by Rod Stewart. grin

KerryMumbles Tue 30-Jun-09 14:47:18

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OrmIrian Tue 30-Jun-09 14:50:42

Now that is overwhelming in a different way. I use it as running music and in the past found it helped me with essays.

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