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 Posted:   Jun 21, 2013 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

The first week of July I am planning on playing scores that would be appropriate for the Fourth of July. Yankee Doodle Dandy is the most obvious and it is a certainty. What else would you recommend?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2013 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   Bill Finn   (Member)

Same as last year, except that now you can add LINCOLN to the mix.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2013 - 1:05 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

Independence Day

David Arnold took the film's ham-fisted patriotism and modernized sci-fi B-flick sensibilities and served them up in a grand and rousing score full of moments of tender beauty, edge-of-yer-seat near-doom, and exhilarating triumph. The film required aural popcorn, so by golly, Arnold delivered gourmet popcorn of the highest and finest degree. Still his best work after all these years, in my opinion.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2013 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

Independence Day

David Arnold took the film's ham-fisted patriotism and modernized sci-fi B-flick sensibilities and served them up in a grand and rousing score full of moments of tender beauty, edge-of-yer-seat near-doom, and exhilarating triumph. The film required aural popcorn, so by golly, Arnold delivered gourmet popcorn of the highest and finest degree. Still his best work after all these years, in my opinion.



Oh yes, I wholeheartedly recommend "ID" - although IMHO Arnold's best work is "Last of the Dogmen"!

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2013 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Born on the Fourth of July?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2013 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   homiekenobi   (Member)

Try something a little different:

The Civil War [Ken Burns' Documentary] - Old-timey but perfect reflection of our history.
Ansel Adams [Ric Burns' Documentary] - A solemn, yet hopeful reflection of the day.
A Map Of The World - Pat Metheny's perfect Americana instrumental score.

Hope this adds a new nuance to your July 4th collection.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2013 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   Hedji   (Member)

Captain America, especially, the Star Spangled Man.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2013 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   Nexus 6   (Member)

How about this score for the Fourth of July? Or any of the other 364 days of the year for that matter!

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2013 - 7:36 PM   
 By:   ST-321   (Member)

The Patriot by John Williams.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2013 - 8:03 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

I used to do intermission music for a local multiplex. Here are some more ideas for you from my old Fourth of July CD-R:

WILSON (1944) Alfred Newman

THE PRESIDENT'S LADY (1953) Newman

WILLIAMSBURG: THE STORY OF A PATRIOT (1957) Bernard Herrmann

JOHN PAUL JONES (1959) Max Steiner

"America" from WEST SIDE STORY (1961) Leonard Bernstein

1776 (1972) Sherman Edwards

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (1976) David Shire

1941 (1979) John Williams

STRIPES (1981) Elmer Bernstein

THE RIGHT STUFF (1983) Bill Conti

GEORGE WASHINGTON (1984) Laurence Rosenthal

GEORGE WASHINGTON II: THE FORGING OF A NATION (1986) Bruce Broughton

LIBERTY FANFARE (1986) Williams

BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (1989) Williams

THE KENNEDYS OF MASSACHUSETTS (1990) Shire

JFK (1991) Williams

THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT (1995) Marc Shaiman

INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996) David Arnold

AIR FORCE ONE (1997) Goldsmith

AMISTAD (1997) Williams

THE PATRIOT (2000) Williams

JOHN ADAMS (2008) Robert Lane

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2013 - 8:20 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Independence Day
The Patriot
1776
John Adams 2009 opening theme only
Christopher L. Stone ?– The History Channel Presents: The American Revolution (Original Soundtrack Recording)

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2013 - 10:33 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

Independence Day

David Arnold took the film's ham-fisted patriotism and modernized sci-fi B-flick sensibilities and served them up in a grand and rousing score full of moments of tender beauty, edge-of-yer-seat near-doom, and exhilarating triumph. The film required aural popcorn, so by golly, Arnold delivered gourmet popcorn of the highest and finest degree. Still his best work after all these years, in my opinion.


Oh yes, I wholeheartedly recommend "ID" - although IMHO Arnold's best work is "Last of the Dogmen"!



I'm not familiar with Arnold's Last of the Dogmen, but having just looked up the track "Leaving Forever" on youtube, I must say it sounds extremely beautiful and quite frankly, apart from a very brief ID4-like flute flutter, nothing like anything else I've heard from Arnold. In fact, had I gone into that track blind, I would have plainly and readily pegged Barry as the composer. Sounds like it's due time for somebody out there to give this early Arnold a rerelease.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2013 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

Lot of great suggestions here! And being that I have many of these scores, I have a a lot of listening to do!
Thank you.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2013 - 8:09 PM   
 By:   shadowman   (Member)

"Gettysburg" by Randy Edelman. Will be playing the soundtrack and
watching the movie as well. A yearly tradition.

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2013 - 6:31 AM   
 By:   Deadwalker   (Member)

Independence Day for me and I know what you did last summer

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2013 - 6:35 AM   
 By:   judy the hutt   (Member)

There were a lot of good suggestions.

On the 3rd of July I usually watch Jaws because there is a line in it to paraphrase Tomorrow is the fourth of July and these beaches will be open.

Will also be watching Capital Fourth on my public TV station to see John Williams conduct Lincoln.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2013 - 6:46 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Independence Day

David Arnold took the film's ham-fisted patriotism and modernized sci-fi B-flick sensibilities and served them up in a grand and rousing score full of moments of tender beauty, edge-of-yer-seat near-doom, and exhilarating triumph. The film required aural popcorn, so by golly, Arnold delivered gourmet popcorn of the highest and finest degree. Still his best work after all these years, in my opinion.


Oh yes, I wholeheartedly recommend "ID" - although IMHO Arnold's best work is "Last of the Dogmen"!



I'm not familiar with Arnold's Last of the Dogmen, but having just looked up the track "Leaving Forever" on youtube, I must say it sounds extremely beautiful and quite frankly, apart from a very brief ID4-like flute flutter, nothing like anything else I've heard from Arnold. In fact, had I gone into that track blind, I would have plainly and readily pegged Barry as the composer. Sounds like it's due time for somebody out there to give this early Arnold a rerelease.


LAST OF THE DOGMEN is amazing. I'm stunned that there's been so much negativity toward it on this board in the past. Gorgeous, sweeping stuff with some truly monumental action cues!

But back on topic... Yea, INDEPENDENCE DAY is about as Americana-friendly and bravado-laden as you can get!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2013 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

My 4 th of July party music was picked if it went with fireworks. For this party I am using:

THE GREAT ESCAPE
BRIDE AT REMAGEN
STRIPES
ZULU DAWN


THE PATRIOT
1941
MIDWAY
SUPERMAN
Korean Olympics
Los Angeles Olympic
Imperial march

Goldsmith's fireworks music
SUPERGIRL
MACARTHUR
PATTON
AIR FORCE ONE


633 SQUADRON
FORCE 1O FROM NAVARONE


GUNS OF NAVARONE
BATTLESTAR GALLACTICA
THE RIGHT STUFF
BATTLE OF THE BULGE
WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE WAR DADDY?
INDEPENDENCE DAY

 
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