Love theme of Romeo and Juliet Overture

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Love theme of Romeo and Juliet Overture

Postby Crescent Pulsar S » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:02 pm

You know that love-of-first-sight music that's used in a bunch of movies and cartoons? Is there a specific name for that part of the song, or would mentioning it be enough for most to assume that's the part of the song being played without hearing it?
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Re: Love theme of Romeo and Juliet Overture

Postby PCHeintz72 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:35 am

Crescent Pulsar S wrote:You know that love-of-first-sight music that's used in a bunch of movies and cartoons? Is there a specific name for that part of the song, or would mentioning it be enough for most to assume that's the part of the song being played without hearing it?

love-of-first-sight music? No clue what that is.
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Re: Love theme of Romeo and Juliet Overture

Postby TerraEpon » Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:02 am

Please don't callit a song :-(

I'm curious exactly what you're asking though. Specific name? Not really. It's essentially the second subject of a sonata form, but it's really pretty boradly in that form. But even Wikipedia calls it the "love theme" (which it is, granted, as that's what the music represents).
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Re: Love theme of Romeo and Juliet Overture

Postby Crescent Pulsar S » Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:07 am

What I'm asking is if they have a particular name for it, since it's one of those reused things that come up in various movies and cartoons for the same kind of thing. Y'know, like how they have certain names for stock sound-effects, like the Wilhelm scream.
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Re: Love theme of Romeo and Juliet Overture

Postby Spica75 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:44 am

While i recognise it, barely, is it really THAT commonly used?
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Re: Love theme of Romeo and Juliet Overture

Postby Dumbledork » Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:16 am

Often used? Really? I can't remember it at all. Now if you're looking for classical pieces that you often find in cartoons or movies here are some:

Peer Gynt Suite - Morning Mood (Edvard Grieg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rh8gMvzPw0

William Tell Overture (Gioachino Rossini)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7O91GDWGPU

Entry of the Gladiators (Julius Fucik)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B0CyOAO8y0

Orpheus in the Underworld - Infernal Galop (Jacques Offenbach)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Diu2N8TGKA
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Re: Love theme of Romeo and Juliet Overture

Postby LawOhki » Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:21 am

Spica75 wrote:While i recognise it, barely, is it really THAT commonly used?

I do seem to remember it being rather common in Looney Tunes and other things. But certainly not something you'd know by name.
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Re: Love theme of Romeo and Juliet Overture

Postby Spica75 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:48 pm

Dumbledork wrote:Often used? Really? I can't remember it at all. Now if you're looking for classical pieces that you often find in cartoons or movies here are some:

Peer Gynt Suite - Morning Mood (Edvard Grieg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rh8gMvzPw0

William Tell Overture (Gioachino Rossini)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7O91GDWGPU

Entry of the Gladiators (Julius Fucik)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B0CyOAO8y0

Orpheus in the Underworld - Infernal Galop (Jacques Offenbach)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Diu2N8TGKA



Not to forget:
Brahms - Hungarian dance # 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X9LvC9WkkQ

Prokofiev - Dance of the knights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUmq1cpcglQ

Beethovens 5th
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4IRMYuE1hI

Wagner - Ride of the valkyries
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AlEvy0fJto

Khachturian - Sabre dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqg3l3r_DRI

Grieg - In the hall of the mountain king
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrIYT-MrVaI

Mussorgsky - Night on bald mountain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCEDfZgDPS8

Shostakovich - Walz #2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmCnQDUSO4I

Saint-Saens - Dance Macabre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyknBTm_YyM

Bizet - Les Toreadors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DNGMoMNLRY

Strauss - The blue Danube waltz (the most common? since it´s used in the Elite game(s) as docking music it´s played a LOT)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CTYymbbEL4

Strauss - Also spracht Zarathustra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9QxaJLt7EA

(my mom has a collection CD with most used classical music, i think between me and dumbledork, we got most of them now)


I do seem to remember it being rather common in Looney Tunes and other things. But certainly not something you'd know by name.


Indeed. It´s reasonably well known for sure, but definitely not what i would automatically associate that instantly to something.
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Re: Love theme of Romeo and Juliet Overture

Postby TerraEpon » Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:04 pm

I would certainly call it pretty well used. Even The Sims (the original) uses it.
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Re: Love theme of Romeo and Juliet Overture

Postby Té Rowan » Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:43 pm

Also Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody aka Rhapsody in Rivets.
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