Epic song suggestions

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sunai
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I wanna branch out my ears for a bit, and step away from guitar centric or even compositions including guitars..

Can you guys make suggestions for other kindsa epic songs, not metal... something of the orchestral format, even film scores.

stuff like lotus feet
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whYLQ_qtKQw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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My favorite movie score by far is E.T.

HOWEVER- i think you'll feel inspired and have a lot of ideas and thoughts if you pick up the Hans Zimmer score to Gladiator
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gladiator being the russel crowe one ?, i made a post about that score some time back, no replies
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Beethoven's 9th Symphony, the Choral one.
Although the whole piece is marvelous, what can be more epic than that choral ending ??
I gave it a listen yesterday on LP format, great sound.

Just a bit of trivia here: "The composer had an arrangement at this time [1815-1817] with the London Philharmonic Society, whereby in exchenge for fifty pounds, he would have a new Symphony ready for the performance by the Society by March, 1823. Although Beethoven did send a manuscript copy of the score to the London Philharmonic Society with an appropriate dedication, the music had its first performance at Vienna's Kärntnerthor Theater on May 7, 1824, and the dedication was to King Frederick William III of Prussia. It was this first performance of the Ninth that witnessed one of the most pathetic incidents connected with the total deafness of Beethoven's last years. Throughout the playing of the music, the composer had stood by the conductor, occasionally beating time. The applause of the audience was tremendous at the end, but the composer, who could hear nothing, was still facing the orchestra, beating time. It was the contralto Fräulen Unger, who turned the deaf man around so that he might see the seemingly endless acclaim with which he was being greeted."

Oh, and the second Allegro on the thrid movement of his 6th Symphony, the Pastoral, is as epic as a pop-song lenght tune can be.
I remind some time ago when Real Illusions was released, that some people here posted about how some of the songs fitted so well with the story Steve wrote for them. As right as that is, this Beethoven excerpt is undoubtedly a masterclass on how to achieve that kind of maestry.

(sorry for the long post you guys :) )
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Peter Gabriel - Secret Wrold (live)

"Digging in the Dirt"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKJ7fQ3NfkI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

"Come Talk to Me"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H8_bwQ5UWk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

"Shaking the Tree"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i_p5JDiOOY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Frank Zappa - 200 Motels

:mrgreen: Seraphim :mrgreen:
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Most Ennio Morricone songs, but i recommend:

L'estasi Dell'Oro (The Ecstasy of Gold) from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
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