Meri’s Musical Musings

Famous Classical Music in Movies

Posted on: May 22, 2011

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 3, 1st movement: (Hannibal; Die Hard)

Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Flubber; Minority Report)

Bach: ‘Badinere’ from Orchestral Suite no. 3: (The Father of the Bride)

Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor (2000 Leagues Under the Sea)

Debussy: Clair de Lune (Ocean’s Eleven)

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance no. 1 (Forrest Gump; A Clockwork Orange)

Mozart: ‘Kegelstatt’ Trio for clarinet, viola, and piano (Soylent Green)

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, 2nd movement (Out of Africa)

Mozart: Horn Concerto no. 1, 1st movement (The Truman Show)

Mozart: Piano Sonata in C, K545 ‘Sonata Facile’ (Groundhog Day)

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Wedding March (Flubber; Miracle on 34th Street; Grumpier Old Men; Wayne’s World 2)

Offenbach: Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld (Robin Hood: Men in Tights)

Johann Pachebel: Canon in D (Dude, Where’s my Car?; Ordinary People; Runaway Bride)

Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville (Space Jam; A Clockwork Orange)

Rossini: Overture to William Tell (Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure; Armageddon; A Clockwork Orange; Mighty Ducks; Toy Story 2)

Beethoven: Symphony no. 6 (Soylent Green)

Beethoven: Fur Elise (Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure)

Handel: Sarabande from Suite in D minor, TWV 437 (Barry Lindon)

Handel: Judeas Maccabeus ‘Hail the Conquering Hero’: (Out of Africa)

Handel: Messiah ‘Halleluja Chorus’: (Man on the Moon; Dumb and Dumber)

Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony, last movement (Babe)

Saint-Saens: ‘The Swan’ from Carnival of the Animals (Mona Lisa Smile)

Schubert: Piano Quintet in A ‘The Trout’ (The Sixth Sense)

Sibelius: Finlandia (Die Hard 2; The Hunt for Red October)

Strauss, Johann Jr.: ‘Emperor’ Waltz (Jungle Book; The Age of Innocence)

Strauss, Johann Jr.: On the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz: (Jungle Book; 2001: A Space Odyssey; Hannibal; Cool Runnings; Austin Powers)

Strauss, Richard: Also Sprach Zarusthra (2001: A Space Odyssey; Magnolia; My Favorite Martian)

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture (National Lampoon’s Men in White)

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Finale (The Mummy)

Verdi: Rigoletto ‘La donna e mobile’ (Analyze This; My Favorite Martian)

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons ‘Spring’ (Flubber)


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