I'm starting this thread because my favourite type of music is, by far, big orchestral action music. By action I mean not only combat music, but also upbeat and fast-paced cues. I love the energy, the power, the intensity of this kind of music. It really boosts you up, and stands as a great challenge for composers. So I've decided to start a thread to share that with other people. And I'd also very much like to listen to your suggestions.
I only ask you 2 things :
-As much as possible please don't only mention your favourite cues, upload them, as I do myself, so that everybody can share the joy.
-The music must be orchestral, but a modern beat into it is also welcome (as in the Matrix Reloaded or recent James Bonds)
Here is a first selection of some action cues I have much appreciated to start with, I'll upload a lot more if this thread has enough feedback. And believe me when I say that I have truly rare wonderful gems to share with you.
Army of Darkness - 27 - Building the Deathcoaster
Atlantide - 16 - Just Do It
Cutthroat Island Complete (CD 1) - 09 - The Carriage Chase
Dinosaur Complete -11- Raptors - Aladar Meets The Herd
First Knight (Complete) - 01 - Night Battle
Johnny English - 08 - Parachute Drop
Krull complete score disc 2 - 08 - Inside The Black Fortress
Lady In The Water - 11 - The Great Eatlon
Powell & Gregson-Williams - Shrek - 14
Robocop - 15 - Showdown
Sahara - 01 - Ironclad
SeaQuest DSV - 02 - Preparing For Battle
Spy Hard - 08 - Track 8
Spy Hard - 23 - Track 23
The Fast and the Furious- Tokyo Drift - 02 - The Fast and the Furious- Tokyo Drift
The Matrix Revolutions - Complete Score - 08 - Sin, Toil, Extra Vermouth
The Never Ending Story - 06 - Bastian's Happy Flight
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As you can see, it's only western music this time. Next times I'll add eastern composers. Anime music contains countless superb cues in this genre.
Enjoy! And please allow me to enjoy yours.
Edit from the 10-01-2008:
This thread has much evolved since its debut. It has now become a thread devoted to orchestral music in general, not only action music (although I do prefer by far action music, it would be a pity to exclude great non-action cues).
Moreover, from now on you'll occasionally be able to find whole scores here, even though making personal selections of favourite music still stands as the main purpose of this thread. So if you have some orchestral scores you really enjoy and wish to share with other orchestral fans, please post them here because you can be sure it's a place where they will be much appreciated.
Thanks again to all the contributors who posted their wonderful music here, and let's continue to share some great music.