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World Famous Instrumentals

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Rated 72 points - posted 4 years ago by pandora in category Music.
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Miami Vice Themes Report Abuse
Original music composed and played by Jan Hammer in the 1980s television series, it included the Miami Vice Theme, Crockett's Theme and many others.
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#1 on the US Billboard Charts in 1985, it won two Grammys in 1986.
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The Entertainer Report Abuse
Scott Joplin [1868-1917] is called "The King of Ragtime" by music historians. Among his famous compositions is Maple Leaf Rag. He became a household name upon the 1973 release of the film The Sting, which featured several of his compositions, including The Entertainer. The soundtrack was conducted and adapted by Marvin Hamlisch.
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The Beverly Hillbillies Theme Song Report Abuse
I just love it! I could listen to it all day!......pandora
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This is Not an instrumental.
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The Flintstones Theme Song Report Abuse
Classic and timeless.
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This is Not an instrumental either.
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Stranger on the shore. Report Abuse
This beautiful clarinet solo was composed and performed by Acker Bilk in 1961.
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Intestinal Gas Report Abuse
Written by Mason Williams in 1967. Title changed to "Classical Gas" in 1968.
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Dueling Kazoos [1953] Report Abuse
An original instrumental composition written by me, pandora. I added it to the list because I'm convinced that one day it will be world famous.
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Psycho Theme Music [1960] Report Abuse
I'm brought to tears everytime I hear this music. Poor Norman Bates - so misunderstood, so unappreciated!
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The Lonely Bull - Herb Albert & The Tijuana Brass Report Abuse
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Green Onions Report Abuse
The original 1962 recording was by writer Booker T & The MGS. I like the organ solo by Rounder.
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Cast Your Fate To The Wind Report Abuse
Originally an American jazz piece written and recorded by the Vince Guaraldi Trio in 1962. Lyrics were added later.
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The Godfather (1972) Report Abuse
Instantly recognizable from the first few notes.
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Classical Gas Report Abuse
Written by Mason Williams in 1968, it has been recorded many times.
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Third Man Themes Report Abuse
Written and played on the zither by Anton Karas, the sound track from The Third Man [1949] included the Harry Lime Theme and the Cafe Mozart Waltz.
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Charlie Brown Theme Report Abuse
It first became popular in the 1960s release of the cartoon "A Charlie Brown Christmas", which has appeared on television yearly since. It was written by Vince Guaraldi and his Trio is responsible for music familiar worldwide.
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A Taste of Honey - Herb Albert & The Tijuana Brass Report Abuse
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Pink Panther theme Report Abuse
Who doesnt know that theme ?
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Jaws Theme Report Abuse
Written by John Williams, it appeared in the film Jaws in 1975.
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Dueling Banjos Report Abuse
Originally made famous in the 1972 motion picture Deliverance, it has been recorded many times.
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The Magnificent Seven. Report Abuse
An instantly recognisable instrumental from the movie of the same name. Composed by Elmer Bernstein in 1960.
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Walk On the Wild Side Report Abuse
Gained fame in the film of the same name, Oscar nominated for Best Music Original Score by Elmer Bernstein. Later recorded by several with lyrics and without.
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Famed designer Saul Bass did the acclaimed opening and closing credit sequences, with the movements of a black tom cat accompanying the Walk On the Wild Side theme. Bass also designed sequences for The Man With the Golden Arm, North By Northwest, Vertigo, Psycho, Goodfellas, etc.
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Film debuted in 1962, Oscar nomination in 1963.
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Baby Elephant Walk Report Abuse
Written by Henry Mancini in 1961, it appeared in the film Hatari in 1962. It is a favorite with pops orchestras worldwide.
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Night In Tunisia Report Abuse
It was written by Dizzy Gillespie in 1942 while playing with the Earl Hines Band and has been recorded by several bands since.
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"Per Elisa"- Ludwig Van Beethoven Report Abuse
One of the most fomous classical music played on the piano
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I believe you're referring to Fur Elise.
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Flight of the Bumblebee Report Abuse
Composed circa 1899-1900 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, it gained fame as the theme music for the radio program [and later the TV series] The Green Hornet.
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Mozart ; Piano concerto No.21, 2nd movement. Report Abuse
Used to great effect in the movie 'Elvira Madigan' and has be renamed 'Elvira Madigan Theme.' Instantly recognisable.
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Nola Report Abuse
Written in 1915 by Ian Whitcomb, it has many recordings and is a popular recital piece.
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Requiem for a Dream Report Abuse
its a great classic
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MIDNIGHT COWBOY THEME (1969) Report Abuse
Yep ... the one with the harmonica. Written by the same guy who did loads of the James Bond themes ... James Barry. Absolutely haunting... and played by Toots Thielemans
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MORALIMPIA AND PERRA RENCA Report Abuse
ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL BALLADS FROM THE NICARAGUAN FOLKLOR. IDENTIFY THE ORIGINAL SOUND OF THE MESTIZO PEOPLE FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE . ITS SIMPLICITY AND SUBLIMITY OF THE NOTES, BRINGS THEIR ROMANTIC AND MELANCOLIC FEELINGS OF NOSTALGIC ENCHATMENT FROM WITHING FROM THE TRULLY INTIMACY OF THEIR SOUL!
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Beethoven's 5th Report Abuse
Everyone knows it, and if you're like me, its the ringtone on your phone from the dreaded mother in law.
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