Music that should be skated to

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  1. coppertop1

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    If I already started this topic, admin feel free to shut this down and link me to the correct site.

    We all know the music that has been overused and probably banned. What is the music that should be skated to more often?

    I would suggest:

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice: It has been skated to but not by many and it's a great piece.
    Il etait Une Fois le Diable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV0QasRIg_4. Joannie Rochette skated to this. It's beautiful, it's lyrical yet powerful.
    Music from the Musical Jekyll and Hyde,it's emotional and powerful like Les Mis and POTO but not as cliched.
    Un Ange Passe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPfpLi34UE0. Beautiful music, and uplifting.
    Overture for Catalina by Antonio Salieri/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAlXHelF-Zw. Powerful and dramatic, and Salieri's music isn't so well-known so it isn't a cliche
    Also by Salieri Overto fo Falstaff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW8tJ0twEv0

    Any other ideas
     
  2. StitchMonkey

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    My vote still is for Jason Brown to take the pony tail down and skate to hair https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_zaSKZks1A still say he should do it at least for an exhibition, plus it would be a fun excuse to see his hair down for a change.

    On a more serious note. I really love some of the music from Doctor Who and think it could do really well as a skating routine.

    Each of the Doctor's have a theme song I think Eleven's is the best for skating. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kSf8w28Fs4 but here is a sample of 9, 10, and 11 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H1wBoLw484 So lots of stuff to pull from if you just want to stick to the modern doctor themes.

    Each of the companions have a theme. All of which are here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPLtsVM73QM Rose is first, Martha starts at a little more than 2 minutes in, Donna starts around 6 minutes in, Amy starts at 8.5/9 minutes in (it stats very quiet) Clara starts at about 12 minuets 15 second in. I think Martha and Amy's are best, but Clara's also appeals to me.

    Also Jack Harkness's theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlLcRMkYZwM is really awesome. . . River stats at 3:20. . . but I like Jack much better.

    What may be my favorite music is the episode called "The Stolen Earth" season 4 episode 13, the music while they are using the psy wave to call the doctor. If you have netflix ([[http://www.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=70128894&trkid=3326878] or any other way of watching it, not sure its availability on Hulu, Amazon, BBC iPlayer, etc.) it starts at about 30 minutes in/14:40 left. I think it could be really great for a foot work/chirography type sequence. It looks like it is called Hanging on the Tablaphone and can be heard here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w70kOjqWcUo but I think it sounds much better in the episode.
     
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  3. joeperryfan

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    Continuing with the Doctor Who/Torchwood theme I think that "Owen fights death" (Torchwood S2) is also a very nice piece.
     
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  4. LilJen

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    Armin Mahbanoozadeh did an FS a couple years back to Doctor Who.

    I'm STILL waiting for someone to edit Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan Williams to 4 or 4.5 minutes for an FS. Johnny Weir could have done it justice back in his Priscilla Hill days, or Jeremy Abbott.
     
  5. StitchMonkey

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    That really made me smile, thank you. I think it even had the Owen Fights Death music that joeperryfan recommended. The subtle Tardis blue was a nice touch, but I was somewhat hoping for a bowtie. I would still love to see a female skater skate to some the companion themes.

    That Fatasia one. . . I can see how it would be hard to edit. . . you put 4 minutes in and leave 12 minutes of stuff on the floor for people scream about how you "edited out my favorite part!"


    Jeremy Abbott. . . I keep wanting him to stake to "Walk Like an Egyptian" because I keep seeing him hit arm positions like that already.
     
  6. coppertop1

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    Oooh, Whovians and figure skating fans. Love it! That would be a cool routine! Or a pairs or dance team as the doctor and his companion!

    With lyrics allowed, hopefully we'll see some creativity.
     
  7. StitchMonkey

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    A Rose/Ten theme or River/Eleven theme could really be fun for pairs/dance. Actually River/Eleven would be a great one for pairs/dance as it has such a good story behind it that can be easily explained to non-who fans. They are playing the roles of time travelers in love, who keep meeting each other out out of order so they can't live a normal life together. Her past is his future, his past is hers. . . that is something I think non-who fans could sorta get still.

    I hope lyrics turn out well. I am just hoping we don't see Ave Maria over and over or something else like that. I don't think songs that have been done Many times should suddenly be done again with lyrics.

    I hope to see at least one guy pull off a really good Michael Jackson song with lyrics. There are options there, his songs are pretty much designed to be danced to, so you are halfway there.

    It could be interesting if now that lyrics are allowed if we see some collaboration. It could be great cross-promotion for both the skater and the sing. Release it as a single, whenever it gets played, DJ can say how it was written for an athlete, when the athlete skates, you can mention the singer/chart position. It could be an interesting way to get some mainstream attention. It think it would be really neat to see an artist release a single at the same time a skater skates to it. Or really pump the publicity and say you are not releasing it as a single/releasing the video until the skater gets a gold medal somewhere.
     
  8. coppertop1

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    I love Whovian Skating Fans, I really want to see that! Come on, someone, make it happen! Surely there are skaters who are Whovians!

    I remember in 1999/2000 when vocals were first allowed in the free dance, both Drobiazko/Vanagas and Rusalan/Goncharov chose Spente Le Stelle. I can see the cause for concern, but it's doable. Hopefully it will allow more room.

    Sure, I can see it done, it is good skating music for sure! Who would fit the bill for it, I wonder?

    OH, I like that idea!
     
  9. StitchMonkey

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    I think it may be more matching the song to the skater. Jackson kinda has a lot of songs and different styles I think a lot of skaters could find one that works for them, possibly even most. At least most that could enjoy doing it I think could find one that works.

    To toss a few out I could see Kevin Reynolds pulling off Bad pretty well. Whereas I could see Jeremy Abbott pulling off Remember the Time rather well (though put of that may be my associating him with Egypt hands), but the other way around would not work as well.

    You have things like You Are Not Alone and Human Nature that could work for a more lyrical/serious skater and totally different skaters that those that could pull off Thriller or Billie Jean you would need to be rather aggressive and commanding.
     
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  11. joeperryfan

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    Yes it did! I hadn't seen the whole program yet, it was cool. As always, cool music choices coming from camp Lindgren/Dickson, they even used the piece I like. :)
     
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    So many skaters have used Carmen, but has anyone ever skated to Bizet's "L'Arlesienne?" It's wonderful music, and edited well, would probably make a fantastic skating program. Here's some YouTube links:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZKYXD_YdoE&list=PLDF37E678950AC657

    The Farandole is especially nice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y09pD1r-Qs--I love the fast, lively section that begins at about :35.

    The NYC Ballet used it for "Les Carillons," some of which can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_a3MPex__c, and the music is playing in the background throughout the interview. So it's definitely music that can be choreographed to. (I think I prefer the orchestration the NYC Ballet uses).
     
  14. coppertop1

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    The only one I can think of who used L'Arlessienne is Kathy Belanger of Canada in 1994. I agree that would be great music.

    I understand a choreographer's preference for the tried-tested-and-true music but there's so much more out there, than the old war horses.
     
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    OMG, I played both L'Arlesienne suites in orchestra and LOVED that music for skating. My favorite was the Minuet of the second suite, it's so gentle. For the same reason, I love the Entr'acte, Act 3 of Carmen, which is underutilized with all the endless Carmen retreads. A couple other pieces from orchestra that I thought would be perfect were the Mozart Clarinet Concerto, especially the second movement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxgmorK61YQ and Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN184Ytzmpc, especially starting a little after 14:00. Mendelsohn's Hebrides Overture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3MiETaBSnc has some sections that would work great. I could go on and on...
     
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    Loved Smetena's Ma Vlast, Moldau!

    IIRC, Shae-Lynn Bourne skated to L'Arlesienne during one of the Disson holiday shows.
     
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    Anything by the Piano Guys!
     
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    Vivaldi Mandolin concerto. :cheer2:
     
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    I would LOVE to see someone skate to Schubert's Serenade for a short program again. I really only know of Slutskaya using this piece for her Olympic SP in 2002. Tara Lipinski said during the Sochi Olympics that she likes lively, upbeat short programs, but I prefer a short to set a mood with haunting, beautiful music. Personally, I could see a pair team using this piece to great effect; it is romantic but has a melancholy undertone that just gets me. If a skater can take my breath away in under three minutes, I'm sold. Here's the Joshua Bell (violin) version of Serenade, which I particularly like.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owpkZzSRlYA
     
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    How about the ballet Sylvia, is that commonly done? I know Emily Hughes did it in 2006-07. It's light and powerful and uplifting.
     
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    The overture to The Light in the Piazza.

    Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella Waltz, new Broadway show version.
     
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    I know that 101 Strings is just a cheesy easy-listening orchestra, but I couldn't help wondering how their song "Domingo En Seville" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTqY-MdG7Ro would work out as music for a dance team's short dance, especially since there's a section of Paso Doble in the middle of the song already. Perhaps the Paso section is too short to accommodate the required Paso Doble pattern, however. Depending on where one starts counting, the Paso section is only about 16 or so 4/4 measures. (The song is off of The Soul of Spain album which I remember my mom buying--in vinyl!!--way back in the early 1970's when I was still in high school. Ah, memories!)
     
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  25. michiruwater

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    BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

    That's all I want. I will die happy if someone does Roslin and Adama justice, in particular. Also, Prelude to War.
     
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    Assassins Tango and Tango De Los Exilados by Vanessa Mae
     
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    I know Chan has, I would like to see a woman do it. Myriame Samson used it

    I know Tessa and Scott used Assassin's Tango, Sawyer did? I don't know if I saw that. Thanks!