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    Requiem for a Dream.....but only for men's programs. My favourite is Tomas Verner's from 2007 Worlds
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGQCqgTFFn8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozzie Bear View Post
    Another selection that I think always works is the Amelie soundtrack.
    Ah...Florent's free skate this year. Loved it.

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    Don Quixote

    I know some think it's been done to death but I was quite happy to watch both Irina and Sarah skate to it at the same Worlds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icetalavista View Post
    I know some think it's been done to death but I was quite happy to watch both Irina and Sarah skate to it at the same Worlds!
    I loved little Anna's rendition as well

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    Despite overused, I always like listening to Boléro.


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    For the most part, if I love the music, a program using it works for me. I was going to say that Turandot always works, but then I remembered that I was completely unmoved by Kimmie's version everytime... Otherwise, though, I always love the routine.

    Rota's R & J... so far, no matter who skates to it, even if more than one skater uses it in a season, I always enjoy it. I loved a few seasons ago when McBru used it (and I think someone else did, too that season) & someone else used the Tchaikovsky version. I was thrilled

    Phantom of the Opera, again I can't think of a time when I didn't enjoy the program.

    Good topic! I wouldn't be surprised if some skaters' reading this might take some suggestions, lol!

    PS Thought of more: any Rachmoninoff and Polavetsian Dances (sp??).

    -Bridget
    Last edited by John 3 17; 07-29-2010 at 11:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John 3 17 View Post
    FPhantom of the Opera, again I can't think of a time when I didn't enjoy the program.
    I can't think of a time when I did enjoy the programme....
    I hear outside a million panicking birds, and know even out there comfort is done with; it has shattered even the stars, this creature at last come home to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orientalplane View Post
    I can't think of a time when I did enjoy the programme....
    Did you see Takahashi's 2006-07 long program (judging by your signature, you might like that one )?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daisuke_Takahashi

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFOS View Post
    Did you see Takahashi's 2006-07 long program (judging by your signature, you might like that one )?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daisuke_Takahashi
    I must have erased it from my memory.
    I hear outside a million panicking birds, and know even out there comfort is done with; it has shattered even the stars, this creature at last come home to me.

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    "Harlem Nocturne" - smokin' hot. Guaranteed to make the audience like you.

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    I meant to add "anything Puccini" (with the caveat of the aforementioned Meissner program). I wish "Madame Butterfly" was used even more often! The aria from that is my fave, fave, fave!

    -Bridget

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    Quote Originally Posted by John 3 17 View Post
    For the most part, if I love the music, a program using it works for me.
    I wouldn't say that for myself. I would say that if I love the music, at least I will enjoy some part of the experience of watching and listening to it, even if the skater doesn't make it work for him/her.

    And then there's Don Quixote, which often works for the skaters because it's often used by skaters who were inspired by how well John Curry made it work for him and try to follow in his footsteps . . . er, tracings.

    But I find the music really hackneyed . . . although easy to phrase movement to, because it was designed to be danced to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkelly View Post
    Overused in the 90s and can tend toward the schmaltzy (sorry Jun ) but usually successful if you like that kind of thing.

    I did like the music cuts in this version.
    Can't believe you didn't mention this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxBF_...eature=related
    Last edited by pollyanna; 07-30-2010 at 03:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John 3 17 View Post
    I meant to add "anything Puccini" (with the caveat of the aforementioned Meissner program). I wish "Madame Butterfly" was used even more often! The aria from that is my fave, fave, fave!

    -Bridget
    LOL, "the" aria?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post
    Carmen.
    "Carmen" may be the most indestructible score ever written.
    "The team doesn't get automatic capacity because management is mad" -- Greg Smith, agile guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by neptune View Post
    Hey, and don't forget Tone Loc's "Wild Thing." That's always a sure bet.
    It's even more fabulous when paired with "Send in the Clowns". Ah Tonya...good times, good times.

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    Oh, I just thought of another piece that I always enjoy: Danse Macabre.

    Some of the programs are more macabre than others.

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