I loved the King's Speech as a movie, and bought the soundtrack, which is just lovely and touching. I was thrilled that Beethoven's 7th was used in the film, especially for the speech. We haven't seen the movie "Knowing," but Beethoven's 7th was also used (quite poignantly) in another personal favorite movie, "Mr. Holland's Opus" (Mr. Holland had just learned that his son is deaf, and is teaching his students about Beethoven as the symphony plays).
La Strada by Rota
Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin (this hasn't been done justice since Kulik, IMO... sorry Evan!)
New World Symphony or Slavonic Dances by Dvorak (Czech roots!... Classical but powerful)
St. Paul's Suite or Second Suite by Gustav Holst
West Side Story by Bernstein (cliche, I know!)
Danny Elfman has also done some great movie themes (Dick Tracy, Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc. etc.).
For some reason, I think C&tCF would fit Tomas but I don't know if he'd be Willy Wonka or Charlie! Dick Tracy is also really good as it mixes dark action hero with 30s big band (with quiet tender moments sprinkled in as well).
Edit: Depending on time, I'd be happy to burn some music onto a DVD and send them somewhere!
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I would love for an ice dance or pairs team to do a program to John Coltrane's and Duke Ellington's "In a Sentimental Mood". It's such a romantic piece. Perhaps Virtue and Moir could do a a FD to it?
I think "Syeeda's Song Flute" would be really good for Mirai. It's rather mischievous and fun.
I would love for any skater/team to tackle "Con Alma". It has always been one of my favorite pieces.
I second "Giant Steps". I would love to see a program to that music although I imagine it would be a very difficult program.
Fountains of Rome by Respighi would be a good piece for Alissa I think. It has an ethereal sound that I think suits Alissa's style. I think the second and fourth movement would work especially well.
i like Ballade pour adelaine. I have no idea who I would likehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BQfJPUhPzw to see skate to it though.
Brian Joubert would make terrific Don Juan IMO. I wouldn't use the same cut as Joannie though.
I've been dying to see someone skate to Nocturne op. 9 no. 1. Especially a pair team.
Volosozhar/Trankov to Black Swan PDD & Odile's variation.
Mirai to "The Little Humpbacked Horse".
I'd like to see Goodbye Lenin! used more, some people say it's overused but I can recall only one program to Goodbye lenin!
"Inception" needs to be used this coming season. What a powerful soundtrack. Great for pairs, I think. Or one of the men. Would love to see one of my fave pairs try it (Lawrence/Sweigers, Evora/Ladwig).
"He's so approachable and if she were anymore beautiful, she wouldn't look real." - Scott Hamilton on Meryl and Charlie
Meryl Davis and Charlie White - 2011 World Ice Dance Champions and 2013 World Ice Dance Champions!
Subtlety of sound doesn't come across well on arena speakers.
And I think the skater needs to have an especially good ear for rhythm and especially good control of the blade to match or dialogue with the musician's rhythms through the skating movement.
So big band jazz, espeically pieces designed for dancing, will generally work better for skating than small ensemble jazz pieces.
But I do think there are a handful of skaters out there who could handle the suggested pieces effectively, and Verner is indeed one of them.
...No-one, however, will ever match the epic that was the costume. GIRAFFE?!?!?!?
(If anyone can ever explain the giraffe shirt to me, please do!)
ETA: I just listened to that Radiohead song. I was quite impressed. Yes, that would make good music for an exhibition.
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I have always wanted someone to skate to Newsies, I had always hoped that Tim Goebel would have skated to it.
For Yana and Fedor, I would love for them to skate to some swing music, its fun and exciting. But, really I want them to skate to something really original that will just blow the judges away come next season!!!! Something technically masterful, sexy, and strong competitively. With them being a new team, what should they skate too?
What about this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALfjaHF2jYY
In terms Brian Joubert, he needs to skate to something moder like his metallica program, with the choreography done by Kurt Browning.
Brian could skate to Superman Tonight by Bon Jovi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLDOR3Fwgs8
There is one to song that Brian should skate too as more of a statement to all those who doubted him "I'm Still Here" By the Goo Goo Dollshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba1UFP186F8
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I've always wanted to see either a dance or pair team skate to "Soft and Gentle" from Chick Corea's album The Leprechaun. I can't imagine it being edited to fit time constraints, however, because the whole song is just perfect the way it is. I really love the changes in tempo and mood throughout the song. Guess it would have to be used as an exhibition.
Speaking of Chick Corea, how about "Spain" for one of the men? The beginning alludes to Concierto de Aranjuez and just kind of takes off from there.
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I mean, I've lost track of how many times I've suggested that D/W skate to Beethoven's 7th Symphony, Mvt 2 or the Red Violin soundtrack...but I'd also love to see Mirai skate to something from the Escaflowne soundtrack. I also think the Stardust soundtrack could be fun for a young skater.
Whoever suggested Beethoven's 9th Symphony...thank you. That is just waiting to be made into an FD, IMO.