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Old 17 August 2006, 22:45   #1
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what's that music in Magnetic Fields intros

Hi,

I was just wondering what was called the piece of classical music played in all Magnetic Fields games (Supercars 2, Lotus, ...), a kind of brassy introduction.
I think this is famous, but I cannot tell the composer so if any educated fellow can help...

thanks
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Old 17 August 2006, 22:50   #2
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It's by Richard Wagner and is taken from Siegfried's Funeral March from the Ring Cycle which was also used to great effect in the movie Excalibur.
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Old 17 August 2006, 22:52   #3
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I always had the volume up too high when that intro appeared. Scared the hell out of me everytime.
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Old 18 August 2006, 07:02   #4
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When most Amiga / ex Amiga users hear it they'll automatically associate it with Magnetic Fields and not the original composer or film that used it!
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Old 18 August 2006, 10:13   #5
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When most Amiga / ex Amiga users hear it they'll automatically associate it with Magnetic Fields and not the original composer or film that used it!
not for me Magnetic field is a great team but Wagner sounds better at my ears

for me it's associate in priority with composer
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Old 18 August 2006, 10:31   #6
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When most Amiga / ex Amiga users hear it they'll automatically associate it with Magnetic Fields and not the original composer or film that used it!
Yes, you're right bippym - I used to love turning up the volume on Magentic Fields intro. I always thought it was an MF's original mod piece! I didn't find out it was composed by Richard Wagner until I read a write-up about the developer in some Amiga mag when MF got well known.

MF is one of my favorite developers, buying all their games (except Wrangler). Just looked at MF's site and it appears the last time they released a game was in 1999. Be interesting to find out what all they guys at MF are doing these days....
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Excalibur was awesome! Kind of like a lower budget Lord of the Rings.
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Old 20 August 2006, 00:48   #8
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Thanks for the information.

The only Wagner I know is the one from Hart To Hart. I don't have too much time for music with all this programming to do.

bye

(you don't think I'm serious do you? )
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Old 20 August 2006, 00:54   #9
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Hart to Hart?

This is Jennifer - shes quite a guy
Jonathan - he's mooorder
Freeway - he's max
And when they met - it was gorgeous!

Don't think I've somehow hit the nail on the head there
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Hm, something tells me those guys didn't pay for the rights to use it
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Wow.. You learn something everyday... I'd always wondered what that music was from.
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And whenever I think of that bit of music, i always hear the supercars II music kick in afterwards too...

Ahh, them were the days... *sniff*
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@ Photon:

I think there are no copyrights on Wagner´s stuff anymore.
He died loooooong time ago
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I think there are no copyrights on Wagner´s stuff anymore.
He died loooooong time ago
Music copyright has two independent parts: The music and the recording. So even though Wagner's music may be in the public domain, if you record a version of that music, you own the copyright of that particular recording. I very much doubt that Magnetic Fields hired an orchestra to record their own version of that piece of music.
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Isn't there something about not having to pay royalties so long as the snippet of sound is under a certain duration?
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Check out Spirit Of Excalibur for another use of the same piece. It was most likely influenced by the Excalibur film.

http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=213238&postcount=34
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@ Galahad:

Yes! and I think the Samplequality was too bad to find out about the orchestra
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Isn't there something about not having to pay royalties so long as the snippet of sound is under a certain duration?
No, that was a myth. If you copy it, you need to license it. Unless you are in the U.S. and are using it under the Fair Use laws, or in the UK under one of the exceptions.
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Old 21 August 2006, 09:49   #19
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I loved the movie Excalibur before i even got an Amiga, so when i heard it from Magnetic Fields for the first time, i straight away associated it with Excalibur. And yes its a very impressive piece, but i was more surprised back then by how good the Amiga could play it back
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Old 23 August 2006, 13:39   #20
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It's by Richard Wagner and is taken from Siegfried's Funeral March from the Ring Cycle which was also used to great effect in the movie Excalibur.
And after the double percussion bit at the start, they used to use the following bit, or something very like it, in Star Trek The original series, which used to jack up the tension something great.
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