Someone asked me a question about a piece of music the other day and I didn't know the answer so I thought, right I'm going to have to find the answer on the inter web other wise it's going to just bug me.
I didn't know where to start because I needed to find the name to a piece of music but all I had really was the tune in my head and how do you put 'do do do do do do' in Google? I knew it was classical, it was a dramatic piece and maybe in a horror movie. Someone suggested it was in The Shining, I thought no. I was sure it was in The Omen so I searched the soundtrack.
I found it, not sure in the end how I did because it was never in the movies that you would have thought and definitely not in The Omen. It is however featured in Only Fools and Horses when Rodney sees his nephew Damian and there is the link to The Omen. This is a common misconception that the music actually featured in the movie.
This music has been played no end of times this week as they use it on a fairground ride on Markeaton Park in Derby, nice touch to get you even more scared than you need to be before being swung upside down and round and round. What happened to 'scream if you wanna go faster'?
The music is O Fortuna - Carmina Burana by German composer Carl Orff and you will know it straight away when you here it. It is the music used when the judges make an entrance on X factor so that is, I think how I found it in the end.
Here it is on You Tube........
Phew, thank goodness I worked than one out, made my brain ache that one but it is a great piece of music. I will be back tomorrow for Teapot Tuesday but for now, enjoy this lovely sunny weather and take care.
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