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    Classical music you love and would like someone to skate to...

    I think the title says it all! If you want suggest a skater to skate to the music as well...

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    Albinoni, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Strauss, Vivaldi
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    Greensleeves.

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    1812 Overture... skate it seriously or tongue in cheek, I don't care I love the music!

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    Telemann's Water Music, Overture in C Major, particularly the Gavotte & the sleeping and waking Thetis sections.

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    There are a lot of pieces of classical music I would love to see skaters use. Unfortunately. most are melodies from operas or ballets and there seem to be so many people hung up on literal interpretation of story lines, rather than simply personal expression of the music itself, that I would be hesitant to suggest them.

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    R.Straus' opening of Don Juan into the Trio from Der Rozenkavalier. Definitely a Kwan piece. I thik Lepisto could do it.

    A good cut of Tchaikowsky's 6th and 5th Symphinies. I think Johnny could do it.

    A good selection of Cole Porter with good orchestration for McL and Bru.

    Porter's Begjuin the Beguine for The Hubbells. Johnny Mathis version if singing is permitted.

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    Chariots of Fire theme.

    I would love to see someone skate to this instrumental piece. Please listen and see if it is skatable:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqcoEEQgwGw
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johar View Post
    Memory, from Cats
    Chariots of Fire theme.

    I would love to see someone skate to this instrumental piece. Please listen and see if it is skatable:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqcoEEQgwGw

    Neither piece is classical - movie and theatre pieces - but good suggestions.

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    Anything that does not have tosca, swan lake, romeo and juliet, bolero or carmen in the name...and why not throw the mission in there are well!!!

    I love Hayden...why don't more people skate to him?

    How about some John Williams movie soundtracks...there has to be someone out there that can skate to the theme from Star Wars!!!

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    I would like Jeff Buttle to skate to Beethoven's Pastoral (6th Symphony) as well as other pieces by Beethoven.

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    Let's see....

    The overture to Rienzi by Wagner. Very heroic, lots of tempo changes and a terrific ending. Perfect for a big male skater - like Joubert.

    As someone mentioned earlier, a suite from the ballet score to Romeo and Juliette by Prokofiev. Perfect for ice dancers. Davis and White come to mind.

    Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien. Big, rhythmic, great climax, would need editing. I think this is perfect for pairs: heroic and very strong national character. The German pair team would do this justice.

    For the ladies single skaters, there is so much out there..... I can't think of just one piece I'd recommend. I think Daphnis et Chloe by Ravel is just about perfect. Subtle, distinctive also with a great climax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenorguy View Post
    Let's see....

    The overture to Rienzi by Wagner. Very heroic, lots of tempo changes and a terrific ending. Perfect for a big male skater - like Joubert.

    As someone mentioned earlier, a suite from the ballet score to Romeo and Juliette by Prokofiev. Perfect for ice dancers. Davis and White come to mind.

    Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien. Big, rhythmic, great climax, would need editing. I think this is perfect for pairs: heroic and very strong national character. The German pair team would do this justice.

    For the ladies single skaters, there is so much out there..... I can't think of just one piece I'd recommend. I think Daphnis et Chloe by Ravel is just about perfect. Subtle, distinctive also with a great climax.
    YES. The second suite of Daphnis et Chloe especially (Lever du Jour, Pantomime, Danse Generale). I think Lever du Jour would be wonderful for the most expressive skaters.

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    The Adagio movement from Beethoven's 5th piano concerto (Emperor). It was used in the movie "Picnic at Hanging Rock". Beautiful, enchanting piece - very dreamy. And it probably doesn't fall under classical, but the slow, main theme from "Pan's Labyrinth" is also very haunting.

    I'd kill to have Alissa, Laura or Caroline tackle any of the above.

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