Anyone familiar with Carl Orff's "O Fortuna" which is a part of the Carmina Burana oratorio?
Well, if you have a copy of the Dawn Live album, that's the intro theme with the glorious chorus and orchestra.
That same piece was also used to open several Michael Jackson concerts. (And other concerts of other artists...)
Then again, other events and even movies and advertisements have used it so often, and have even gotten to the point of copying it and just modifying it a bit...
There's this Vitamin commercial featuring a naked running guy, was it Lecit E? Anyway, the background music isn't "O Fortuna," but is obviously based on it...
Another one was the chase-scene in Last of the Mohicans. That one also sounded like "O Fortuna."
The "entering the batcave" scene in Batman I also had an "O fortuna" sound-alike.
Then another one, which really copied it so much was the "Burning at the Stake" scene in "The Messanger: the story of Joan of Arc"...
Wow, this piece of music is really "overused" and "overcopied..." Anyone know of other examples that use that theme?
Basta, "O Fortuna" is that piece of music that has a "glorious" beginning with the orchestra and choir together.