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If You Thought ‘The Exorcist’ Was Scary, Wait Until You Hear The Film’s Original Score

Perhaps one of the greatest scary movies of all time, The Exorcist was a horror show before the film even made it to theaters. Several big Hollywood producers of the time turned it down (including Kubrick), the crew became sick with mysterious illnesses, and the toddler of one of the main actors was hit by a motorbike.

Many in the industry believed the film to be “cursed.”

Another setback to production was the fact that the film’s original score made people actually want to vomit. Composer Lalo Schifrin (who also wrote the Mission: Impossible theme) went all out for the original trailer music. The heaviness of the sounds combined with the intense flashing images allegedly caused viewers to run to the bathrooms.

You’ve been warned…here’s the original trailer for The Exorcist, which caused Warner Bros. to demand director William Friedkin fire Schifrin.

And here is more from Schifrin’s expertly creepy score.

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Rumor has it that Friedkin was so distraught about the studio’s reaction that he took the audio reels and literally threw them out of the window. He decided then to use modern classical compositions to score his movie, most notably the track “Tubular Bells” by Mike Oldfield.

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They Played The Theme From Star Wars Outside John Williams House And THIS Happened

If you’re a Star Wars fan, you have to see what these two musicians just did.

Earlier this month, 13-year-old Bryce Hayashi grabbed his trumpet and a fellow musician and headed down the street. Their goal was to set up shop outside someone’s home, but that house didn’t belong to just anyone.

The pair put a stand on the sidewalk near composer John Williams’ property and started playing one of his most famous pieces. You may have heard of it.

Williams has had an illustrious career, but this song — which was composed back in 1977 — is probably his most iconic. What a way to honor a music legend!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/star-wars-john-williams/


You May Love These Disney Songs, But Have You Heard Them In Their Native Languages?

Disney movies are childhood staples. Honestly, they are loved by kids and adults alike. Their stories of love and triumph are timeless, and many people can appreciate them on some level. But the songs are perhaps the most adored aspects of these films.

Disney is responsible for creating some of the most memorable songs of all time. Almost every Disney tale is inspired by folklore from around the world, and the company goes to great lengths to translate these stories into accessible narratives for English-speaking audiences. That’s why someone went ahead and translated these famous songs into their native languages!

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Your perspective on these Disney classics is probably a bit different now, right? You learned their countries of origin (if you didn’t know them already), and you got to listen to some amazing music along the way! It’s a win-win.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/disney-songs/


I Didn’t Know What A Hammered Dulcimer Was But This Thing Is Awesome

Over the last decade, the music industry has been greatly overtaken by computers and autotune. So every now and again, it’s refreshing to stumble upon music that is a bit more organic, like the good ol’ days. Musician Ted Yoder took part in the latest installment of “Live from the Orchard” and brought along an instrument that even this former band geek wasn’t familiar with. Once you hear Yoder play his hammered dulcimer, I’m willing to bet that the performance will be stuck in your head for days.

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Watch him perform the Tears for Fears classic “Everybody Wants To Rule The World.”

This is beyond impressive. And here I thought playing the piano was tough…this takes it to a whole new level!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/hammered-dulcimer/