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For those occasions when the trailer becomes inspirational enough to sell you the film it's advertising, there's always some fantastic music composed for these things!
- Prelude, by Pusher Music. Not only is it used in the trailer for the Transformers: Dark of the Moon, it just gives you that "Last Stand" kind of feeling in general. Love or hate TF 3, that trailer music was just epic.
- Not originally composed for the trailer, but the use of "Welcome Home" by Coheed and Cambria for the 9 Official Trailer is enough to give you goosebumps so hard it HURTS.
- On the subject of using the instrumentals of rock songs, the trailer for the remake of Clash of the Titans makes suitably epic use of the instrumental version of "The Bird and the Worm" by The Used. The trailer was much, much better than the actual movie.
- Two Steps From Hell is an odd little outfit that specializes in composing music for movie trailers. Absolutely spectacular music for movie trailers, which frequently is magnitudes better than the film's final score. They've supplied music for plenty of movie, TV and video game trailers including Harry Potter, Inception, Avatar, No Country For Old Men, The Dark Knight, Wall-E, Hugo, Thor, Star Trek, X-Men, Sherlock, Doctor Who and Game of Thrones.
- Update: Two Steps from Hell have released one album, Invincible, to the public, and are planning on two more releases. Invincible is available on iTunes and Amazon mp3.
- Highlights from their Nemesis album include "Tristan," "Clash of Empires," "Atlantis," "Moving Mountains," and the haunting "Enigmatic Soul" and "Hunter's Moon".
- "Dragon Rider" is nice and up-tempo, "Flameheart" is like a One-Winged Angel moment for the good guys, "Starvation" is...just listen.
- Gems from their Legend album include "Heart of Courage," "Hypnotica," and "Smell of Victory."
- The "Freedom Fighters" track from the 2009 film Star Trek's movie trailer is TV Tropes Made of Win Archive. And if it counts, the dialogue selections for the trailer just add to its kickass: "Your father was captain of a starship for twelve minutes. He saved eight hundred lives. Including yours. I dare you to do better. Enlist. In Starfleet."
- "Down With The Enterprise" is a close second.
- Protectors of the Earth is quite possibly the most unspeakably epic piece of music ever created. It's been extremely popular, used in promotion for Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Inkheart, Mass Effect 3 and the Olympics.
- "Merchant Prince" is a sign of things to come from the Nemesis II album, which can't get here soon enough.
- Let's just say that their music is the only good thing about the trailers for the Twilight movies.
- Black Blade, Ocean Princess and Master of Shadows. 'Nuff said.
- Glory & Honor.
- Legions of Faith.
- A personal favorite is The Vendetta Conspiracy.
- One of the best would have to be Magika. The strings and the vocals are just awesome!
- Chopperhead. 2 minutes and 5 seconds of thundering drums, raging electric guitars, and screaming choir
- ASAP. This song was used in the trailer for series 1 of Sherlock. Enough said.
- In addition to their epic repertoire, Two Steps from Hell has quite a few songs that lean towards the swoonily romantic; see Undying Love, Frozen Moment, Love & Loss (featured in the Breaking Dawn Trailer, like the above person said), and Goodbye for Now.
- United We Stand, Divided We Fall.
- X-Ray Dog
- Their most famous piece, Gothic Power is good, but it's their less well known pieces that tend to be the most amazing. Listing all the examples from 48 albums and counting of epic would be impossible. However, to make a start, Freeflight is one minute and ten seconds of pure joy.
- Or perhaps something like Titans, the music used in the Ultramarines trailer.
- X-Ray Dog's work on the PoTC: At World's End trailer is one the best examples of trailer music blending in perfectly with the images and sound effects. Check out the 1:55 mark, where the sword fighting matches up perfectly with the music.
- Also worth noting is the instrumental version of "Dethroned", which you may remember from the King Kong trailer.
- Immediate Music - for starters, Lacrimosa.
- Another awesome piece from Immediate Music is Proud Nation.
- Arcana by Immediate Music. 3 minutes and 8 seconds of eargasmic choir and orchestra.
- Requiem Rave by Immediate Music. Ethereal chanting coupled with fast paced electronic beats? YES
- Immediate Music has two subset groups, Globus and Immediate. They have released albums to the public. They mostly consist of remixes of songs by Immediate Music...that completely kick the ass of the originals. Examples including Preliator and An Epic Age. Immediate also has a 2nd album, but its songs are not on Youtube yet.
- Crusade. Sublime. There is a better-known choral version too.
- Master of Shadows, the 2012 trailer music.
- The absolutely gorgeous "Mind Heist" from the Inception trailer made quite an impact on the number of people who saw the film, if youtube comments are anything to judge by. "BRRRRRRRRRMMMMMMMMMM" indeed.
- This one too.
- "Mind Heist" is one of the best themes for trailers, making ANY movie seem epic.
- The Social Network's trailer has Scala's version of Radiohead's "Creep,".
- While The Last Airbender may have been...painful, the trailer music was awesome. Particularly "Lonely Dusk" (the pure music clip hits the epic part at about 1:50).
- The upcoming alien invasion film Battle: Los Angeles, has some strangely enthralling music for the trailer.
- Absolute Anthropoid by Pfeifer Broz Music used in the Deathly Hallows trailer. And the accelerated version. Both of them are very short and unspeakably epic.
- The trailer for David Fincher's version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo features an abridged cover of Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song and manages to be unbelievably awesome in just a minute and a half.
- The use of "The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning" by Smashing Pumpkins in the Watchmen promo. What a perfect way to recycle a song from the great soundtrack of a horrible Batman movie.
- More contemporary orchestral pieces that have been used in trailers to emphasize how awesome the film is.
- ↑ a Belgian girls choir
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