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identify this cliche movie trailer music
February 17, 2014 10:31 AM   Subscribe

I need help finding a piece of music I'm pretty sure has been used in multiple movie trailers.

My memory may be conflating multiple things, but here are the pertinent details:
1. Pretty sure it usually appears in action movies sometime in the last decade.
2. Modern sounding, electronic-ish music.
3. There's a 3 note "hit" that occurs at the peak of the trailer. 3 quarter notes, ascending, with short pauses between each. (C, D#, F) Heavily accented.

Anybody? Did I imagine this?
posted by cosmicbandito to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
 
It might be one of the hits on this list.
posted by whimsicalnymph at 10:55 AM on February 17


Is it Tomoyasu Hotei - Battle Without Honor Or Humanity?
posted by bongo_x at 11:34 AM on February 17


Is it something from Two Steps From Hell?
Seems like every time I turn around, someone is using their music in their trailer.
posted by John Kennedy Toole Box at 11:38 AM on February 17


Bongo_x got it! I was mis-remembering the horn stabs, but that's definitely it.
posted by cosmicbandito at 11:39 AM on February 17


Weird, because I remembered it being 3 ascending notes too. Something interesting happening there.
posted by bongo_x at 11:18 PM on February 17


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