“Gassenhauer” – Carl Orff

The theme music from Terrence Malick’s bone-chilling and mordantly funny 1973 crime thriller “Badlands.”  If you’re a fan of the 1993 Tony Scott / Quentin Tarantino collaboration “True Romance,” you may notice that Hans Zimmer’s theme music from that film pretty much copies note for note Orff’s music. Forget “Carmina Burana,” THIS should be Orff’s best-known piece.

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