Symphonic Variations Opus 78 Antonin Dvorak
11 June 2014, 10:19
These musicians were so preoccupied with whether or not they could create a wonderful tribute to the Jurassic Park theme that they didn’t stop to think whether they should. Well, Classic FM is glad they did…
Try not to have flashbacks to the T. rex v goat scene in Jurassic Park when you watch the version of the theme below. instead, reflect on the fact that adding goat noises to any tune makes it immediately a thousand times better than tunes without goat noises in them. You're so very welcome.
Jurassic Park on melodica
It’s the first big reveal of Jurassic Park, the moment we cut from Sam Neill’s amazed face to a sweeping view of dinosaurs in their prelapsarian glory. And what better instrument to convey the majesty of a Brachiosaurus than the melodica? Perhaps not the most technically accomplished on our list, but certainly the most popular.
Dr John Hammond, played by Richard Attenborough, is the brains behind the movie’s eponymous theme park. So an electric organ version (played on a Yamaha Electone, alas, not a Hammond organ) seems appropriate. At the risk of sounding sexist… ‘Clever girl.’
This heavy metal version of Jurassic Park contains enough fossil-bearing rock to keep the most ardent palaeontologist happy. The face-melting begins at 1:40.
This is how you turn John Williams's music into a truly beautiful cello sonata. And no-one got eaten by a dinosaur, so win-win all round.
Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for 180 million years. It is difficult to conceive such a vast period of time. Perhaps this 1,000% slowed-down version of the Jurassic Park theme will help you with that.
This version of the Jurassic Park theme played on a hollow-necked Weissenborn slide guitar is mellow enough to chill the hungriest T. rex out.
A perfectly executed version of Jurassic Park by a Japanese guitar orchestra topped of with some excellent conducting. You can almost see the Velociraptors tapping their six-inch sickle claws to the tune.