Ride of the Valkyries begins Act III of Richard Wagner's The Valkyries (Die Walkure). Ride of the Valkyries is most famous as the underscore for the Vietnamese village scene in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now. It has been used many times since often as a spoof on the original Apocalyse soundtrack.
Orchestral Prelude to the Meistersinger von Nuremberg
Known in the United States as Here Comes the Bride, this movement from the opera Lohengrin is also known as The Bridal Chorus and The Wedding March. This is the standard bridal entrance march used in ceremonies throughout the USA. First performed in 1850. Composed by Richard Wagner (1813-1883).
Entrance of the Gods from the opera Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold). First performed in 1869. Composed by Richard Wagner (1813-1883). Das Rheingold is part of the four-part opera cycle The Ring of the Nibelung.
Orchestral Overture to Wagner's The Flying Dutchmen
Symphonic movement Siegfried's Death from the opera Gotterdammerung (The Twilight of the Gods). Makes a dark, dramatic underscore. Themes of knights, mythology, combat, history, valor any large emotional subject.
Overture to the opera Tannhauser also called Tannhauser und der Sangerkrieg auf der Wartburg (Tannhauser and the Singers' Contest on the Wartburg). First performed in 1845. Composed by Richard Wagner (1813-1883). This overture has a grand and majestic theme.