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Also Sprach Zarathustra

Richard Strauss

00:03 Opening credits. The sun slowly appears from behind the moon.

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, TrV 176: Prelude (Sonnenaufgang)

Karl B├Âhm - The 50 Most Essential Classical Music Pieces Ever

The Sun slowly rises behind Earth, which is behind the Moon. An ape realizes he can use a bone as a weapon. Dave transforms into the Star-Child.

The Blue Danube

Johann Strauss

00:19 After the Dawn of man sequence. Shots in space as the satellites move through space elegantly.

Requiem For Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Two Mixed Choirs & Orchestra

Gy├Ârgy Ligeti, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Francis Travis

The simian humanoids encounter the monolith. The astronauts examine a monolith uncovered on the moon. Another monolith floats in space close to Jupiter.

Jupiter and Beyond

Gy├Ârgy Ligeti

00:49 Haunting music as they all descend into the pit and find the foreign stone object (monolith). Music builds as they touch it.

Lux Aeterna

Gyorgy Ligeti

Floyd and other crew flying towards the pit

Modern Chorusmusic: Lux aeterna

Chor des Norddeutschen Rundfunks - Ligeti: Chamber Concerto, Ramifications, String Quartet No. 2 & Aventures

The astronaut crew flies over the lunar surface towards the recently-uncovered monolith.

The Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314

Berlin Philharmonic - Strauss: The Blue Danube (An der sch├Ânen blauen Donau)

The space shuttle lands in the space stationÔÇÖs docking bay. A similar spacecraft lands on the moon.


Bavarian Radio Orchestra

00:49 Song during the appearance of the monolith on the moon. Song plays whenever the monolith is shown in the film.

Gayaneh Ballet Suite

Aram Khachaturyan

00:54 Jupiter mission after 18 months

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