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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)

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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

György 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

György 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.

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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 schönen blauen Donau)

The space shuttle lands in the space station’s 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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