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There is a worldwide-viral debate involving the Jaws theme as if it is a "rip-off" of the finale of Dvorak's Ninth Symphony. Some say if the theme is sampled from Dvorak. Did John Williams really reuse Dvorak's finale? What actually happened exactly?

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    If you want to listen to where a lot of late 20th/early 21st century film music came from, check out Holst's Planet suite ;) – Tetsujin Apr 22 at 8:42
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    To expand on @Tetsujin's comment, a lot of symphonic soundtracks are inspired by classical music – Shevliaskovic Apr 22 at 9:25
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    some people only know Dvorak's 9th. And when they here a film soundtrack with orchestra sound and timpani they are reminded at this symphony. As my students always said when I was demonstrating how Renaissance music would sound: but this is music for christmas .... as they had no other concept of this style. If you want that I don't have to listen the whole soundtrack of JAWS you should tell what passage you mean could be a "rip-off". – Albrecht Hügli Apr 22 at 9:38
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not about music practice or theory as outlined in the help center. – Maika Sakuranomiya Jun 14 at 13:54
  • @MaikaSakuranomiya Why don't you just delete your own question? – Richard Jun 20 at 15:07
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some people only know Dvorak's 9th. And when they hear a film soundtrack with orchestra sound and timpani they are reminded of this symphony. As my students always said when I was demonstrating how Renaissance music would sound: but this is music for christmas... as they had no other concept of this style. If you want that I don't have to listen the whole soundtrack of JAWS you should tell what passage you mean could be a "rip-off".

That's what I said in my comment:

By comparison, here's the Dvorak, and here's the Williams. The similarities between the two are, to put it kindly, extremely superficial.

http://byzantiumshores.blogspot.com/2015/02/no-john-williams-did-not-rip-off-dvorak.html

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