Carols vs action movies

Heard an instrumental orchestral rendition of "Carol of the Bells" on the radio the other day that had a prominent brass section and a sort of driving beat that made it sound like the score to an action movie (or perhaps an action movie trailer). Kind of a Carmina Burana "O Fortuna" feel.

So now I'm wondering: what other carols (or other light popular music) would make good action movie music, if arranged properly?

I suppose just about anything could be done that way, but I'm curious if y'all know of examples.

2 Responses to “Carols vs action movies”

  1. Michael

    Carol of the Bells, most memorably from Die Hard 2.

  2. Jed

    Huh–maybe that was what I heard on the radio. Didn’t know it appeared in Die Hard 2. (I liked the first one, primarily because of Alan Rickman as a smart villain with a good plan, but never saw any of the later ones.)


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