Friday, April 16, 2021

Apocalypse Now REDUX...music from the motion picture soundtrack

 

 

In the mid to late '70s, director Francis Ford Coppola put his career on the line to complete Apocalypse Now, his quixotic attempt to variously document, deconstruct, and mythologize America's military involvement in Vietnam. The end result was a troubling masterpiece and technical tour de force whose use of sound and music influenced films for decades. As originally released, the soundtrack album was equally groundbreaking: an intriguing, dreamlike collage of dialogue, sound effects, and music that both evoked the film's artistic sensibility and underscored the innovative, Academy Award®-winning efforts of sound designer Walter Murch.

Two decades later, Coppola revisited the project, adding nearly an hour of previously unseen footage and revamping its soundtrack release as well. But while the film may have taken on fresh new dimensions, the new soundtrack album seems stripped of virtually all of Murch's key contributions. What remains is primarily music--and a telling argument for the notion that the whole is considerably more than the sum of its parts. Inspired by synthesist Isao Tomita's '70s classical adaptations, Coppola hired father Carmine to write an orchestra score, and then set about synthesizing it. The Doors' "The End" remains an iconic touchstone, but removed from the context of the film (and its original album release), much of the Coppola music all too clearly reveals its inspirations (Tomita, Holst, Wagner, Stravinsky) and the technical limitations of the relatively primitive synth technology involved (mirrored in a pair of newly recorded tracks as well). --Jerry McCulley (Amazon review)


 Apocalypse Now REDUX

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

A Martin Scorsese picture...Kundun...music from the original soundtrack...composed by Philip Glass

 

For the second of 1997's dueling Buddhist epics (the other being Seven Days in Tibet, scored by John Williams), director Martin Scorsese made a wise--if commercially challenging--choice in tapping noted minimalist composer Philip Glass to score Kundun. Glass is the perfect choice here; his own Buddhist beliefs play a key role in meshing image and music. Glass's familiar compositional techniques are wedded on Kundun to a sensitive use of ethnic instruments and the voices of the Gyuto Monks, adding an aura of spiritual power missing from most Hollywood fare.

Eighteen tracks traverse a wide stylistic field, accumulating a symphonic sweep.... Glass is no stranger to Tibetan culture: portentous, processional, but never pompous, he proves himself an ideal choice for this work. 


 Kundun

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Kate & Leopold...music from the motion picture...composed by Rolfe Kent

 

Rolfe Kent provides an outstanding score for this James Mangold(director/screenwriter) story from Steve Rogers(original story/screenwriter). 

With shades of Henry Mancini, various cues take a fun, quirky and comedy with sprinkles of romance, like "Charade" or "Man's Favorite Sport", much like Mancini, Rolfe lends a flavor of JAZZ, WALTZES and even MARCHES, that seems to fit and work...just give a listen to "YOU DID SO GREAT"(Kate's Theme), like something out of another Mancini film "The Great Race". What Rolfe has done for this picture is to give it texture and fabric that pulls off many scenes. So "film-score-buff" collectors, if it's good listening...you've come to the right place for comedy, light and whimsical music...as Henry Mancini lives through Rolfe Kent.

 Tracklist
1     –Rolfe Kent     A Clock In New York     1:25
2     –Rolfe Kent     I Want Him Resplendent     1:25
3     –Rolfe Kent     Leopold Chases Stuart To Brooklyn     1:54
4     –Rolfe Kent     That Was Your Best?     1:17
5     –Rolfe Kent     Let's Go!     3:03
6     –Rolfe Kent     Leopold Sees The Completed Bridge     0:48
7     –Rolfe Kent     "You Did So Great" (Kate's Theme)     1:18
8     –Rolfe Kent     Galloping     1:21
9     –Rolfe Kent     "Dearest Kate..."     2:13
10     –Rolfe Kent     Prolixin / Leopold & Charlie Buy Flowers     2:20
11     –Rolfe Kent     Charlie Wins Patrice, Leopold Wins Kate     3:41
12     –Rolfe Kent     Secret Drawer     2:00
13     –Rolfe Kent     Time For Bed     2:14
14     –Rolfe Kent     Charlie Realizes Leopold Was For Real - 1876     1:31
15     –Rolfe Kent     Kate Goes To The Awards     2:24
16     –Rolfe Kent     Kate Sees The Pictures - "I Have To Go"     2:53
17     –Rolfe Kent     "You Have To Cross The Girder"     1:51
18     –Rolfe Kent     Back In 1876 - Waltz     2:11
19     –Jula Bell     Back Where I Belong     2:49
20     –Sting     Until...     3:08


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Friday, March 12, 2021

Anatomy of A Murder..from the sound track of the motion picture..music by Duke Ellington

 

With DUKE ELLINGTON and Billy Strayhorn at the helm, there is no question that the soundtrack to one of the most controversial Hollywood films of its time will take the listener's breath away. 

Released in 1959, the film, Anatomy Of A Murder, was banned in various American cities because of its language and sexual and violent references. But the soundtrack to the film stood out at the very beginning, being one of the best jazz compositions out of all: it lures deep, seductive and eloquent, like the scent of a femme fatale. 


 Anatomy of A Murder

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Friday, March 5, 2021

Crash....original motion picture soundtrack...music by Mark Isham


Mark Isham ‎– Crash (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Genre: Electronic, Stage & Screen
Style: Ambient, Modern Classical, Score
Release Date: 7 Jun 2005

 Tracklist
–Mark Isham     Crash     3:21
–Mark Isham     Go Forth My Son     0:57
–Mark Isham     Hands In Plain Sight     3:48
–Mark Isham     ... Safe Now     1:04
–Mark Isham     No Such Things As Monsters     3:59
–Mark Isham     Find My Baby     4:24
–Mark Isham     Negligence     2:56
–Mark Isham     Flames     7:59
–Mark Isham     Siren     4:41
–Mark Isham     A Really Good Cloak     3:29
–Mark Isham     A Harsh Warning     2:51
–Mark Isham     Saint Christopher     1:56
–Mark Isham     Sense Of Touch     6:44
–Bird York     In The Deep     5:56
–Stereophonics     Maybe Tomorrow     4:34


 CRASH

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Fifty Shades of Grey The Classical Album...music selected by author E L James

 

 Tracklist:
–Paris Opéra-Comique Orchestra*     Lakmé: Flower Duet     3:29
–Les Violons Du Roy     Keyboard Concerto In D Minor BWV 974: Adagio     3:58
–The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra     Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: Aria (Cantileña) - Adagio     6:05
–Philharmonic Orchestra*     La Traviata: Prelude     3:51
–Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields*     Canon In D     4:56
–The Tallis Scholars     Spem In Alium     9:43
–Samson François     Prélude Op.28, No. 4 In E Minor     1:42
–City Of Birmingham Symphony*     Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor, Op.18: Adagio Sostenuto     4:30
–London Philharmonic Orchestra*     Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis: Opening     6:11
–English Chamber Orchestra     Chants D'Auvergne: Baïlèro     6:39
–Samson François     Nocturne No.1 In B Bémol Minor Op. 9     5:12
–King's College Choir, Cambridge* / English Chamber Orchestra     Requiem Op. 48: In Paradisum     3:26
–Maria Tipo     Goldberg Variations BWV 988: Aria     3:03
–Dame Moura Lympany     Préludes: La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin     2:35
–Alexis Weissenberg     Cantata No. 147 (Transcribed By Myra Hess) - Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring     3:30


 Fifty Shades

Monday, February 1, 2021

The Man Who Fell To Earth...original soundtrack recording...music by Stomu Yamashta and John Phillips

 

 Tracklist
1     –Stomu Yamash'ta     Poker Dice    
2     –Louis Armstrong     Blueberry Hill    
3     –John Phillips     Jazz II    
4     –Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra     Venus: The Bringer of Peace    
5     –John Phillips     Boys From The South    
6     –Stomu Yamash'ta     33 1/3    
7     –John Phillips     Rhumba Boogie    
8     –Kingston Trio     Try To Remember    
9     –Stomu Yamash'ta     Mandala    
10     –John Phillips     America    
11     –Stomu Yamash'ta     Wind Words    
12     –John Phillips     Jazz    
13     –Stomu Yamash'ta     One Way    
14     –John Phillips     Space Capsule    
15     –John Phillips     Bluegrass Breakdown    
16     –John Phillips     Desert Shack    
17     –Stomu Yamash'ta     Memory of Hiroshima    
18     –John Phillips     Window    
19     –John Phillips     Alberto    
20     –Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra     Mars: The Bringer of War    
21     –John Phillips     Liar, Liar    
22     –John Phillips     Hello, Marry Lou    
23     –Robert Farnon     Silent Night    
24     –Genevieve Waite     Love Is Coming Back    
25     –John Phillips     The Man Who Fell To Earth

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Lisa Gerrard And Pieter Bourke ‎– The Insider (Music From The Motion Picture)

 

Released: 26 Oct 1999
Genre: Electronic, Jazz, Classical, Folk, World & Country, Stage & Screen
Style: Contemporary Jazz, Contemporary, Soundtrack, Score, Ambient, Downtempo, Folk 

 Tracklist
1     –Lisa Gerrard And Pieter Bourke     Tempest     2:51
2     –Lisa Gerrard And Pieter Bourke     Dawn Of The Truth     1:59
3     –Lisa Gerrard And Pieter Bourke     Sacrifice     7:41
4     –Lisa Gerrard And Pieter Bourke     The Subordinate     1:17
5     –Lisa Gerrard And Pieter Bourke     Exile     1:39
6     –Lisa Gerrard And Pieter Bourke     The Silencer     1:38
7     –Lisa Gerrard And Pieter Bourke     Broken     2:03
8     –Lisa Gerrard And Pieter Bourke     Faith     3:01
9     –Graeme Revell     I'm Alone On This     2:02
10     –Graeme Revell     LB In Montana     0:50
11     –Graeme Revell     Palladino Montage     0:45
12     –Gustavo Santaolalla     Iguazu     3:12
13     –Lisa Gerrard And Pieter Bourke     Liquid Moon     4:05
14     –Jan Garbarek     Rites     5:34
15     –Massive Attack     Safe From Harm (Perfecto Mix)     8:14
16     –Lisa Gerrard And Pieter Bourke     Meltdown     5:40

                                                    The Insider

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Quadrophenia...music from the soundtrack of The Who film...music by The Who and various artists

 

Quadrophenia is the soundtrack album to the 1979 film Quadrophenia which refers to the 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia. It was initially released on Polydor Records in 1979 as a cassette and LP and was re-released as a compact disc in 1993 and 2001. The album was dedicated to Peter Meaden, a prominent Mod and first manager of The Who, who had died a year prior to the album's release.

The album contains ten of the seventeen tracks from the original rock opera Quadrophenia. These are different mixes than those that appear on the 1973 album as they were remixed in 1979 by John Entwistle. The most notable difference is the track "The Real Me" (used for the title sequence of the film) which features a different bass track, more prominent vocals and a more definite ending, which was part of the original recording but faded out on the previous mix. Most of the tracks are also edited to be slightly shorter. 

The soundtrack also includes three tracks by The Who that did not appear on the 1973 album – "Four Faces", "Get Out and Stay Out" and "Joker James". The latter two songs marked Kenney Jones's first on-record appearance with The Who after taking over on drums for the late Keith Moon. "Four Faces" was only one of two outtakes recorded during the original 1973 sessions but unused at the time - The other being "We Close Tonight", which eventually was released on the remastered version of Odds & Sods. 


  Tracklist
1     –The Who     I Am The Sea     2:03
2     –The Who     The Real Me     3:28
3     –The Who     I'm One     2:40
4     –The Who     5:15     4:50
5     –The Who     Love Reign O'er Me     5:11
6     –The Who     Bellboy     4:35
7     –The Who     I've Had Enough     6:11
8     –The Who     Helpless Dancer     0:22
9     –The Who     Doctor Jimmy     7:31
10     –The High Numbers     Zoot Suit     2:00
11     –Cross Section     Hi Heel Sneakers     2:46
12     –The Who     Get Out And Stay Out     2:36
13     –The Who     Four Faces     3:20
14     –The Who     Joker James     3:13
15     –The Who     The Punk And The Godfather     3:21
16     –James Brown     Night Train     3:38
17     –The Kingsmen     Louie Louie     2:41
18     –Booker T & The MG'S     Green Onions     2:46
19     –The Cascades      Rhythm Of The Rain     2:28
20     –The Chiffons     He's So Fine     1:52
21     –The Ronettes     Be My Baby     2:30
22     –The Crystals     Da Doo Ron Ron     2:09
23     –The High Numbers     I'm The Face     2:28 


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Monday, January 11, 2021

East of Everything (TV series) soundtrack album....music by Machine Translations and various artists

 

soundtrack from Australian TV series "East of Everything" with original music by Machine Translations (J Walker) and various folk/indie artists.

 Tracklist
1-1     –Machine Translations     A Most Peculiar Place    
1-2     –Machine Translations     Art Comes Home    
1-3     –Howlin' Wind     Road To Agra    
1-4     –Azo Bell     Long Road    
1-5     –Art Of Fighting     Reasons Are All I Have Left    
1-6     –The Church     Under The Milky Way    
1-7     –Lior     This Old Love    
1-8     –Mia Dyson     Choose    
1-9     –Juzzie Smith     Weather    
1-10     –Azo Bell     Spiderwalk    
1-11     –Sara Tindley     Waza    
1-12     –Jen Cloher & The Endless Sea     Better Off Dancing    
1-13     –Machine Translations     Trailer Music    
1-14     –Machine Translations     Best Office In The World    
1-15     –Machine Translations     Art And Eve's Theme    
1-16     –Sime Nugent & The Forefathers     Something Else    
1-17     –Jesse Younan     Forever    
1-18     –Machine Translations     Bev Comes Home 

   
2-1     –Custom Kings     Something Burning    
2-2     –Jackie Marshall      Fresh Meat    
2-3     –Sara Tindley     Heart It Was A Desert    
2-4     –Andrew Kidman     Blood On Your Shadow    
2-5     –Machine Translations     Eve's Confusion    
2-6     –Machine Translations     Horse Story Pts 1 & 2    
2-7     –Marshall And The Fro     Get Up (Raise Your head)    
2-8     –Machine Translations     Art On The Rocks    
2-9     –Machine Translations     Don't Give Up On Me ... Just Yet    
2-10     –Jesse Younan     Queeny    
2-11     –King Curly     What A Beautiful Day    
2-12     –Sara Tindley     House By The Sea    
2-13     –Sime Nugent & The Forefathers     The Undertow    
2-14     –Machine Translations     Court Scene    
2-15     –Juzzie Smith     Happy Daze    
2-16     –Andrew Kidman     Light Inside Of You    
2-17     –Sara Tindley     Somewhere    
2-18     –G. Wayne Thomas     Mourning Of The Earth


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Monday, January 4, 2021

Queen Mandukhai, The Wise (Original Soundtracks) music composed by Jantsannorov Natsag

 

Queen Mandukhai, The Wise (Original Soundtracks) was originally released in 1988. The music was composed by Mongolian musicologist and composer Jantsannorov Natsag. The music pieces from the film soundtrack let you listen to the efforts of the composer to express the music tradition, the history of Mongolia, historical personalities, the historical events and occurrences and the way of thinking on the level of musi-thinking of modern times. 

Jantsannorov Natsag is a modern social and cultural personality. He studied and graduated from the Kiev Conservatory of Ukraine as a composer and musicologist in 1979 and has composed hundreds of music compositions, including popular songs, compositions for singers, solo music and ballet, as well as dozens of film soundtracks.


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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Zabriskie Point...original motion picture soundtrack...2-disc version with outtakes

 

 

1-1     –The Pink Floyd*     Heat Beat, Pig Meat     3:11
1-2     –The Kaleidoscope*     Brother Mary     2:39
1-3     –The Grateful Dead     Dark Star (Excerpt)     2:30
1-4     –The Pink Floyd*     Crumbling Land     4:13
1-5     –Patti Page     Tennessee Waltz     3:01
1-6     –The Youngbloods     Sugar Babe     2:12
1-7     –Jerry Garcia     Love Scene     7:02
1-8     –Roscoe Holcomb     I Wish I Were A Single Girl Again     1:54
1-9     –The Kaleidoscope*     Mickey's Tune     1:40
1-10     –John Fahey     Dance Of Death     2:42
1-11     –The Pink Floyd*     Come In Number 51, Your Time Is Up     5:01


        Outtakes (All Previously unissued)
        Love Scene Improvisations
2-1     –Jerry Garcia     Version 1     6:18
2-2     –Jerry Garcia     Version 2     8:00
2-3     –Jerry Garcia     Version 3     7:52
2-4     –Jerry Garcia     Version 4     8:04
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2-5     –The Pink Floyd*     Country Song     4:37
2-6     –The Pink Floyd*     Unknown Song     6:01
2-7     –The Pink Floyd*     Love Scene - Version 6     7:26
2-8     –The Pink Floyd*     Love Scene - Version 4     6:45

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Hero - original motion picture soundtrack - music composed and conducted by Tan Dun

 

Hero (Ying xiong) is the 2002 Chinese wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Jet LI as the protagonist. The famous Chinese classical composer and conductor Tan Dun composed the soundtrack to the movie. His mesmerizing score is based around the story of 'The heaven that unites us all'. It's an amazing and deep soundtrack, with a lot of beautiful cues. The violin play of Itzhak Perlman adds another layer to the different compositions. 

On from the captivating main theme the soundtrack fits perfectly with the various moods of the movie. War and love blended with the historical/political/philosophical context. It is a journey you will never forget. 

At the time of Hero's release it was both the most expensive and one of the highest-grossing motion pictures in China. The film is based on the story of Jing Ke's assassination attempt on the King of Qin in 227 BC.


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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Emma...music from the motion picture...composed and orchestrated by Rachel Portman

 

Rachel Portman's score for Emma is an absolutely perfect fit for the film and won an Academy Award for the composer, a first for a woman in the category. The score is sweet and soothing, at times humorous and at times almost luminous. It is that rare perfect marriage of movie and soundtrack; it's impossible to enjoy one without the other. The light-classical themes perfectly recall the ethereal, good-hearted intentions of Jane Austen's heroine, so enchantingly played by Gwyneth Paltrow. While much of the disc is repetitive, it hardly matters. No one can tire of such beautiful aural pictures. 


Emma

Monday, November 9, 2020

Frida...music from the motion picture...original music composed by Elliot Goldenthal

 

 "Frida," Julie Taymor's superb biopic which portrays the turbulent life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, is highlighted by Elliot Goldenthal's extraordinary soundtrack and score. Goldenthal, a student of both Aaron Copland and John Corigliani, and director Taymor's husband, states in the CD's linear notes that when scoring the music he took the approach of "melodic intimacy" - scoring with melodies or tunes as opposed to motific fragments. 

The film is highly successful in bringing to life not only Ms. Kahlo's story, but the vivid colors and richly textured culture of Mexico. In the same mode, Mr. Goldenthal emphasizes Mexico's musical tradition with his score - filled with the rich, evocative sound of song and music indigenous to the region. The composer has explored and displayed the area's folk music and incorporated it with his own minimalist style and some outstanding songwriting. He has stated, "... that it was a difficult task to capture the 'spirit of Mexican music' since it varies so much around different regions." However, his choice to stay true to the simplicity of the country's rhythms and themes is on target. 


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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Amelie..a film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet..music from the motion picture....music by Yann Tiersen

 

Amélie (also known as Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain; English: The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain) is a 2001 French-German romantic comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Written by Jeunet with Guillaume Laurant, the film is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre. It tells the story of a shy waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better while struggling with her own isolation.

Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet chanced upon the accordion and piano-driven music of Yann Tiersen while driving with his production assistant who put on a CD he had not heard before. Greatly impressed, he immediately bought Tiersen's entire catalogue and eventually commissioned him to compose pieces for the film. The soundtrack features both compositions from Tiersen's first three albums, as well as new items, variants of which can be found on his fourth album, L'Absente, which he was writing at the same time.

Besides the accordion and piano, the music features parts played with harpsichord, banjo, bass guitar, vibraphone, and even a bicycle wheel at the end of "La Dispute" (which plays over the opening titles in the motion picture). 


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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Thin Red Line ...original motion picture soundtrack..music composed by Hans Zimmer

 

Hans Zimmer, trying to avoid war-movie clichés, accompanies the dramatized carnage at Guadalcanal with a weepy and wistful score. Like the Terrence Malick film, the music, with its sad violins and underscored orchestra, invokes a war that is more introspective, a fitting backdrop to the often purple poeticisms in the voice-over narrations. Zimmer provides occasional adaptations to the American folk hymn "Christian Race," but his overall effect is much more otherworldly. Instead of the earthier martial themes associated with warlords or heroes, this is the soundtrack to a melancholy Valhalla, a story seemingly told by battlefield casualties who are already angels. Less predictable is a brief closing track (written by Francesco Lupica) strangely titled "Sit Back & Relax" that sends out a surreal "cosmic beam." --Joseph Lanza (Amazon review)

Hans Zimmer's soundtrack for "Thin Red Line" reminds one of his later work for the movie "Gladiator". At once forboding and ethereal, this soundtrack captures the essence of the island-to-island fighting that characterized the Pacific Theatre of WW2. One never knows what danger lurks behind an innocent palm or in the verdant jungles. In the midst of this are the innocent sounds of Guadacanal's residents singing and the strains of the American folk hymn "Christian Race" that causes one to think of what thoughts the soldiers of both sides might have had about the homes they were so far away from. Hans Zimmer's music creates the mood in the film, and carries it on it's own as a soundtrack. Truly inspired and beautiful.



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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Master and Commander - The Far Side of the World...music from the motion picture...by Iva Davies, Christopher Gordon and Richard Tognetti

 

A trio of noted Australian musicians--Iva Davies, Richard Tognetti and Christopher Gordon--composed the film's score. They previously collaborated on "The Ghost of Time," a piece commissioned for the Millennium celebrations in Sydney, which came to the attention of Peter Weir. The director was so impressed, he played the piece on the Master And Commander set throughout production, and he asked its creators to write the music for his movie. 

The score interweaves "Old World" and "New World" music, reflecting the talents and backgrounds of its composers. Iva Davies hails from both pop and classical traditions; Richard Tognetti, one of the world's great violin virtuosos, taught Russell Crowe the ins and outs of the instrument; and film/television composer Christopher Gordon brought orchestral texture to the project. 

Given the period, it comes as no surprise that the score is infused with source music from Bach (Cello Suite) and Mozart, among other great classical composers. Percussion dominates portions of the score. "Drums signal the forward movement of the ship," says Davies, "that it's on a mission. It brings you back into the action." The score's biggest surprise comes with its use of synthesizers. "Peter doesn't make films in the expected way," says Davies, "and for that reason we wanted the score to be not what everyone expected. Peter wanted some scenes to have what I call a kind of 'futuristic' sense"--conveying the idea that these 19th century sailors were cutting-edge explorers. 

 Tracklist:
1     The Far Side Of The World    
2     Into The Fog    
3     Violin Concerto No. 3 "Strassburg" K.216, 3rd Movement    
4     The Cuckold Comes Out Of The Amery    
5     Smoke N'Oakum    
6     Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis    
7     Adagio From Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No.8 In G Minor, Christmas Concerto    
8     The Doldrums    
9     Prelude (From The Unaccompanied Cello Suite No.1 In G Major    
10     The Galapagos    
11     Folk Medley    
11.a     O'Sullivan's March    
11.b     The Cuckold Comes Out Of The Amery    
11.c     Mother Hen    
11.d     Mary Scott    
11.e     Nancy Dawson    
12     The Phasmid    
13     The Battle    
14     La Musica Notturna Delle Strade Di Madrid (No 6, Op. 30)    
15     Full Circle

                                        Master and Commander

 

Friday, October 2, 2020

Shakespeare In Love: music from the motion picture....composed and orchestrated by Stephen Warbeck

 

Perhaps best known for his soundtrack to Mrs. Brown, Stephen Warbeck's score for Shakespeare in Love follows a similar pattern: Elizabethan themes and light string melodies work together to span a spectrum of moods. An excellent accompaniment to the movie: joyous, lyrical, sweeping, with a nice balance of theme music and incidental music. The same vibrant energy as the movie: throbbing cellos, dancing piccolos, violins by turns weeping and soaring. It stands alone as a 'concert piece' as well as being evocative of an outstanding movie.


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Friday, September 11, 2020

The Last of the Mohicans original motion picture soundtrack..music by Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman

 

The score for Michael Mann's Last of the Mohicans is one of the most acclaimed works of modern film music. Composed by Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman, these 16 tracks wonderfully convey the scope and majesty of the Academy Award winning film. Features "I Will Find You" by Clannad.

The reason that there are two composers is that co-writer/director Michael Mann originally tasked Jones with composing and performing an electronic score, then realized late in the production process that an orchestral score would work better for a historical epic such as The Last of the Mohicans. Rushed to compose a new score, Jones didn't have time to finish scoring the movie, so Edelman was brought in to compose a handful of pieces. Mann ended up having it both ways, as Jones provided an orchestral score and Edelman a mostly electronic one.


                                           The Last of the Mohicans