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« Reply #195 on: February 28, 2020, 05:30:23 PM »
Thanks a lot Jay! He's good, really good imho. Very interesting clarity of expression and an almost frightening facility in orchestral writing. Wikipedia says he was a classmate of Lekeu, a favorite of mine.

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« Reply #196 on: February 29, 2020, 07:42:49 AM »
Thanks for sharing ..... He writes lovely Oboe lines~!  8)

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« Reply #197 on: March 16, 2020, 07:36:35 AM »
Thanks for the introduction to Martin. Very interesting... I will study him further.
With being very interested in voice.... One influential piece for me many years ago was Peter Maxwell Davies 'Eight Songs for a Mad King'. I love the drama and the humour.... and it made me think a little more 'out of the box'.

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« Reply #198 on: April 16, 2020, 06:35:36 AM »
Many people know Nino Rota from his movie scores; however, there is a large body of work that exists beyond that genre.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK5-60WCHVo

There is much more to admire and enjoy on YouTube.

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« Reply #199 on: August 25, 2020, 09:57:08 AM »
Last Saturday was sci-fi night, so we watched The Last Starfighter (1984). The score was by Craig Safan. We'd seen the movie many times before, but for some reason, I listened intently to the score this time--it's wonderful. I suggest renting or streaming the movie and listening to its terrific score!

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« Reply #200 on: August 25, 2020, 10:08:28 AM »
Art,

This is one of my most liked Scifi scores.  I actually contacted the composer to see if I could rent the music for our orchestra.  Unfortunately it didn't come to pass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdk2hOnuFhk

Wonderful themes indeed~!  ;D

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PS: It's also a delightful movie.

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« Reply #201 on: August 25, 2020, 12:59:50 PM »
Spectacular, Mark.
 
Well, since we're getting into film music ...
 
One of my favorite film composers is Patrick Doyle. I especially love his score for Sense and Sensibility.
 
No bells and whistles here. Just superb scoring for strings and woodwinds, perfectly evoking the bittersweet romanticism of most of the film.
 
This is from the last three minutes of the film, when Doyle brings together the motifs he's been hinting at throughout the story, in a glorious catharsis.
 
Throwing the Coins, from Sense and Sensibility.
 
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« Reply #202 on: August 25, 2020, 01:59:42 PM »
And of course let's not forget Korngold.  And other Golden age composers ......................

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42NqTuTDTGE

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« Reply #203 on: August 28, 2020, 07:53:26 AM »
I'm currently reading an interesting book on the subject, Listening to Movies: the film lovers guide to film music.
 
It's a bit over-priced. But one can download and read it for free from Open Library.
 
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« Reply #204 on: August 31, 2020, 06:55:34 PM »
I've always thought Dmitri Tiomkin's score for "The Thing from Another World" (1951) was inspired. By the way, James Arness played The Thing because he was 6'7".

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« Reply #205 on: September 01, 2020, 10:30:22 AM »
I've always thought Dmitri Tiomkin's score for "The Thing from Another World" (1951) was inspired. By the way, James Arness played The Thing because he was 6'7".


Ah, there's one I hadn't thought of. Thank you.
 
Yes, Tiomkin's music for that film was as frightening as the story.
 
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« Reply #206 on: September 01, 2020, 04:47:25 PM »
"The Thing from Another World" has been one of my favorite movies for years. The short story from which the movie is derived is "Who Goes There?," by John W. Campbell.

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« Reply #207 on: September 01, 2020, 06:17:17 PM »
John Carpenter's "The Thing" is almost a literal transposition to film of "Who Goes There".
The 1st film is radically different from the story.
"The Thing" is among my favourite films, and that story by Campbell is absolutely terrifying.
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« Reply #208 on: September 01, 2020, 07:21:14 PM »
And of course let's not forget Korngold.  And other Golden age composers ......................
Korngold also wrote concert music.   I very much like his violin concerto.   

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« Reply #209 on: September 01, 2020, 09:04:43 PM »
And of course let's not forget Korngold.  And other Golden age composers ......................
Korngold also wrote concert music.   I very much like his violin concerto.

the violin concerto is basically one of his film scores rearranged as a violin concerto.
once he got to Hollywood he nearly stopped writing anything other than film music.
"Writing music to be revolutionary is like cooking to be famous: Music’s main function is not revolution. – Alan Belkin "

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