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Alan Silvestri's THE AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (2018)

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17 hours ago, Matt C said:

Is the cue

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when Nebula escapes Thanos' prison and radios Mantis

on the soundtrack release?

 

It should be (Morning After I believe), the music that isnt on there adds up to just 3 minutes or so.

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If it's in London it's the equivalent of Sandy DeCrescent's orchestra there. I always forget the name of the person, it might be Isobel Griffiths, but the orchestra basically compromises of players from the RPO, LSO, Philharmonia, LPO, BBC etc etc, depends who is in London at the time and who is on tour. 

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1 hour ago, Stefancos said:

Like Symphonia Of London?

Similar but not the same. Sinfonia of London is contracted by someone else. Isobel Griffiths draws from the LSO first, and then other huge orchestras. 

 

Just saw Avengers IW again. I absolutely love the score. Wish there were more woodwinds but that is my only critique. He played the drama beautifully throughout! Now I can't wait to hear John Powell's score to Solo. Another fantastic orchestral composer. Maybe there's a comeback about to happen!

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1 hour ago, Stefancos said:

Like Symphonia Of London?

 

And the London Metropolitan Orchestra...and the English Session Orchestra.  Whatever, they're not as versatile as the HSS!

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22 minutes ago, Margo Channing said:

Silvestri is almost 70. Some comeback.

I meant orchestral composers in General, not Silvestri himself.

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On 5/5/2018 at 3:21 PM, crocodile said:

Think most of their scores were recorded in London. If not all of them.

 

Karol

 

Most of them were. Incredible Hulk was recorded in Seattle.

 

Spider-man Homecoming is the only AFM-recorded score, and that was due to Sony's involvement.

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Having seen Avengers: Infinity War (which is a phenomenal film and the best entry in the MCU), having bought and listened to the deluxe edition of the soundtrack via iTunes, I have to say that Alan Silvestri outdid himself. His score to Avengers: Infinity War blows his score to The Avengers out of the water, and is just as great as his score to Captain America: The First Avenger (in some ways it even surpasses that score). Not to say that his score to The Avengers was not good. It just was not as good as his score to Captain America: The First Avenger, except for a few highlights (the Avengers theme is perfect). Silvestri's score for Avengers: Infinity War perfectly captures everything that takes place. The musical theme and sensibility for Thanos fits that character perfectly. The cues for the action sequences are grand in scale. One particular highlight I feel needs mentioning is the cue "Even for You". Not giving away any spoilers, but this cue portrays a very pivotal scene in the film. The reprisals of the Avengers theme are welcoming and are integrated in some of the most critical and crowd-pleasing sequences in the film. I also love that the entire score is full orchestra, with some sequences and cues being accompanied by full chorus, the chorus being the London Voices. I also love that there are a few subtle reprisals of Captain America's theme (it is there if you listen closely; it is not full blown statements, but it is there). I also love that Alan Silvestri reprised Ludwig Borannson's Black Panther theme.

Avengers: Infinity War is the beginning of the end to Marvel Studios' cinematic saga that began ten years ago with Iron Man; the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Alan Silvestri's score delivers with the film itself. I look forward to the untitled Avengers sequel; that will be the finale to the three phase saga. I wait with anticipation to hear what Alan Silvestri will do with the music.

 

I am very grateful that a deluxe edition of the soundtrack was released along with the standard soundtrack. In fact, the deluxe edition, comprised of 30 tracks and clocking at an hour and 56 miniutes, as opposed to the standard soundtrack comprised of 23 tracks and clocking at only an hour and 16 minutes, contains almost the entire score. There is probably between 10 to 15 minutes of music not included on the deluxe edition, but having that much music is a welcomed treat.

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24 minutes ago, JohnnyD said:

I also love that Alan Silvestri reprised Ludwig Borannson's Black Panther theme.

 

I'm fairly sure this was just tracked from the Black Panther score.

 

I should say that I do like the film, I just didn't love it like some do.  The score mostly receded into the background, I'm sure it will come into focus more on rewatches.

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On 5/5/2018 at 7:58 PM, Fal said:

Yeah, I think that is who it is.

 

It is. Jo Changer also assists her.

 

Composers who want to book a specific ensemble have to go through others. Sue Mallet is responsible for booking the LSO, Andy Brown the LMO, Paul Talkington for the Philharmonia Orchestra, and James Fitzpatrick for RPO.

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