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  1. Here is a link to Jon Burlingame's story about this issue https://tinyurl.com/w4aocqz We are now in the dark times
  2. Today (April 5th,2020) is the 76th Birthday of our very good friend and award-winning composer DENNiS McCARTHY and what better of wishing him a happy birthday then present him conducting the Star Trek GENERATIONS overture in this live performance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lND0-aTzr8/ Happy Birthday and A HUGE YO from the gang at BSX
  3. here is a video of Conrad Pope autographing this new CD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVAo5YicNjA
  4. It's a total 80's synth score. Fits the film very well.
  5. There are many gems in his catalog to mine. one really good score is the one he did for a TV production back in 1986 of "The Canterville Ghost " Also if you get a chance SILVA SCREEN released his score to the 1979 film "S.O.S. Titanic" which is well worth seeking out
  6. You get a 24bit download along with the purchase of the CD as well as a mp3 version and a digital booklet? I Think you are a bit confused
  7. INCIDENT AT RAVEN'S GATE (Exclusive Digital release at 24 Bit) Click here to order: https://tinyurl.com/s2y2kst Digital Only Release LISTEN TO A SOUNDCLIPS FROM "INCIDENT AT RAVEN'S GATE” Main Title https://tinyurl.com/uplx99g Rachel and Eddie https://tinyurl.com/u6t2zg9 Dragon's Domain Digital presents the original soundtrack recording to the 1988 Australian motion picture INCIDENT AT RAVEN'S GATE with music composed by Graham Tardif. In RAVEN'S GATE, a remote country homestead has been mysteriously, and curiously, destroyed. Then strange things begin to happen - cars start and stop without warning, the electricity supply runs erratically and pets turn nasty. It seems that some extra-terrestrial force has come to earth and is responsible for the inexplicable incidents and changes in attitudes among the characters. Graham Tardif was raised partially in Melbourne, and mostly along the Northern beaches of Sydney. He developed his love of music at 15, and often truanted on school in order to visit the local record shop. He worked as a sound editor for a short period of time before he decided he wanted to compose music. His first major motion picture was 'A Tale of a Tiger' in 1986, and he hasn't looked back. Widely regarded as one of Australia's greatest film composers, he has over 9 films, 2 T.V. series and several documentaries to his name. 01. Main Title (3:16) 02. Intruders (1:42) 03. Rachel’s Theme (1:02) 04. Raven’s Gate (2:05) 05. Raven’s Gate Horror and Bodies on Bonnet (1:43) 06. Annie’s Death (0:56) 07. Rachel Alone and Return to Raven’s Gate (2:18) 08. Escape From Raven’s Gate (1:09) 09. Rachel and Eddie (2:14) 10. Richard Attacks and Desolate House (5:00) 11. The Return (2:07)
  8. AGATHA – MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE https://tinyurl.com/s2y2kst AGATHA – MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE is presented as a limited edition of 500 units. LISTEN TO A SOUNDCLIPS FROM "AGATHA – MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE” Prelude https://tinyurl.com/vu7ftcz The Notebook and Climax https://tinyurl.com/qprlfsw The first 50 copies sold through our website will include an autograph by the composer. Dragon’s Domain Records, to be distributed through buysoundtrax.com, will be releasing AGATHA – MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE featuring music composed and conducted by Howard Blake (THE DUELLISTS, THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS, THE SNOWMAN) but ultimately not used for the 1979 feature film directed by Michael Apted (21 Up series, GORILLAS IN THE MIST, THUNDERHEART, ENIGMA) and starring Vanessa Redgrave, Dustin Hoffman, Timothy Dalton, Helen Morse and Celia Gregory. In 1926, legendary mystery writer Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days. To this day, no one knows the details of what she did during that period of time. AGATHA presents a fictional account of Christie’s time away, showing her as a woman fleeing from her own life following the death of her mother and the announcement from her husband that he’s leaving her. Fleeing to a spa in Harrowgate while the whole country is looking for her, American reporter Wally Stanton (Hoffman) finds her and ultimately tries to help her. Howard David Blake was born in the London borough of Enfield in 1938. At the age of eighteen, he was awarded the Hastings Festival Scholarship and attended the Royal Academy of Music where he studied piano and composition. His interest in the cinema led him to a number of outside jobs and he worked as a projectionist at the National Film Theatre. Turning down a second scholarship from the British Film Institute, Blake instead became a piano session player, arranger and orchestrator at Abbey Road and other studios for several composers, including Stanley Myers, Quincy Jones and Bernard Herrmann. It was Herrmann who introduced Blake to Laurie Johnson, staff composer for THE AVENGERS, leading to his first television scoring assignment in 1967. His work in television and advertising music continued and his frequent collaboration with celebrated commercials director Ridley Scott led to his scoring of the director’s debut feature THE DUELLISTS in 1977. Blake’s most prolific film composing period followed with a string of features including THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS, S.O.S. TITANIC, FLASH GORDON, THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE. In 1982, Blake accepted the invitation to write the music and lyrics for an animated film, THE SNOWMAN. Instantly hailed as a classic, the score topped the British pop charts and the concert work is still regularly performed around the world each Christmas. In 1989, he won the BFI Anthony Asquith Award for Best Musical Score for A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY. Since the mid-1980s, Howard Blake has been the Musical Director of the Sinfonia of London, a leading film session orchestra. The composer was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1994 for his artistic contributions in music. Dragon’s Domain Records presents the world premiere release of Howard Blake’s music for AGATHA. While his music was ultimately not used in the film, it was composed during one of his most prolific years and worthy of preservation. The booklet contains liner notes written by noted author Randall Larson, including insights by composer Howard Blake on the creation of the score. AGATHA – MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE is a limited edition release of 500 units. The first 50 copies sold through our website will include an autograph by the composer. 1. Prelude (3:00) 2. Look At Me / Breakfast / Agatha in Bed / Car Accident (4:48) 3. Agatha on Train / Agatha’s Room (3:00) 4. Pierrot’s Old School Tie / Certainly Not (2:45) 5. Schnee (2:32) 6. Yes Sir / Date (1:17) 7. Following Baths (2:53) 8. Agatha and Wally (4:06) 9. Wally on the Phone / Appointment Book (1:54) 10. Agatha Asleep (3:29) 11. Therapy Room Door (2:05) 12. The Notebook and Climax (5:52) 13. They Don’t Believe / Closing (6:06) 14. Dixieland Stomp (0:40) Total Time: 45:04
  9. THE CONRAD POPE COLLECTION Click Here to Order: https://tinyurl.com/suyvxyj . THE CONRAD POPE COLLECTION is presented as a limited edition of 500 units. LISTEN TO A SOUNDCLIPS FROM "THE CONRAD POPE COLLECTION” GHOST SHIP https://tinyurl.com/vxu2akh TEMPTATION https://tinyurl.com/th8m5hc PROJECT: MOONBEAST https://tinyurl.com/skbuapz UNDER THE MOON https://tinyurl.com/vsjecbr Composer Conrad Pope will sign the first 50 copies of THE CONRAD POPE COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 sold through the website. Dragon’s Domain Records, to be distributed through buysoundtrax.com, presents THE CONRAD POPE COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 featuring music composed and conducted by Conrad Pope (PAVILION OF WOMEN, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, TIM’S VERMEER) for four feature films from his filmography. Conrad Pope is one of Hollywood’s most in-demand orchestrators, known for his numerous collaborations with composers John Williams, James Horner, Howard Shore, Alexandre Desplat, James Newton Howard, Alan Silvestri, John Powell, Mark Isham, Danny Elfman, and many others. Pope also has a resume of some 18 original film scores to his credit. His talent in many aspects of movie music and his dexterity on scoring paper and concert stage alike has given him a sought-after reputation in Hollywood that has remained durable and dependable for thirty-five years. GHOST SHIP was based on the true story about a Spanish galleon in 1863 that was swept up the flooding Colorado River from San Diego, and was stranded and wrecked far inland in the Salton Sea. The fictional part of the story has to do with seven kids, who learn of the lost galleon and turn a boring school rock-collecting trip into a quest for a shipload of lost pirate treasure. Somehow the filmmakers were able to fund $100,000 to record the score with a 75-piece orchestra, an unheard of amount for an independent movie. Pope’s score is grandly adventurous with large orchestral gestures, a Coplandesque motif setting the tone for a late 19th Century adventure involving eager kids. Released in 1994, TEMPTATION is a potboiler about insurance fraud and murder. The director was looking for music along the lines of Jerry Goldsmith’s BASIC INSTINCT. His score for the film emphasizes fluid string lines and is built around a main theme for the primary character, along with a surging action motif for brass and a suspended electronic choral element. Pope composed both the electronic and the orchestral music for the film; the latter was recorded with a 52-piece orchestra. 1995’s science fiction thriller PROJECT: METALBEAST is about a group of scientists who create a super soldier by injecting the subject with the blood of a werewolf. Naturally, the experiment goes massively awry and the manufactured lycanthrope is cryogenically frozen for 20 years—after which it’s revived by the surviving member of the original project, who enhances the were-soldier with a synthetic metallic skin that makes it virtually indestructible. Thanks, Doc. Pope’s music for the film is grandly powerful, with an especially glorious finale. UNDER THE MOON was made in late 1993, but you won’t find it listed on IMDB or anywhere else, because it had a single showing and then disappeared from the face of the Earth. The film was a passion project from a group of young would-be filmmakers from El Paso and tells the (at the time) unthinkable story of a man whose girlfriend, a school teacher, breaks up with him and he becomes so enraged that he comes down to the school and shoots her in her classroom, taking some of the children hostage and ultimately making an escape in a school bus. The four film scores included on this collection all stem from 1992-95 and are the first movie scores Conrad Pope wrote. The music reflects the influence of the composers Pope orchestrated for, but they also exhibit what he could do with that inspiration when left to his own creativity. All four of the scores on this album were performed by a contracted orchestra in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dragon’s Domain Records is excited to bring the contents of THE CONRAD POPE COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 to compact disc for the first time. The music has been mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland, with liner notes written by author Randall Larson, including the participation of composer Conrad Pope. THE CONRAD POPE COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 is a limited edition release of 500 units. GHOST SHIP (1992) (Original Score) 01. Overture - Call to Adventure (1:50) 02. Action on the High Seas (1:46) 03. The Pirate’s Sword (2:52) 04. March of the Galleons (4:05) 05. Hidden Treasure (2:08) 06. Magic Caverns (4:12) 07. Finale-All’s Well (5:17) TEMPTATION (1994) (Original Score) 08. Prelude, Theme and Escape (5:21) 09. Confrontation (2:33) 10. Variations on a Theme (1:33) 11. Bloody Murder (0:45) 12. Light the Fuse (1:31) 13. Aftermath (1:21) PROJECT METALBEAST (1995) (Original Score) 14. Inner Sanctum (3:10) 15. The Deadly Chase (1:24) 16. Revelation (0:49) 17. The Resurrection (2:15) 18. Crossing the Icy Styx (1:55) 19. The Hunted (1:03) 20. Transformation (0:58) 21. Dawn (1:29) 22. No Turning Back (1:01) 23. Survivors (1:42) UNDER THE MOON (1993) (Original Score) 24. Day of Judgment (3:08) 25. The Rod and Reproof (2:41) 26. Bitter Memories (0:49) 27. The Careening Bus (0:53) 28. A Mother’s Tear (1:07) 29. Mad Matt’s Inner Demons (3:30) 30. Requiem (3:03) 31. The Family Reunited (3:08) Total Time: 72:49
  10. FYI, the GLORIA from MONSIGNOR will be performed Live in Los Angeles @ 5:00pm on March 15,2020 They are going to be using Mr. Williams original scores for this performance
  11. Well, the estate liked it, We liked it and you are entitled to your opinion. But if you think that is the worst cover you ever have seen..,You haven't seen a lot of covers... 🙂 Ford A. Thaxton It's a really interesting look into how that score was created by the composer just working at his own piano. Ford A. Thaxton
  12. BASIL POLEDOURIS COLLECTION, THE: VOL. 4 - THE BLUE LAGOON: PIANO SKETCHES https://tinyurl.com/y9c5vzrl SRP: $17.95 LISTEN TO A SOUND CLIP FROM the score for "THE BLUE LAGOON: PIANO SKETCHES" https://tinyurl.com/yctuvflh THE BASIL POLEDOURIS COLLECTION, VOLUME 4 is a limited edition release of 500 units. This Title will begin shipping on the week of Nov 4, 2018 Dragon’s Domain Records, to be distributed through buysoundtrax.com, presents a very special release of composer Basil Poledouris’s original piano sketches and demos that were recorded in his home studio as he was creating the score for 1980’s THE BLUE LAGOON. With this unique release, listeners are given the unprecedented opportunity to listen, like a fly on the wall in Basil Poledouris’ home studio, as the composer works through his themes and musical interludes on the piano in 1979. Via cassette recordings made by the composer while working, the creative process of developing this film score from his initial piano noodlings to his far more developed and confident treatments is audibly documented. As themes both familiar and unrecognized are created and discarded during the course of composition, a major film score is born. Released in 1980, Randal Kleiser’s THE BLUE LAGOON was Poledouris’ second major film score and largest breakthrough, leading to his magnificent score to CONAN THE BARBARIAN in 1982. Basil’s score for THE BLUE LAGOON was straightforwardly romantic and tropically lush, recorded with a full symphony orchestra. It provided an eloquent, yet far from pretentious, melodic sound that treated the characters’ emotional drama quite honestly and sympathetically. With this remarkable opportunity to hear the late composer at work, you’ll hear the score come together as it happens through these preserved and meticulously mastered recordings. As a bonus track, we’ve included a 10-minute recording of Basil and Randal Kleiser working over music a significant moment in the film with Emmeline’s theme, which is a fascinating glimpse into the interaction between composer and director during the creation of this score. Dragon’s Domain Records is proud to present this unique behind-the-scenes examination of the creation of Basil Poledouris’ THE BLUE LAGOON score. Mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland and with exclusive liner notes by author Randall D. Larson, aided by the memories of Basil’s daughter Zoë Poledouris, is released in a limited edition of 500 units. The CDs, to be distributed through buysoundtrax.com, are expected to begin shipping on the first week of November. ?01. Emmeline (Demo) (2:57) 02. Sketch #1 - Main Theme (3:03) 03. Baroque Motif (12/5/79) (4:28) 04. Sketch #3 - Two Takes on a Theme (3:06) 05. Sketch #4 - Two Takes on an Alternate Theme (1:17) 06. Sketch #2 - Main Title (4:51) 07. Main Title (Demo for Director) (1:02) 08. Sketch #5 - Part 1, Full Tonic Statement (2:27) 09. Emmeline (Demo for Director) (2:27) 10. Sketch #6 - Shark Scene (2:41) 11. Main Title A Section Demo (3:55) 12. Main Title B Section Demo (2:56) 13. Sketch #5 - Part 2, Dramatic Motif (6:32) 14. Main Title Full Demo (3:28) 15. Alternate Main Theme Demo (5:14) 16. Emmeline Full Demo (3:01) BONUS?TRACK 17. Composer and Director Interact (10:48) Total Time: 64:58
  13. POLYNESIAN ODYSSEY / ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM - ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACKS BY MERRILL JENSON https://tinyurl.com/y9plmo9d SRP: $19.95 LISTEN TO A SOUND CLIP FROM the score for "POLYNESIAN ODYSSEY" https://tinyurl.com/y8au7n67 LISTEN TO A SOUND CLIP FROM the score for "ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM" https://tinyurl.com/y7ajmr33 POLYNESIAN ODYSSEY / ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM - ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACKS BY MERRILL JENSON is a limited edition release of 500 units. This Title will begin shipping on the week of Nov 4th, 2018 Dragon’s Domain Records, to be distributed through buysoundtrax.com presents the original motion picture soundtrack to the IMAX films POLYNESIAN ODYSSEY and ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM, both composed by Merrill Jenson and performed by The National Philharmonic Orchestra of London. Merrill Boyd Jenson has specialized, not entirely but in large part, in documentaries and IMAX films shown at museums and American historical sites. The film scores collected on this album are excellent examples. The 1988 IMAX film, ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM had been commissioned for The Alamo historical site in San Antonio, Texas, where it was shown for many years. Jenson counts this score among his own favorites. The main theme that opens and concludes the score is a breathtaking piece of music, with an elegant structure that reflects a sense of Americana through its harmonic phrasing, while reflecting with the military connotations of the battle via a martial snare drum; it is a score that breathes heavily the elegance of pastoral Americana. 1991’s POLYNESIAN ODYSSEY, also filmed in the IMAX format, was commissioned by the Polynesian Cultural Center to be shown at its theme park and museum in Laie, Oahu in Hawaii. Through vivid, majestic images, POLYNESIAN ODYSSEY told the history of the Polynesian Islands and their peoples; Jenson’s score matched the film’s grand, large format visuals with vivid, eloquent music, from the pageantry of its resplendent choral excursions to the historical and ethnic flavorings that support much of the music’s layered orchestrations. Both ALAMO and POLYNESIAN ODYSSEY were recorded in England with The National Philharmonic of London. Working on these nonfiction films, and many others, has given Jenson an intuitive respect for history and cultures other than his own. Writing emotionally-tinged music for significant events in human history provides a unique sense of fulfillment, and has inspired music that is both meaningful and cinematically effective. “It’s been rewarding to help viewers realize the greatness of the migration of the Polynesian people, and the greatness of their culture. And with ALAMO, the stories of heroes who died for our country should be told. I am proud to be part of both of these stories.” Dragon’s Domain Records is excited to bring these excellent scores to compact disc – ALAMO as a reissue, POLYNESIAN ODYSSEY for the first time. Both scores have been mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland with exclusive liner notes by author Randall D. Larson, with the participation of the composer. POLYNESIAN ODYSSEY/ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM is released in a limited edition of 500 units. The CDs, to be distributed through buysoundtrax.com, are expected to begin shipping on the week of November 4th. Polynesian Odyssey 01. Prologue / Man Is Born (2:04) 02. First Migration (1:47) 03. First Sea Voyage / First to Discover New Land (2:55) 04. Migration From Peru (1:34) 05. Easter Island (1:06) 06. Ancient New Zealand / New Zealand By Air (4:24) 07. Boar Hunt (3:13) 08. Boar Kill (1:02) 09. Arrival of the Wedding Party (1:12) 10. Wedding Dinner (3:02) 11. Wedding Ceremony (2:07) 12. Evolution of Man (1:09) 13. Impending Invasion / Invading War Party (3:54) 14. Arrival of the Clipper (2:20) 15. Natives See the Great Ship (2:53) 16. Epilogue (2:49) 17. End Credits (1:06) Alamo: The Price of Freedom 18. Main Theme (1:30) 19. The Dream of Texas (1:24) 20. Travis Arrives (1:06) 21. Post of Honor (1:02) 22. Santa Anna Arrives (1:21) 23. With a Cannon Shot (0:48) 24. Cavalry Attack (1:01) 25. The Time Has Come (0:46) 26. Bowie Surrenders Command (1:08) 27. “To The People of Texas” (1:50) 28. Bohnham’s Return (1:12) 29. The Line (2:45) 30. The Ring (1:48) 31. Call to Attention / Deguelio (1:27) 32. No Small Affair / Finale (3:35) 33. Suite from Polynesian Odyssey (4:54) Total Time: 69:03
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