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  1. What's the piece that begins at 1:11? I don't recognise it. As for OCAYF, Rutter's version is rather nice
  2. http://www.howardshore.com/howard-shore-three-concerts-at-radio-france/#.X4_lztBKhPY What a feast!
  3. Haven’t read the whole thread so apologies if it’s been already discussed. But what’s with that big fat dominant 7th chord in the brass at 0:34 in Adventures on Earth!? It’s usually a major 7th right?
  4. I really enjoy the new Be Prepared. There's no accounting for taste
  5. I love the Grand Waltz from the ballroom sequence in The Sound of Music. Such an elegant transformation of the My Favourite Things melody. Hugo of course And then there's this Since this is a JW forum, I'll leave this here
  6. Agreed. It's my absolute favourite musical, but I'm not a great fan of the film version. There's lots to improve upon, and I'm confident that they will with this one!
  7. December 18, 2020 seems so far away! This is my most anticipated upcoming film by far.
  8. Anybody here attending the premiere of Shore's new guitar concerto? https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/18722
  9. True - it's the only major live-action adaptation. But the point I was making was that Star Wars started life as a film with a score, and everything else that's happened grew out from that. Middle Earth existed long before Jackson or Shore came along, and many other composers had a bash at it in the meantime.
  10. Because Star Wars started with Williams' music as part of its very fabric - and everything evolved from that. That's quite different to the case of Shore's work on Peter Jackson's films, which although by far the largest in scale and scope, nevertheless sits in the context of many musical interpretations of Middle Earth by other composers, such as Stephen Oliver, Donald Swann, Leonard Rosenman, Johann de Meij to name but a few. I personally do not wish to hear any of Shore's music in this new adaptation - it should have its own identity conceived by a new composer.
  11. Caught a bit of this on Radio 3 today https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0002mq7 Its really good! They play the Main Title, Luke and Leia, The Asteroid Field, Imperial March, Cantina Band, The Forest Battle and the Throne Room and End Title Particularly enjoyed Cantina Band, they were more authentic in the instrumentation and performance style than most live renditions I’ve heard. Also nice to have an audience that doesn’t burst into inane ecstatic applause after each movement, like you usually have to suffer at film music concerts. Nice to see them respecting this suite as the serious symphonic repertoire piece that it is.
  12. Hey Jeff, great work on this podcast. I'm really enjoying listening to it, and look forward very much to hearing future episodes!
  13. The Jurassic Park track is available to listen to on Amazon Music Wow, I like this a lot more than the recent LSO recording. Probably says something about the difference in quality of the conductor for each release.
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