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  1. Ah Horner using the classic Dies Irae lyrics. DIES irae, dies illa, solvet saeculum in favilla, teste David cum Sibylla. THAT day of wrath, that dreadful day, shall heaven and earth in ashes lay, as David and the Sybil say. Quantus tremor est futurus, quando iudex est venturus, cuncta stricte discussurus! What horror must invade the mind when the approaching Judge shall find and sift the deeds of all mankind! Tuba mirum spargens sonum per sepulcra regionum, coget omnes ante thronum. The mighty trumpet's wondrous tone shall rend each tomb's sepulchral stone and summon all before the Throne. Mors stupebit et natura, cum resurget creatura, iudicanti responsura. Now death and nature with surprise behold the trembling sinners rise to meet the Judge's searching eyes. Liber scriptus proferetur, in quo totum continetur, unde mundus iudicetur. Then shall with universal dread the Book of Consciences be read to judge the lives of all the dead. Iudex ergo cum sedebit, quidquid latet apparebit: nil inultum remanebit. For now before the Judge severe all hidden things must plain appear; no crime can pass unpunished here. Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? quem patronum rogaturus? cum vix iustus sit securus. O what shall I, so guilty plead? and who for me will intercede? when even Saints shall comfort need? Rex tremendae maiestatis, qui salvandos salvas gratis, salva me, fons pietatis. O King of dreadful majesty! grace and mercy You grant free; as Fount of Kindness, save me! Recordare Iesu pie, quod sum causa tuae viae: ne me perdas illa die. Recall, dear Jesus, for my sake you did our suffering nature take then do not now my soul forsake! Quaerens me, sedisti lassus: redemisti crucem passus: tantus labor non sit cassus. In weariness You sought for me, and suffering upon the tree! let not in vain such labor be. Iuste iudex ultionis, donum fac remissionis, ante diem rationis. O Judge of justice, hear, I pray, for pity take my sins away before the dreadful reckoning day. Ingemisco, tamquam reus: culpa rubet vultus meus: supplicanti parce Deus. Your gracious face, O Lord, I seek; deep shame and grief are on my cheek; in sighs and tears my sorrows speak. Qui Mariam absolvisti, et latronem exaudisti, mihi quoque spem dedisti. You Who did Mary's guilt unbind, and mercy for the robber find, have filled with hope my anxious mind. Preces meae non sunt dignae: sed tu bonus fac benigne, ne perenni cremer igne. How worthless are my prayers I know, yet, Lord forbid that I should go into the fires of endless woe. Inter oves locum praesta, et ab haedis me sequestra, statuens in parte dextera. Divorced from the accursed band, o make me with Your sheep to stand, as child of grace, at Your right Hand. Confutatis maledictis, flammis acribus addictis. voca me cum benedictis. When the doomed can no more flee from the fires of misery with the chosen call me. Oro supplex et acclinis, cor contritum quasi cinis: gere curam mei finis. Before You, humbled, Lord, I lie, my heart like ashes, crushed and dry, assist me when I die. Lacrimosa dies illa, qua resurget ex favilla. iudicandus homo reus: huic ergo parce Deus. Full of tears and full of dread is that day that wakes the dead, calling all, with solemn blast to be judged for all their past. Pie Iesu Domine, dona eis requiem. Amen. Lord, have mercy, Jesus blest, grant them all Your Light and Rest. Amen.
  2. Yay I finally got my copy! Now on to listen to the whole set! Main Title (from the Motion Picture The Eiger Sanction)
  3. Yup. And for me no biggie since I order now stuff regularly from them and very understandable since they would lose quite a bit of money sending these separate discs to all those who ordered these releases from them.
  4. Interestingly Music Box Records had this message on their site regarding replacement discs for some of these soundtrack label faulty pressings etc.
  5. That is a great re-recording. Introduced me to Miklós Rózsa and made me a fan. Nice to see it back in print.
  6. After listening to the new set, mainly discs 2, 3 and 4 (I love the OST album btw, a well put together collection of highlights), I have to say I love this score even more than before. The film score with its different mix and takes compared to what I have been so used to with the OST for years, actually makes this new presentation feel fresh. As people have been mentioning in this thread, the new film mix is easier on the ears than the loud "hot mix" of the OST, and reveals new little details in the score in a great way. To my ears especially the vocals are emphasized in the film takes in a great way. The subtler connective cues absent from the OST feel like they add to the whole and even though the score is far from subtle in its often grand gestures, the more I listen the more intricacies I can hear. I think this must be one of Elfman's most intricate pieces of writing in terms of how densely and frequently he weaves his thematic ideas together and around each other throughout. The alternates often might not be radically different but you can clearly hear the development of these lengthy sequences Elfman wrote and how they often go from the somewhat broader less thematic gestures to leaning more heavily on the three main ideas in the finished film. It is a rare thing to get such an extensive glimpse to the film scoring process and there are quite a few great moments among the alternate material on discs 3 and 4. A really fantastic set! And might actually make this my favourite Elfman score.
  7. Rare is a John Williams score that doesn't feature a theme of some kind. Both Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan both have thematic recurring musical ideas, that while thematic are not necessarily leitmotivic in nature as they do not always have that specific meaning tied to a single idea/place/character etc. but rather the movie as a whole. Saving Private Ryan has a long lined main theme best heard at the start of the track Omaha Beach which then appears throughout the score. There is also at least one additional recurring brass motif that appear e.g. in: Track 4 Finding Private Ryan 0:23-1:40 Track 7 Wade's Death 2:40-2:55
  8. Agreed! Also it might be a pretty confusing Easter egg, especially since the whistling is a bit off and most might not recognize it for what it was without specific mention in the liner notes. Hey I love my Home Alone Deluxe Complete Ultimate Edition, but there is some weird random whistling at the end of the disc . What the heck?! I demand a new disc to replace this obviously faulty one! Also we should start a campaign to get Williams' whistling (for Jack Nicholson) from the Witches of Eastwick reinstated in the cue Daryl's Secrets if it is ever released in complete form. His skills as a whistler are sorely underappreciated!
  9. Yay my copy just arrived! Very fast delivery from Music Box Records, it took only two days to arrive. Now to dig into this mammoth set of music.
  10. I think it is this little passage 0:57-1:00:
  11. Let us know how Intrada replies. I just got my shipping confirmation for this set from Music Box Records and assume that my copy is from the initial batch so I'll probably be asking for a replacement disc 1 from Intrada as well.
  12. Well I ordered my copy from the Music Box Records. Can't wait to hear this! Basically the whole film score is previously unheard with tons of unused material and source music to boot.
  13. Yep. I would suggest that they send their new assemblies to a group of the most sharp eared, meticulous and picky film score fans for proofing but there would be a considerable danger that they would just use this music to barter for the sessions of their favourite obscure film score on the internet.
  14. Classic JWFan! But it is a little sloppy not to take into consideration that some of the tracks on the OST were meant to play gaplessly. Although most of us are primarily going to listen to this stuff in digital form and can certainly fix some of these pesky little things, the point is that we should not have to and that these kind of things should be taken into consideration when they are producing these sets.
  15. Two orders that I received after the beginning of July when the new EU regulations came into force ended up in the customs and I had to pay VAT and a new additional postal handling fee so that the package is delivered to me after I have declared it (2,90 € for each package). And everything coming outside EU has to be declared so all those packages are held up at the customs until you pay the VAT and the new postal fee so it can take a good while before you receive the parcel, especially if the system is overloaded with a huge amount of packages or if the package by mistake ends up going back and forth inside the post office's sorting system like a few of mine orders have done (basically they were in a sorting limbo for 2 weeks before I got a message I had to declare them). Same here. It is just becoming prohibitively expensive to order directly from the US labels anymore. While the postage is a bit high with the Music Box Records it is a very fast delivery service and I still save money by ordering from them in France rather than outside EU. No hassle with the VAT or customs, fast and easy.
  16. I actually have put off listening to this score until it got a CD release and I have to say it has really grown on me in the past week I have been listening to it. Really loving it. While Powell sometimes inserts various pop music riffs, progressions and stylings into his How to Train Your Dragon scores, Call of the Wild uses them fairly regularly which gives it along with the colorful orchestrations a very individual character but never becomes annoying. Powell is one of those composer's who can walk the fine line to make these pop influences palatable to my ears. And again the earnest emotional, melodic sincerity of the music that is found in Powell's best works is very much present here which makes this score very accessible and instantly likeable. A great blend of classic orchestral and modern sensibilities.
  17. The Stephen Erdody interview was so terrific and his passion and enthusiasm for music in general and John Williams in particular was a joy to hear. I loved the whole lengthy musings on the Elegy, which is indeed one of Williams' finest pieces. I had no idea Angela's Ashes was his first job with Williams as the 1st chair cello and his reminiscences on the sessions were a special treat (it is perhaps my favourite John Williams score and Erdody's work along with all the other soloists is fantastic). While it has been talked about over the years somewhat, these legacy discussions have really made it clear how much a musician's musician John Williams is. There is so much genuine affection and appreciation from the studio musicians, conductors and musicians from symphony orchestras toward the Maestro and it is noteworthy how these people quite independently from each other always return to the point how wonderful human being is behind this wonderful music. While Williams is revered for his humanity, humbleness, artistry and musical genius, most seem to be inspired to be both better musicians and human beings because they have been associated with him and that is another legacy of John Williams.
  18. Ordered! This might be my favourite Elfman score and the new set is a dream come true in its comprehensiveness. And yes if the amount of alternates is anything to go by, the score had to be refined quite a bit during the scoring and post production. But more music for us so I can't complain!
  19. I listened to this last night and it was simply wonderful. Unmistakably Williams in his concerto and concert hall style which I love for its clear distinction from his film music output. While the whole piece has its attractions in its contrasting movements, the last movement, Epilogue, was my favourite (the finales of his concertos usually are) and it reduced me to tears with its lyrical yearning beauty and the singing quality Williams brings out in Mutter's playing. The interplay with the violin and harp throughout the piece was also a highlight. While the 1st violin concerto feels almost anguished in places, this one felt very much at peace and serene in comparison.
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