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    KingPin reacted to Film Fest Ghent in New Film Fest Ghent CD: World Soundtrack Awards: Tribute to the Film Composer   
    Film Fest Ghent presents: World Soundtrack Awards: Tribute to the Film Composer
    Performed by Brussels Philharmonic & Vlaams Radiokoor, conducted by Dirk Brossé
    Release date: 23 Oct. 2020
    Order your copy at: https://shop.filmfestival.be/collections/cd
     
    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the World Soundtrack Awards, Film Fest Ghent devotes its annual album to all thirteen winners of the coveted World Soundtrack Film Composer of the Year Award over the past two decades. This special compilation features newly recorded pieces by Angelo Badalamenti, Nicholas Britell, Carter Burwell, Mychael Danna, Alexandre Desplat, Patrick Doyle, Michael Giacchino, Elliot Goldenthal, James Newton Howard, Alberto Iglesias, Jóhann Jóhannsson, John Williams and Gabriel Yared.
    As a tribute to these masters of film music, this album goes the extra mile, featuring, almost exclusively, studio recordings of pieces and arrangements that have never before been released on CD. This includes concert suites, such as Desplat’s “The Imitation Game” and Giacchino’s “Star Trek, into Darkness and Beyond”, and special orchestral arrangements, such as Badalamenti’s “The Voice of Love” from Twin Peaks and Doyle’s “Never Forget” from Murder on the Orient Express. The album also features the premiere release of music for Fear by Carter Burwell and Troy by 2020 WSA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Gabriel Yared.
    Two remarkable bonus tracks bookend the album: the premiere release of the World Soundtrack Awards Fanfare, written by Elmer Bernstein especially for the awards ceremony, and “Tribute to the Film Composer”, a fabulous homage arranged by John Williams that brings together no less than 23 different Oscar-winning or Oscar-nominated film themes.
    Performed by the Brussels Philharmonic & Vlaams Radiokoor and conducted by Dirk Brossé, all music is newly recorded by MotorMusic at Flagey’s legendary Studio 4 in Brussels. The album is licensed to Silva Screen Records.
    Tracklist:
    World Soundtrack Awards Fanfare (Elmer Bernstein) Red Sparrow Overture (James Newton Howard) Fear – Main Title (Carter Burwell) Hable con ella – Soy Marco (Alberto Iglesias) Cobb (Suite) – The Homecoming (Elliot Goldenthal) Troy (Suite) (Gabriel Yared) When at Last the Wind Lulled (Jóhann Jóhannsson & Rutger Hoedemaekers) Hook – The Face of Pan (John Williams) Succession (Suite) (Nicholas Britell) Monsoon Wedding (Suite) (Mychael Danna) The Imitation Game (Suite) (Alexandre Desplat) Murder on the Orient Express – Never Forget (Instrumental Version) (Patrick Doyle) Star Trek, into Darkness and Beyond (Suite) (Michael Giacchino) Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me – The Voice of Love (Angelo Badalamenti) Tribute to the Film Composer (John Williams, arr.)  
     
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    KingPin reacted to Miguel Andrade in John Williams albums by Philips Records (Boston Pops)   
    I have a very soft spot for those Philips recordings.
    From the ones you're missing, "Pops Britannia" and the two Jessie Norman collaborations are a must.
    I'm very fond of "Bernstein By Boston", though I never really liked much the medley they did of West Side Story.
    "Swing, Swing, Swing" is really fun, and "Pops in Love"... well, the name kind of says it all. Really wonderful collection for a romantic evening.
    Holst's The Planets is great indeed, as pointed out before, and I also like a lot "Pops à lá Russe". 
    If memory serves, the Tchaikovsky/Prokofiev album was Grammy nominated and it's fun, though I prefer other performances over this one.
    The Gershwin is a hit or miss thing -- love the abridged version of the Porgy and Bess suite, but never cared much for this performance of Rhapsody.
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    KingPin got a reaction from carlborg in Schindler’s List on Theremin   
    Found this fascinating arrangement of the Schindler’s List theme for theremin and piano.
     
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    KingPin got a reaction from crocodile in Schindler’s List on Theremin   
    Found this fascinating arrangement of the Schindler’s List theme for theremin and piano.
     
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    KingPin got a reaction from Fabulin in Schindler’s List on Theremin   
    Found this fascinating arrangement of the Schindler’s List theme for theremin and piano.
     
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    KingPin got a reaction from Pawel P. in Schindler’s List on Theremin   
    Found this fascinating arrangement of the Schindler’s List theme for theremin and piano.
     
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    KingPin got a reaction from eitam in Schindler’s List on Theremin   
    Found this fascinating arrangement of the Schindler’s List theme for theremin and piano.
     
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    KingPin got a reaction from Will in Wampa and Circumstance: Your JW Graduation Playlist   
    I’d probably add:
     
    - Song for World Peace
    - Hymn to New England
    - Theme from The Patriot
    - The final two movements of The Unfinished Journey
    - Back to America from Angela’s Ashes
    - The Long Road to Justice from Amistad
    - Theme from The American Collection
    - The Banquet from Hook
    - With Malice Toward None from Lincoln
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    KingPin got a reaction from SteveMc in John Williams scores that use the organ?   
    The Hal Leonard Signature Edition scores for Suite from Jane Eyre and “Men of the Yorktown” from Midway include parts for organ.
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    KingPin got a reaction from carlborg in John Williams scores that use the organ?   
    The Hal Leonard Signature Edition scores for Suite from Jane Eyre and “Men of the Yorktown” from Midway include parts for organ.
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    KingPin got a reaction from That_Bloke in What's your dream title of a book on JW?   
    On Williams and Birches.
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    KingPin got a reaction from Will in Williams cues that will make for great IN MEMORIAM cues at the Oscars   
    The Long Road to Justice from Amistad.
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    KingPin got a reaction from Not Mr. Big in Williams cues that will make for great IN MEMORIAM cues at the Oscars   
    The Days Between from Stepmom
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    KingPin reacted to buysoundtrax in Gloria from MONSIGNOR performed live in Los Angeles on March 15,2020   
    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
     
     

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    KingPin reacted to BrotherSound in Star Wars Concert Suites   
    I happened to see this photo from the Library of Congress, with a handwritten cover page (by Williams himself, it seems), showing the very first, 5-movement version of the Star Wars suite.
     
    Note the December 5, 1977 date:
     

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    KingPin got a reaction from Amer in Wanted: Lights, Camera... Music! Vol. 2. Wishlist for new recordings   
    Basing my list on known concert arrangements that have been performed live at least once:
     
    The rest of the Lincoln suite
    Circus Train Chase from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    The full JFK suite
    The Sea Battle from The Adventures of Tintin
    Escape from the City and Epilogue from War of the Worlds
     
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    KingPin got a reaction from Omen II in “We’re Lookin’ Good” performance from 1987   
    This apparently just surfaced a couple of days ago. It’s from the 1987 Boston Pops 4th of July concert conducted by Williams (skip to 19:30):
     
     
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    KingPin got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in “We’re Lookin’ Good” performance from 1987   
    This apparently just surfaced a couple of days ago. It’s from the 1987 Boston Pops 4th of July concert conducted by Williams (skip to 19:30):
     
     
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    KingPin got a reaction from Incanus in “We’re Lookin’ Good” performance from 1987   
    This apparently just surfaced a couple of days ago. It’s from the 1987 Boston Pops 4th of July concert conducted by Williams (skip to 19:30):
     
     
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    KingPin got a reaction from Will in “We’re Lookin’ Good” performance from 1987   
    This apparently just surfaced a couple of days ago. It’s from the 1987 Boston Pops 4th of July concert conducted by Williams (skip to 19:30):
     
     
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    KingPin got a reaction from Ricard in Williams’ Horn Concerto in San Diego   
    I attended the San Diego Symphony’s performance of John Williams’ Horn Concerto this past Sunday. This was an afternoon matinee performance, and was the second of two performances that mark the first times that this orchestra has performed this piece. Principal Horn Benjamin Jaber was the soloist, and David Danzmayr was the conductor. The concerto was the second piece in the concert program, preceded by Jean Sibelius’ Finlandia and followed by intermission and then Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1 in E minor (Opus 39). Both Sibelius pieces were very well executed, but I’ll spare those details as this is a John Williams thread.
    Prior to this performance, I had only listened to the concerto a small handful of times, so to prepare myself for the concert I actually listened to the piece in its entirety earlier that morning, following along with my Hal Leonard Signature Edition piano reduction score in order to re-familiarize myself with it. The hall was roughly 60-70% full in attendance, but it was evident that the majority of the audience was not too familiar with Williams’ concert repertoire. I’m sure many were expecting to hear something akin to Star Wars, etc. The much older couple sitting next to me kept whispering amongst themselves, “Well, that was certainly different-sounding,” though they seemed to enjoy the performance nonetheless. Mr. Jaber produced a wonderfully warm and rich sound overall, effortlessly and subtly adjusting his tone quality in order to suit the characteristics of each individual movement. He demonstrated excellent intonation and expressiveness. My personal favorite movements of his performance were movements 2, 4, and 5, though movements 1 and 3 were brilliantly played as well. The percussion section expertly set the atmosphere in “Battle of the Trees,” and I felt that the horn soloist was able to infuse an added tinge of humor to the movement in his playing. He even made a funny face at the end of the movement, acknowledging to the audience that “yes, this is indeed a strange-sounding piece of music,” to which several audience members lightly chuckled. “The Hunt” movement was also fun to listen to. The orchestra kept the energy going and was well balanced throughout the entire movement, finishing on an exciting downbeat that caused the audience to burst with cheers and applause despite there being one more movement (although in fairness, the ending of this movement does have that definitive “finale” sound to it). The final movement, “Nocturne,” was played exquisitely and with great emotional sensitivity, and brought the first half of the concert to a soft, beautiful close. I've included two pictures that I took and posted on Instagram - one following the concerto's conclusion, and the other as a collage highlight the concert program.
    Based on previous posts on these message boards, I seem to be one of the only forum members in the San Diego area, so I’m always more than happy to be this city’s “ambassador,” if you will, on this website (if any other members are local to San Diego and have been hiding in the shadows, I'd love to meet up someday!). I’m hoping that this orchestra continues to perform more of Williams’ concert works, especially the concerti. I saw the orchestra perform his Cello Concerto and the Elegy for Cello and Orchestra a few years ago, but that’s about it as far as I know. That said, it was an amazing performance by the San Diego Symphony – one of their best concerts that I’ve seen overall.
    Future scheduled San Diego Symphony concerts of interest to film music fans include:
    July 13 and 14: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert July 19: Galaxy Quest in Concert July 20: Back to the Future in Concert July 26 and 27: Hooray for Hollywood - A Night at the Oscars August 1 and 2: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert August 23: Singin' in the Rain in Concert

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    KingPin got a reaction from Sibelius6 in Williams’ Horn Concerto in San Diego   
    I attended the San Diego Symphony’s performance of John Williams’ Horn Concerto this past Sunday. This was an afternoon matinee performance, and was the second of two performances that mark the first times that this orchestra has performed this piece. Principal Horn Benjamin Jaber was the soloist, and David Danzmayr was the conductor. The concerto was the second piece in the concert program, preceded by Jean Sibelius’ Finlandia and followed by intermission and then Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1 in E minor (Opus 39). Both Sibelius pieces were very well executed, but I’ll spare those details as this is a John Williams thread.
    Prior to this performance, I had only listened to the concerto a small handful of times, so to prepare myself for the concert I actually listened to the piece in its entirety earlier that morning, following along with my Hal Leonard Signature Edition piano reduction score in order to re-familiarize myself with it. The hall was roughly 60-70% full in attendance, but it was evident that the majority of the audience was not too familiar with Williams’ concert repertoire. I’m sure many were expecting to hear something akin to Star Wars, etc. The much older couple sitting next to me kept whispering amongst themselves, “Well, that was certainly different-sounding,” though they seemed to enjoy the performance nonetheless. Mr. Jaber produced a wonderfully warm and rich sound overall, effortlessly and subtly adjusting his tone quality in order to suit the characteristics of each individual movement. He demonstrated excellent intonation and expressiveness. My personal favorite movements of his performance were movements 2, 4, and 5, though movements 1 and 3 were brilliantly played as well. The percussion section expertly set the atmosphere in “Battle of the Trees,” and I felt that the horn soloist was able to infuse an added tinge of humor to the movement in his playing. He even made a funny face at the end of the movement, acknowledging to the audience that “yes, this is indeed a strange-sounding piece of music,” to which several audience members lightly chuckled. “The Hunt” movement was also fun to listen to. The orchestra kept the energy going and was well balanced throughout the entire movement, finishing on an exciting downbeat that caused the audience to burst with cheers and applause despite there being one more movement (although in fairness, the ending of this movement does have that definitive “finale” sound to it). The final movement, “Nocturne,” was played exquisitely and with great emotional sensitivity, and brought the first half of the concert to a soft, beautiful close. I've included two pictures that I took and posted on Instagram - one following the concerto's conclusion, and the other as a collage highlight the concert program.
    Based on previous posts on these message boards, I seem to be one of the only forum members in the San Diego area, so I’m always more than happy to be this city’s “ambassador,” if you will, on this website (if any other members are local to San Diego and have been hiding in the shadows, I'd love to meet up someday!). I’m hoping that this orchestra continues to perform more of Williams’ concert works, especially the concerti. I saw the orchestra perform his Cello Concerto and the Elegy for Cello and Orchestra a few years ago, but that’s about it as far as I know. That said, it was an amazing performance by the San Diego Symphony – one of their best concerts that I’ve seen overall.
    Future scheduled San Diego Symphony concerts of interest to film music fans include:
    July 13 and 14: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert July 19: Galaxy Quest in Concert July 20: Back to the Future in Concert July 26 and 27: Hooray for Hollywood - A Night at the Oscars August 1 and 2: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert August 23: Singin' in the Rain in Concert

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    KingPin got a reaction from Disco Stu in Williams’ Horn Concerto in San Diego   
    I attended the San Diego Symphony’s performance of John Williams’ Horn Concerto this past Sunday. This was an afternoon matinee performance, and was the second of two performances that mark the first times that this orchestra has performed this piece. Principal Horn Benjamin Jaber was the soloist, and David Danzmayr was the conductor. The concerto was the second piece in the concert program, preceded by Jean Sibelius’ Finlandia and followed by intermission and then Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1 in E minor (Opus 39). Both Sibelius pieces were very well executed, but I’ll spare those details as this is a John Williams thread.
    Prior to this performance, I had only listened to the concerto a small handful of times, so to prepare myself for the concert I actually listened to the piece in its entirety earlier that morning, following along with my Hal Leonard Signature Edition piano reduction score in order to re-familiarize myself with it. The hall was roughly 60-70% full in attendance, but it was evident that the majority of the audience was not too familiar with Williams’ concert repertoire. I’m sure many were expecting to hear something akin to Star Wars, etc. The much older couple sitting next to me kept whispering amongst themselves, “Well, that was certainly different-sounding,” though they seemed to enjoy the performance nonetheless. Mr. Jaber produced a wonderfully warm and rich sound overall, effortlessly and subtly adjusting his tone quality in order to suit the characteristics of each individual movement. He demonstrated excellent intonation and expressiveness. My personal favorite movements of his performance were movements 2, 4, and 5, though movements 1 and 3 were brilliantly played as well. The percussion section expertly set the atmosphere in “Battle of the Trees,” and I felt that the horn soloist was able to infuse an added tinge of humor to the movement in his playing. He even made a funny face at the end of the movement, acknowledging to the audience that “yes, this is indeed a strange-sounding piece of music,” to which several audience members lightly chuckled. “The Hunt” movement was also fun to listen to. The orchestra kept the energy going and was well balanced throughout the entire movement, finishing on an exciting downbeat that caused the audience to burst with cheers and applause despite there being one more movement (although in fairness, the ending of this movement does have that definitive “finale” sound to it). The final movement, “Nocturne,” was played exquisitely and with great emotional sensitivity, and brought the first half of the concert to a soft, beautiful close. I've included two pictures that I took and posted on Instagram - one following the concerto's conclusion, and the other as a collage highlight the concert program.
    Based on previous posts on these message boards, I seem to be one of the only forum members in the San Diego area, so I’m always more than happy to be this city’s “ambassador,” if you will, on this website (if any other members are local to San Diego and have been hiding in the shadows, I'd love to meet up someday!). I’m hoping that this orchestra continues to perform more of Williams’ concert works, especially the concerti. I saw the orchestra perform his Cello Concerto and the Elegy for Cello and Orchestra a few years ago, but that’s about it as far as I know. That said, it was an amazing performance by the San Diego Symphony – one of their best concerts that I’ve seen overall.
    Future scheduled San Diego Symphony concerts of interest to film music fans include:
    July 13 and 14: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert July 19: Galaxy Quest in Concert July 20: Back to the Future in Concert July 26 and 27: Hooray for Hollywood - A Night at the Oscars August 1 and 2: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert August 23: Singin' in the Rain in Concert

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    KingPin got a reaction from Loert in Hal Leonard Signature Editions   
    It was only a matter of time...
     
    The Adventures of Han: https://www.halleonard.com/product/4492354/the-adventures-of-han?subsiteid=1
    Han Solo and the Princess: https://www.halleonard.com/product/4492295/han-solo-and-the-princess?subsiteid=1
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    KingPin got a reaction from bollemanneke in Hal Leonard Signature Editions   
    I'm incredibly stoked for Jane Eyre too. The Chairman's Waltz is cool too, but it would have been great if the entire Memoirs of a Geisha Suite for Cello and Orchestra was published. I heard a rumor that Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra may get published sometime in 2013 (although I'd still like to see the Circus Train Chase or Parade of the Slave Children). I hope that Hal Leonard continues publishing a lot more Williams' scores now that he's reached old age - keep the legacy going. If you're interested in official scores by other film composers, Hal Leonard also publishes the Henry Mancini Concert Library, which is Mancini's equivalent to the JW SIgnature Editions. So far there are two installments - the March with Mancini Medley and the Theme from The Pink Panther, with the Peter Gunn Theme in limbo still awaiting release. If you also check their Symphony Pops section, you will find several other film scores arranged by some of the orchestrators from the actual films - James Newton Howard's Peter Pan Suite, Dimitri Tiomkin's Suites from High Noon and It's a Wonderful Life, Michael Giacchino's Music from Up and Star Trek (Star Trek is not yet available as a "conductor score only" option - full orchestra parts must be purchased alongside), "God Bless Us, Everyone" from Alan Silvestri's score to A Christmas Carol, and James Horner's Titanic Suite. In case you didn't already know.
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