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    Bayesian reacted to Disco Stu in Trumpet Concerto - New Recording for Trumpet & Piano   
    I just discovered that a new recording of the Williams Trumpet Concerto was released last month, Februrary 2020, recorded with just trumpet and piano.  The trumpet player for the recording is Jesse Cook with Edward Neeman playing the whole orchestra on piano  
     
    For some reason, movements 1 and 2 are combined into a single track while the last movement gets its own.
     

     
    The concerto is tracks 4 and 5 on the album
    https://open.spotify.com/album/1AvFWxlBQmKZTpLUuJe0v0
     
    https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8765760--imagined-conversations-new-music-for-trumpet-and-piano-with-percussion
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    Bayesian reacted to filmmusic in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter   
    Although I'm not very keen on Williams' concert works (I prefer his film music), I would love a Jazz Piano concerto.
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    Bayesian reacted to TownerFan in Far and Away (2-CD set) is coming from La-La Land Records!   
    There it is, guys:
     
    NEW PODCAST EPISODE! - Guest host Tim Burden presents an exclusive interview with Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains about his work and collaboration with John Williams on FAR AND AWAY, recently released on a new spectaculat expanded edition by La-La Land Records produced by Mike Matessino.   https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2020/03/14/paddy-moloney-interview/   Sorry it took longer than expected, but it's been a very tough week around these parts. Hope this will offer some moments of respite and joy in these troubling times. Hope you'll all enjoy. Stay safe and healthy!
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    Bayesian reacted to karelm in John T. Williams, the trombonist   
    Because the trombone is based on the fundamentals and partials of each scale.  So the lowest note you play in each position is the fundamental.  Then in that one position you go up through the partials in what matches the harmonic series.  Unlike a piano where each note is separated chromatically, the trombone has notes separated by partials and orchestrating in this way tends to be more open, clean sounding.  Since trombonists understand this very well, they tend to have more open, tighter sound.  Of course sometimes you don't want an open sound, you want a darker, thicker sound, but a strong understanding of these concepts helps you achieve your objectives with greater clarity.  Below is the harmonic series for B flat and you'll see these are all the notes in first position.  Notice how the lower notes to the left are separated by an octave, then a fifth, then a fourth, then a third...the harmonic series that is the foundation of a triad and tonality.  Not only that, but the first six notes in the harmonic series below are in the exact order of good clean voicings for note doubling and spacing.  If you overlapped the first five notes into a single octave, you'll get the B flat major triad.  If you played through the first six notes, you'd get B flat, B flat (up an octave), F (up a fifth), B flat (up a fourth), D, up a third, F, up a third.  That makes 3 B flats, 2 F's, 1 D.  The third is the least doubled note in standard voicing with the root (B flat in this case) the most doubled followed by the fifth of the chord (F) and you see here that is exactly what the trombone notes are doing when played in their partial.  Having a good understanding of this only helps the clarity of your voice leading.  Take the opening of Close Encounters as an example, that cluster that crescendo's to C major triad for the opening reveal of the desert has only one instrument playing the 3rd, a trumpet.  Most instruments are playing the C and around have as many are playing the G so this is an example of murky dissonance going to very clean, tight consonance following that same principle. 
     
    Also we don't tend to overuse or misuse the louder instruments which tend to dominate.  Take a listen at 4:23 here.  The entire orchestra is at the same dynamic, triple forte.  The entire string choir is playing the same note, G, in octaves at 4:18.  That is around 72 people playing the same note and they get pulverized when just three trombones come in at the same dynamic at 4:23.  A little goes a long way and having a very solid understanding of how to balance and best utilize what the big guns are used for helps the quality of your orchestration.  Third, many orchestrators start from the fundamental/root/bass and work up.  So if the root is solid, everything can sit nicely on top of that.  If the foundation isn't great, it's going to hurt everything else.
     
     
    The B flat harmonic series (1st position):

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    Bayesian reacted to Romão in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter   
    I'd love a percussion concerto
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    Bayesian reacted to Disco Stu in JW is writing a new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter   
    I'm way more excited about this than any score he might work on.  If I got to pick I'd probably rather have a Piano Concerto than a third Violin one, but I take what JW gives!  New concert works are what I most want him to work on.
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    Bayesian reacted to Thor in Is it just me, or the late 2000s/early 2010s were the worst years for Hollywood movies ever?   
    Wrong. Script is of lesser importance in a Godard or Resnais film than the play with the film medium itself. As for Scott, perhaps the ultimate example in all of film history is the original ALIEN, where a pretty straightforward genre script is transformed into a deeply complex artpiece through Scott, Giger, Goldsmith & co. Film history is FULL of examples where a film transcends its script, or -- indeed -- where the script plays a lesser role than other aspects of the artform.
     
    Same goes for a film like PROMETHEUS or COVENANT too. If you're judging that solely on the basic of the characters and their occasional questionable choices, you're missing out out on 75% of what the film tries to do.
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    Bayesian reacted to Thor in Is it just me, or the late 2000s/early 2010s were the worst years for Hollywood movies ever?   
    No, it's VERY relevant to what we're discussing. You seem to have the bizarre notion that you can only use strong, positive adjectives on established classics in film history, not some new film you've just seen and loved.
     
    Ultimately, I don't really give a fuck what you or anyone else thinks. If I'm enthusiastic about a film, deserving of high praise, I'm going to give it high praise.
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    Bayesian got a reaction from Jules in Is it just me, or the late 2000s/early 2010s were the worst years for Hollywood movies ever?   
    I may not always agree with @Thor, but he’s spot-on here. In fact, I’m completely surprised to see the OP going over in this thread as well as it has so far. The pick-and-choose approach to dismissing half a decade of popular filmmaking is as ripe for merciless dismissal as anything I’ve ever read here— and yet almost everyone’s bought into it. 
     
    Well, not Thor, at least, and not me. Many of his counterargument examples I agree with.
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    Bayesian got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in Ghostbusters Afterlife: Who Gets Hired as Composer?   
    For some reason, Christophe beck popped into my mind.
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    Bayesian reacted to crumbs in Far and Away (2-CD set) is coming from La-La Land Records!   
    Won't bother expanding this message because I know it'll be another predictably useless, tired, sarcastic remark.
     
     
    Thanks Chewy. Intrigued to hear some more detail from Mike about what they uncovered for this score. I love hearing the technical details of these expansions; the restoration aspect is as interesting as the creative aspect for me.
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    Bayesian reacted to rough cut in Expanded: Born on the Fourth of July or War of the Worlds?   
    Can we not just enjoy Far And Away for like 10 seconds? 
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    Bayesian got a reaction from Pieter Boelen in Revenge of the Sith anyone else's favorite SW score?   
    ROTS may not be my favorite SW score, but the movie’s opening sequence blows every other SW entry out of the water. The ominous drums leading to the badass rendition of the force theme... glorious. The camera chasing Obi-Wan and Anakin over the edge of the ship and revealing a massive battle taking place at like half a dozen different altitudes in the upper atmosphere... miraculous.
     
    Seeing that reveal on the big screen in 2005 was astonishing. It was a blissful visual overload and one of my fondest moviegoing memories.
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    Bayesian reacted to Erik Woods in Far and Away (2-CD set) is coming from La-La Land Records!   
    1) I only edited the video.
     
    2) I'm a damn good radio show host. I may have insecurities else where but I'm proud of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO.  
     
    -Erik-
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    Bayesian reacted to gkgyver in No Time To Die (James Bond #25)   
    Why in the HELL do you need 3 composers to do one cue? Is this some sort of light bulb joke? 
    How many RC composers does it take to exchange a light bulb? It doesn't matter because they're all using broken light bulbs from 1999.
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    Bayesian got a reaction from Thor in Is it just me, or the late 2000s/early 2010s were the worst years for Hollywood movies ever?   
    I may not always agree with @Thor, but he’s spot-on here. In fact, I’m completely surprised to see the OP going over in this thread as well as it has so far. The pick-and-choose approach to dismissing half a decade of popular filmmaking is as ripe for merciless dismissal as anything I’ve ever read here— and yet almost everyone’s bought into it. 
     
    Well, not Thor, at least, and not me. Many of his counterargument examples I agree with.
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    Bayesian reacted to Brundlefly in Is it just me, or the late 2000s/early 2010s were the worst years for Hollywood movies ever?   
    It greatly contradicts many sci-fi paradigm that have established in Hollywood for decades. Nonchalant and refreshingly European cinema.
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    Bayesian reacted to Thor in Is it just me, or the late 2000s/early 2010s were the worst years for Hollywood movies ever?   
    Where did I say 'everything'? You are the guys dealing in absolutes and blanket dismissals here. The titles I mentioned above are just some of the great ones in the period. There are more. Just as there is a whole bunch of bad stuff too.
     
    That's why premises such as these don't make sense. Packing up a whole bunch of years, and claiming that an entire industry's output in the period have been less or more than before or after. It un-nuanced at best, stupid at worst. There are great and bad movies coming out of Hollywood every year, just as with any other film industry.
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    Bayesian reacted to Thor in Is it just me, or the late 2000s/early 2010s were the worst years for Hollywood movies ever?   
    No, just a reasonable guy who doesn't let rampant cynicism completely cloud my judgement.
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    Bayesian reacted to The Five Tones in Spielberg bowing out of Indy 5, James Mangold possibly taking over - Will John Williams score the movie?   
    James Mangold on the red carpet for Indy 5: "So what happened was Clint Eastwood just showed up on day one of shooting and wanted to direct an Unforgiven style Indiana Jones. How could I say no to Clint Eastwood? We kept it quiet until now, and he was more than happy to work without credit, sort of like an invisible man sitting in the chair. And then Ennio Morricone called Clint and said he was sorry for refusing to work with him before, so Clint had him score the picture... discreetly, in Italy, of course. Maestro had some rather radical ideas on how to improve John Williams' classic music. He thought it was hazardous to associate a march, no matter how well written, with archaeology, so he went with a six-voice double fugue, using both the A and B Raiders themes. Marco Beltrami absolutely could not say no, and in fact he was over the moon. Harrison was just happy to give the fans something they weren't anticipating."

    JW to his assistant: "Book me on the next flight to Rome. I've got a job. And pack my titanium baton, I've been wanting to try it out."
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    Bayesian reacted to crocodile in What Is The Last Score You Listened To?   
    Dolores Claiborne by Danny Elfman. I don't necessarily think this score requires a 90-minute album, mostly due to its lack of pronounced thematic material. but it is nevertheless a damn fine an elegant work. A rather morbid and anxious listen and not something you'd enjoy on a regular basis. Now, imagine if Elfman were to tackle a film like, say, Joker in this type of a style...One can dream...
     
    Karol
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    Bayesian reacted to thestat in Danish National Symphony and Idiosyncratic recreations   
    No one has ever been able to do a 1990s Jerry Goldsmith score live - the Danes figured it out:
     
     
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    Bayesian reacted to Naïve Old Fart in Official Indiana Jones 5 Thread   
    It's a myth, a fairytale. It's what parents tell their children, when they want them to grow up, to be economists.
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    Bayesian got a reaction from Molly Weasley in Official Indiana Jones 5 Thread   
    No one seems to have an issue with Spielberg no longer directing, but I do. His unique, visually magical stamp was what made Indy 4 enjoyable. If Mangold is as journeyman a director as people here are saying, that bodes real poorly for the film. 
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