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Ray Barnsbury

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    Ray Barnsbury reacted to Tom Guernsey in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    I know... I stand by my comments, however. :-P
    The Three Musketeers (Bruce Broughton) - Broughton's score is fun, but the songs based on famous classical works are pretty cheesy (don't get me wrong, I love both classical music and cheese) although the interjections from (I think) classic Korngold and Steiner scores are quite fun. One of those cases where the composer did what he was asked, but a proper swashbuckling Three Musketeers would be pretty great. Alas this is probably about as close as we're likely to get.
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    Ray Barnsbury reacted to Jay in The Official European JWFAN Pre-Concert Meetup Thread (London, October 26, 2018)   
    Here's another pic I found on my phone from Wednesday, at a small dinner between Azkaban concerts
     
     
     

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    Ray Barnsbury reacted to publicist in The Official European JWFAN Pre-Concert Meetup Thread (London, October 26, 2018)   
    Thanks to Jason, Quintus and all the other hard worker bees...organizing more than 3 people is always a chore. And all the best to the rest of the gang. From what I’ve heard the Maestro is still eager to come to Vienna next year, so that’s a class reunion then, maybe!

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    Ray Barnsbury reacted to Quintus in The Official European JWFAN Pre-Concert Meetup Thread (London, October 26, 2018)   
    Few more dodgy photos:
     

     

     

     
     

     
    Any concerns that it would be a cancellation fest were immediately put to bed upon arrival. It was absolutely packed.
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    Ray Barnsbury reacted to Jay in The Official European JWFAN Pre-Concert Meetup Thread (London, October 26, 2018)   
    I think this is the biggest gathering of JWFan ever!
     
     

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    Ray Barnsbury reacted to Marian Schedenig in The Official European JWFAN Pre-Concert Meetup Thread (London, October 26, 2018)   
    Thanks, Lee & Steef for organising this! We need more events like this, there were too many people and too little time. I also had no idea that Inky was there - and who knows who else I missed?
     

     
    Here's the full thing, including my own, horribly inarticulate, bit. Would anyone have a problem with me putting that up on the net (e.g. Facebook, Twitter)?
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    Ray Barnsbury reacted to Nick1Ø66 in The Wishing John Williams a Speedy Recovery thread...   
    Dear Johnny,
     
    I was so sorry to hear about your health problems.
    Stay in London and away from work as long as you need to. A "speedy recovery" is overrated. You must have rest. 
    And by all means, please let me know if you need anything.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    John Powell
     
    cc: Kathy
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    Ray Barnsbury got a reaction from Breadstick Basilisk in Compilation CD's - making them, listening to them   
    Maybe this will get the ball rolling, here are some cues that I like as work-out/exercise motivation.
    Concert Arrangements/Pieces
    The Raiders March
    Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra
    Duel of the Fates
    The Asteroid Field
    Olympic Fanfare and Theme
    The Olympic Spirit
    Summon the Heroes
    Call of the Champions
    Celebrate Dicovery
    March from Superman
    March from 1941
    Flight to Neverland
    Main Title from The Cowboys
    The Dance of the Witches
    Main Title from Spider-Man
    Theme from Back to the Future
    Score Excerpts
    Ben Kenobi?s Death/TIE Fighter Attack
    The Battle in the Snow
    The Forest Battle
    Panaka and the Queen?s Protectors
    Setting the Trap
    To the Plaza, Presto!
    The Quidditch Match
    The Flying Car
    The Spiders
    Dueling the Basilisk
    Buckbeak?s Flight
    Quidditch, Third Year
    The Werewolf Scene
    The Ultimate War
    The Hunt
    Visitor in San Diego
    Sea Attack Number One
    Anderton?s Great Escape
    The Land Race
    To Thornfield
    Escape from the Dragon (Shrek)
    Almost anything from Van Helsing
    Hummel Gets the Rockets (The Rock)
    Flying (Peter Pan)
    Many tracks from Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
    Ray Barnsbury
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    Ray Barnsbury got a reaction from DarthDementous in The 2nd OFFICIAL Indy IV Score Thread   
    If you believe that Han and Leia were just friends, that Buckbeak is a bird Harry flew on in the fourth movie, and that a lion is a tiger, then sure, take Williams' word for it.
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    Ray Barnsbury got a reaction from DarthDementous in The 2nd OFFICIAL Indy IV Score Thread   
    Well, I just finished listening and overall I think it's pretty great. There are some slower moments, but there are a lot of amazing, "Williams magic" parts that I wasn't expecting. The newly arranged end of the credits had me giddy, it's just what I was hoping for with the march and shows great inspiration on Williams' part (as opposed to all the rehash in RotS, for example). More thoughts to come later, though I will say that I think it's way too early to be ranking this as definitively better or worse the other scores. It takes time for something like this to sink into its place in the series, and no real judgments should be made anyhow until we hear it in the film.
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    Ray Barnsbury got a reaction from TownerFan in James Horner 1953-2015   
    Heartbreaking news, and more deeply affecting than I might have thought. You kind of prepare yourself for this with someone of Williams' age, but I never considered what it would be like to mourn the loss of James Horner. He had become one of my top two or three absolute favorites, particularly over the last five years or so. Even in his most routine scores, there was always something to enjoy. And at best, he soared to heights few could match. I'm just grateful there are still a good number of his works I have yet to discover.
    Listening to some of his many great pieces today has been a comfort, as has reading the words in this thread.
    Rest in peace, Mr. Horner, and thank you.

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