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    That_Bloke reacted to Cerebral Cortex in THE LAST JEDI - Disney Records OST   
    I'm down if you are. 
     
     
    The track titles have been available for a couple days now:

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    That_Bloke reacted to Obi in THE LAST JEDI - Disney Records OST   
    The bonus will be the track list on the back cover.
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    That_Bloke reacted to Arpy in The day Hans Zimmer turned John Williams into ‘Christmas sounds’…   
    All this shock over Justice League is crazy. Entitled fans whining over something 80% of the time they don't care about...
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    That_Bloke reacted to Nick1066 in The day Hans Zimmer turned John Williams into ‘Christmas sounds’…   
    I'm guessing none of these guys are big Home Alone fans.
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    That_Bloke reacted to toothless in THE POST - SCORE Thread   
    It takes time to print all the covers again, to accommodate for Williams replacement by Junkie XL. 
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    That_Bloke reacted to Incanus in Lord, I have sinned. I waited too long and now it's SOLD OUT!   
    Ego te absolvo a peccatis tuis. I in pace mi fili.
     
    Say three Hail Towners and two Lord Williams' Prayers and contemplate on your sins.
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    That_Bloke reacted to KingPin in Hal Leonard Signature Editions   
    New Signature Edition scores available for purchase on Hal Leonard Publishing website:
     
    Suite from The Book Thief
    The Duel from The Adventures of Tintin
     
    Not yet published but available for preorder:
     
    Suite from The BFG
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    That_Bloke reacted to The Psycho Pianist in The BFG Sheet music now available   
    Strange lack of continuity. Sophie's Theme written out with no key signature (every chord with sharps and double sharps on every note), but then To Giant Country has three key signatures just on the first page? Odd.
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    That_Bloke got a reaction from Loert in The BFG Sheet music now available   
    Hi everyone,
     
    In case this hasn't been mentioned before...
     
    BFG sheet music now available in piano solo format:
     
    musicnotes only has - so far - 7 titles available digitally, whereas the hard copy folio has 2 extra selections. Publisher Hal Leonard has digital versions of all 9 cues. The piano reductions seem relatively easily arranged. No news yet on orchestral signature editions.
     
    from publisher:
    http://www.halleonard.com/search/search.action?_c&subsiteid=64&keywords=BFG&searchcategory=00
     
    digital:
    http://www.musicnotes.com/sheet-music/show/the-bfg/0
     
    hard copy:
    http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/the-bfg-sheet-music/20331729
     
    May everyone be well.
     
    Cheers,
    Peter
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    That_Bloke got a reaction from pete in The BFG Sheet music now available   
    Hi everyone,
     
    In case this hasn't been mentioned before...
     
    BFG sheet music now available in piano solo format:
     
    musicnotes only has - so far - 7 titles available digitally, whereas the hard copy folio has 2 extra selections. Publisher Hal Leonard has digital versions of all 9 cues. The piano reductions seem relatively easily arranged. No news yet on orchestral signature editions.
     
    from publisher:
    http://www.halleonard.com/search/search.action?_c&subsiteid=64&keywords=BFG&searchcategory=00
     
    digital:
    http://www.musicnotes.com/sheet-music/show/the-bfg/0
     
    hard copy:
    http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/the-bfg-sheet-music/20331729
     
    May everyone be well.
     
    Cheers,
    Peter
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    That_Bloke reacted to Bespin in THE BFG OST ALBUM Discussion   
    I bought it on Amazon, as my favorite local store didn't have it the day it came out.
     
    I tell the men who worked there, that they saw me in their store for the last time (and that I was sorry because they will lose their jobs).
     

     
     
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    That_Bloke got a reaction from Bespin in THE BFG OST ALBUM Discussion   
    Clearly HRH was not impressed with the way she was depicted in the movie and as a counter-measure has decreed for all countries of the Commonwealth not to stock the CD. Let's get our countries' respective prime ministers to have a word in HRH's ear about this at the next CHOGM  
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    That_Bloke reacted to King Mark in THE BFG OST ALBUM Discussion   
    I had a lot of trouble finding it n Canada
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    That_Bloke reacted to Jay in THE BFG OST ALBUM Discussion   
    Just order it online and have it shipped to your house.  It's 2016!
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    That_Bloke reacted to Ricard in Martin Stempel's 'The John Williams Song Book'   
    Samples from "The John Williams Song Book" by JWFan member Martin Stempel and His Band, to be released this Fall:
     
    "The Same Hello, the Same Goodbye" (Written by John Williams and Alan & Marilyn Bergman, 1978)
    "The Long Goodbye" from The Long Goodbye
    "If We Were in Love" from Yes, Giorgio
    "A Place of My Own" from Heidi
     
     
     
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    That_Bloke reacted to Miguel Andrade in Martin Stempel's 'The John Williams Song Book'   
    "The Same Hello, the Same Goodbye" was part of a song cycle that Sinatra commissioned the Bergmans in the 70's. They wanted to do it with Michel Legrand, but for whatever reason he wasn't available and then went to Williams. They presented the songs to Sinatra, Alan Bergman sung them, I believe, and while Sinatra loved them, never went on to perform. I believe there were 4 songs -- can be wrong, I'm doing this from memory -- but the remaining ones seem to be lost. Feinstein discovered it while working on the first album of his "Sinatra Project" and recorded the surviving song. I'm also not a fan of Streisand, so I do prefer the Feinstein recording, which I do find to be superb. Feinstein also performed the song at Tanglewood with the Boston Pops under the late Erich Kunzel, using an alternate arrangement for full orchestra.
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    That_Bloke reacted to Matt B in Jurassic Park / Harry Potter I-III for Two Pianos   
    I'm relatively new here, so this may have been mentioned already, but...
     
    From the amazing chaps who brought us Star Wars for Two Pianos a few years ago, two brand new albums of brilliant JW piano reductions!
     
    Jurassic Park (Complete Score for Two Pianos)
     
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CH06400?ie=UTF8&keywords=luhl&qid=1460675977&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1
     
    Harry Potter I-III (Selected Themes for Two Pianos)
     
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CR9JYW6?ie=UTF8&keywords=apprenti%20potter&qid=1460675992&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1
     
    These albums are wonderful and very much worth everyone's time. Highly recommended. 
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    That_Bloke reacted to finalscore in Emperor's Theme   
    One of my favorite themes composed for the Star Wars series. I have pieced together moments of the theme from Return of the Jedi to create this "concert" version. Also included is a piece of music from one of the best scenes in the entire canon, at one time one of the most requested "unreleased" cues.
    Enjoy.
    Emporer_Theme.wav
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    That_Bloke reacted to Naïve Old Fart in The Time I (almost) Met John Williams   
    That's JW's house? Aren't you infringing some sort of privacy rules? Are you that desperate to meet him? What are you, 10 years old?
     
     NEVER do anything like that again!
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    That_Bloke reacted to karelm in The Time I (almost) Met John Williams   
    BernieTheDog, not to be a kill joy, but has it crossed your mind that he might actually HATE uninvited fan visitors coming to his house?  It is actually a very disrespectful thing to do.
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    That_Bloke reacted to A. A. Ron in The Time I (almost) Met John Williams   
    Seriously, and no disrespect intended, that was a creepy thing to do. At least, I know that would have made me pretty uncomfortable, were I John Williams. You all remember the guy who broke into Spielberg's house?
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    That_Bloke reacted to Loert in The Mystery of "The Map Room: Dawn"   
    I've been listening lately to the ROTLA score (in preparation for the LtP concert on Saturday!), and of course I happily came across "The Map Room: Dawn", which is probably my favourite 'religioso' Williams track. It's just got a perfect build-up and dissolution:
     
     
    Anyway, one of my favourite bits from the track is the women's choir starting at around 3:22. The way it just seems to hover and then disappear into the air, like a ghostly apparition...perfect.  
     
    However, lately I've been reading up on counterpoint in music, and since the choir is clearly acting as a contrapuntal line against the high winds, I was interested in finding out what notes the women's choir was actually singing. Because they seem to fit so well and naturally with the main melody, and yet there's something...spookish about them. Something a little out of place, which makes it hard to figure out the notes that they're actually singing.
     
    So I decided to take a look at the original score...and what I found surprised me, to say the least!
     
    This is what the original handwritten score has written down:
     

    This is what it sounds like on piano: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18637418/maproom1.mp3
     
    Now, this is a classic example of a contrapuntal line below a main melody. It fits harmonically, goes in contrary motion to the main melody, is stylistically similar...all perfect. A+ goes to Mr. Williams.
     
    BUT THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU HEAR IN THE RECORDING!!! You can tell this immediately from rhythm, because the choir at the Dm chord (bar 4) sings a single note in the recording, not two notes like in the score.
     
    In fact, THIS is what you hear:
     

    And this is what it sounds like on piano: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18637418/maproom2.mp3
     
    The choir part is singing an entire measure ahead of the orchestra! And, honestly, compared to the previous excerpt, it sounds horrible on the piano, like a two-legged cat walking across the keyboard. So how interesting is it, that when the choir sings these exact same notes against the woodwind and trumpets on the original recording, it doesn't sound so ugly at all? It actually sounds...kinda heavenly?
     
    I'm intrigued by how this came to be. My guess is that: the choir was recorded separately from the orchestra, and the beat counting got cocked up somehow, so when the orchestra and choir was put together the notes were out of sync. But I don't actually know if the choir was recorded separately... It is also possible that the copyist cocked up the sheet music for the choir, and had a bar missing somewhere.
     
    But surely Williams would've picked up the error, in both cases?
     
    So what if Williams instinctively suggested at the recording sessions that the choir should sing a measure ahead? Or somebody else with a deep knowledge of the orchestral score? Could he have predicted that the music would still sound so good, to the point that nobody would even consider a mismatch between the recording and sheet music used for the sessions, despite the fact that what the choir is singing doesn't go with the orchestra at all, tonally speaking?
     
    There is of course the possibilty that Herbert Spencer cocked up and misread Williams' original sketch, but that doesn't seem realistic considering that the choir in the original score appears to be a textbook example of a contrapuntal line in the first place.
     
    It's strange...and yet fascinating. If simply nobody picked up on it in the recording sessions, then I guess it's a happy mistake. But if this was a conscious decision on Williams' part, then I guess you could say he's got musical balls of steel...and that he's a genius.
     
    I suppose it just goes to show that, sometimes, musical theory cannot predict when the greatest beauties in music might appear.  
     
    What do you guys think? (and has anybody noticed this before?)
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    That_Bloke reacted to artguy360 in John Williams Receives 50th Oscar Nomination for 'The Force Awakens'   
    Morricone is a fantastic composer but TH8 is hardly a great score. This situation is like when Scorsese won for The Departed. Not even close to his best work but a very good late in life work that was awarded an Oscar in case he never got another chance. 
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    That_Bloke reacted to leeallen01 in John Williams Receives 50th Oscar Nomination for 'The Force Awakens'   
    No offense to Morricone, because he clearly has had an incredible career and you could see the emotion in his speech, but I find his Hateful Eight score graining, repetitive and averagely standard. I don't see the brilliance in it at all unfortunately. I haven't seen the film, so I'm guessing it may be one of those that works perfectly with the film, but as a listening experience, it doesn't do anything for me at all.
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