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AGATHA – MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE https://tinyurl.com/s2y2kst AGATHA – MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE is presented as a limited edition of 500 units. LISTEN TO A SOUNDCLIPS FROM "AGATHA – MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE” Prelude https://tinyurl.com/vu7ftcz The Notebook and Climax https://tinyurl.com/qprlfsw The first 50 copies sold through our website will include an autograph by the composer. Dragon’s Domain Records, to be distributed through buysoundtrax.com, will be releasing AGATHA – MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE featuring music composed and conducted by Howard Blake (THE DUELLISTS, THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS, THE SNOWMAN) but ultimately not used for the 1979 feature film directed by Michael Apted (21 Up series, GORILLAS IN THE MIST, THUNDERHEART, ENIGMA) and starring Vanessa Redgrave, Dustin Hoffman, Timothy Dalton, Helen Morse and Celia Gregory. In 1926, legendary mystery writer Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days. To this day, no one knows the details of what she did during that period of time. AGATHA presents a fictional account of Christie’s time away, showing her as a woman fleeing from her own life following the death of her mother and the announcement from her husband that he’s leaving her. Fleeing to a spa in Harrowgate while the whole country is looking for her, American reporter Wally Stanton (Hoffman) finds her and ultimately tries to help her. Howard David Blake was born in the London borough of Enfield in 1938. At the age of eighteen, he was awarded the Hastings Festival Scholarship and attended the Royal Academy of Music where he studied piano and composition. His interest in the cinema led him to a number of outside jobs and he worked as a projectionist at the National Film Theatre. Turning down a second scholarship from the British Film Institute, Blake instead became a piano session player, arranger and orchestrator at Abbey Road and other studios for several composers, including Stanley Myers, Quincy Jones and Bernard Herrmann. It was Herrmann who introduced Blake to Laurie Johnson, staff composer for THE AVENGERS, leading to his first television scoring assignment in 1967. His work in television and advertising music continued and his frequent collaboration with celebrated commercials director Ridley Scott led to his scoring of the director’s debut feature THE DUELLISTS in 1977. Blake’s most prolific film composing period followed with a string of features including THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS, S.O.S. TITANIC, FLASH GORDON, THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE. In 1982, Blake accepted the invitation to write the music and lyrics for an animated film, THE SNOWMAN. Instantly hailed as a classic, the score topped the British pop charts and the concert work is still regularly performed around the world each Christmas. In 1989, he won the BFI Anthony Asquith Award for Best Musical Score for A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY. Since the mid-1980s, Howard Blake has been the Musical Director of the Sinfonia of London, a leading film session orchestra. The composer was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1994 for his artistic contributions in music. Dragon’s Domain Records presents the world premiere release of Howard Blake’s music for AGATHA. While his music was ultimately not used in the film, it was composed during one of his most prolific years and worthy of preservation. The booklet contains liner notes written by noted author Randall Larson, including insights by composer Howard Blake on the creation of the score. AGATHA – MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE is a limited edition release of 500 units. The first 50 copies sold through our website will include an autograph by the composer. 1. Prelude (3:00) 2. Look At Me / Breakfast / Agatha in Bed / Car Accident (4:48) 3. Agatha on Train / Agatha’s Room (3:00) 4. Pierrot’s Old School Tie / Certainly Not (2:45) 5. Schnee (2:32) 6. Yes Sir / Date (1:17) 7. Following Baths (2:53) 8. Agatha and Wally (4:06) 9. Wally on the Phone / Appointment Book (1:54) 10. Agatha Asleep (3:29) 11. Therapy Room Door (2:05) 12. The Notebook and Climax (5:52) 13. They Don’t Believe / Closing (6:06) 14. Dixieland Stomp (0:40) Total Time: 45:04
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BUYSOUNDTRAX RECORDS REMEMBERS THE TITANIC WITH AN EPIC MUSICAL VOYAGE Featuring Music from Titanic (Film), Raise the Titanic, Titanic (Musical) and S.O.S. Titanic http://buysoundtrax....epmuvomuby.html SRP: $15.95 LISTEN TO A SOUNDCLIPS FROM the score for TITANIC: AN EPIC MUSICAL VOYAGE My Heart Will Go On (Vocal Version) - Titanic (1997) http://buysound.webjedi.net/Titanic_BSX/1%20My%20Heart%20Will%20Go%20On%20-%20Vocal.mp3 Theme from SOS TITANIC - S.O.S. Titanic (1979) http://buysound.webjedi.net/Titanic_BSX/10_SOS_Titanic.mp3 Third Class Steerage - Titanic (1997) http://buysound.webjedi.net/Titanic_BSX/4_Third_Class_Steerage.mp3 BUYSOUNDTRAX Records is proud to announce the release of TITANIC: AN EPIC MUSICAL VOYAGE, performed by the White Star Chamber Orchestra and Chorus Conducted by Dan Redfeld. In the 100 years since the famed RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and plunged into the ocean, it has been celebrated on stage, television and in film. This collection of new recordings, which features extensive liner notes by Randall Larson, celebrates the music from these productions. TITANIC: AN EPIC MUSICAL VOYAGE will be available digitally on April 3rd, and CDs begin shipping on April 10, 2012, the 100th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic. The heart of this musical voyage is the music composed by James Horner for the Academy Award winning film TITANIC. In addition to a number of tracks of the score from the film, singer c performs “My Heart Will Go On.” Also featured on this album are tracks from S.O.S. TITANIC (Howard Blake), RAISE THE TITANIC (John Barry), “The Titanic Trot” from TV’s THE TIME TUNNEL (John Williams), and selections from Maury Yeston’s Tony winning musical TITANIC. Rounding out this recording are two historical tracks, an arrangement of traditional Irish Music (by Joohyun Park) and “Nearer, My God, To Thee”, the hymn reportedly performed by the Titanic’s dance band as the ship went down. “We’ve taken these film scores and reimagined them into a different kind of compilation album,” said the album’s producer, Ford A. Thaxton. “This is a very different take on it. We wanted to do something that would have a timeless quality to it.” The label turned to Dan Redfeld to launch this musical voyage. Redfeld has had a lifelong interest in the Titanic. “I’m not sure I know what the attraction was,” he said. “It’s the fact that it was the grandest ship in the world and it hits an iceberg and sinks and 1500 people go down. It's the whole series of little events that lead to this massive catastrophe. It’s the people who stayed at their posts, particularly the stokers under the ship who kept the ship lit and the band playing on until the last moments. I don't know if that kind of character exists anymore. There is just such incredible drama about it and I think it's what gets to people about it. The epic-ness of the disaster, for a composer, evokes passionate music.” Dan Redfeld is a classically trained concert pianist and composer/conductor who studied at Boston’s New England Conservatory. While many of his fellow students were embracing modernistic, atonal music, Redfeld was more interested in tonal, neo-romantic music. He has written music for stage, concert performance and screen. The premiere of his latest opus, Travels for Piano Quartet, was performed by Central4, a chamber group that named him Composer-In-Residence. Redfeld is currently musical directing and conducting Eli Villanueva’s opera, The White Bird of Poston, for the Los Angeles Opera. TITANIC: AN EPIC MUSICAL VOYAGE will be available digitally on April 3rd, and CDs begin shipping on April 10, 2012, the 100th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic. SPECIAL NOTE: The first 100 copies purchased through BUYSOUNDTRAX.COM website will be autographed by Music Director Dan Redfeld and vocalist Zoë Poledouris Roché. 1. My Heart Will Go On (Vocal Version) - Titanic (1997) (5:06) Music by James Horner / Lyrics by WIll Jennings / vocals by Zoë Poledouris Roché 2. Never An Absolution/Unable to Stay, Unwilling to Leave - Titanic (1997) (5:33) Music by James Horner / vocals by Kristi Holden 3. Southampton/Take Her to Sea, Mr. Murdoch - Titanic (1997) (5:07) Music by James Horner / vocals by Kristi Holden 4. Third Class Steerage - Titanic (1997) (3:47) Traditional (arranged by Joohyun Park) 5. Rose - Titanic (1997) (2:56) Music By James Horner / vocals by Kristi Holden 6. Titanic Trot - Time Tunnel Pilot (1966) (Rendezvous with Yesterday) (3:47) Music by John Williams 7. The Portrait (Piano Sketch) - Titanic (1997) (4:45) Music By James Horner / solo piano by Dan Redfeld 8. Doing the Latest Rag - Titanic: A New Musical (1997) (3:24) Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston vocals by Tom Schmid, Eric Bradley, Scott Dicken, Fletcher Sheridan, Chorus 9. No Moon - Titanic: A New Musical (1997) (3:02) Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston / vocals by Michael Lichtenauer 10. Theme from SOS TITANIC - S.O.S. Titanic (1979) (2:33) Music By Howard Blake 11. We'll Meet Tomorrow - Titanic: A New Musical (1997) (2:45) Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston / vocals by Greg Whipple, Christina Harding. Fletcher Sheridan, Michael Lichtenauer, Chorus 12. Nearer, My God, to Thee (5:46) Traditional (arranged by Steven Ganci) 13. Suite from Raise the Titanic - Raise The Titanic (1980) (6:18) Music By John Barry 14. Hymn to the Sea - Titanic (1997) (6:25) Music by James Horner / vocals by Kristi Holden 15. My Heart Will Go On (Vocalise) Titanic (1997) (5:51) Music by James Horner / Vocals by Kristi Holden Total Time: 67:00