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:music: The Haunting. This is a really great late score from Goldsmith. I absolutely adore last year's DE album from Varese. It's very subtle and elegant music, not really your "jump scare" type of affair. Herrmann would be proud.

 

Karol

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Meet Joe Black by Thomas Newman

 

Dracula by Wojciech Kilar

 

Titus by Elliot Goldenthal

 

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within by Elliot Goldenthal

 

Sunset Boulevard by Franz Waxman

 

Black Beauty by Danny Elfman

 

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Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones by John Williams

 

Abzû by Austin Wintory

 

Assassins' Creed Syndicate by Austin Wintory

 

Apollo 13 by James Horner

 

 

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Lincoln by John Williams: A combination of the FYC album and the OST. For most of its running time thoughtfully restrained and quietly beautiful and perhaps for that reason all the more powerful.

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:music: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra by John Williams: The performance of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Jouko Harjanne as the soloist. I have not heard the interpretation of Thomas Hooten yet so this remains my favourite interpretation of this concerto. It is a concert composition that in typical Williams' style is both virtuosic and highly accessible and along with the tuba concerto perhaps the most accessible of all Williams' concerto output.

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4 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

I think I find Treesong more accessible than the trumpet concerto.

One a sidenote that one has such lovely orchestrations. Very sylvan in atmosphere.

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10 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

JW and his tree fetishism!

There are worse things to like and draw inspiration from than nature and trees.

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35 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

Ents aren't trees!

Well they sort of are tree-like entities. But treeherd is a better technical term. And yes John Williams could have written an entire concerto for the Ents for TTT, Five Sacred Treeherds.

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23 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

I have to say the title of that film is a strong giveaway...

A bit like the spoilery Finnish title of The Shawshank Redemption which is Rita Hayworth - Key to Escape.

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11 minutes ago, Incanus said:

A bit like the spoilery Finnish title of Shawshank Redemption which is Rita Hayworth - Key to Escape.

Is it really? 😂

 

Polish one is Condemned to Shawshank.

 

Karol

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park by John Williams: I love this score to bits and it is even more awesome in complete form.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi by John Williams: A very entertaining score.

 

:music:The Five Sacred Trees (Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra) by John Williams

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The Journey of Natty Gann - James Horner

 

As much as I loved Horner in his big action mode like The Rocketeer and Krull, it's the smaller family drama scores that he excelled at like Natty Gann and Something Wicked This Way Comes. I really love this one, he had a good film to work with and it really shows in the final score. "Reunion -- End Title" just leaves me feeling warm and content.

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:music: An American Tail by Janes Horner. I decided to eliminate the songs from my playlist as they annoy me a little. That leaves an excellent 59-minute score programme and it's lovely stuff indeed. As I said before before, Horner might have fancied himself a great auteur dramatist but it's in those kid's films that his talent shines the brightest. Fantastic stuff.

 

Karol

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28 minutes ago, Fabulin said:

But yes, HTTYD scores are quite an egregious example. I haven't heard anything more overrated on this forum.

 

Personally, I enjoy orchestration in service of music that moves in a certain direction, whether simple or woven like an Armenian carpet: 

Woe betide unignonrable noise that detracts from getting carried away.

 

Giacchino's Star Trek main theme is a good example of something I can't bother considering "catchy," as catchy to me connotes an innately a positive (subjective) quality, and most of my favorite pieces tend to have this quality: albeit a marriage of good motif and orchestration, like what Williams offers. Giacchino's Star Trek theme on the other hand gets stuck in my head in a bad way, it is annoying, simplistic and superficial, (just as an example of something others might consider "catchy" or hum after the movie ends.) But then again, maybe I'm mincing terms of catchy.

 

 

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Air and Simple Gifts by John Williams

 

On Willows and Birches - Concerto for Harp and Orchestra by John Williams

 

Heartwood by John Williams

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7 hours ago, Incanus said:

On Willows and Birches - Concerto for Harp and Orchestra by John Williams

 

I'm so happy this piece has been championed by at least American performers relatively so soon after it premiered. 

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3 minutes ago, Bespin said:

Yesterday:

 

John Williams - Minority Report

John Williams - Minority Report (again)

 

This morning:

 

John Williams - Minority Report (again)

 

Bes, you really ought to check out Minority Report by John Williams.

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