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Check out this great article with lots of pictures of James Horner's studio   http://jameshorner-filmmusic.com/visit-studio-james-horner/

Very important historical document: https://ia601500.us.archive.org/11/items/calauem_000217/calauem_000217_access.HD.mp4   &#

Just a bump in remembrance of this great man. I listen to his music every day one way or another and he is dearly missed. Thank you.

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Any The New World score fans here?

 

A few years ago one user on that now defunct forum posted an expanded edition for the score that combined the OST and a FYC released back then. It had some interesting material I haven't heard before, specially the supremely beautiful Nature and an expanded version of Rolfe Proposes. On the OST, this track ran for 4:30, but on the FYC it was expanded into two tracks, A New Life and again Rolfe Proposes, that together lasted almost 14 minutes.


And there's this unreleased cue that I extracted from the film, which is not present neither on the OST nor on the FYC, and on which Horner heavily borrows from the opening of "The River Crossing to Stalingrad" from Enemy at the Gates (which by itself was already inspired by the Main Titles from Braveheart):

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AyLHcQtcLnGIuN3THxLl-BQ15dEf0QEQ/view?usp=sharing

 

It would be interesting an expanded edition with the complete recordings. We don't know how many hours of material Horner recorded for this movie, but while it's certainly more than what is on the OST, I guess it's probably less than the 5 hours Zimmer recorded for The Thin Red Line, so it can be released in 2 or 3 discs. Yeah, I know, the movie was released in December 2005, but anyway...

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41 minutes ago, Edmilson said:

Any The New World score fans here?

 

A few years ago one user on that now defunct forum posted an expanded edition for the score that combined the OST and a FYC released back then. It had some interesting material I haven't heard before, specially the supremely beautiful Nature and an expanded version of Rolfe Proposes. On the OST, this track ran for 4:30, but on the FYC it was expanded into two tracks, A New Life and again Rolfe Proposes, that together lasted almost 14 minutes.


And there's this unreleased cue that I extracted from the film, which is not present neither on the OST nor on the FYC, and on which Horner heavily borrows from the opening of "The River Crossing to Stalingrad" from Enemy at the Gates (which by itself was already inspired by the Main Titles from Braveheart):

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AyLHcQtcLnGIuN3THxLl-BQ15dEf0QEQ/view?usp=sharing

 

It would be interesting an expanded edition with the complete recordings. We don't know how many hours of material Horner recorded for this movie, but while it's certainly more than what is on the OST, I guess it's probably less than the 5 hours Zimmer recorded for The Thin Red Line, so it can be released in 2 or 3 discs. Yeah, I know, the movie was released in December 2005, but anyway...


I am the guy who made the combined FYC / OST album. 

I can't believe that was 8 years ago I did that. 
 

I titled that cue "Nature" because I didn't really care for the name "Forest Textures". 
Same with the cue "A New Life". I don't like the names "Rolfe Proposes 1" and "Rolfe Proposes 2" so I gave the former a new title. Just made sense at the time. 
 

Adding in the bird / vocal-less versions of cues as bonus tracks off the FYC seemed like the natural thing to do. 

Below is the custom back cover I'd done for the back of a theoretical CD years ago. 

The New World custom back cover.jpg

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Yeah they're off the FYC, though if you play them at a loud volume you can still hear the birds. More dialed down very low than completely removed. Westenra's vocals are entirely removed on that FYC though. 

So basically it's like this: 


disc 1


1. The New World (OST version)
2. First Landing 

3. Nature (Forest Textures on FYC)
4. A Flame Within
5. An Apparition in the Fields...
6. Journey Upriver
7. Of The Forest (Bird Demo on FYC)
8. Pocahontas and Smith (FYC has slightly longer oboe intro)
9. Forbidden Corn
10. A New Life (Rolfe Proposes 1 on FYC)
11. Rolfe Proposes (Rolfe Proposes 2 on FYC)

disc 2
 

1. Winter (edit of the OST track to give it an ending)
2. The Battle (edit of both OST and FYC tracks, combining them together for an extended version)
3. All is Lost 

4. A Dark Cloud is Forever Lifted
5. Listen To The Wind
6. The New World (FYC version)
7. Forbidden Corn (FYC version)
8. Rolfe Proposes (OST track)
9. All is Lost (ending taken from FYC)
10. A Dark Cloud is Forever Lifted (FYC version which cuts the opening piano intro)

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53 minutes ago, NL197 said:


I am the guy who made the combined FYC / OST album. 

I can't believe that was 8 years ago I did that. 
 

I titled that cue "Nature" because I didn't really care for the name "Forest Textures". 
Same with the cue "A New Life". I don't like the names "Rolfe Proposes 1" and "Rolfe Proposes 2" so I gave the former a new title. Just made sense at the time. 
 

Adding in the bird / vocal-less versions of cues as bonus tracks off the FYC seemed like the natural thing to do. 

Below is the custom back cover I'd done for the back of a theoretical CD years ago. 

The New World custom back cover.jpg

 

Wow, thanks, you did a really great job on the score! I really appreciate the versions without those annoying birdsongs, and I love the new additions Nature/Forest Textures and the extended Rolfe Proposes.

 

The movie utilizes the former on a small scene featuring Smith and Pocahontas when the indians are bringing food to the British colony, and the latter extensively on the second half, when she thinks Smith has died and marries Rolfe.

 

The FYC is great, but I do wish Horner included the cue I posted above somewhere. Yeah, it's a new version of The River Crossing to Stalingrad, but I love that track from Enemy at the Gates, so the more the better :).

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For the past six months, James Horner Film Music has embarked on an exciting new phase in its charter to celebrate and preserve the legacy of James Horner's career that I've been reluctant to share here, being somewhat apprehensive of the varied responses it might yield. However, not presenting it here denies a potential audience important news and opportunities that I think is worthy of your consideration.

James Horner’s disappearance has left a void. Yes, his music remains but the problem is that we no longer have his new music that used to rock our lives month after month, year after year. We no longer have the excitement of new projects. We don’t have the interviews that revealed the other side of the story and the creative process.
James Horner Film Music has been trying since 2015 to solve this problem, to fill this void by bringing the composer’s work to life. We want to relive the excitement, the joy of discovery. Since 2018, following our visit to his studio, we have embarked on several ambitious projects:

  • Organize a concert with several rare and almost unknown concert works on 7 May 2021 in Sczecin, Poland.
  • Collaborating on a new video documentary short about James Horner, which will premiere as part of the concert experience in Szczecin.
  • Recording and releasing an album featuring the rare, almost unheard concert works.
  • Write a reference book on the composer to be published in English and French.

The book is being written after two years of data collection.

  • All living directors have been contacted for an interview. Thus the book will present the unpublished testimonies of Roger Corman, Walter Hill, Nicholas Meyer, Christopher Cain, Jean-Jacques Annaud and many others.
  • Numerous correspondences have been made with the composer’s closest collaborators and family in order to tell the story of his career in the most accurate way possible.
  • 150 interviews of the composer (including about fifteen unpublished or rare ones) have been collected in order to offer the most complete description of his career.

For several months now, many people have been supporting the projects and following their progress, while benefiting from new and exclusive content.

If you're interested in joining them, please visit: https://www.patreon.com/jhfm

James Horner Film Music is offering an opportunity to dive into the heart of our projects, see what goes on behind the scenes, get to know us better, experience our news live and access exclusive digital content. For our part, we want to deepen our relationship with you and offer you more and more content. If you, too, want to be more familair with our endeavors and who we are, if you believe in our work and want to nurture and foster it in the long term, then please join us on Patreon.

We have already published on our Patreon page about forty articles with images, unpublished videos, audio excerpts from A Forest Passage, the table of contents and excerpts from our book... And our patrons have come together on Discord (a modern voice & text chat app), which is a place of sharing for fans of James Horner’s music.

In the nine years since James Horner Film Music was established, we've accomplished a great deal, having shared nearly 300 articles about the music of James Horner. But there is still so much more to do in the service of properly honoring our beloved maestro's legacy. The contributions of our patrons will be used to finance our projects: rights to use images for the book, filming and editing costs for the documentary, developing the concert events, and an uncountable host of other activities necessary to continue this work. If you have enjoyed our work in the past and want to contribute to its future, we hope you will consider becoming a patron.

Visit https://www.patreon.com/jhfm; with your help, we'd love to see you at a concert, CD release, or book event!

 

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