Jump to content
Jilal

The Official Strictly Non-Williams Favourite Short Musical Moments Thread™

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, Loert said:

31:09 - 32:12 Some of the best-orchestrated bars of classical music in existence!

 

Respighi was a respectable pioneer of such combinations to be sure, but is there really that much difference between it and the underscore in some Williams or Steiner film scores?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Modest Expectations said:

Respighi was a respectable pioneer of such combinations to be sure, but is there really that much difference between it and the underscore in some Williams or Steiner film scores?

 

 

Well it's all about the details, for example I really like:

  • The rising piano/celesta at the beginning, especially the falling "chords" in the second bar
  • The swoosh in the third bar, especially that held C# in the flute, which then "becomes" an F# at 31:35
  • The tam-tam/piano combo at 31:45

And I think the subtlety of the writing here is matched only by the most-carefully-written Williams underscore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The whole opening is breathtaking, but this statement at 1:08… jeez.
You can almost see the USCSS Nostromo gliding through space.

 


Which brings me to: 

 


At 2:23. So sad and bleak. Perfect score for a perfect movie.

 

And, since we're here:


From 0:43 onwards. Those scattered high piano notes get me every time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

5:47 - 6:58 (but especially the tutti section from 6:23 onwards)

 

Amid the hexatonic, blitzkrieg-ed ferment of the first movement, this is one those exalted moments that you wish lasted a bit longer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4:58 to the end is such a harmonic delight. This version's a little too slow though:

 

 

On 8/14/2018 at 11:21 AM, Disco Stu said:

Continuing my Dvorak theme today

 

7:52 - 8:20 is very "Golden Age Hollywood" and I love it

 

 

Yes, gorgeous! So much good stuff:

 

On 3/21/2019 at 7:26 PM, Borodin said:

One of my favorite musical moments. Never been on the ride, but the music sounds incredibly ethereal.

More like a fairy tale than space.

 

1:09 - 1:19

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/21/2019 at 7:51 PM, Edmilson said:

Just a guitar and strings make for 1:15 of perfection:

 

 

 

THW is a great score, and this is one of Thomas Newman’s most memorable themes. I have a soft spot for his powerful chord progressions

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most of Thomas Newman’s music escapes my ability to appreciate. I feel like I should like it, but usually can’t quite make a connection. So it goes for these TN moments above me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Bayesian said:

Most of Thomas Newman’s music escapes my ability to appreciate. I feel like I should like it, but usually can’t quite make a connection. So it goes for these TN moments above me.

 

I get what you mean: I feel the same thing listening to Morricone: he’s damn good, plus he’s italian (like me), so a lot of my friends are like “you love soundtracks, then you’ll love Morricone”, but nope. :( 

 

For me there’s something TN does that immediately grabbed me from the first note I heard, something that makes me internally say “heck yeah”.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This cue is just under 2 minutes long, and still is one of the saddest pieces of music I've ever heard. The performances of Paul Edgecomb's theme firstly on oboe and then on the whole string section, well, a perfect musical representation of profound sorrow. 

 

The Green Mile is one of the saddest scores ever written for one of the saddest movies ever made - and it's unexplicable how it failed to get an Oscar nomination.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...