I Lost it at the Movies

August 26, 2019, 7:00 pm

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Music for (silent) film started in France when Saint-Saëns composed an original score for The Assassination of the Duke of Guise (L’Assassinat du duc de Guise, 1908) and Hollywood took it from there. Bill recalls some of his favorite original and arranged scores for many great films: Bernard Herrmann’s work for Citizen Kane and several Hitchcock films; Elmer Bernstein for To Kill a Mockingbird; Henri Mancini’s work on The Pink Panther; Ennio Morricone for various Westerns; and even some singing from Charlie Chaplin. Grab the popcorn and listen!


Episode 1

Alfred Newman: 20th Century Fox theme

Camille Saint-Saëns: L’Assassinat du duc de Guise, Op. 128 (excerpts)
Ensemble Musique Oblique
HM 901472; 21:32

Gustav Mahler: Das Klagende Lied (excerpt)
Halle Orchestra/Nagano
Elatus 927490162; 1:04

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Sea Hawk: “Suite” (excerpt)
National Philharmonic/Gerhardt
RCA 0912-2; 8:09

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Captain Blood: “Ship in the Night”
National Philharmonic/Gerhardt
RCA 0912-2; 2:09

Franz Waxman: Objective, Burma! “Operation Parachute Drop”
National Philharmonic/Gerhardt
RCA 0912-2; 2:17

Hugo Friedhofer: The Sun Also Rises, “Prologue”
National Philharmonic/Gerhardt
RCA 0912-2; 4:38

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Adventures of Robin Hood
National Philharmonic/Gerhardt
RCA 0912-2; 12:22

Episode 2

Max Steiner: Treasure of Sierra Madre (excerpt)

Franz Waxman: “Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra”
The Paradine Case

New Zealand Symphony Orcheatra/Sedares; Buechner, piano
Koch 7225; 12:04

Bernard Herrmann: Citizen Kane (excerpts)
National Philharmonic/Gerhardt
RCA 0707; 5:56

Elmer Bernstein: To Kill a Mockingbird (excerpts)
Royal Scottish Nat’l Orchestra/E. Bernstein
Varese 5754; 19:37
Rachel Portman: Chocolat, Main Titles 
Sony 89472; 3:09

Episode 3

Jacques Ibert: Macbeth Suite
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra/Adriano
Naxos 8.557607; 16:48

Darius Milhaud: La Cheminee Du Roi Rene
Athena Ensemble
Chandos 6536; 12:51

Lalo Schifrin: Bullitt (excerpts)
WDR Big Band/Schfrin
Aleph 18; 3:07, 8:14
Henry Mancini: The Pink Panther; Theme
BMG 59882; 2:34
Henry Mancini: The Pink Panther; Theme
McFerrin, vocal
BMG 59882; 3:08
Henry Mancini: Pink Panther; “Inspector Clouseau Theme”
BMG 59882; 2:58

Episode 4

Var.: Jeanne la Pucelle (excerpts)
Hespèrion XX/Savall
Astree 9938
2:45, 12:43

Davies/Gordon/Tognetti: Master and Commander (excerpts)
Decca 157402; ​9:18, 1:38

Ennio Moricone: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly – “Main Theme”
Rhino 71858; 2:41
Ennio Morricone: Cockeye’s Song
Rhino 71858; 1:32
Ennio Morricone: March Of The Beggars (excerpt)
Rhino 71858; :37
Ennio Morricone: Man with a Harmonica (excerpt)
Rhino 71858; 1:06
Ennio Morricone: Il Gatto
Rhino 71858; 3:06
Ennio Morricone: Robodog
Rhino 71858; 1:36
Ennio Morricone: Cinema Paradiso: “Love Theme” & “Main Theme” 
Metheny, guitar; Haden, double bass
Verve 537130; 8:01
Ennio Morricone: Once Upon a Time in the West
Rhino 71858; 3:42

Episode 5

Tan Dun: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (excerpts)
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra/Yang; Yo-Yo Ma, violoncello
Sony 89347; 10:03

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, II.
English Concert/Pinnock
Archiv 423492; 3:47

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Magic Flute,
“Der Vogelfanger bin ich Ja” 
Ensemble Orchestral de Paris/Jordan; Hagegard
Erato 27065; 2:41

Victor Young: Around the World in 80 Days, “Theme” 
Cincinnati Pops/Kunzel
MCA 31134; 3:36

David Raskin: “Theme” from Laura
New Philharmonia
RCA 6035719; 5:51

Michel Legrand: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg – “I Will Wait for You”
Cincinnati Pops/Kunzel
Telarc 80168; 3:47

Bernard Herrmann: Vertigo, “Prelude”
Los Angeles Philharmonic/Salonen
Sony 60991; 2:59

John Barry: Midnight Cowboy, “Theme” 
Cincinnati Pops/Kunzel
Telarc 80168; 4:12

Maurice Jarre: Dr. Zhivago, “Lara’s Theme” 
Boston Pops/Fiedler
RCA 6035719; 4:44

Charlie Chaplin: Modern Times, “Smile” 
Cincinnati Pops/Kunzel
Telarc 80168; ​3:08