film music Archive
Phillip Johnston & the Coolerators – The Adventures of Prince Achmed and Diggin’ Bones – Asynchronous
Organ jazz and a jazz soundtrack with a difference.
ALWYN : Film Music Vol 4 [contents below] – BBC Philharmonic / Rumon Gamba; Chandos 10930 reviewed as 24-96 flac download; TT: 77:33 [Distr. by Naxos] ****: A fine collection of Alwyn film music portraying lots of stiff upper lip from the 1940s and 1950s. William Alwyn (1905-1985) has been very well served over the […]
“At the Far Edge” = DANIEL ASIA : Symphony #1; Symphony No. 4; At the Far Edge – New Zealand Sym. Orch. / James Sedares – Summit + catalogue
“At the Far Edge” = DANIEL ASIA : Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 4; At the Far Edge – New Zealand Sym. Orch. / James Sedares – Summit + catalogue – DCD 256, 61:57 (2/15/00) ***: Interesting contemporary compositions but an uneven recording. This very listenable disc from Summit Records is not a new release, […]
Francesco Di Fiore, “Pianosequenza – Piano Music in Film” – Music by NYMAN, DI FIORE, GLASS, TIERSEN & SUSMAN – Zefir
Very pleasant and uncomplicated; you may want to go discover the films.
A welcome reissue of pianist Ron Blake’s iconic album about and for film noir.
EUGEN SUCHOŇ: Metamorfózy; Balladická Suita; Symfonietta Rustica – Estonian Nat. Sym. Orch./ Neeme Järvi – Chandos
Wonderful performances of these somewhat obscure works.
“Gaslini” Giorgio Gaslini: The Complete Remastered Original Recordings – Black Saint/Soul Note (11 CDs set)
The jazz side of a musical polymath.
PHILIP GLASS: Symphony No. 3; Suite fr. “The Hours” – Manitoba Ch. Orch./ Anne Manson/Michael Riesman, piano – Orange Mt. Music
Mostly for those with a complete Philip Glass collection.
“Final Cut: Film Music for Four Guitars” – The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet – Chandos“Thrum” – Minneapolis Guitar Quartet – Innova
Two terrific guitar quartet CDs at one time!
Film Music – Sounds of Hollywood Vol. 2 [TrackList follows] – Vogtland Philharmonie/ Stefan Fraas – Ars Produktion
Spectacular orchestral versions of most of the movie themes on this German SACD.
Nine more exceptional stereo hi-res music downloads reviewed.
WILLIAM ALWYN: Film Music – Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra/ Cond. by Clark Rundell & Mark Heron – Naxos
Depending on your age or interest in old movies, you may or may not be familiar with these movie titles.
Ecstatic musing from a composer who has good reason to be reflective.
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