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 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Shame we've lost another good one. frown

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   No Respectable Gentleman   (Member)

The main title sequence to THE NINTH GATE is the best thing in the film.

But the burning question now is ... will he make the Oscars' "In Memoriam" montage?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

His stunning score to Coppola's Dracula is an amazing piece of work. I also admire his muted score to Polanski's Death And The Maiden.

Thank you for your music, Mr. Kilar and R.I.P.

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 9:06 AM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

Sad news, indeed. RIP Wojciech Kilar.

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

always grateful to "Dracula" for introducing me to his music. he will be missed

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   jonnyquest   (Member)

Rest in peace, sir. Thank you for your music.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

frown

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   jonnyquest   (Member)

Double Post. Sorry.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Another composer whose American output is all he seemed to be assessed by here but who has done even more amazing work elsewhere:





RIP

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   Illustrator   (Member)

Very sad news. Wonderful composer and I can only assume from his work a wonderful, sensitive human being.

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   No Respectable Gentleman   (Member)

Another composer whose American output is all he seemed to be assessed by here but who has done even more amazing work elsewhere:





RIP


Thanks Morricone -- very reminiscent of your some of your namesake's work.

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

He left us his beautiful music, and he will be missed. Several of his scores rank in my own 'most played' list.

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

Very sad tonight. But the sheer volume of amazing music the man wrote will long outlive him and you and me. And that's a very hopeful thought.

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 5:55 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

I have just a few of his scores, 'Bram Stokers, Dracula', A Portrait Of A Lady' and 'The Ninth Gate. Much more to discover, for sure.

A wonderful composer. One of the best.

Another great track from 'Dracula'

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

I love Kilar's work, what a fantastic composer, and what a great loss. Another of my favourites has departed.

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

One of the few who could have done a Conan The King, besides Basil.

 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2013 - 2:19 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

One of a bunch of fantastic Polish composers, all hugely talented and thoroughly schooled in "proper" composition....

totally agree. Kilar was born almost in the same year of my favourite (and prematurely died) Komeda. And today my focus is on brilliant Korzeniowski.

All my deepest condolences to Kilar's family

 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2013 - 5:03 AM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

I have just a few of his scores, 'Bram Stokers, Dracula', A Portrait Of A Lady' and 'The Ninth Gate. Much more to discover, for sure.

I have no idea if it's still available, but track down PAN TADEUSZ if you can.

 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2013 - 5:31 AM   
 By:   JJH   (Member)

R.I.P.


My favorite score of his is Portrait of a Lady. Can listen to it on endless repeat...especially "Twilight Cellos" and "A Certain Light."


I really loved his classical stuff; that piano concerto linked above is just great if you haven't heard the whole thing. Orawa is a great fast-tempo string piece with relentless energy. Worth a look.

I can't link on YT at the moment, but there are plenty of clips up there.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2013 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

I am very saddened by this news. I have enjoyed so many of his film scores and concert works. I join other posters above in highly recommending PAN TADEUSZ. There is also an excellent CD of four concert works on Olympia OCD 308, which includes ANGELUS, a huge-sounding work for mixed choir and orchestra that is alternately terrifying and beyond beautiful. (Avoid the pale, lackluster Naxos CD of this piece.)

A bit of trivia: Kilar wrote the fanfare played at the inauguration of Pope John Paul II. This was available on a Crystal LP.

 
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