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 Posted:   Oct 19, 2013 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

I just found this preview in youtube:



sounds interesting, although it seems to be more minimalistic than the others..

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2013 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Thanks! And I was wrong. What I have is "Mrs. Brown" by Stephen Warbeck, and not the one you mentioned. Will look at what you posted right now!

And now I've listened to it. You're right: It has a definite New Age quality to it -- it made me think of Michael Stearns ("Chronus") and John Ottman ("Incognito") and even Stephen Warbeck ("Proof"). Are you familiar with any of those? I have all 3, and it was especially hard getting the CD of "Incognito." Back in the days when I didn't realize how easy it was to return wrong things to Amazon, I first bought a second copy of the DVD when I tried to buy the soundtrack, and later got a rock group called "Incognito," neither of which I've opened in all these years. Finally had the guy who runs moviemusic.com find me a used copy of it (at new prices plus shipping), but have never regretted it.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2013 - 1:36 PM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

I'm not very much into very minimalistic music.
I love The Hours by Philip Glass, and some Michael Nyman scores though..

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2013 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Sometimes it can be surprisingly refreshing, although, given a choice, I would usually stick with the big melodies of John Barry and Jerry Goldsmith and Elmer Bernstein and too many others to count.

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2013 - 11:02 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: For people who like to take a break from the typical omnipresent Hollywood soundtrack there's always "Maurice" by Richard Robbins. I bought mine years ago as a part of "The E.M. Forster Trilogy" which is a 3-CD box for a very good price. The others of the threesome are "A Room with a View" and "Howard's End". But it's Maurice that is the jewel on the crown. If you're gonna buy only one Richard Robbins CD then I strongly suggest the very sad and hauntingly beautiful "Maurice".
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Alex Cremers


I came here after doing a search for any entries about Robbins. While I had been aware of his music for the Merchant Ivory films, mainly "A Room With A View," "Remains of the Day," and "Howard's End," it was with his very touching music for "Maurice" that I fell in love with his music. And I was happy to see that others here like that score as well. Many of the postings elsewhere revolve around his death, and I was surprised to learn that he was an American, having assumed wrongly that he was British. And I was happy to read that his score for "Maurice" was his own personal favorite. Can't imagine that movie without it!!!

For me, though, it's his very atmospheric score for "The White Couness" this is a holy grail, although one can find it at outrageously inflated prices on Amazon ($99.99 new, $410 used).


I wrote the above 2 months ago. I just posted the following to an old discussion about Richard Robbins' soundtrack for "The White Countess":

I just went to Amazon where a seller in Japan has offered a new copy of the CD for $2,696.65! Isn't that outrageous? Why not just round it off at $2,700? Free shipping?

 
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