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 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA-65-LARRY ADLER- A good score from a man who only did about 7 scores.

Gorgeous score! What there is of it, only about 25 minutes, total, including that haunting song.

Would love to get the tracks.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

How about Ferde Grofe's ROCKETSHIP X-M and THE RETURN OF JESSE JAMES? And Aaron Copland's THE RED PONY? All of these are fine scores by two non-film score composers.


Well, Copland did win an Oscar for THE HEIRESS, though he was angry that his score had been altered significantly.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

Don't forget THE LADY IN WHITE, composed by director Frank LaLoggia, a really excellent score.

Don't think he's either directed, or composed, anything I've heard of since...

Too bad.

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   Merkel   (Member)

There Will Be Blood

Dune

Ivan The Terrible

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 11:46 AM   
 By:   KEITH DURHAM   (Member)

ALFRED THE GREAT - Raymond Leppard.

Still no legitimate CD release for Raymond Leppard's magnificent score for the David Hemmings/ Michael York movie, ALFRED THE GREAT. The score did have a brief, limited release on the MGM label and certainly in the UK, became one of the most sought after (and expensive) LP's ever. A German bootleg did appear some years ago, but ommitted some of the best cues. Why one of the various labels hasn't picked up this superb score is a mystery. Leppard also scored LORD OF THE FLIES, but to the best of my knowledge, that was the sum total of his output.

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   Neimoidian   (Member)

Some that spring to mind-

Ogniem I Mieczem by Kresimir Debski

I'd never heard of them and took a chance and glad I did


Krzesimir Debski is a prolific polish film/TV/classical and jazz composer as well as musician. You can easily find some of his music on YT. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

George Bassman - RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY

Hugo Montenegro - HURRY SUNDOWN

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

I love John Harrison's piano and synth score for Creepshow.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   Jon C   (Member)

We all have our favorite film composers who have done loads of scores

I'll say Vince DiCola. Rocky IV is not enough for me. And Craig Safan (as long as we limit this to film anyway). Never get tired of Last Starfighter.

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 2:11 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

LIVE AND LET DIE by George Martin!

Prolific music producer but not film composer.

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 2:14 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

DARK OF THE SUN yet. That is a VERY cool score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

George Bassman - RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY

To be fair, Bassman can hardly be considered "non prolific" nor spending "fleeting time" in the film industry.

The man was a workhorse from 1936 to 1948 at MGM composing, conducting, arranging and orchestrating at MGM working on everything from Love Finds Andy Hardy to The Wizard Of Oz! Most of his actual film scoring work is uncredited (that's what the studio did in those days) but he has 15 credited scores to his name.

His best film score is to Minnelli's The Clock (1945) which is a gem and I was always hoping that FSM would get around to issuing the score but that never happened.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 4:52 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Don't forget THE LADY IN WHITE, composed by director Frank LaLoggia, a really excellent score.

Don't think he's either directed, or composed, anything I've heard of since...

Too bad.



Doesn't appear like LaLoggia has done anything since that 1988 film. But a few days ago, I saw the film he scored before--1981's FEAR NO EVIL--along with David Spear. Decent score, what there is of it between the rock tracks from the Ramones, Sex Pistols, B-52's, et al. Percepto Records issued the score on CD in 2003, but I'm not sure who scored which cues.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 7:02 PM   
 By:   Bill Finn   (Member)

These two score have both had recent threads on the board, but to reiterate:

"Windwalker" by Merrill Jensen

"Alfred The Great" by Raymond Leppard.

Of course, then there would be a "Columbo" set, with music by Billy Goldenberg,
Gil Melle, etc. That would be very welcome.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 7:15 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

SUPERCHICK-74-ALLAN ALPER-Love his main theme for this low budget film with JOHN CARRIDINE. He did one other score , ON ANY SUNDAY NO 2-81

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 7:27 PM   
 By:   Zoragoth   (Member)

Don't forget THE LADY IN WHITE, composed by director Frank LaLoggia, a really excellent score.

Don't think he's either directed, or composed, anything I've heard of since...

Too bad.


Marvelous movie and music. And yeah, what happened to him?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 7:38 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

A much underrated classic genre film.

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 7:47 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

THE TRIAL - music by Jean Ledrut - great adaptions of Albinoni's Adagio

Available on Kritzerland records:

http://www.kritzerland.com/trial.htm

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 8:13 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

SPLENDER IN THE GRASS-61-DAVID AMRAM

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 8:19 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)



"Windwalker" by Merrill Jensen



While I can't sing enough praise for this score, Jenson has in fact scored a very large number of films and TV - Many of which ARE available on CD, even if they are hard to come by.

 
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