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 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   JasonComerford   (Member)

Friends, I'm putting together a mix/playlist of score cues that evoke winter, snow, cold, etc. I have searched previous posts in this forum but didn't come up with much. So if there's already a thread for this, apologies in advance.

Here's some of what I have so far, for example:

- "Harry in Winter" from GOBLET OF FIRE
- opening titles from THE ICE STORM
- "Snowplay" from LITTLE WOMEN
- something from DEAD OF WINTER
- something from MISERY
etc.

Looking mostly for that glassy, bittersweet, mysterioso-style writing, but open to other ideas as well. Not specifically "Christmas" so much as "wintertime." I'm not ruling out scores like KRAMPUS or THE THING or other such dark-thriller-type music -- hell, "Snowmobiles" from DIE HARD 2 is an inevitable inclusion.

Thanks!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 12:59 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Morricone’s The Red Tent would fit the bill beautifully, whether it’s one of the two main themes or the austere and cloud-like montage of “Those Who Follow Us”.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 1:03 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

Jarre's Doctor Zhivago is one score that really evokes winter for me.

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 1:17 PM   
 By:   Tom Maguire   (Member)

My “Wintery Mix” playlist:
Michael Kamen
Dead Zone
Die Hard
Die Hard 2

Howard Shore
Silence of the Lambs
Naked Lunch
LOTR

James Horner
Sneakers

Thomas Newman
Little Women

John Williams
Harry Potter 1

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

This is the one for me. Probably because the scene is about snow. It's snowing for the first time in their city. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 1:43 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Definitely Danny Elfman's EDWARD SCISSORHANDS Ice Dance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6xzL0TrsRY

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Pretty obscure, but this is a favorite of mine I discovered thanks to a friend a few years back:



The second track (starting just under a minute and a half in) is just wonderful...I've been meaning to recommend this one to WagnerAlmighty, based on her love of Conan actually -- there are parts that sound Poledouris-y. If you're reading this WA, give this a listen! (Well, everyone should.)

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Definitely Danny Elfman's EDWARD SCISSORHANDS Ice Dance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6xzL0TrsRY



That’s a great call, Zoob. They’re using it for Christmas trailers on UK tv.

The Stagecoach tracks from The Hateful Eight were eerily appropriate last winter when we were driving through the snow on the North Yorkshire moors.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Journey to Blofeld's Hideaway ....On Her Majesty's Secret Service (John Barry)
Chinon - The Lion In Winter (John Barry)
Wild River. .....Nick Cave/Warren Ellis
Everest ...Dario Marianelli

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 2:00 PM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

Morricone: "The Great Silence"
Herrmann: First Snows of Winter and Finale from "Fahrenheit 451"

Edit: For Herrmann, the sequence that closes the film should also include "The Road" prior to "First Snows of Winter"

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

There’s a deal of icy suspense in the Williams score for the much-maligned (but not by me) Eiger Sanction.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

Also there's an entire work by Vaughan Williams, Sinfonia Antartica, based on his score for "Scott of the Antarctic."

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 2:15 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Really? I'm the first?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvI_FNrczzQ

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 2:30 PM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

REALLY?! I'm the first to mention Herrmann's F451?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   connorb93   (Member)

Might be cheating a bit but Horner's ONCE AROUND and Williams STEPMOM have Christmas scenes but the scores overall sound very winter-y to me. Shimmery colors, warm and reflective (bordering on sullen) atmosphere, etc.

On the more upbeat side of things I get a kick out of Horner's THE PAGEMASTER, though I'm reminded more of winter maybe because I started listening to it when the expansion came out around december.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Hey Howard L, time to dig up your old thread pr. this topic?

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=1749&forumID=1&archive=1

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 4:23 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

All this talk of Herrmann without mentioning the Citizen Kane snow scenes? How can that be?

No Dr. Zhivago, no Alexander Nevsky, no Lt. Kije, no Ice Station Zebra? No 'Siberia' from Rozsa's 'Knight Without Armour'? Or his 'Lydia' sleigh-race? Or Korngold in Kings Row.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 5:46 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

All this talk of Herrmann without mentioning the Citizen Kane snow scenes? How can that be?

No Dr. Zhivago, no Alexander Nevsky, no Lt. Kije, no Ice Station Zebra? No 'Siberia' from Rozsa's 'Knight Without Armour'? Or his 'Lydia' sleigh-race? Or Korngold in Kings Row.


Begging your pardon, William, but I did mention Zhivago earlier in this thread.

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 6:29 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

The final track on Nanny McPhee I think is great!

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2017 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

End credits from THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

 
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