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 Posted:   Aug 15, 2018 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   buysoundtrax   (Member)

PAUL CHIHARA COLLECTION, THE: VOLUME ONE - THE MISSISSIPPI (1977)

https://tinyurl.com/y8844uj2
SRP: $17.95

The First 50 copies purchased through Buysoundtrax.com will be autographed by composer PAUL CHIHARA.

Here is a audio sample from this album: https://tinyurl.com/y789r9a5

“I’ve always been interested in music and in movies, since a very early age,” said Japanese-American composer Paul Chihara. His life experience has ranged from family incarceration during World War II’s Japanese Relocation program to musical training under

Nadia Boulanger at the Paris Conservatoire, and further studies at the Hochschule für Musikin Berlin. He’s been a Professor of Music at UCLA, a music advisor to Zubin Mehta, conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for ten years, while he was developing the first electronic music studio at UCLA. He was the first composer in residence of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra when it was conducted by Sir Neville Mariner. He got into film scoring through a happenchance call from Roger Corman, who was seeking a graduate student to help with a new science fiction movie, a request Chihara, having just retired from UCLA to become a classical composer, filled personally, presenting myself as his own graduate student. He wound up scoring Corman’s DEATH RACE 2000 and opening up a new career in film composing while continuing to maintain a respected career in classical concert music.

Among Chihara’s early projects was scoring THE MISSISSIPPI, a 1977 documentary episode for the COUSTEAU ODYSSEY TV program, about the famous French undersea explorer, researcher, and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau’s expedition over the 2,350 mile-long Mississippi River, second longest river in North America. Chihara’s score, performed by members of the London Symphony fulfilling a freelance contract, is an integration of various Americana tunes of the 19thCentury and Chihara’s own original cues to support sequences that needed emotive dramatic support. These included a cheerful trumpet theme flavored with a precise swiftness suggestive of the mighty, modern Mississippi, and much music with arpeggios in the lower strings, which depicts the ongoing undercurrent of the churning water of the Mississippi.

Dragon’s Domain Records is excited to bring Paul Chihara’s score to THE MISSISSIPPI Mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland with exclusive liner notes by author Randall D. Larson, with the participation of the composer. THE PAUL CHIHARA COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 is a limited edition of 1000 units. As a special offer, the first 50 people to order the album from the record label’s website will have their copy autographed by the composer at no additional charge. The album, to be distributed through buysoundtrax.com, is expected to begin shipping on August 30th.


PART I: RELUCTANT?ALLY
01. Opening Narration / Opening Titles (2:26)
02. Icy Dive / Making The River Safe (2:44)
03. Journey / The Buoys / Grounded Sand Barge / Grounded (2:52)
04. Vicksburg / Cotton Field (2:12)
05. The Lead Mine Drive / Grain / Leaving St. Louis (3:00)
06. Roping Cattle / Yellowstone / River Rafting (3:39)
07. Raptor Lead / Wounded Eagles / St. Louis Arch (2:54)
08. Loches (2:56)
09. Catfish (2:22)
10. Final Act / “In Part 2” / End Credits Part One (2:18)

PART II: FRIENDLY FOE
11. Prologue and Main Title Part Two / Opening (2:58)
12. Appointment with a Bear / Bear Cubs / Putting The Collar On (3:15)
13. Big Muddy (1:17)
14. Helicopter Flight (2:42)
15. Missouri River (1:20)
16. The Relic / Black Hills (2:47)
17. Powerful Lights (2:14)
18. Indian Hardships / Indian Legend (1:04)
19. Water Samples / Flooding / Flooded Town (2:48)
20. River Control / Holding Sites / Shrinking Delta (1:42)
21. Canadian Geese (1:39)
22. Wetlands (1:19)
23. Swamp Montage (2:54)
24. The River is Wiser / End Credits Part Two (2:11)
Total Time: 59:01

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2018 - 4:42 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Looks promising! I like what little Chihara I've heard, and I like Jacques Cousteau's taste in music.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2018 - 4:45 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

It's not bad, but it just lacks something that makes me want to own it.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2018 - 9:59 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Looks promising! I like what little Chihara I've heard, and I like Jacques Cousteau's taste in music.

Paul Chihara is a very underrated talent as far as we're concerned.

This release is just very pretty and lovely.

Something we do get as much as we should from current scores.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2018 - 10:21 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Looks promising! I like what little Chihara I've heard, and I like Jacques Cousteau's taste in music.

Paul Chihara is a very underrated talent as far as we're concerned.

This release is just very pretty and lovely.

Something we do get as much as we should from current scores.

Ford A. Thaxton


Any chance of a PRINCE OF THE CITY up the road?

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2018 - 12:13 AM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

It's not bad, but it just lacks something that makes me want to own it.

The lack of a good and catchy design, this one looks terrible.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2018 - 4:41 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

It's not bad, but it just lacks something that makes me want to own it.

The lack of a good and catchy design, this one looks terrible.


I don't understand - not a pie eating contest what looks best, if you own any Lakeshore cd - u should know end product isn't there just music, I'm interested in this collection i don't know nothing about Chihara only Noble House which was a mighty effort full of colour & texture nice melodies, I'm going to listen to this today, cool release.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2018 - 4:42 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

It's not bad, but it just lacks something that makes me want to own it.

The lack of a good and catchy design, this one looks terrible.


I don't understand - not a pie eating contest what looks best, if you own any Lakeshore cd - u should know end product isn't there just music, I'm interested in this collection i don't know nothing about Chihara only Noble House which was a mighty effort full of colour & texture nice melodies, I'm going to listen to this today, cool release.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2018 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Looks promising! I like what little Chihara I've heard, and I like Jacques Cousteau's taste in music.

Paul Chihara is a very underrated talent as far as we're concerned.

This release is just very pretty and lovely.

Something we do get as much as we should from current scores.

Ford A. Thaxton


Any chance of a PRINCE OF THE CITY up the road?[

FYI, the soundtrack to “Prince the City” is currently available on iTunes.

Asked for a CD release, I’m sure something is in the wind ; as to who will do it I have no idea

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2018 - 11:04 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Looks promising! I like what little Chihara I've heard, and I like Jacques Cousteau's taste in music.

Paul Chihara is not only a wonderful human being but a very talented composer for both the screen and concert hall.

IMHO his film and TV work has been unfairly overlooked.

With luck we'll correct that.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2018 - 12:14 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

EXCELLENT...Indeed an underrated or maxbe underrepresented composer.PRINCE OF THE CITY is also a fantastic sophisticated score of him

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2018 - 2:29 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

EXCELLENT...Indeed an underrated or maxbe underrepresented composer.PRINCE OF THE CITY is also a fantastic sophisticated score of him

The man has written some wonderful scores that we hope to present in the future.

If you have heard the audio samples, by all means go here and take a list:

https://tinyurl.com/y8844uj2

I think they are quite good IMHO.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

EXCELLENT...Indeed an underrated or maxbe underrepresented composer.PRINCE OF THE CITY is also a fantastic sophisticated score of him


Someday it will see the late of day on CD.

We are just waiting for the autographed booklets to arrive from Mr. Chihara and then we'll start shipping all of these out.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2018 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

EXCELLENT...Indeed an underrated or maxbe underrepresented composer.PRINCE OF THE CITY is also a fantastic sophisticated score of him

Well we hope those of you who have received this have you given his spin and have enjoyed it

If anyone has any comments please feel free would love to hear them

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2018 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

EXCELLENT...Indeed an underrated or maxbe underrepresented composer.PRINCE OF THE CITY is also a fantastic sophisticated score of him

Well we hope those of you who have received this have you given his spin and have enjoyed it

If anyone has any comments please feel free would love to hear them

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2018 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Just ordered ! It must have escaped my attention before. Documentary music for Cousteau is always my kind of music and the sample sold me. Looking forward to more Holdridge also. The "pickings" in recent times thanks to the younger generation have been piss poor. Thanks for remembering us older folks,Ford.

 
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