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 Posted:   Jan 3, 2010 - 7:56 AM   
 By:   Stephan   (Member)

Because I knew many people here are interested in John Williams' not so known score to STORY OF A WOMAN, I created a suite with the score:



The sound quality is poor, sorry for that, but nevertheless I hope you enjoy it. One secret less.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2010 - 8:18 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Excellent stuff, Stephan! I already have the song "Uno di Qua, L'Altra di la" (which the score quotes a couple of times), but it was great to hear some of this music for the first time. I've been searching high and low for the film too, but to no avail.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2010 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

By the way, am I the only one who hears echoes of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS at about 6:00?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2010 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   TownerFan   (Member)

The score sounds melodic and tender, with some lovely JANE EYRE-like stylings. It has already the sound of the "mature" Williams. I'd love to hear it properly!

This film is impossible to find, it was never released in any home video format. I tried several times to catch it without success. Even though it's an Italian co-production, but from what I know it was never broadcasted by any of our local television channels.

However, it's a Universal title so let's hope the score will be unearthed soon by Varèse, Intrada, LLL or FSM!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2010 - 4:17 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Thor - "By the way, am I the only one who hears echoes of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS at about 6:00?"

Tsk Tsk Thor. You should practice what you preach wink
If you read through the other threads about this film/score, you will see me mention the CE3K similarity a few times.
This clip is taken from my tape btw.

 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2010 - 7:54 PM   
 By:   cirtap   (Member)

By the way, am I the only one who hears echoes of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS at about 6:00?


NO U R HEARING things, U want this to be just like JAMES C. HORNER, but it is NOT. GET the freaking Snow out your ears.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2010 - 8:27 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Funny it's the other way around for me, I hear echoes of STORIA DI UNA DONNA in CLOSE ENCOUNTERS. big grin

 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2010 - 8:31 PM   
 By:   Ed   (Member)

The theme song from the film is available as a download from Amazon. The album is Ornella Vanoni - Io Sono Come Sono...

The track is Uno Di Qua L'Altro Di Là

This info was on the other thread about this score but is worth repeating.

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2010 - 8:34 AM   
 By:   Stephan   (Member)


This clip is taken from my tape btw.


Yes, this is right, Kev ripped the music from the movie so you have to thank him, too. Unfortunately, I didn't know that HE was the one so I haven't thanked him until now smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2010 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   Adam S   (Member)

I went from not knowing hardly anything about this score to wanting this above any other Williams unreleased score. The sound quality doesn't do it justice but its good enough for me to hear what I'm missing out on. Seems like something I would really love. Thanks for posting it. I hope it gets released sometime.

- Adam

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2010 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I just played through the suite again - a lovely clean-up job of the tape btw, well done on that guys - and my only hope now is Lukas or Doug or anyone hears it and is compelled to discover the sessions/tapes for eventual CD release.
If that happens this year, 2010 will deffo be the year we made contact!!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2013 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

Still waiting a release of this rare score! frown

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2013 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Indeed.

I think we will have to wait a very long time -- like INFINITELY... frown

I've done a lot of stuff to find this film -- the last and only remaining feature film of John Williams that I haven't seen -- but all efforts have been unsuccessful.

If the film is that hard to find, I can only imagine how hard it would be to find the music tracks. In all likelihood, they have long since been lost and destroyed.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2013 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

Indeed.

I think we will have to wait a very long time -- like INFINITELY... frown

I've done a lot of stuff to find this film -- the last and only remaining feature film of John Williams that I haven't seen -- but all efforts have been unsuccessful.

If the film is that hard to find, I can only imagine how hard it would be to find the music tracks. In all likelihood, they have long since been lost and destroyed.


well, sometimes it is easier to find the music.
I mean we have Williams' Nightwatch, but I can't find this pilot anywhere..

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2013 - 9:06 AM   
 By:   jonnyquest   (Member)

Just love this music from the first time I heard various bits of it on youtube. And from a period many of us Williams fans absolutely cherish!

If the presumed-lost materials never materialize, (and I never give up hope!) I'd like to think that someday, an enterprising musician could transcribe a little suite from this score, based on what survives in the great assembly Stephan put together. I mean, if I (who can't even read music) can pick out the main melodies on my yamaha keyboard, then hopefully someone who cares (and has the talent) might reconstruct some of it.

This would certainly fill a mighty gap in the same way the short - but beautiful - re-recorded suite from "The Rare Breed" brings me joy in the absence of the original soundtrack. And of course whoever steps up to accept this challenge might as well throw in a little reconstructed suite from "The Secret Ways", then I can die happy, LOL.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2013 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

Just love this music from the first time I heard various bits of it on youtube. And from a period many of us Williams fans absolutely cherish!

If the presumed-lost materials never materialize, (and I never give up hope!) I'd like to think that someday, an enterprising musician could transcribe a little suite from this score, based on what survives in the great assembly Stephan put together. I mean, if I (who can't even read music) can pick out the main melodies on my yamaha keyboard, then hopefully someone who cares (and has the talent) might reconstruct some of it.

This would certainly fill a mighty gap in the same way the short - but beautiful - re-recorded suite from "The Rare Breed" brings me joy in the absence of the original soundtrack. And of course whoever steps up to accept this challenge might as well throw in a little reconstructed suite from "The Secret Ways", then I can die happy, LOL.


Since the Secret Ways was recently released in a new DVD, maybe it will be easier for that film to find the music .

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2013 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   jonnyquest   (Member)

Just love this music from the first time I heard various bits of it on youtube. And from a period many of us Williams fans absolutely cherish!

If the presumed-lost materials never materialize, (and I never give up hope!) I'd like to think that someday, an enterprising musician could transcribe a little suite from this score, based on what survives in the great assembly Stephan put together. I mean, if I (who can't even read music) can pick out the main melodies on my yamaha keyboard, then hopefully someone who cares (and has the talent) might reconstruct some of it.

This would certainly fill a mighty gap in the same way the short - but beautiful - re-recorded suite from "The Rare Breed" brings me joy in the absence of the original soundtrack. And of course whoever steps up to accept this challenge might as well throw in a little reconstructed suite from "The Secret Ways", then I can die happy, LOL.


Since the Secret Ways was recently released in a new DVD, maybe it will be easier for that film to find the music .


I sure hope so, KonstantinosZ! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2014 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

This is UNBELIEVABLE!!
One of the RAREST films in history I have ever encountered (was searching for years for this in various sources) now online!!

The missing link in Williams' filmography!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfYGELjTsHE

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2014 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

(Repeat from JWFANsmile

Holy crap! At long last....I have to hurry up and download it before it's removed.

I don't care about the shoddy quality -- it's the LAST film in Williams' filmography that I haven't seen.

Thanks for the heads-up, K.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2014 - 11:07 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

This is UNBELIEVABLE!!
One of the RAREST films in history I have ever encountered (was searching for years for this in various sources) now online!!

The missing link in Williams' filmography!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfYGELjTsHE


Is the music in the Main Title Williams or a Classical piece?

 
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