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 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 12:15 AM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)







THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR, Volume 3
Original Television Soundtrack
Music Composed and Conducted by Lyn Murray, Leonard Rosenman, Lalo Schifrin and Benny Carter

2 CD Set

Our historic series of releases of music from The Alfred Hitchcock Hour continues! The first two volumes of music from the series focused solely (just as they should have) on the music of Bernard Herrmann. Having released every note of all 17 Herrmann-scored episodes, it was time to move on to other composers, and we couldn’t be more excited about it.

The first disc of this special 2-CD set presents 75 minutes of music by the Hitchcock Hour’s most prolific composer … Lyn Murray! Murray’s scores were exceptional and varied. As you would expect, they have a very different feel from Bernard Herrmann’s music and each of the four Murray scores we include here (Who Needs An Enemy?, Lonely Place, Triumph and Thanatos Palace Hotel) show a completely different side of the composer. His music can be breezy, beautiful, exotic, adventurous … Lyn Murray could really do it all and we’re thrilled to devote our first CD ever to his music.

Disc two of this set presents scores by three legends … Leonard Rosenman (Beast In View, One of the Family), Lalo Schifrin (Memo From Purgatory) and Benny Carter (Crimson Witness).

The aficionados who know these episodes will realize immediately how exciting this release is. For those not familiar with these scores and perhaps have no Lyn Murray in their collections at all, you are in for such a treat.

Featuring over two hours of premiere music from this television classic, this landmark release is an absolute must for fans of each of the four composers.


CDs expected to begin shipping the week of May 29.

Limited Edition of 1000 copies

Price: $26.98
Catalog #: VCL 0512 1130


DISC ONE (75:34)

1. Main Title
“Funeral March Of A Marionette” (:24)
Composed by Charles Gounod
Arranged and Conducted by Bernard Herrmann

Who Needs An Enemy?
Composed and Conducted by Lyn Murray

2. Suite 1 (3:48)
Chapter Title / Scene One / Danielle / Steering Post / Poco Mort
3. Suite 2 (5:08)
Act II Opening / Laundry Bag / Inner Sanctum / Dummy #1 / Dummy #2 / Danielle Revisited / Blink
4. Suite 3 (1:09)
Act III Opening / Eulogy / Lawyer / Partner
5. Suite 4 (4:24)
Morris Bond / Mon Dragon / Bad Bourbon / End Title

Lonely Place
Composed and Conducted by Lyn Murray

6. Suite 1 (6:01)
A Lonely Place / Squirrel / Untitled / Tarnished Love / Cracker / Dirt Road
7. Suite 2 (4:49)
Black Hills / Gamboling Man / Georgia Knife / End Title

Triumph
Composed and Conducted by Lyn Murray

8. Suite 1 (3:12)
Songkhla / Taratao / Redang / Khota Baru / They Lied
9. Suite 2 (9:19)
Samui / Batu Pakat #1 / Batu Pakat #2 / Kuala / Star Song / Trengganv
10. Suite 3 (4:41)
Pyre / Ramna / Kuantan / Chukai / Kra / By Prayer
11. Suite 4 (6:42)
Phangan / Grave Scene / Car #1 / Car #2 / End Title

Thanatos Palace Hotel
Composed and Conducted by Lyn Murray

12. Suite 1 (7:00)
On The Ledge / Mr. Smith / Ariane / Three Days
13. Suite 2 (5:51)
Private Place / Thanatos / Imminent Guest
14. Suite 3 (7:31)
15. Suite 4 (5:05)
Morning Surprise /All In My Mind / Sunset Blood / All In My Mind / End Title


DISC TWO (59:17)

Beast In View
Composed and Conducted by Leonard Rosenman

1. Suite 1 (2:58)
Chapter Title / Concerned Helen / Photographer's Studio / Note
2. Suite 2 (4:07)
Out Of Commercial / Dejected Dorothy / Dorothy Watching / Dorothy Searching / Jack Shot
3. Suite 3 (6:22)
Card Game / Blood Bills / Elevator / Mrs. Clarvoe / Bad Girl, Helen / Dorothy's Image
4. Suite 4 (4:07)
End Title

Memo From Purgatory
Composed and Conducted by Lalo Schifrin

5. Suite 1 (8:40)
Memo From Purgatory / Malt Shop Twist / Philene / Purgatory Twist / Dark Room / I Volunteered
6. Suite 2 (5:56)
Initiation / Cool Off, Man / Candle / Jukebox / At Your Funeral / Let Flyers Do It
7. Suite 3 (3:46)
Escape / Baron's Blues / End Title

Crimson Witness
Composed and Conducted by Benny Carter

8. Suite 1 (4:20)
Chapter Title / Barbara / Baldwin / Fight / Relaxing
9. Suite 2 (1:32)
Madeline / Farnum / To Commercial #1
10. Suite 3 (2:52)
Mexican Talk / Twisting Dial #1 / Twisting Dial #2 / Hacksaw / Farnum’s Desk / Killing Farnum
11. Suite 4 (4:47)
Ernie's Plan #1 / Empty Office / Ernie's Plan #2 / Ernest & Judy Embrace / End Title

One Of The Family
Composed and Conducted by Leonard Rosenman

12. Suite 1 (3:05)
Chapter Title / Frieda And Baby / To Commercial #1
13. Suite 2 (1:30)
Nervous Joyce / To Commercial #2
14. Suite 3 (2:07)
Dexter Leaving / Joyce Phones / Joyce Studies Newspaper / Joyce Reacts To Phone / To Commercial #3
15. Suite 4 (1:58)
Joyce Reacts To Doorbell / End Title

16. End Title
“Funeral March Of A Marionette” (:38)
Composed by Charles Gounod
Arranged and Conducted by Bernard Herrmann
Chancy Ride / Black Rider / Hot Pursuit #1 / Hot Pursuit #2 / Thanatos Bridge / Taped Vapor

http://www.varesesarabande.com/servlet/the-1042/Alfred-Hitchcock-Hour%2C-The-cln-/Detail

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 12:22 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Thanks, Varese!
An item I don't have that I really want.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 12:39 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

And now we're down to 1,000 copies for the Hitchcock scores. Get it while you can.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 12:54 AM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

A huge PASS.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 1:24 AM   
 By:   Bob Shelack   (Member)

A huge PASS.

**DISGUSTING COMMENTS DELETED**

Bob, this is your moderator. DO NOT make comments like that ever again on this forum.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 1:30 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

A huge PASS.

Your loss. Lyn Murray's stuff alone would make it an essential purchase for me.

His score for On the Threshold of Space (Intrada) was terrific and another CD of his is great news.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 2:10 AM   
 By:   Erik Donovan   (Member)

This is the only one of the 7 I purchased. Bought the first 2 and they were great.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 3:37 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Thanks, Varese!
An item I don't have that I really want.


smile

Ordered!

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 5:12 AM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

Certainly didn't expect this! I thought Varese was only releasing the Herrmann scores. Lyn Murray wrote some great music for the series in almost every style imaginable. He is a composer whose work is finally getting some well deserved recognition in the film score fan community thanks to this and the release of his outstanding ON THE THRESHOLD OF SPACE. The other guys aren't too shabby either! smile

Excellent, surprise release.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 5:40 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

wow, this is awesome! I was hoping for more composers from the series, specifically Lyn Murray's score for the creepy insane 2nd episode, "Dont Look Behind You," but the Murray scores included are beautiful. Great release! They really NEED to upload a sample from one of the Rosenman episodes.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 5:52 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

This was a really nice surprise! I am particularly looking forward to hearing the Lyn Murray and Lalo Schifrin scores.

I have to say, part of my joy at the releases of the AHH scores is because I honestly never thought I'd ever get to hear some of this music outside of the television series. It's nice to be wrong sometimes.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 6:11 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

And now we're down to 1,000 copies for the Hitchcock scores. Get it while you can.

The only reason I can imagine these very limited scores dont sell out is because older fans who dont use the internet much arent aware these exist.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   Robert0320   (Member)

Definately ordered, Murray was terrific and new Rosenman and Schifrin are welcome. It will also be fun to have Benny Carter in my library. Bravo!

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 8:36 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

The Hitchcock Volume 3 is one that was a no-brainer for me. I'm delighted Varese has continued its commitment to getting this fantastic music out to us.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   Bernardo Sena   (Member)

Ordered! Love the show and it's always a pleasure to buy more music from master Rosenman!

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2012 - 6:06 AM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

This release doesn't seem to be getting much love compared to the others in the latest batch. I guess it could be because it isn't Herrmann's music for the series since that has already been released and many may not be real familiar with the show since it's 50 years old.

I'm a huge Herrmann fan, his music is what originally sparked my interest in film music, but I gotta say that Lyn Murray wrote some equally fine music for the series. I guess because he is probably unknown to many and his music comprises half the set, this release just hasn't piqued much interest. Understandable, but it's really too bad, especially considering he wrote more music for the series than anyone, over twice what Herrmann did, and it was generally of outstanding quality. Might be worth the gamble for some and at least you know what you're getting with Rosenman and Schifrin, maybe less so Carter.

I'm very much looking forward to receiving this!

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2012 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

This release doesn't seem to be getting much love compared to the others in the latest batch. I guess it could be because it isn't Herrmann's music for the series since that has already been released and many may not be real familiar with the show since it's 50 years old.

I'm a huge Herrmann fan, his music is what originally sparked my interest in film music, but I gotta say that Lyn Murray wrote some equally fine music for the series. I guess because he is probably unknown to many and his music comprises half the set, this release just hasn't piqued much interest. Understandable, but it's really too bad, especially considering he wrote more music for the series than anyone, over twice what Herrmann did, and it was generally of outstanding quality. Might be worth the gamble for some and at least you know what you're getting with Rosenman and Schifrin, maybe less so Carter.

I'm very much looking forward to receiving this!



I am delighted in advance by the third volume of "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour".
I am eager for a fourth volume that will include other composers
From season 1
"Ride the Nightmare" by Richard Shores
"Bonfire" and "I'll be Judge - I'll be Jury" by Pete Rugolo
"The Thirty-First of February" and "The Paragon" by Robert Drasnin

Anyway, TAHH vol. 1 was released in May 2011 and vol. 2 in November 2011
so we may expect vol. 4 by November 2012.

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2012 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

I sure hope they release the Rugolo scores in a future release. I was disappointed his scores weren't included along with the Goldsmith and Stevens iso scores on the THRILLER DVD set. Might have been a rights issue and if so, hopefully it won't affect his Hitchcock Hour music too.

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2012 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

I sure hope they release the Rugolo scores in a future release. I was disappointed his scores weren't included along with the Goldsmith and Stevens iso scores on the THRILLER DVD set. Might have been a rights issue and if so, hopefully it won't affect his Hitchcock Hour music too.


Perhaps, Varèse will release several volumes of "Thriller" for 2013.
It's not impossible because it's their taste and they have a deal with Universal.
As a reminder: Varèse released many early 60's scores by Goldsmith from Universal.
"The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" scores may be the forestaste of "Thriller" scores to come.
Let's wait and see...

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2012 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   Harrybocai   (Member)

Can someone tell me how many bot-set left in THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR soundtrack series?

 
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