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 Posted:   Mar 5, 2013 - 5:50 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

A WOMAN IN BLACK-2012- In this recent HAMMER effort the music score has some nice pretty passages along the way.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2013 - 10:09 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

DEMONS OF THE MIND-72-HARRY ROBERTSON gives us a very haunting and beautiful main theme along with his solid action cues.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   musicalpyramid   (Member)

THE VIKING QUEEN-67-A very pretty main theme used often throughout the film is the highlight of this good score from GARY HUGHES.

Watched this again recently. I wish there was more GARY HUGHES music out there to enjoy.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   musicalpyramid   (Member)

HAMMER in the early 60's did a few pirate adventure films like -PIRATES OF BLOOD RIVER-62- Which had a nice main theme melody and some good romantic cues along the way.Music by GARY HUGHES.

Seeing as I am in a Gary Hughes mood now, I listened to this, some of the elements that found their way into DEVIL SHIP PIRATES two years later are present in this score.



That said, it only serves to remind just how good a proper copy of DEVIL SHIP PIRATES would sound... *sigh*

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 6:53 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Thanks for bumping this thread, good stuff there by MR HUGHES, I forgot about this thread as weeks then months went by.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   musicalpyramid   (Member)

Thanks for bumping this thread, good stuff there by MR HUGHES, I forgot about this thread as weeks then months went by.

What I think attracts me to the Hammer scores is the style, often quite distinctly different from the 'Hollywood' sound (which I also enjoy) and also distinctly different from the style of other British films, such as the 40s & 50s war films with their Walton-esq Imperial flavour.

There is an edgyness, a modernism to many of the Hammer scores, avoiding the direct use of either the lush 'golden age' styles or the Elgar derived 'British Empire' music, but also avoiding the overt pop influences of the mid 60s onwards. Charting its own unique post-war style. I find that interesting and enjoyable as a counterpoint to the mainstream in film music.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2013 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   musicalpyramid   (Member)

Thanks for bumping this thread, good stuff there by MR HUGHES, I forgot about this thread as weeks then months went by.

Ok given the impossibility of finding much on CD, I have tracked down these examples of GARY HUGHES music on youtube. Can't find anything else besides the Devil-Ship Pirates Trailer

THE SCARLET BLADE - 1964.



A CHALLENGE FOR ROBIN HOOD - 1967


 
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