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 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 10:49 PM   
 By:   sheetmusicman   (Member)

We continue our series of sheet music covers with the works of ALFRED NEWMAN

Previous posts have featured:

#1- JERRY GOLDSMITH
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=95867&forumID=1&archive=0
#2- JOHN BARRY
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=95935&forumID=1&archive=0
#3- ELMER BERNSTEIN
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=95991&forumID=1&archive=0
#4- MAURICE JARRE
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96028&forumID=1&archive=0
#5- JOHN WILLIAMS
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96051&forumID=1&archive=0
#6- DANNY ELFMAN
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96070&forumID=1&archive=0
#7- BILL CONTI
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96116&forumID=1&archive=0
#8- HENRY MANCINI
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96167&forumID=1&archive=0
#9- GEORGES DELERUE
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96171&forumID=1&archive=0
#10- MIKLOS ROZSA
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96187&forumID=1&archive=0
#11- DIMITRI TIOMKIN
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96215&forumID=1&archive=0
#12- BERNARD HERRMANN
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96560&forumID=1&archive=0&pageID=1&r=518#bottom
#13- JAMES HORNER
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96561&forumID=1&archive=0
#14- MICHEL LEGRAND
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96579&forumID=1&archive=0
#15- ENNIO MORRICONE
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96600&forumID=1&archive=0
#16- LALO SCHIFRIN
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96659&forumID=1&archive=0
#17- BURT BACHARACH
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96683&forumID=1&archive=0
#18- JOHN ADDISON
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96686&forumID=1&archive=0
#19- ALEX NORTH
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96734&forumID=1&archive=0&pageID=1&r=695#bottom
#20- MALCOLM ARNOLD
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96735&forumID=1&archive=0
#21- MARC SHAIMAN
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96792&forumID=1&archive=0
#22- THOMAS NEWMAN
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96794&forumID=1&archive=0
#23- RANDY NEWMAN
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96795&forumID=1&archive=0

We would appreciate any additions to sheet music by ALFRED NEWMAN not included in this post.

All images courtesy of the collection of RICHARD KRAFT except where noted.

AIRPORT (Love Theme)


AIRPORT (The Winds of Change- Love Theme) lyrics by Paul Francis Webster


AIRPORT (The Winds of Change- Love Theme) lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Note: Music Book OUTSTANDING MOTION PICTURE AND TV THEMES contains selection


AIRPORT (The Winds of Change- Love Theme) lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Note: Generic Cover


ANASTASIA lyrics by Paul Francis Webster


THE BEST OF EVERYTHING lyrics by Sammy Cahn


BLUE BIRD (Someday You’ll Find Your Bluebird)


CAPTAIN FROM CASTILE (Catana) lyrics by Eddie De Lange


COME TO THE STABLE (Through a Long and Sleepless Night) lyrics by Mack Gordon


COME TO THE STABLE (Through a Long and Sleepless Night) lyrics by Mack Gordon
Note: English Edition


COUNTERFEIT TRAITOR (Marianna) lyrics by Paul Francis Webster


DESIREE (We Meet Again- The Song from) lyrics by Ken Darby


THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD (Main Theme)


HOW THE WEST WAS WON (Vocal Selections)
Note: Music Book


HOW THE WEST WAS WON lyrics by Ken Darby
Note: Organ Edition


HOW THE WEST WAS WON (An American Cantata)
Note: Based on Themes from How The West Was Won


THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY lyrics by Sammy Cahn


PRESIDENT’S LADY


THE PRESIDENT’S LADY (My Love for You) lyrics by Mack Gordon



 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2015 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Nothing from ALL ABOUT EVE?

That's too bad. Listening to my FSM recording has made me curious to know if I could get sheet music of more than one of those themes.

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2018 - 5:32 PM   
 By:   gsteven   (Member)

I was surprised to find two sheet music titles (that were unknown to me) on Ebay ;

"The 23rd Psalm" from DAVID AND BATHSHEBA (picked up at a reasonable price)

"Ann Rutledge Theme" from THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE (still listed at 49.95!)

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2018 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

My favorite film composer, this is pretty darn easy for me to like!

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2018 - 7:11 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Wow! Alfred has now managed to top your previous favorites, Herrmann and Rozsa? He used to be a little bit behind them, as I recall...I think he may have been the most versatile of the three, even though I love them all of course.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2018 - 1:29 AM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

Wow! Alfred has now managed to top your previous favorites, Herrmann and Rozsa? He used to be a little bit behind them, as I recall...I think he may have been the most versatile of the three, even though I love them all of course.

Yavar


Alfred's music moves me even more often than Bernard and Miklos. That said, I won't stop listening to any of them (and Jerry) any time soon smile I love all four.

As you are quite aware, Yavar, Alfred not only had a very distinctive, emotion-bringing musical voice, he was a deservedly dominating force of nature within the Hollywood ranks in general...his early death (we could have used another 20 years of Alfred, minimum!) couldn't change the stunning impact of his life. From what I've gathered, his influence was beyond widespread among film composers, everyone (even crotchety Bernard!) seemed to admire him.

Finally, all I have to do is take out Towering Monuments like How the West Was Won, A Certain Smile, the Robe, David and Bathsheba, How Green Was My Valley, Diary of Anne Frank, Song of Bernadette (I could go on, and so could you wink ) to reinforce my favoritism.

Having my current Jerry experience has made it tougher to rank my favorites (the man was simply a score god, no doubt there). But Alfred moves me more often than any other, and I have to go with my heart on this one.

I wanted to mention (since you opened the door for my Alfred-gushing...regret it yet? lol) that I feel maestro Jerry was in some ways very like Alfred, in that he was more than capable of writing in countless contexts (not that Miklos and Bernard weren't, but they were more inclined toward the genres we know them best for).

Yavar and I agreed yesterday (paraphrase coming) that those four composers have such a range and breadth to their repetoire that a music lover could be YEARS appreciating their many works. That to me only reinforces their greatness (and my love for them) even more. I think I picked the right four to concentrate on smile

I have to give it up for Maestri Williams and Morricone as well, to me they remain the greatest living in film music (and quite possibly music in general). They are the current overlords imo, and I admire the iving heck out of both of them.

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2018 - 1:45 AM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

I can't go without mentioning something that had me rotfl. Allmusic (not exactly the gold standard of film music reviews...or anything else) had this to say about David and Bathsheba:

"Alfred Newman's score for Henry King's David & Bathsheba (1951) is a somber one, in keeping with the seriousness of the movie's Old Testament drama. The material is highly melodic and well played but it also lacks the memorable nature of Newman's best work, being more of a matter of great orchestrations than great composition. Even a piece called "The Rapture of Love" is more introspective and reflective than rapturous, and this is a good example of a score that works best in association with the movie for which it was written."

Lacks the memorable....are they kidding? How exactly is something both highly melodic and not memorable? This is an undisputed masterpiece with some of the most interesting (genre defining) melodies in film. He smashed through all kinds of boundaries on D&B, in some ways that score helped write the book on future epics in that mode. You could hum those melodies until your lips fall off.

I'll be forgiving and chalk it up to their reviewing an inferior release of that score, but it still makes them look really ludicrous. Of course, that's just one fumbled review among so many others on that site. Hard for anyone who loves film music to take them seriously (as a rule) in my humble opinion (their original review for Ben Hur was...try not to crack up...three stars out of five).

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2018 - 4:31 AM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)

We continue our series of sheet music covers with the works of ALFRED NEWMAN



Impressive collection. Thank you!

 
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