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 Posted:   Sep 10, 2013 - 6:22 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

I recently purchased a compilation cd of the scores of Christopher Gunning entitled "THE FILM & TV MUSIC OF CHRISTOPHER GUNNING" from Chandos. I have been shying away compiltations in favor of complete works. However, this cd is as amazing as many complete scores I own but I just HAVE to share one particular track with you.

Track 6 is from Gunning's movie score for "Rebecca". I honestly feel that this maybe one of the most beautiful pieces I have ever heard be it only 6:38 in duration. I cannot even describe how it makes me feel. The melancholy presence of the cello at the opening and closing of this piece is stunning.

It saddens me that a complete score for this movie is not available but I will take what I can get. I would highly recommend this compilation of Gunning's music to everyone. It is more than worth the price.

Did I use enough adjectives?

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2013 - 11:19 PM   
 By:   Julian K   (Member)

A couple of the original tracks from REBECCA appear on Gunning's promotional 1998 2-CD set Music For Films and Television (not to be confused with the 1994 set with the same title).

They are: Manderlay (3'42") and Opening Title (3'06").

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2013 - 5:24 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Christopher Gunning is fantastic and I think you've bought an excellent CD there.

I received it as a Christmas gift a couple of years ago and it played endlessly all Christmas Day. Everyone in the family loved it.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2013 - 6:40 AM   
 By:   terrybamber1   (Member)

Christopher Gunning is fantastic and I think you've bought an excellent CD there.

I received it as a Christmas gift a couple of years ago and it played endlessly all Christmas Day. Everyone in the family loved it.


totally agree - tremendous composer whose contribution to Poirot is just as great as Mr Suchet's

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2013 - 8:10 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)


Julian, thank you for pointing out this 2 cd set to me - will definitely look for it. Stephen, how wonderful that your family could enjoy this beautiful music with you in Christmas Day! Who said it has to be holiday music on Dec. 25th? Finally to terry, Poirot was such a fun and well produced series. What a treat to know that Christopher Gunning played such a part!

 
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