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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!

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2015 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Looks like this is coming soon from Caldera!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2015 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Looks like this is coming soon from Caldera!

Fantastic news. Gunning's wonderful and I, too, love the handful of cues included on his promo CD.

This guy's given us a lot of wonderful music: FIREFLY, WHEN THE WHALES CAME, WILD AFRICA among others.

The few cues from his also-unreleased score for COLD LAZARUS featured on the promo sound awesome as well, let's hope someone has their eye on that one too.

Bring on his wonderful back catalogue!

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2015 - 9:51 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2015 - 11:10 PM   
 By:   governor   (Member)



The few cues from his also-unreleased score for COLD LAZARUS featured on the promo sound awesome as well, let's hope someone has their eye on that one too.

Bring on his wonderful back catalogue!


The folks at Silva screen did release Cold Lazarus !

Fantastic work. My favorite Gunning score.

http://www.soundtrackcollector.com/title/34149/Cold+Lazarus

By the way, has anyone noticed that the theme from the episode How Does Your Garden Grow? from POIROT is VERY close to the theme from The Fury by John Williams ?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2015 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

The folks at Silva screen did release Cold Lazarus !

Fantastic work. My favorite Gunning score.


Oh wow, you're right! No idea how I missed that!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TGdt1nrUSQ&list=PLueXmE7SrlIR4PfU5-UG8cacC7R0f3OuC&index=3

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2015 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Curiously, I just last week purchased the Chandos collection that Edwina started this thread with - and just loaded it on my iPod this morning. And now you all are getting me to think about the full albums when I'm barely getting to know the suites from Rebecca and Cold Lazarus. What timing!

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2015 - 3:26 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

For those not familiar with the score here is the little clip just in case anyone might be hesitating!
https://soundcloud.com/alderaecords/rebecca-christopher-gunning



Hopefully Caldera CDs will be available from Intrada too...
If interested, better let them know here http://intrada.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6830

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2015 - 3:45 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

For those not familiar with the score here is the little clip just in case anyone might be hesitating!
https://soundcloud.com/alderaecords/rebecca-christopher-gunning



Hopefully Caldera CDs will be available from Intrada too...
If interested, better let them know here http://intrada.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6830


Well its not available from sae anymore. Much like pollyanna from Caldera I suspect thete will be a digital iTunes release.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2015 - 3:54 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

What you mean exactly? Rebecca? Well... it's not released yet... it will be "officially" released at the end of the month.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2015 - 5:16 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

http://www.musicbox-records.com/en/cd-soundtracks/2209-rebecca.html

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2015 - 6:15 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

For those not familiar with the score here is the little clip just in case anyone might be hesitating!
https://soundcloud.com/alderaecords/rebecca-christopher-gunning


has a Star Wars riff going on at the start.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2015 - 11:14 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Now I REALLY can't wait for this. That suite is gorgeous, just such devastating string writing. And those big lush moments are a revelation, as the suite from his promo didn't really explore that more bucolic side. Sounds like a fantastic companion to FIRELIGHT from the same year!

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2015 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

Wow!...

This is REAL music!

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2015 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Looks like this is coming soon from Caldera!

You made my week with this news! Thanks!!!!

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2015 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Curiously, I just last week purchased the Chandos collection that Edwina started this thread with - and just loaded it on my iPod this morning. And now you all are getting me to think about the full albums when I'm barely getting to know the suites from Rebecca and Cold Lazarus. What timing!


smile Edwina is smiling at this news. Perfect timing indeed!

 
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