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 Posted:   Oct 19, 2013 - 11:40 PM   
 By:   sheetmusicman   (Member)

Imagine being handed sheet music you have never seen previously of a piano score from Jerry Goldsmith's EXPLORERS that was originally composed for 90 musicians. Then imagine having someone shove a camera in your face and asking you to sight read it on the spot. That's what Richard Kraft did to pianist Mike Farrell. This is the result.



EXPLORERS (Class Reunion- Main Theme)


Here is a link to a checklist of Sheet Music from which this was chosen.

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96853&forumID=1&archive=0

Hope you enjoy.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2013 - 11:46 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Beautiful! What a lovely take on Goldsmith's great theme! Thanks guys!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 12:01 AM   
 By:   Weyoun   (Member)

Beautiful! What a lovely take on Goldsmith's great theme! Thanks guys!

Well played! I actually like it better than anything in the OST itself!

Chris

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 5:52 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

If you're making any kind of compilation of these things (hopefully after a second or third take!), this should definitely make the cut.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   AlexCope   (Member)

Nice! Looking forward to hearing more!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 9:30 AM   
 By:   sheetmusicman   (Member)

Glad folks are enjoying this.

Definitely no plans to release any of these beyond sharing them here.

This project is the opposite of doing something to be commercially released. Just a quick, wacky, loose, fun fan thing.

A gang of us got together for a goofy afternoon loaded with a massive pile of music that none of us had reviewed previously. The idea was to get a quick taste of what lurked within all of this obscure sheet music without the pressure of trying to do anything slick or commercial. One take, sight-read, improvisational read-through moments is what we wanted to capture.

We had a blast playing around... wrong notes, off-pitches, fumbled moves be damned!

Hopefully watching these will provide even a fraction of the spontaneous joy we had in doing them.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   Hedji   (Member)

That was gorgeous! This has been my favorite Goldsmith score for decades, and yet I've never heard of that piece being titled "Class Reunion".

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   Matt B   (Member)

Very lovely. Thank you for posting. smile

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   afn   (Member)

I wish I could play like that. This is I guess the only thing in life that could make me remotely jealous of anything or anybody.

Wowowow. Hats off - to both composer and performer.

But this also proves something I've always said - that only in piano solo performances the true spirit or "core" of a theme or music comes out, stripped of any orchestral / orchestrating trickery.

Bring it on!!

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 11:54 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: A gang of us got together for a goofy afternoon loaded with a massive pile of music that none of us had reviewed previously. The idea was to get a quick taste of what lurked within all of this obscure sheet music without the pressure of trying to do anything slick or commercial. One take, sight-read, improvisational read-through moments is what we wanted to capture.

We had a blast playing around... wrong notes, off-pitches, fumbled moves be damned!

Hopefully watching these will provide even a fraction of the spontaneous joy we had in doing them


Well, you succeeded!!!

 
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