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 Posted:   Nov 22, 2021 - 11:07 AM   
 By:   merlyn   (Member)

Thank you again Justin for the great suites

Lyn

 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2021 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

What to expect from Monday's suites.


Next week begins the final three Morton Stevens suites; one you'll like so much you'll be married to it, the other is winning. Jan Hammer, and the other "Broken Badges" suite. Maybe one more suite.

 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2021 - 5:24 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

What to expect from Monday's suites.


Next week begins the final three Morton Stevens suites; one you'll like so much you'll be married to it, the other is winning. Jan Hammer, and the other "Broken Badges" suite. Maybe one more suite.


Thanks for all of your efforts, Justin!:-)

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2021 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

This week's suites.



I Married Wyatt Earp
Composer: Morton Stevens
https://youtube.com/watch?v=jKqYoJnNHuw

Suite #1 (of two) for the 1980's TV movie. There are a lot of "Hawaii Five-O" ideas in here.


The Incredibly Sad Princess (Original overseas title: Silene Smutna Princezna)
Composer: Jan Hammer
https://youtube.com/watch?v=WDaq--8HK9U
The full film: https://gloria.tv/post/j8sgFGo8UonV28s4iAVPnPQfe (the site is safe to use, at least in Firefox)

From early in his career, from 1968, and overseas film he scored. Born in 1948, that would make him around twenty years old when he did this. According to his IMDb page, he had a brief scoring career early on, then it died down, then eventually he came back. I suspect there are some other projects from overseas, missing from IMDb that he scored.

This is most of the score, minus the songs, though I did edit up one song for the music. and include a trailing opening and trailing end of two songs, for listening purposes.

CURIOSITY CORNER:

The final suite; both suites cover all the episodes.


"Broken Badges"
https://youtube.com/watch?v=9VsOKkpjfrc

A suite for Velton Ray Bunch.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2021 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

What to expect from Monday's suites.



Another Bernstein suite from "The Rookies", the final "Mannix" suite I have, the second and final suite for "I Married Wyatt Earp", and one final CURIOSITY CORNER suite (this time the long-ago promised John Rubinstein suite).

ALSO...
And a reminder that about December 10th or earlier, starts the 12 Days of Goldsmith suites, where every day that is not a Sunday or holiday, there will be a Jerry Goldsmith suite of unreleased music.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2021 - 7:33 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

This week's suites.
Plus a reminder afterwards.



"I Married Wyatt Earp"
https://youtube.com/watch?v=aBYdxXl0O6c

The second and final suite for Morton Stevens score.



"Mannix"
https://youtube.com/watch?v=aKBU35YWxVo

The third and final suite for Lalo Schifrin. The three suites I have made cover all the episodes he scored for the series, plus I think one (if I am recalling correctly) that he was credited on IMDb for but not in the episode, so just to make sure … I covered it, too. Why not.


"The Rookies"
https://youtube.com/watch?v=4EzMlrx_ljA

Suite #4 for Elmer Bernstein. I know I said four suites, but it would have taken way too much effort and time to find a way to cram all the score into four suites (which was possible) so I ended up with five.


CURIOSITY CORNER:

Final CC suite.



"MacKenzies of Paradise Cove"
Also known by other titles such as "Wonderland Cove".
By: John Rubinstein
https://youtube.com/watch?v=eOiIPGMctkE
The full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj39mU_xxVk


This was a short-lived series based off a TV movie (which Rubinstein also scored). Two or three episodes are not available, so I don't know the full composer listing, but so far this appears to be the only episode he scored. He also provided the series' main theme (since it's obscure enough, I went ahead and covered the opening/closing themes).




REMINDER:

See you Wednesday for a pre 12 Days of Goldsmith suite. I'll explain at that time.

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 8:36 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

The 12 Days of Goldsmith begins a day early.


So, what is this? The twelve days leading up to and stopping on the 22nd (excluding Sundays) will each have a suite of unreleased Jerry Goldsmith score.

So, what in the world is there to do aside from super obscure pilots and TV work? Well, how about radio?

Yes, all these suites will cover all currently-known episodes of radio programs Jerry scored.

The suites are edited out of the episodes, so you only have to hear the score and some dialogue and not entire episodes. Where possible, some dialogue and FX has been removed. Volumes have been raised and lowered for listenability. I will have a little commentary on each original score.


So, this day I simply bring a suite of score from some episodes (not all) that Jerry supervised the music on or co-supervised the music. In the highly unlikely chance he provided any original material, I decided to cover the music to some episodes. There is a title card to each episode so you can glance at the video at any time and know where episode you are listening to.

Suite #0:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=CSC9EhjspyY

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2021 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Day #1 for The 12 Days of Goldsmith begins now.



Today I present a special entry. Aside from this being currently the only known episode of Columbia Workshop that Jerry scored, this episode aired in 1951, making this his earliest known score, even before his early career in television scoring, placing him in his very young 20's!

Opening with sleigh bells and woodwinds, the entire score is small and quaint with mainly woodwinds taking the lead.

Two or three themes are heard, even though it's a short score. Obviously written by somebody still new to composing, but the craftsmanship is there and there's a certain quality that is clear. How he got a gig at such a young age, must be a story onto itself.

Enjoy:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=SspssUeKBNA

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2021 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

On the second day of the 12 Days of Goldsmith, Justin gave to you:


CBS Radio Workshop
Suite #1: https://youtube.com/watch?v=4jeZvaWPaZA

This is currently the first known episode of the radio program to be scored by Jerry.

The episode was score heavy, with half of it featuring score. A tough job, Jerry had to score talk about weather moving around, which I'm guessing the producers knew was boring even with dramatic delivery.

What sounds like a small ensemble features woodwinds, brass, and harmonic (could that be Tommy Morgan?), basically services the episode. There's not much here really worth hearing or owning on CD. It's by no means the worse score he did for radio (there's one that holds that honor) but it's borderline a "Completists" score.

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2021 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

What to expect from Monday's suites.



Obscurities, including the names Morton Stevens and Patrick Williams.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2021 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

On the third day of the 12 Days of Goldsmith, Justin gave to you:


CBS Radio Workshop
Suite #2: https://youtube.com/watch?v=1FLjiT2F97U

This suite comprises two episode scores, but one is long and the total it brings the suite to just under the fifteen minute limit I have for videos on an un-verified YouTube account, so it's a lot of score.

The suite opens with "Season of Disbelief and Hail and Farewell", brought to us by Ray Bradbury (yes, before Horner worked with him, Jerry did). A score for woodwinds, harp and brass, the score features touching music, wistful material, and uncertainty. Certainly amongst his best efforts for radio.


Closing the suite is "Jacob's Hands", a simple but effective score for once again woodwinds, harp and brass. Not much here really needs releasing, but the score is short

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2021 - 7:39 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

This week's suites (not counting the 12 Days of Goldsmith).



"Masquerade
Composer: Morton Stevens
https://youtube.com/watch?v=D8viid0m0dg

A short-lived series from the mid 1980's where it appears Stu Phillips did most of the series aside from the episode "Winnings". All the series finally popped up a few weeks ago (I've been looking for years) and some episodes did not have the end credits, so I cant' say for sure this is the only score Stevens did. I updated the show on IMDb to include the "Music by" credit for Stu on every episode I was able to verify. Somebody years ago had submitted him for all the episodes, but in fact he did not do "Winnings", so I am leery of saying he did the remainder.

Anyway, if you are a Morton Stevens fan, this score should be right up your alley!



"Most Wanted"
Composer: Patrick Williams
https://youtube.com/watch?v=mObxQp_q7So

A one-season lived Quinn Martin Production.

This is the score for the feature-length pilot -- the only episode Williams scored. And yes, the composer credits for the show are complete on IMDb; barely any original scoring, a ton of tracking.

Even though the scores were tracked so heavily, I didn't find a single episode that tracked Williams. That and his theme not surviving beyond the pilot, indicates to me it was not a happy experience for him and the producers were not thrilled with his work.

Suites for the other episodes to follow at unspecified dates (I went through the show, found the tracked cues, replaced parts that have FX/SFX, to make cleaner cuts of cues), though I can say the second one will be Lawrence Rosenthal's score.



"Skag"
Composer: Billy Goldenberg
https://youtube.com/watch?v=ju-yovNYrzQ

This is his score from the feature-length pilot. The series was short lived. This is the only episode that has ever popped up in all the years I have looked.



"To Rome With Love"
Composer: Frank DeVol
https://youtube.com/watch?v=X5rudsgQkMc

This is his score from the pilot. This is the only episode that has ever popped up in all the years I have looked. The end credits were not included, so I had to make a fake composer credit card; I used a screen grab from the opening credits.

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2021 - 8:00 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

This week's suites (not counting the 12 Days of Goldsmith).



"Masquerade
Composer: Morton Stevens
https://youtube.com/watch?v=D8viid0m0dg

A short-lived series from the mid 1980's where it appears Stu Phillips did most of the series aside from the episode "Winnings". All the series finally popped up a few weeks ago (I've been looking for years) and some episodes did not have the end credits, so I cant' say for sure this is the only score Stevens did. I updated the show on IMDb to include the "Music by" credit for Stu on every episode I was able to verify. Somebody years ago had submitted him for all the episodes, but in fact he did not do "Winnings", so I am leery of saying he did the remainder.

Anyway, if you are a Morton Stevens fan, this score should be right up your alley!



"Most Wanted"
Composer: Patrick Williams
https://youtube.com/watch?v=mObxQp_q7So

This is the score for the feature-length pilot -- the only episode Williams scored. And yes, the composer credits for the show are complete on IMDb; barely any original scoring, a ton of tracking.

Even though the scores were tracked so heavily, I didn't find a single episode that tracked Williams. That and his theme not surviving beyond the pilot, indicates to me it was not a happy experience for him and the producers were not thrilled with his work.

Suites for the other episodes to follow at unspecified dates (I went through the show, found the tracked cues, replaced parts that have FX/SFX, to make cleaner cuts of cues), though I can say the second one will be Lawrence Rosenthal's score.



"Skag"
Composer: Billy Goldenberg
https://youtube.com/watch?v=ju-yovNYrzQ

This is his score from the feature-length pilot. The series was short lived. This is the only episode that has ever popped up in all the years I have looked.



"To Rome With Love"
Composer: Frank DeVol
https://youtube.com/watch?v=X5rudsgQkMc

This is his score from the pilot. This is the only episode that has ever popped up in all the years I have looked. The end credits were not included, so I had to make a fake composer credit card; I used a screen grab from the opening credits.


Thanks again, Justin!:-)

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2021 - 8:27 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

On the fourth day of the 12 Days of Goldsmith, Justin gave to you:


CBS Radio Workshop
Suite #3: https://youtube.com/watch?viagjeZLPBaw

This suite comprises two episode scores.

The suite opens with "Another Point of View or: Hamlet Revisited". Starting off with a rousing five-note brass theme, the score leads with to intimate woodwind pieces with harp, also displaying a kind of understated kind of wistful seven-note theme played on woodwinds. The first half is certainly amongst his best work for radio.


Closing the suite is the quirky "A Pride of Carrots or: Venus Well Served", a humorous and quirky work for harmonica, a little woodwind use, and various kinds of percussion. Also amongst his best work for radio, if not in the top five.



Tomorrow: Perhaps Jerry's best score for radio, and it's long. One cue is continuous for about ten minutes. It's also the final suite for CBS Radio Workshop.

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2021 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

On the fifth day of the 12 Days of Goldsmith, Justin gave to you:


CBS Radio Workshop
Suite #4: https://youtube.com/watch?v=FbIas4dE5i4
Suite #5: https://youtube.com/watch?v=AysIrTCR4LM

These suites cover one episode, which is -- in my opinion -- probably Jerry's best scoring for radio.

A driving score full of energy and some emotion. I'll let others share their thoughts.



Tomorrow: CBS Romance.

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2021 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I don’t think there’s any “probably” about it! IMO it’s so clearly his greatest work for the medium of radio, transcending to the level of a great concert work in terms of quality, just like his short score to The Artist Who Did Not Want to Paint eight years later. And interestingly, William Conrad thought so too, two decades later recommending to the Air Force Band that someone should adapt the “Thunder of Imperial Names” segment into a standalone concert band work! It has been recorded and performed multiple times since (including Jerry himself conducting it live twice!) and remains the only bit of Goldsmith’s radio scoring to date, to have a life outside of the original radio broadcast. And it’s not even the best part of that episode — to me that honor goes to “The Highwayman” — I think all four works that make up 1489 Words desperately call out for a new recording, ideally presented twice (once with narration and once without).

“Thunder” was also actually the primary subject of a Goldsmith Odyssey Interview I conducted over two months ago, with former Air Force chief arranger Mike Davis. That episode is still awaiting editing, but I can’t wait for people to hear it…

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2021 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

On the sixth day of the 12 Days of Goldsmith, Justin gave to you:


CBS Romance
Suite #6: https://youtube.com/watch?v=5VfuRPuOIVI

This suite covers three episodes.

First up is "Lord Sweeney" -- currently the first known score by Jerry for this program.
This was the first suite I edited and I made the decision to only include score with no dialogue, so this is not the complete score. I also arranged the music into some kind of listenable order.

The score is for orchestra, with a re-occurring theme on bassoon.


Next up is the debatable music to "The Kreutzen List". The episode features no end credits and the score doesn't really sounds like it's an original work or necessarily by Goldsmith. I suppose it's possible some stock music by him was used. Fans of "Johnny Dollar" may recognize a Bob Bailey era music snippit, meaning either the MUTEL Music library was used or that this music ended up later in the MUTEL Music library. What ever the case, it's good music.

This was also an early edit job and I opted for music portions only.


And finally, closing out the suite is "Cordova".
For this episode I opted to keep the parade source pieces which I very much doubt are by Jerry. I moved all of them to the front of the suite to keep them separate from the score. This is not the entire score, as I opted to not include some SFX heavy pieces.

The score proper starts about 5:10 into the video. It's entirely performed by a solo guitarist with a re-occurring five-note theme. I made the creative decision to arrange many of the cues into one or two suites, so the music doesn't stop for periods. No forced joining, but rather choices made for a smooth and/or natural flow (as possible).

 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2021 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Freaky coincidence time.


Saturday I listen to a radio program called When Radio Was, that plays old radio shows. Hour one opened with … "The Cave". Only it was aired in another show called "Suspense" and it featured different music. I don't know if it had credits, as the show cut it off and faded it out to talk about it and then go to commercial.

 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2021 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

On the seventh day of the 12 Days of Goldsmith, Justin gave to you:


CBS Romance
Suite #7: https://youtube.com/watch?v=9op1kmRoyGs

This suite covers two episodes -- the two-parter "Sir Henry", which aired on two separate days.

A long video, the score consists of a long-lined lyrical theme. The score is almost entirely done with woodwinds and a harp.

Apologies, but the audio has flutter butterfly noises, which was in the original audio I used. It can't be removed. Part I is riddled with it. Part II opens with some, but it starts fading and it's largely very tolerable.

 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2021 - 11:32 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

On the eighth day of the 12 Days of Goldsmith, Justin gave to you:


CBS Romance
Suite #8: https://youtube.com/watch?v=wDsOABHSneU

This suite covers two episodes -- the final two episodes currently known to be scored by Jerry. And so this concludes CBS Romance for now. In the future, it's always possible another suite might be made if more episodes are found.

Opening the suite is the episode "Enchanted Voyage". A small ensemble score made primarily of woodwinds and a harp. At least one identifiable theme and musical ideas, all of which are found throughout the score. It's a pleasant although unremarkable score.


Closing the suite is "The Guitar", which of course uses a guitar to mainly perform the score. A very small ensemble score, consisting of a clarinet, an alto flute, a base flute, and an acoustic guitar. Another pleasant although unremarkable score.

Due to the heavy SFX in cues, this is not the entire score. I tried to combine cues into natural flowing listening experiences where possible.

 
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