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 Posted:   Nov 4, 2019 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   msmith   (Member)

By Vic Mizzy:



Cues first 35 seconds. By Robert Cobert

 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2019 - 3:40 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Please don't forget the wonderful use of organ at the end of "El Cid". As the dead Rodrigo comes out on horseback to face the Moors, the solo organ is truly inspiring and unique. It come right after the narrator states,
"And so the Cid rode out of the gates of history into legend." I remember as a kid I had goosebumps when I saw
this the first time. The organ is also used at the very end of the film to great effect.


Oh man! Seeing that as a kid was mindblowing!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2019 - 4:24 PM   
 By:   purplemonkeydishwasher   (Member)

I'm glad to see Piero Piccioni getting a few shout-outs in this thread!

One of my absolute faves is the "Love Theme" from "The Tenth Victim." Schmaltzy, over-the-top, I pretty much just melt every time this comes gushing out of the speakers.

Piero Piccioni - "Love Theme" from "The 10th Victim":



"Il Disprezzo" is another Piccioni score that is very organ-heavy:



 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2019 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   foxmorty   (Member)

Djawadi's Fright Night has some great organ in its main theme.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2019 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   Bill in Portland Maine   (Member)

I've always liked "Gloria" from Monsignor by John Williams. He quite literally pulled out all the stops on that one.

And also Bernard Herrmann's score from "The Day the Earth Stood Still," which used five organs including the 20th Century Fox studio's Wurlitzer. I just discovered the score recently, and it is freaking great. Herrmann got so snubbed for award nominations after 1941 it was ridiculous. But this one earned him a Golden Globe nomination.

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 Posted:   Nov 4, 2019 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   Superman1701   (Member)

Spiderman 2. The wedding scene was played (uncredited) by acclaimed organist Frederick Swann on the Great Organs of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, (the world’s largest church organ).

 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2019 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Church organ:
EL CID
TRON
FAFDM
KOYAANISQATSI
INTERSTELLAR

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2019 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   Primo   (Member)

My God, people, I'm surprised no one has mentioned one of Herrmann's greatest scores: Obsession!

 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2019 - 5:42 PM   
 By:   Lattanzi   (Member)

El Cid

I concur! An organ is in only one cue but it's use in the film is sublime.

Also Herrmann's Journey to the Center of the Earth gets all kind of mileage out of various organs. The cue "Atlantis" is so beautifully mysterious yet almost reverent.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2019 - 6:25 PM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

When Jerry brought in the organ @7:55, well … I'm sure at least some of the old folks here who were there that memorable opening night way back in '79 probably got goosebumps just like I did.


Well, I still don't consider myself old! big grin

But I was there -- it was the first time I'd ever seen the name "Jerry Goldsmith" too!

And yeah, it was awesome.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2019 - 6:38 PM   
 By:   Clemens   (Member)

For me, the best organ music is from "DEMON"/"GOD TOLD ME TO" by the illustrious Frank Cordell! I feel that he was as good as Bernard Herrmann would have been were he to have lived to compose this score!

 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2019 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

El Cid

I concur! An organ is in only one cue but it's use in the film is sublime.

Also Herrmann's Journey to the Center of the Earth gets all kind of mileage out of various organs. The cue "Atlantis" is so beautifully mysterious yet almost reverent.


Agreed.
Electric organ

 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2019 - 6:57 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Rollerball big grin

 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2019 - 7:00 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

"Skeksis Funeral" from The Dark Crystal.

 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2019 - 7:21 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

"Skeksis Funeral" from The Dark Crystal.

Good one!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 12:29 AM   
 By:   ROBERT Z   (Member)

"Skeksis Funeral" from The Dark Crystal.




Not in the movie (deleted scène) but in the album and so great.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 12:40 AM   
 By:   ROBERT Z   (Member)

Pirates of the Carribean.
Don't like so much the score saga but like these parts with organ:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzzGWfPI2YU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UfT0jVzNk

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 5:47 AM   
 By:   shureman   (Member)

CARNIVAL OF SOULS, solo organ for complete score...

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 6:32 AM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

"Skeksis Funeral" from The Dark Crystal.


Aw, you beat me to it Jack!

In any case, here's the deleted scene...


 
 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

I've always liked "Gloria" from Monsignor by John Williams. He quite literally pulled out all the stops on that one.

And also Bernard Herrmann's score from "The Day the Earth Stood Still," which used five organs including the 20th Century Fox studio's Wurlitzer. I just discovered the score recently, and it is freaking great. Herrmann got so snubbed for award nominations after 1941 it was ridiculous. But this one earned him a Golden Globe nomination.

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Hell yes to both of these. The “Atlantis” cue that several have mentioned really affected me as a young listener. And as for “Gloria” ... I consider it a highlight of JW’s more “serious” side and the use of organ manages to be both subtle and rafter-shaking by turns.

 
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