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 Posted:   Sep 22, 2023 - 8:14 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Again, never even got around to Williams and Vangelis.

But for Williams, definitely STANLEY & IRIS, THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST, STEPMOM, SABRINA, ALWAYS, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, ANGELA'S ASHES and so on.

For Vangelis, 1492, yes, but also L'APOCALYPSE DES ANIMAUX, OPERA SAUVAGE, BLADE RUNNER, MISSING, ANTARCTICA, EL GRECO etc. And a whole bunch of studio albums.

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2023 - 8:19 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

The Accidental Tourist - John Williams

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2023 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

Certainly not exhaustive but

"The Poet Acts" from THE HOURS (Glass)
"Song for Bob" from THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD (Cave & Ellis)
"Memories" from MOON (Mansell)
"I Only Photograph Flowers" from HARRISON'S FLOWERS (Eidelman)
"Remembrances" from SCHINDLER'S LIST (Williams)
"Agnus Dei" (extended choir a cappella version) from KONIG DER LETZTEN TAGE (Kilar)
"The Waves: Tuesday" from THREE WORLDS: MUSIC FROM WOOLF WORKS (Richter)
"The Burning Bush" from THE PRINCE OF EGYPT (Zimmer)
"Redemption" from MURDER IN THE FIRST (Young)
"The Evacuation" from SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS (Howard)
"Main Title" from PATRIOT GAMES and THE PELICAN BRIEF (Horner)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2023 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   jonathan_little   (Member)

Minari by Emile Mosseri is probably my favorite of this type.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2023 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   Andy   (Member)


GIFT FROM THE SEA from PAPILLON


mine too!


Blue Lagoon MAin Title /Emmeline

O Pioneers! - When Friends marry

Jane Eyre (Williams) Love Theme, Reunion

The Ghost and Mr Muir

Island in the Streams - The Island

and, believe it or not
Alien - End Title

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2023 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   James MacMillan   (Member)

Not film music I know, but for me the "Notturno Ungherese" (Hungarian Nocturne) by Miklos Rozsa is, like, the soothingest thing...

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2023 - 10:25 AM   
 By:   ibelin   (Member)

Lots of answers pertaining to James Horner in this thread. Good answers! I like 'The Princess Pleads For Wallace's Life' from 'Braveheart'.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2023 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

"The Waves: Tuesday" from THREE WORLDS: MUSIC FROM WOOLF WORKS (Richter)

Oh gosh, yes, Richter! That's a whole category in itself. THE LEFTOVERS is my favourite, and falls in this category, but most of his stuff does. Especially, I suppose, his SLEEP project.

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2023 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   ibelin   (Member)

Also, the score to 'Koyaanisqatsi' isn't soothing in a 'calming' sense, but it is soothing in a rhythmic sense. It makes for perfect work or study music.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2023 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   ChuckNoland   (Member)

Wrestling Ernest Hemingway by Michael Convertino is pretty fantastic for this.

Also, Islands in the Stream by Jerry Goldsmith.

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2023 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

"The Waves: Tuesday" from THREE WORLDS: MUSIC FROM WOOLF WORKS (Richter)

Oh gosh, yes, Richter! That's a whole category in itself. THE LEFTOVERS is my favourite, and falls in this category, but most of his stuff does. Especially, I suppose, his SLEEP project.


Richter has become one of my very favorite composers and I could've listed several cues of his that are on my playlist. I had trouble picking one, which was my soft limit for the exercise, but "Tuesday" just rivets (and soothes!) me from start to finish.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2023 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

In addition to some of the other scores mentioned here (such as Always and Islands in the Stream), I’ve always found Rota’s Romeo and Juliet to be a very soothing listening experience.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2023 - 6:22 AM   
 By:   JasonComerford   (Member)

So many! I've made quite a few custom playlists of this kind of score over the years.

Some favorite albums:
Solaris (Martinez)
Shopgirl (Pheloung)
Birth (Desplat)
Gattaca (Nyman)
Magnolia (Brion)
The Accidental Tourist / Always / Sabrina (Williams)
The Spitfire Grill / Legends of the Fall / Braveheart etc. (Horner)
Less Than Zero / Little Women etc (T. Newman)
Haunted Summer (C. Young)
Life of Pi / The Sweet Hereafter (Danna)
The Thin Red Line / The Weather Man (Zimmer et al)
Great Expectations (Doyle)
The Straight Story (Badalamenti)
The Fountain (Mansell)
Marco Polo (Morricone)

Some favorite specific cues:
Beloved (Portman): "That's Ohio"
Fly Away Home (Isham): "16 Eggs"
The Royal Tenenbaums (Mothersbaugh): "Mothersbaugh's Canon"
Klute (Small): "Goldfarb's Record"
Comes a Horseman (Small): "The Funeral"
Coraline (Coulais): "Exploration"
White Fang (Poledouris): "Wolf Dance"
The Tree of Life (Desplat): "Circles"
Cloud Atlas (Tykwer/Klimek/Heil): "Finale" and "End Credits"
Super 8 (Giacchino): "Letting Go"
The Pledge (Zimmer/Badelt): "Opening Salvation"
Wolf (Morricone): "The Dream and the Deer"
Out of Sight (Holmes): "Love Scene"
Stand and Deliver (Safan): "Kimo's Theme"
Wonderland (Nyman): "Debbie"
Atonement (Marianelli): "Elegy for Dunkirk"
Hostel Part II (Barr): "Suite (Amid a Crowd of Stars)"
From Hell (Jones): "Portrait of a Prince"
The Mighty (Jones): "My Noble Knight"
Into the Arms of Strangers (Holdridge): "Living with the Past"
Mad Men (Carbonara): "The Carousel"
ParaNorman (Brion): "Norman's Walk"
Unforgiven (Eastwood): "Claudia's Theme (8)"
Spirited Away (Hisaishi): "The Sixth Station"

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2023 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)

This is easy. Alfred Newman’s The Greatest Story Ever Told.

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2023 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   General Kael   (Member)

This is just the type of post I needed! Thanks for your contributions. One of my favorites, even though it's a song, is Into The West, but some other cues that I go to are Care For The Spitfire Grill by Horner, The Ludlows by Horner, and actually, a lot of individual Horner cues fit the bill. As far as overall scores, I have to mention Finding Neverland as it is an overall easily listenable score that fits that mood for me. Edward Scissorhands, Casper, and a few others come to mind. Really enjoyed reading your responses!

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2023 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   ibelin   (Member)

This is easy. Alfred Newman’s The Greatest Story Ever Told.

This is probably the best answer for a score that is soothing all the way through. But I also find it to be extremely sad for some reason. It's perhaps the saddest score I've ever listened to.

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2023 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)

This is easy. Alfred Newman’s The Greatest Story Ever Told.

This is probably the best answer for a score that is soothing all the way through. But I also find it to be extremely sad for some reason. It's perhaps the saddest score I've ever listened to.


I agree but there is a close correlation between music which is beautiful and music which is sad. Rozsa for example wrote many wonderfully expressive love themes but many of them are also imbued with a sense of sadness.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2023 - 3:25 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

"...cues that I go to are Care For The Spitfire Grill by Horner, The Ludlows by Horner, and actually, a lot of individual Horner cues fit the bill"
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Yes, Horner was a master at soothing, calming tranquil music.
THE NEW WORLD, DAD, FIELD OF DREAMS, that long cue from ONCE AROUND...
Such dreamy, meditative music.

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2023 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Kiki's Delivery Service



Porco Rosso



For some reason its impossible to find the actual soundtrack recordings on YT.

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2023 - 5:08 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Dragonheart



Dangerous Beauty

 
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