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 Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

A while back I purchased an album called Sax Appeal (yes lovely cheezy title) which amongst other things contains Stanley Myers' saxophone concerto.

It's a really quite lovely thing and would sit rather nicely with Michael Kamen's saxophone concerto if asked to I'm sure.

Is anyone else familiar with the Myers Concerto? The CD also contains Richard Rodney Bennett's and Michael Torke's concertos of a saxophonic nature.....

Yes, I am familiar with this! smile

I had gotten this CD a while back ...

... but I appear to have misplaced this CD in the cellar and, for the time being, unable to locate it.

The saxophone concerto by Stanley Myers is one of his few concert works, unlike Richard Rodney Bennett who wrote quite a lot of absolute music.

Bennett's saxophone concerto (for Stan Getz) has been in YouTube.

 Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

This thread does what it says on the tin. I've made a start on CD with The Martian Chronicles. An obvious one to be sure, but, why not?

 Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 7:37 PM   
 By:   KT   (Member)


 Posted:   Mar 1, 2015 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

I'd forgotten about this one: after the 50 seconds mark:

 Posted:   Nov 4, 2015 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I, too, would like to hear DREAMCHILD on cd.

I've never seen WATCHER IN THE WOODS, but would like to hear what Myers did for it.

 Posted:   Nov 6, 2015 - 2:01 AM   
 By:   Superman1701   (Member)

The Witches needs an immediate release!!

 Posted:   Nov 6, 2015 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Myers is a co-composer on THE GREEK TYCOON. I would like to know which parts of the score are his. The Main Tycoon Theme is credited to John Kongos (and is quite good), so I imagine Myers handled all the other music including the Love Themes of the Onassis and Jackie Characters and Jackie and Kennedy as well. Of course the names were changed in this film to protect the guilty. wink

I would love a release of THE GREEK TYCOON to be sure. I'd jump on it for sure.

I would think this is a Myers Cue. Love Theme of Liz and President Cassidy (In the Film)

Another, a bit longer cue of the same theme. (Sorry for the teeth flossing. I think I ate celery that night) Beautiful music! :

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2018 - 5:58 AM   
 By:   Score Whore   (Member)

I just caught the last 5 minutes of EUREKA on TV and the score is WONDERFUL.

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2018 - 6:09 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I have to go very conventional here and pick THE DEER HUNTER. Overused or not, "Cavatina" is an iconic piece of music. Funny how it often causes DOUBLE misunderstandings -- first when people say it was COMPOSED by John Williams, and then when they think it's the STAR WARS John Williams.

Ha, yes, I have even seen one misattributtion where "Cavatina" was allegedly composed by John Williams in a performance that did not even feature (the other) John Williams. big grin

My favorite soundtrack by Stanley Myers is by far THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES. I love that music, it's also part of what I may consider my "formative" soundtrack years.

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2018 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

The Raging Moon from 69 or 70. Bryan Forbes directed. First time Myers used John Williams on guitar. Some very touching scoring, some playful stuff, just wonderful.

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2018 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

My top favorite score is THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES.

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2018 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Since ToneRow/ZardozSpeaks started this thread donkey's years ago, I have had the pleasure of viewing TAM LIN, the Roddy McDowall-directed film, and it is absolutely wonderful. The film itself isn't considered to be a masterpiece, but I love it. It's so "troubled-production looking" that it turns out to be a unique one-off, evoking a feel not unlike that of THE WICKER MAN or EYE OF THE DEVIL. Odd yes, and very compelling.

The Myers score is completely hypnotic.

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2018 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I have to go very conventional here and pick THE DEER HUNTER. Overused or not, "Cavatina" is an iconic piece of music. .

I second this. I wish the soundtrack release had that gorgeous End Credit version of the Cavatina because it was so beautifully presented there. Maybe someone will release an "expanded" score of it someday.

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2018 - 4:21 PM   
 By:   Kylo Ren   (Member)

The only score I've heard by him is "The Witches" and that's fantastic! Honestly I consider it to be a holy grail score. That obviously and easily gets my vote.

If and when it ever finally gets an official release? That's a day one purchase for me!

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2021 - 4:40 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

things that go "bump"


17. THE WIND (DVD) (with Hans Zimmer)

One of my 3-star (3 Stanley Cups) scores is finally arriving on CD: The Wind

No doubt Hans Zimmer is the main reason this CD got produced, but, if this is what it takes to get '80s Stanley Myers music released, partial Myers is better than no Myers.

Thank You to 'notefornote music'!

More Nico Masterakis/Omega soundtracks ... please.

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2021 - 8:06 PM   
 By:   MusicUnite   (Member)

My 5 most desired unreleased Stanley Myers scores:

Stanley Myers: House of Whipcord (1974)

Stanley Myers: Frightmare (1974)

Stanley Myers: House of Mortal Sin (1976)

Stanley Myers: The Ballad of Tam Lin (1970) Part 1

Stanley Myers: The Ballad of Tam Lin (1970) Part 2

Stanley Myers: Age of Consent (1970)


 Posted:   Jul 6, 2021 - 8:55 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

I haven't heard enough of his scores yet, but my choice is The Walking Stick from 1970 - it includes the "Cavatina" later used in The Deer Hunter.

 Posted:   Jul 7, 2021 - 12:34 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Someone years ago in this thread complained about the FSM Kaleidoscope and Hotel having mono tracks. Say what?

Don't know how I missed this thread back in the day but I love Myers. First discovered him with No Way to Treat a Lady, a brilliant score. Loved Kaleidoscope, then Raging Moon, I have a tape of The Witches, which I adore, and Night of the Following Day is a huge favorite.

 Posted:   Jul 7, 2021 - 2:04 AM   
 By:   Mark   (Member)

The Martian Chronicles for me. Just rewatching the series now.

Also must agree with MusicUnite re House of Whipcord etc. I have said on this board before that a release of his scores for the films he did for Pete Walker would be fabulous. You could probably ge the music all on one CD.

 Posted:   Jul 7, 2021 - 3:19 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)


He is highly underrepresented in my opinion..

Besides WITCHES I´d like to see releases of:

BORDER COP ( almost like a Schifrin score )

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