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 Posted:   Feb 18, 2019 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   mikael488   (Member)

The Dies Irae melody is also used a few times in Fernarndo Garcia Morcillo's electronic score to the Spanish horror-flick "The Howl of the Devil" (1987).

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2019 - 6:13 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)


Alkan, Charles-Valentin: Trois morceaux dans le genre pathetique=


Just as a note, this is a suite of three pieces, and it's specifically the third one, Morte, that has the tune.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2019 - 1:04 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

Fun clip on Youtube today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3-bVRYRnSM

I think the "Star Wars" and "Close Encounters" examples given are more like coincidences than deliberate references.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2019 - 1:18 PM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Burn, Witch, Burn / Night of the Eagle (1962)
William Alwyn uses the tune several times, about an hour into the film, during the chase/rescue.


I can confirm TomD's assertion, having just caught up with the (excellent) film again last night. It's fully stated at least once, and there are little variations on parts throughout. James Stuart has a 6-min upload on the Tube, but it's missing the complete statement - perhaps he discarded those few seconds due to the weight given to dialogue or sound effects? I can't remember... it was last night.

Oh, and what better context could fsmfan1 need? Peter Wyngarde is consulting a book about "The Devil"... and the film's about witchcraft.

Is fsmfan1 still around and updating? He still lists NIGHT OF THE EAGLE as a "maybe".

Edit----- fmfan, not fsmfan. There's a difference.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2020 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   fmfan1   (Member)


Is fsmfan1 still around and updating? He still lists NIGHT OF THE EAGLE as a "maybe".


Yes, I'm still around! (I'm not THAT old.) Sometimes, this thread falls so quickly on the main page that I don't see the additional posts.

Night of the Eagle: Fixed!

Plus, I've added about six more. I just spent WAY too long watching a terrible horror film. I cheered when the Dies Irae finally blared out!

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2020 - 8:13 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)



I think the "Star Wars" and "Close Encounters" examples given are more like coincidences than deliberate references.


I disagree

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2020 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I just heard a Dies Irae section in Geoffrey Burgon's score for the TV production of Dickens' "Martin Chuzzlewit" (1994).

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2020 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

The first four notes can be heard in the opening of Joel Goldsmith's MANIAC COP 3.

Obscurity alert!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2020 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   fmfan1   (Member)

I just heard a Dies Irae section in Geoffrey Burgon's score for the TV production of Dickens' "Martin Chuzzlewit" (1994).

Basil -

It would be great if you had an episode number/approximate location for this!

In the meantime, when I went on Spotify to look, I found that Burgon wrote a Requiem. Of course, there is a Dies Irae section, and wouldn't you know it, he uses the famous melody. #221 !

Thanks....

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2020 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Bear McCreary quotes it quite a bit in ELI ("The Final Procedure").

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2020 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I just heard a Dies Irae section in Geoffrey Burgon's score for the TV production of Dickens' "Martin Chuzzlewit" (1994).

Basil -
It would be great if you had an episode number/approximate location for this!





Track 7 (The Death of Anthony Chuzzlewit), from 2:13 to around 2:40
(CD: Martin Chuzzlewit, Destiny Music label, DMUSCD 107).

 
 Posted:   May 5, 2020 - 10:35 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Howard Shore masterfully interpolated the Dies Irae in SCANNERS (1981). I love how the strings hint at the theme before it fully reveals itself (in counterpoint, no less!).

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2020 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   mikael488   (Member)

Lallo Gori's score to the Italian western "Black Jack" (1968) contains several quotes of the famous
Dies irae hymn. Here you can hear it performed on distorted electric guitar, bass clarinet, english horn, organ and trumpets/trombones respectively:

https://youtu.be/wV0zY1_oqPg?t=2861

It'd be great to have this score on CD but I'm afraid the tapes are lost or destroyed.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2020 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   fmfan1   (Member)

I added one a few weeks ago for Ramin Djawadi's most recent season for Westworld. While the actual soundtrack from The Shining is needle dropped (which I would not normally count), the first four notes of the chant continue to be used within Djawadi's score in several episodes after that point. If it occurred before that point, I missed it.

Josh - I really like the Scanners track! Even so, Shore must have really hidden it there, or maybe I'm just a dope, because I'm not hearing it. The trumpet melody doesn't have the same shape (it's all down and then up at the end, while the Dies Irae is down-up-down-up-down-up), and I'm trying to figure out if the tune is dancing around somewhere else.

Has the Scanners soundtrack ever had a CD release?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2020 - 5:31 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

fmfan1 - I have another for your list... Michael Andersen's wonderfully Rózsa-like score for Roger Corman's TOWER OF LONDON (1962). Listen for yourself, while learning some Turkish. The "Dies Irae" is heard very clearly three times between roughly the 38 minute mark and around 39:15. Worth checking out the entire minute and a quarter.

https://youtu.be/DeJB_WKTei4

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2020 - 6:31 AM   
 By:   mikael488   (Member)

An A Capella choir version is featured in EL GRECO (1966) but not included on the soundtrack album:

https://youtu.be/2CqkEd73Abw?t=439

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2020 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   mikael488   (Member)

And here we have yet another piece by Ennio Morricone (from the TV mini-series NOI LAZZARONI) which includes a quote of the Dies irae, played on the church organ's bass pedals:



Powerful stuff!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2020 - 8:49 AM   
 By:   fmfan1   (Member)

Added, added, and added. Good finds!

Who was more obsessed with this tune: Morricone or Rachmaninoff?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2020 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Just for the sake of accuracy, fmfan, it's Andersen with an E.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2020 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Josh - I really like the Scanners track! Even so, Shore must have really hidden it there, or maybe I'm just a dope, because I'm not hearing it. The trumpet melody doesn't have the same shape (it's all down and then up at the end, while the Dies Irae is down-up-down-up-down-up), and I'm trying to figure out if the tune is dancing around somewhere else.

Has the Scanners soundtrack ever had a CD release?


It did, on Silva in the 90s, a compilation of suites also including The Brood and Dead Ringers.

I agree it's not Dies Irae but it certainly carries the medieval feel, just not the melody.

 
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