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 Posted:   Sep 7, 2019 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Just discovered a tremendous release of production music called "Space & Planet Earth" by Richard Philip Birdsall. Beautiful melodies, large orchestra. Look for it in the iTunes store, YouTube, etc.

 Posted:   Sep 15, 2019 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Here's an obscure one...

The gifted orchestrator Jeff Atmajian composed a big orchestral score for a multi-media production staged at the Crystal Cathedral called "Creation: Once Upon All Time." Putting aside the religious content, which doesn't interest me in the slightest, I sought out the soundtrack cd with 17 tracks out of 22 devoted to the beautiful instrumental score, clocking in at 57 minutes. Atmajian has a few cues available to preview on his website. If you are curious, check out "Journey back through Space and Time" and "Avian Ballet" here:

 Posted:   Mar 17, 2020 - 8:48 PM   
 By:   Vinphonic   (Member)

The Music of Shiro Hamaguchi

Shiro Hamaguchi is an excellent orchestral composer and fantastic arranger, worldwide famous because of the collaboration with Nobuo Uematsu with his excellent Final Fantasy arrangements which still set the benchmark for orchestral Final Fantasy music.

He also worked on the worldwide known One Piece in collaboration with legendary composer Kohei Tanaka:

He truely has fantastic talent and a very successfull career. In the early 2000 he recored a marvelous score for an Anime film with the Warsaw Philharmonic National Orchestra of Poland, composed when he just turned 30. A beautiful Hollywood-esque choral work with some sublime romantic moments.:

Countless Anime scores are under his belt with a lot of melodic outburst and Golden Age scoring techniques:

A couple of his works are unreleased, but only one is a tragedy, a romantic oldschool Film score like they don't make em no more with a beautiful climax.:

In the last decade he has made a collaboration with director Tsutomu Mizushima, and scored all of his projects since. Mizushima loves to make Anime about miltary bravado, resulting in scores from the days of Battle of Britan, a homage to Elmer Bernstein or Indiana Jones by Williams.

The first is a major hit of a mad idea, Girls & Panzer, which consists of a TV series and Film with a homage to Elmer Bernstein and other War epic greats like Goodwin. It also demonstrates that while he has a love for monothematic scores he is an excellent dramatist and musician and knows how to never let that get boring, with countless variations and classical techniques.

It can be listened to digitally here:
Or physical:

A recent major score is The Magnificent Kotobuki (Squadron of the Wild) which takes this concept to the skies and back to a style of writing of the days of Indiana Jones.

It can be listened to digitally here:
Or physical:

At present time he traveled to Prague to record a symphony/symphonic suite of his TV and Film scores for Girls und Panzer in the Dvorak Hall with Members of the Czech Philharmonic, a six movement war epic with Golden Age Hollywood moments in classical concert hall structure.

It can be listened to digitally here:
Or physical:

A must-own for any fan of excellent orchestral music of classical (Golden Age Film music) scoring tradition.

If you want to dive into his body of work:

 Posted:   Mar 18, 2020 - 7:41 PM   
 By:   Don Norman   (Member)

LOTR--Epilogue (Farewells). From the stage show.

 Posted:   Mar 19, 2020 - 12:52 AM   
 By:   Don Norman   (Member)

This is a terrific piece:

Ugh, no matter what I do, I can't get embedded Youtube links to work.

Here's how I embed YouTube videos on this board:
1. Click on share and copy the url. For "The Journey" you get this: It should be be a total of 28 characters. Paste it into the body of your message.
2. Now you have to do 6 things to the url: add 5 things and delete 1 thing. Add: youtube in brackets to the beginning, add www after the //, delete the dot between the u and the b, add com after the "be", add "/embed" right after the com that you just added, and finally add /youtube in brackets at the end. Here's the result: Hope this helps. BTW, I really liked "The Journey".

 Posted:   Mar 19, 2020 - 1:27 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

Marco Frisina has written film scores as well but this one is not one of them. Still, it sounds very much like one:

 Posted:   Mar 20, 2020 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

80's-style family adventure orchestral cue just released by Robin Hoffmann on Bandcamp:

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