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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:

http://www.jeffatmajian.com

 
 
 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: https://music.apple.com/jp/album/1501630365
Or physical: https://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/LACA-9430


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: https://music.apple.com/jp/album/1456751622
Or physical: https://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/LACA-9675


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: https://music.apple.com/jp/album/1500712501
Or physical: https://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/LACA-15812

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: https://vgmdb.net/artist/125

 
 
 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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7iIUmKecQ4&list=LLFAlbrfl4nlakIn7tD10y3w&index=5

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: https://youtu.be/u7iIUmKecQ4. 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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw2GyvJDWCU

 
 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:

https://robinhoffmann.bandcamp.com/track/gazing-at-the-night-sky

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2020 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

I thought I should awaken this dormant thread to plug Otto Schwarz's brilliant three-cd series "Symphonic Dimensions." These consist mainly of fully orchestrated versions of his band works, all beautifully performed by the Bratislava Symphony. Schwarz is also a film composer, and his concert works are all cinematic in style. While the cds are a little hard to find, many of the pieces are also available for download on iTunes and other sites.

Here's a preview of one of my favorite works:

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2020 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

And while I'm at it, Christopher Tin FINALLY released his new song cycle, To Shiver the Sky. If you are a fan, you know what to expect. The finale, "We Choose to go to the Moon," brings down the house!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2020 - 6:01 PM   
 By:   Don Norman   (Member)

l liked that track too. Tin would probably do a great job on the score for a historical epic. I liked his "Baba Yetu" for one of the "Civilization" video games.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   dr.doom   (Member)

symphonic dimensions trilogy ordered immediately.also thanks to youtubes algorithem that led to the discovery of ferrer ferran.youtube and spotify is full of his works.only listened to las aventuras del principito so far...jackpot first try!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2020 - 4:07 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Please forgive me if I'm repeating something that's already been mentioned on this voluminous thread, but I've just discovered: Joseph Curiale - The Music of Life CD Royal Philharmonic / London Symphony. It all sounds wonderful to me, often cinematic, and parts of it even remind me of my beloved Walter Schumann score for THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2020 - 7:45 PM   
 By:   dr.doom   (Member)

Please forgive me if I'm repeating something that's already been mentioned on this voluminous thread, but I've just discovered: Joseph Curiale - The Music of Life CD Royal Philharmonic / London Symphony. It all sounds wonderful to me, often cinematic, and parts of it even remind me of my beloved Walter Schumann score for THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER.

Yes i listened to it and loved it.the track double happiness sounds like what could have been a much better mulan live action score,american variation is samurai music at its best.incredible finale wind river.worthy of this thread without a doubt.
i've also listened to over 70 of Otto M. Schwarz compositions on spotify,the cd trilogy and youtube and am completly and utterly in awe.the air race,the wall, the last giant,mantua,the magic mountain,between two worlds,nuclear power.... most of his works are incredibly cinematic pieces with great themes and badass action...EXACTLY the type of music i've created this very thread for.oscar navarro is still my favorite but otto is right behind.more of that please.

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2020 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Stuart Hancock's relatively new album RAPTURES is really great, featuring his lovely violin concerto and this fun curtain raiser:



Highly recommended!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2020 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   dr.doom   (Member)

Stuart Hancock's relatively new album RAPTURES is really great, featuring his lovely violin concerto and this fun curtain raiser:



Highly recommended!


The entirety of Raptures is phenomenal.That violin concerto...wow.And after that i gave Christopher Tin a try.And IMMEDIATELY found a worth successor to debneys Passion of the Christ Symphony in his To shiver the sky album.epic beyond words.none of his usual world music.but even that can be incredible thanks to calling all dawns and the drop that contained the ocean.which is even better than calling all dawns.

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2020 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Please forgive me if I'm repeating something that's already been mentioned on this voluminous thread, but I've just discovered: Joseph Curiale - The Music of Life CD Royal Philharmonic / London Symphony. It all sounds wonderful to me, often cinematic, and parts of it even remind me of my beloved Walter Schumann score for THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER.

Thanks so much for this recommendation! Exactly my sweet spot!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2020 - 6:29 PM   
 By:   dr.doom   (Member)

ferrer ferrans discography and youtube is a nonstop spectacle. from peter pan,passion of the christ,torment of the desert,jungle,las aventuras del principito and dozens of other composition are all huge and thematic with lots of "action"
Torment of the Desert is his second symphony, based on the gulf conflict...and if you think sad arabic wailing women you're totaly wrong.militaristic action and heroism,at times almost star wars-esque.how about that? same with passion of the christ...has nothing in common with debneys version.if you want that rebecca dales requiem for my mother has you covered and then some.there is a lot to discover with ferrer ferran and i'm just getting started.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2020 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Stuart Hancock's relatively new album RAPTURES is really great, featuring his lovely violin concerto and this fun curtain raiser:


Gave this one a listen, really enjoyable. Does anyone know if the CD is pressed or a CDR?

 
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