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 Posted:   May 26, 2020 - 6:57 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

Jeanne d'Arc/Joan of Arc (1927/1983) [Denmark] Ole Schmidt -released [silent film score]

I’m not familiar with this score, and have only seen this film with Voices of Light (assuming this is Passion of Joan of Arc you’re referring to, which I wouldn’t have thought of since it only covers her trial and death). What’s this score like?


Tack, I was compiling a list of 100 Years War movies and managed to incorrectly include
"Joan of Arc" (you are correct, it should have read "The Passion of Joan of Arc").

I had meant to say "Jeanne la pucelle/Joan the Maid (1994) [France] Jordi Savall -released

Another "Joan" movie that contains battle scenes would be the 1948 U.S. film,
"Joan of Arc" (Ingrid Bergman) which has a beautiful Hugo Friedhofer score [unreleased!!].

"The Passion of Joan of Arc" music by the late Ole Schmidt I thought was fantastic. It was
released on the Danish label DaCapo (it's parent company is the budget label Naxos)

Jay Cox


Thanks for the info. I'll have to give the Schmidt score a listen. Out of curiosity, how would you say it compares to Voices of Light and is there a print of the film with this score (I know the Criterion edition doesn't use it)? Also, the Friedhofer score for Ingrid Bergman's Joan of Arc is one of my biggest grails.

 
 Posted:   May 27, 2020 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   MusicUnite   (Member)


Thanks for the info. I'll have to give the Schmidt score a listen. Out of curiosity, how would you say it compares to Voices of Light and is there a print of the film with this score (I know the Criterion edition doesn't use it)? Also, the Friedhofer score for Ingrid Bergman's Joan of Arc is one of my biggest grails.


Tack, I'm afraid I haven't played Voices of Light in years, but I did enjoy it. And I honestly don't know if Schmidt's score made it onto a film print.

As for the Friedhofer score, check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDsgh5eMppQ

Jay

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2020 - 6:01 AM   
 By:   finder4545   (Member)

TacktheCobbler, I assume you are aware of this

https://hugofriedhofer.dudaone.com/gothic-prelude

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2020 - 6:04 AM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

TacktheCobbler, I assume you are aware of this

https://hugofriedhofer.dudaone.com/gothic-prelude


Of course. A very tantalizing sample of what a full re-recording could sound like.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2020 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

Tack, I was compiling a list of 100 Years War movies and managed to incorrectly include
"Joan of Arc" (you are correct, it should have read "The Passion of Joan of Arc").
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That list would also include A Walk with Love and Death (Georges Delerue), which nobody has yet mentioned.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2020 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

The Friedhofer Gothic Prelude is just aces!

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2020 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

Prince Valiant - Waxman

Other favorites: The Magic Sword, Ladyhawke, Ivanhoe, Ilya Muromets, Camelot, Knights of the Round Table.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2020 - 9:11 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

I'm with Spook and Sol. Sir Gawain And The Green Knight is still a miracle release. The March Of The Degenerated Knights is fine by me.

El Cid is definitely a contender with Fight For Calahorra. I mean, the MGM album cover had that iconic image of Heston holding the broadsword over his head:

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2020 - 1:58 AM   
 By:   Loverozsa   (Member)

Another contender- "The Vikings" with its majestic main theme!!!!

 
 Posted:   May 29, 2020 - 2:07 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Grecchus, i used to see that LP in the soundtrack rack, always thought it was a terrible likeness of Heston. A soundtrack mate once said to me "Whats Peter O'Toole doing in el cid?!!"

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2020 - 5:26 AM   
 By:   Nono   (Member)

La Chanson de Roland (1978) - Antoine Duhamel

A really interesting score I'd like to see released on CD, by Music Box Records for example. Below the LP cover:


 
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