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 Posted:   Sep 10, 2019 - 8:32 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

This has some really nice celesta portions. Really nice.

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2019 - 8:54 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

@ Mr. DavidInBerkeley: That is a wonderful documentary, and the score is not too shabby either. Really fired my imagination when I was a wee lad.

I understand that Stanley Kubrick, no less, approached the special effects supervisor while planning his Magnum Opus - 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Thanks for posting the clip. smile

Edit: just saw your other posts in "Music for Shorts". Yes, the score is wonderful.

Another tidbit: you may have noticed the logo in the upper left corner of the clip posted. That is the National Film Board of Canada/L'Office national du film (ONF). It is a government funded agency set up to promote Canadian film culture (yes, we are a near socialistic country, even if we like to pretend we are not wink ).

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2019 - 8:02 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

@ Mr. DavidInBerkeley: That is a wonderful documentary, and the score is not too shabby either. Really fired my imagination when I was a wee lad.....



See my reply here!

https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=120954&forumID=1&archive=0&pageID=1&r=381#bottom

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2019 - 9:17 PM   
 By:   Broughtfan   (Member)

Yes, there is a quite prominent virtuosic passage in "Logan's Run" as Logan and Jessica start to survey the ice cave (I think "Ice Sculpture" may be the OST title). Also, there are some (tritone?) punctuations in 'Box's' theme, a sliding (two-part?) muted string thing.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2019 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

The things you find when you look on Youtube!

Some interesting celesta sounds:





 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2020 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

A closer listen to the Finale of SISTERS (1974) makes me think that it probably was indeed a celesta that played in it.

https://youtu.be/8BSUn-VFupA?t=81

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2020 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Hmmm. It looks like the score for LAURA (1944) has a significant amount of celesta.

Nice.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2020 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Celesta gets a tiny spotlight in the Main Title of Duning's TOYS IN THE ATTIC.

https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/cds/detail.cfm/CDID/273/Toys-in-the-Attic/

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 3:46 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Off-hand, I think Jerry Goldsmith used the celesta in A PATCH OF BLUE, MUSIC FOR ORCHESTRA, MAGIC, and THE ILLUSTRATED MAN, so yeah, he did use it a few times.

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

I think it's used a lot more than people might notice--Goldsmith was ingenious at doubling instruments to create unusual textures and I'm sure he integrated celeste into a lot of cues where it's not playing solo but as part of a larger fabric.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2020 - 6:12 PM   
 By:   chromaparadise   (Member)

CRASH LANDING from PLANET OF THE APES.

In the quiet immediately after the cacophonous splashdown in an alien lake, Goldsmith employs the celesta in dreamy runs through three variations of his E-flat serial row as the astronauts sleep chambers slide open and Taylor, Landon and Dodge come awake and begin to move about. Behind the celesta, celli harmonics doubled with a marimba create a disquieting "time-ticking" device on the E-flat pitch (while Emil Richards drums a barely perceptible E-flat on a tuned cowbell) and the violins murmur in their high registers.

To me, a perfect example of Goldsmith using the celesta.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2020 - 4:46 AM   
 By:   William R.   (Member)

Goldsmith used a Korg Wavestation synth celesta for Basic Instinct. Looking at a lot of the written scores that have been published, it appears that perhaps the great majority of scores recorded in Hollywood after 1985 or so that I though used celesta was in fact using a synth version (Home Alone, Batman Returns, etc).

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2020 - 5:48 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

CRASH LANDING from PLANET OF THE APES.

In the quiet immediately after the cacophonous splashdown in an alien lake, Goldsmith employs the celesta in dreamy runs through three variations of his E-flat serial row as the astronauts sleep chambers slide open and Taylor, Landon and Dodge come awake and begin to move about. Behind the celesta, celli harmonics doubled with a marimba create a disquieting "time-ticking" device on the E-flat pitch (while Emil Richards drums a barely perceptible E-flat on a tuned cowbell) and the violins murmur in their high registers.

To me, a perfect example of Goldsmith using the celesta.


Nice one! This got past me.

And no one would know this better than you, eh?

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2020 - 6:09 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

All about the celesta:

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

Excellent video from the world's only celesta manufacturer.
Also... The Shining soundtrack featured Bartok's "Music for Stings, Percussion and Celesta"

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2020 - 6:10 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnCGiCbw_mY&list=OLAK5uy_m_wWl1tC09uqC8Cvte6wNb9XsgXTTHUm8

There's a surprising amount of celesta in Johnny Mandel's THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY score.

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2020 - 6:13 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Not film music, but still celesta:

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2020 - 4:25 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

not for Williams, that's for sure.

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2020 - 5:13 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Discovered this I just.... smile

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2020 - 5:58 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

And this:

 
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