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 Posted:   Aug 24, 2016 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

NEW YORK: A Documentary Film by Brian Keane. Beautiful.

Bless you boy!
I interviewed Keane for FSMO about this project.(click my profile)
One of the great things about the experience was he sent me his COMPLETE score* which contains some of the best music -sadly missing on the official RCA ost.
bruce

* he told me he would do the same for fans who contact him smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2016 - 2:00 PM   
 By:   Doc Loch   (Member)

Several scores have been written over the years for the film that many historians cite as the starting point for documentary, Nanook of the North. The Criterion version I believe uses a score by Timothy Brock, but I've always liked the score composed by Stanley Silverman that is on my old 16mm print (perhaps because that is how I first experienced the film).

As effective as Glass's scores are for the -qatsi films, the downside has been that there now appears to be a whole generation of filmmakers and composers who seem to think that the only way a documentary can be scored is with a minimalist, New Age sound, as though having the music make any kind of comment on the images would violate the sense of reality (even though the choice of camera angle, framing, etc. already puts limitations on what constitutes actuality).

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2016 - 1:26 AM   
 By:   theOzman   (Member)

Be sure to check out my soundcloud page, where I've posted nothing but documentaries and many that have never been released.

https://soundcloud.com/theozman/sets

All the album artwork on my page was done by myself. Enjoy!

Oz

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2016 - 3:09 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

I would like to invite you all to give the Dutch documentary De Nieuwe Wildernis (The New Wilderness) a listen. And / or a look.

Samples here: https://itun.es/nl/zbwMR

The trailer is a bit too bombastic, though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O99sS6K7RU

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2016 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   theOzman   (Member)

I would like to invite you all to give the Dutch documentary De Nieuwe Wildernis (The New Wilderness) a listen. And / or a look.

Samples here: https://itun.es/nl/zbwMR

The trailer is a bit too bombastic, though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O99sS6K7RU




Although it is a bit restrained in it's overall mood (I feel like it just keeps holding back, more than it lets loose), DE NIEUWE WILDERNIS is actually a very pleasant and well developed and performed orchestral score by little known composer Bob Zimmerman. Lots of fanfares, moments of dramatic, boasting brass and sweeping string sections make it a fun listening experience.


Coincidentally, I'm actually offering a copy of the hard to find soundtrack on my FSM Trading Post page. For $13 it's a REAL STEAL and well worth the investigation for anyone looking to discover a rather fun score by a relative newcomer. You can check it out on my page in the "$13" section.(Shameless plug, I know, but very relevant to this topic. wink ) - http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=109431&forumID=2&archive=0

Best,

Oz

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2016 - 1:30 PM   
 By:   Valiant65   (Member)



And never to forget an oldie but a goodie.

Chariots of the Gods by Peter Thomas.

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2016 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

The release of James Horner's beautiful score to LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES inspired me to seek out this thread.

Here are a few of my favorites not mentioned previously:

Alan Silvestri, COSMOS
Joel McNeely, AMERICA'S HEART AND SOUL (sadly, unreleased)
David Kneupper, FORD ROUGE FACTORY TOUR
Pinar Toprak, THE WIND GODS

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2016 - 6:34 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

A few months back, I did an ENGLISH-language episode about this very topic. Some fine music in there; you can check it out here:

http://celluloidtunes.no/celluloid-tunes-44-music-from-documentaries-14th-international-edition/

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2016 - 6:44 AM   
 By:   Carburetor Float   (Member)

Wolfgang Zeller: Serengeti Darf Nicht Sterben (1959)

http://alhambra-records.de/portfolio/serengeti-darf-nicht-sterben/gallery/die-aktualisierung-der-homepage-schreitet-voran/

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2016 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   Carburetor Float   (Member)

Toshiro Mayuzumi: Tokyo Olympiad 1964

http://www.kronosrecords.com/KG20.html

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2019 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Recently discovered Jerome Leroy's beautiful score for the documentary short Qi:

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2019 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

A couple of years ago, I did a podcast episode on this topic (in English). Contains several of my favourite documentary scores:

http://celluloidtunes.no/celluloid-tunes-44-music-from-documentaries-14th-international-edition/

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2019 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   Graham   (Member)

Apollo 11 is a good one.

Graham

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2019 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Will Bedford's SOMALILAND is quite good...

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2019 - 10:40 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

A couple of years ago, I did a podcast episode on this topic (in English). Contains several of my favourite documentary scores:

http://celluloidtunes.no/celluloid-tunes-44-music-from-documentaries-14th-international-edition/


I wanna hear it in the original Norwegian. I hate 'dubbed ' podcasts.

 
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