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Intrada has released two new limited edition CDs this week.

20th Century Fox was probably the first studio to readily allow their vintage scores to be released, and one of the benefits of their cooperative attitude is that, since most of their scores by A-list composers have been released in the last decade or so, scores by first-rate but comparatively obscure composers (that is, obscure compared to the likes of Goldsmith, Herrmann and Williams) are finally seeing the light of day. Sol Kaplan is probably best known to film music fans today for the classic Star Trek episode scores "The Doomsday Machine" and "The Enemy Within," though his other scores include such features as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, the 1953 Titanic and Over the Edge (directed by his son, Jonathan Kaplan).He also scored three films for Oscar winning director Robert Wise in the early 1950s, and the first of these was the 1951 post-war suspense film THE HOUSE ON TELEGRAPH HILL, starring Richard Basehart and Valentina Cortese. The Intrada CD pairs Kaplan's complete, 52-minute score for House with the briefer score for TEN NORTH FREDERICK, the film version of John O'Hara's novel, starring Gary Cooper and Diane Varsi. The score was composed by Oscar winner Leigh Harline, another great Golden Age composer whose works have found a new audience thanks to Fox and the soundtrack labels.This disc is limited to 1000 units.

Their other new release, also limited to 1000 units, presents the score from Cannon Pictures' supernatural romance DEJA VU, starring Jaclyn Smith, Nigel Terry (Excalibur), Shelley Winters and Claire Bloom. Deja Vu was the only feature directed by Smith's then-husband, Anthony Richmond, who is much better known as a cinematographer whose credits range from Don't Look Now and The Man Who Fell to Earth to, um, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. The film's score, mixing romantic and suspense music, was composed by Pino Donaggio; a healthy selection of his score (approximately 27 minutes) was included on one of Edel's collections of Cannon film music, but the Intrada CD is the first release of his complete, 49-minute score.


Following their release of their eagerly anticipated, three-disc set featuring John Barry's rejected score and Michel Colombier's replacement score for the 1986 Eddie Murphy fantasy-comedy The Golden Child, La-La Land has announced yet another greatly desired three-disc set, which will focus on music from one of television's most popular and critically acclaimed science-fiction series (including an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series), STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. GNP Crescendo released a handful of soundtrack CDs for the series during its seven-year run, while the La-La Land set will focus on previously unreleased episode scores.

Disc One features scores by Dennis McCarthy, the most prolific composer of Star Trek music (he also scored the feature Star Trek: Generations), with music from such episodes as "The Big Goodbye," "Conspiracy," "Elementary, Dear Data" and 'Hide and Q." Disc Two focuses on music from another remarkably prolific Trek composer, Jay Chattaway (whose feature scores include Red Scorpion and Silver Bullet), with music from such episode scores as "Darmok," "The Host," "I, Borg," and "Silicon Avatar." Disc Three features scores by major composers who only briefly dipped their toes into the Next Generation waters. The great, recently deceased Fred Steiner, beloved for his Perry Mason theme and his scores for the original Star Trek and Twilight Zone (and an Oscar nominee for his contribution to the Color Purple score), wrote one of the earliest ST:TNG scores, "Code of Honor" ("Then you shall have no treaty, no vaccine and no Lieutenant Yar!")  Don Davis, the maestro of the Matrix trilogy, scored one of the best early episodes, "Face of the Enemy." John Debney, an Oscar nominee for The Passion of the Christ and a multiple Emmy winner (his wins including the main title theme for SeaQuest 2032) scored "The Pegasus." This set will first go on sale at ComicCon later this month, and will be available to order online beginning August 2.


In a change of pace, Varese Sarabande has simultaneously announced one new release from their long-running, always hotly antcipated CD Club series, as well as one release from their recent limited edition series of contemporary scores.

The 1954 spectacle The Egyptian is still one of the few Hollywood films whose score is a collaboration between two A-list composers -- in this case, Alfred Newman and Bernard Herrmann. The score has seen many incarnations on disc -- an LP re-recording of selections from the score, a Varese Sarabande CD of the re-recording, a new re-recording from Marco Polo, and an FSM CD of the suriving 72 minutes of the original score tapes. Varese Club's new THE EGYPTIAN: THE DELUXE EDITION is a two-disc set, limited to 1500 units, which features the complete score for the first time, including music from newly discovered masters (Twilight Time just released the film on a limited edition DVD featuring the score on an isolated audio track.

Their latest limited edition comtemporary release, limited to 1000 units, presents the score to DEVIL.The film was the first in a proposed series of genre films to be called The Night Chronicles, after the film's story-writer/producer M. Night Shyamalan (the increasingly dismal critical reputation of Mr. Shyamalan apparently inspired the studio to downplay somewhat his involvement), and focused on five people trapped in a stalled elevator -- and one of them is the devil! No, that really is the plot, and at 80 minutes it was a fun little B-picture horror film, helped greatly by the forthright orchestral score by rising composer Fernando Velazquez, whose other credits include the Julianne Moore true-crime drama Savage Grace and the Spanish ghost story The Orphanage, one of the best horror films of the last decade. Velazquez's Devil score was one of the best unreleased scores of 2010, so the Varese CD is especially welcome.


The next limited edition DVD release from Twilight Time, due August 9, will be the 1967 comedy THE FLIM-FLAM MAN, starring George C. Scott and Michael Sarrazin, and will feature an isolated audio track with the original score by Jerry Goldsmith.


The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the latest Emmy nominations, including the following music categories:

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)

ANY HUMAN HEART (MASTERPIECE) - Dan Jones
MILDRED PIERCE: PART FIVE
- Carter Burwell
THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH: ANARCHY - Trevor Morris
SHERLOCK: A STUDY IN PINK (MASTERPIECE) - David Arnold, Michael Price,
THURGOOD - Rob Mathes

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)

AMERICAN MASTERS - "John Muir in the New World” - Garth Neustadter
FAMILY GUY - "And Then There Were Fewer" - Walter Murphy
FAMILY GUY - "Road to the North Pole" - Ron Jones
THE SIMPSONS - "Treehouse of Horror XXI" - Alf H. Clausen
30 ROCK - "100" - Jeff Richmond

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC

ANY HUMAN HEART (MASTERPIECE) - Dan Jones
THE BORGIAS - Trevor Morris
CAMELOT - Jeff Danna, Mychael Danna
EPISODES - Mark Thomas
THE KENNEDYS - Sean P. Callery
MILDRED PIERCE
- Carter Burwell

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS

FAMILY GUY: ROAD TO THE NORTH POLE ("Christmastime Is Killing Us") - Music by Ron Jones, Seth MacFarlane; Lyrics by Seth MacFarlane, Danny Smith
ROBERT KLEIN: UNFAIR & UNBALANCED (" An American Prayer - Hymn II?") - Music and Lyrics by Robert H. Stein, Robert Klein
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: HOST: JEFF BRIDGES ("I Just Had Sex") - Music by Justin Franks, Jerrod Bettis: Lyrics by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: HOST: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE ("Justin Timberlake Monologue") - Music by Katreese Barnes, Lyrics by Seth Meyers, Justin Timberlake, John Mulaney
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: HOST: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE ("3-Way [The Golden Rule]") - Music and Lyrics by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Justin Timberlake
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: HOST: TINA FEY ("Jack Sparrow") - Music by Mike Woods, Lyrics by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION

83RD ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - William Ross
AN EVENING OF STARS: TRIBUTE TO CHAKA KHAN - Rickey Minor
HARRY CONNICK JR., IN CONCERT ON BROADWAY (GREAT PERFORMANCES) - Harry Connick Jr.
HITMAN RETURNS: DAVID FOSTER AND FRIENDS (GREAT PERFORMANCES) - David Foster
THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS - Rob Mathes, Rob Berman
2011 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY - Paul Shaffer


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

The Conspirator - Mark Isham - MIM
Deja Vu - Pino Donaggio - Intrada Special Collection
The Golden Child - John Barry, Michel Colombier - La-La Land
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - Alexandre Desplat - Watertower
House on Telegraph Hill/Ten North Frederick
- Sol Kaplan, Leigh Harline - Intrada Special Collection
Jig - Patrick Doyle - Varese Sarabande
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - Rachel Portman - Sony
Too Big to Fail
- Marcelo Zarvos - Varese Sarabande
Viento en Contra
- Alfons Conde - MovieScore Media
Winnie the Pooh - Henry Jackman, songs - Disney
X-Men: First Class
- Henry Jackman - Sony


IN THEATERS TODAY

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - Alexandre Desplat - Score CD on Watertower
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front - James Baxter
Live, Above All - Ali N. Askin, Ian Osrin
Lucky - John Swihart
Project Nim - Dickon Hinchliffe
Salvation Boulevard - George S. Clinton
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
- Rachel Portman - Score CD on Sony
Tabloid - John Kusiak - Score CD-R on Milan/Amazon
Winnie the Pooh - Henry Jackman - Score and Song CD on Disney


COMING SOON

July 19
Another Earth
- Fall on Your Sword - Milan
Captain America: The First Avenger - Alan Silvestri - Disney
Devil
- Fernando Velazquez - Varese Sarabande
The Egyptian: The Deluxe Edition
- Alfred Newman, Bernard Herrmann - Varese Sarabande CD Club
July 26
Cowboys & Aliens - Harry Gregson-Williams - Varese Sarabande
The Devil's Double - Christian Henson - Lakeshore
The Family Way - Paul McCartney - Varese Vintage
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Patrick Doyle - Varese Sarabande
August 2
Star Trek: The Next Generation Collection, Vol. 1 - Jay Chattaway, Don Davis, John Debney, Dennis McCarthy, Fred Steiner - La-La Land
Super 8
- Michael Giacchino - Varese Sarabande
August 9
Final Destination 5 - Brian Tyler - Varese Sarabande
John Carpenter's The Ward - Mark Kilian - Varese Sarabande
August 16
Fright Night - Ramin Djawadi - Varese Sarabande
Date Unknown
Adventures of Don Juan (re-recording) - Max Steiner - Tribute Film Classics
Battle Beyond the Stars
- James Horner - Buysoundtrax
Drango - Elmer Bernstein - Kritzerland
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey - Shawn K. Clement - Buysoundtrax
Taras Bulba (re-recording) - Franz Waxman - Tadlow
Villa Rides! The Western Film Music of Maurice Jarre
- Maurice Jarre - Tadlow


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

July 15 - Geoffrey Burgon born (1941)
July 15 - Bill Justis died (1982)
July 16 - Fred Myrow born (1939)
July 16 - Stewart Copeland born (1952)
July 17 - Wojciech Kilar born (1932)
July 17 - Peter Schickele born (1935)
July 17 - Stanley Wilson died (1970)
July 17 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Babe (1975)
July 17 - Bruce Broughton begins recording his score to Eloise at Christmastime (2003)
July 18 - David Shire records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "Hell Toupee"(1985)
July 19 - Paul Dunlap born (1919)
July 19 - Dominic Muldowney born (1952)
July 19 - Gerald Fried's score for the Star Trek episode "Amok Time" is recorded (1967)
July 19 - Gerald Fried's score for the Star Trek episode "The Paradise Syndrome" is recorded (1968)
July 20 - Since You Went Away released in theaters (1944)
July 20 - Gail Kubik died (1984)
July 21 - Jerry Goldsmith died (2004)


DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

None of the major papers I looked at mentioned the scores for Horrible Bosses or Zookeeper in their reviews of those films. Considering the way critics pan most comedy scores (often deservedly), Christopher Lennertz and Rupert Gregson-Williams are probably relieved, and sitting at their respectives homes enjoying the high opening weekend grosses of their movies ($28 million and $21 million, respectively).


THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

Screenings of older films, at the following L.A. movie theaters: AMPAS, American Cinematheque: Aero, American Cinematheque: Egyptian, LACMA, New Beverly, Nuart, Silent Movie Theater and UCLA.

July 15
ALIENS (James Horner), THE TERMINATOR (Brad Fiedel) [New Beverly]
CAR WASH (Norman Whitfield) [UCLA]

July 16
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (David Shire) [UCLA]
THE TERMINATOR (Brad Fiedel), ALIENS (James Horner) [New Beverly]
THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (Dimitri Tiomkin) [LACMA]

July 17
CITY LIGHTS (Charles Chaplin), CHAPLIN (John Barry) [New Beverly]
TRACK OF THE CAT (Roy Webb) [UCLA]

July 18
THE BIG PARADE (Carl Davis) [AMPAS]
CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC (Jacques Morali) [UCLA]
CITY LIGHTS (Charles Chaplin), CHAPLIN (John Barry) [New Beverly]

July 19
CITY LIGHTS (Charles Chaplin), CHAPLIN (John Barry) [New Beverly]

July 20
THE GENERAL (Carl Davis) [AMPAS]
ON THE WATERFRONT (Leonard Bernstein), A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Alex North) [New Beverly]

July 21
ON THE WATERFRONT (Leonard Bernstein), A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Alex North) [New Beverly]

July 22
FRIGHT NIGHT (Brad Fiedel) [Nuart]
PURPLE NOON (Nino Rota), KNIFE IN THE WATER (Christopher Komeda) [New Beverly]
THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY [UCLA]

July 23
THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL (Jeff Grace) [New Beverly]
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (Bernard Herrmann) [LACMA]
PURPLE NOON (Nino Rota), KNIFE IN THE WATER (Christopher Komeda) [New Beverly]
RIVER OF NO RETURN (Cyril Mockridge) [UCLA]

July 24
13 ASSASSINS (Koji Endo), YOJIMBO (Masaru Sato) [New Beverly]
THE WONDERFUL COUNTRY (Alex North) [UCLA]

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Comments (4):Log in or register to post your own comments
I'm surprised the the main theme for "Game of Thrones" by Ramin Djawadi wasn't nominated for an Emmy. I think it's quite strong and one of the more memorable main themes I remember hearing.

I'm surprised the the main theme for "Game of Thrones" by Ramin Djawadi wasn't nominated for an Emmy. I think it's quite strong and one of the more memorable main themes I remember hearing.

I found it interesting that the episodic score category was dominated by comedies -- Simpsons, 30 Rock and two Family Guys. Is there really that little good dramatic scoring being done on TV? I'm not up on my current shows -- do all the scores really sound like those drones Jason Segel's character wrote in Forgetting Sarah Marshall?

Don't forget that as far as movies screening around town in the next 10 days, tonight at The Egyptian theater is THE FLY and THE THING!

I'm surprised the the main theme for "Game of Thrones" by Ramin Djawadi wasn't nominated for an Emmy. I think it's quite strong and one of the more memorable main themes I remember hearing.

Seriously, no love for 'Games of Thrones' theme? That's probably the best thing I've heard all year.



I found it interesting that the episodic score category was dominated by comedies -- Simpsons, 30 Rock and two Family Guys. Is there really that little good dramatic scoring being done on TV? I'm not up on my current shows -- do all the scores really sound like those drones Jason Segel's character wrote in Forgetting Sarah Marshall?


The shows highlighted actually get scores for their episodes (and original songs in the case of FG).
I don't watch a lot of CSI and the lot, but I can't imagine the scores are any more engaging than the stories.

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