PATTON (2 CD)

Label: Intrada MAF 7110
Date: 1970
Time: 1:17:45
Tracks: 32
At last! 2-CD set offers both complete Jerry Goldsmith original soundtrack (courtesy of 20th Century Fox) from legendary multi-Academy Award winning WWII film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, with George C. Scott in dynamic title role PLUS first CD release of original 1970 Fox album Goldsmith recorded of his powerful score with London musicians (courtesy UMG). Much has been written about magnificent score, inventive use of trumpets playing triplet figures through echoplex (flutes do it, too!). Famous title march is masterful blend of triplets, exciting "patriotic" melody for piccolo, flute, trumpet, moving "religioso" line for organ, basses, low brass. Three musically diverse ideas work independently or meld perfectly, reflecting three complex facets of famous general. Intrada CD 1 presents complete soundtrack in chronological order (including opening trumpet salute recorded at sessions) then offers fascinating "extra" of trumpet echoplex session, spotlighting Goldsmith rehearsing & recording famous trumpet triplets with echoplex device. CD 2 offers first-ever CD release of 1970 album originally issued on 20th Century Fox label, presented from actual album masters. Goldsmith stated performance for these sessions were his favorite, offering best mixing of snare drum, crisp pizzicato strings, other details. Important difference between soundtrack and album versions: Film sequence necessarily presents almost all quiet music for first half then all loud music for second half. For album sessions, Goldsmith gives architecture of score more variety. Another striking difference: at album sessions, Goldsmith scored special dynamic fully-drawn version of his German march theme (quoted just twice in film in variations) to balance with familiar Patton march. Exciting arrangement made dramatic finish to first side of LP! Intrada presents this complete stereo album, including opening Patton speech (spoken by George C. Scott), closing speech as recorded for LP (mixed in mono with voice), then offers special world premiere "extra" of album end title in stereo without dialog! Julie Kirgo offers insights to film & score in detailed notes for booklet, original classic Fox LP artwork features on cover. Special two-disc set priced as a single disc! Jerry Goldsmith conducts both recordings. Intrada MAF series 2-CD set is definitive presentation of classic score, belongs in every film music library!

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  • At last! 2-CD set offers both complete Jerry Goldsmith original soundtrack (courtesy of 20th Century Fox) from legendary multi-Academy Award winning WWII film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, with George C. Scott in dynamic title role PLUS first CD release of original 1970 Fox album Goldsmith recorded of his powerful score with London musicians (courtesy UMG). Much has been written about magnificent score, inventive use of trumpets playing triplet figures through echoplex (flutes do it, too!). Famous title march is masterful blend of triplets, exciting "patriotic" melody for piccolo, flute, trumpet, moving "religioso" line for organ, basses, low brass. Three musically diverse ideas work independently or meld perfectly, reflecting three complex facets of famous general. Intrada CD 1 presents complete soundtrack in chronological order (including opening trumpet salute recorded at sessions) then offers fascinating "extra" of trumpet echoplex session, spotlighting Goldsmith rehearsing & recording famous trumpet triplets with echoplex device. CD 2 offers first-ever CD release of 1970 album originally issued on 20th Century Fox label, presented from actual album masters. Goldsmith stated performance for these sessions were his favorite, offering best mixing of snare drum, crisp pizzicato strings, other details. Important difference between soundtrack and album versions: Film sequence necessarily presents almost all quiet music for first half then all loud music for second half. For album sessions, Goldsmith gives architecture of score more variety. Another striking difference: at album sessions, Goldsmith scored special dynamic fully-drawn version of his German march theme (quoted just twice in film in variations) to balance with familiar Patton march. Exciting arrangement made dramatic finish to first side of LP! Intrada presents this complete stereo album, including opening Patton speech (spoken by George C. Scott), closing speech as recorded for LP (mixed in mono with voice), then offers special world premiere "extra" of album end title in stereo without dialog! Julie Kirgo offers insights to film & score in detailed notes for booklet, original classic Fox LP artwork features on cover. Special two-disc set priced as a single disc! Jerry Goldsmith conducts both recordings. Intrada MAF series 2-CD set is definitive presentation of classic score, belongs in every film music library!
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    CD1 Original MOTION PICTURE Soundtrack

    01. Patton Salute (Solo Bugle) (0:44)
    02. Main Title (3:08)
    03. The Battleground (2:14)
    04. The Cemetery (2:42)
    05. The First Battle (2:50)
    06. The Funeral (1:54)
    07. The Hospital (3:36)
    08. The Prayer (1:11)
    09. No Assignment (2:23)
    10. Patton March (1:53)
    11. Attack (3:15)
    12. German Advance (2:32)
    13. An Eloquent Man (1:43)
    14. The Payoff (2:26)
    15. A Change Of Weather (1:23)
    16. Pensive Patton (0:16)
    17. End Title (2:20)

    Total Soundtrack Time: 37:03

    Soundtrack Extra

    18. Echoplex Session (5:29)

    CD 1 Total Time: 42:43

    CD2 Original 1970 Score Album

    01. Patton Speech (4:54)
    [spoken by George C. Scott]
    02. Main Title (2:17)
    03. The Battleground (2:19)
    04. The First Battle (2:48)
    05. Attack (3:14)
    06. The Funeral (1:53)
    07. Winter March (1:55)
    08. Patton March (2:04)
    09. No Assignment (1:59)
    10. German Advance (2:31)
    11. The Hospital (3:18)
    12. The Payoff (2:22)
    13. End Title & Speech (1:01)
    [spoken by George C. Scott]

    Total Score Album Time: 33:46

    Album Extra

    14. End Title [sans dialogue] (1:11)

    CD 2 Total Time: 35:02


  • Tech Talk From The Producer…

    The music Jerry Goldsmith wrote for Patton stands out as the zenith in a lengthy career of landmark film scores. Patton was, of course, the most honored picture of 1970. The music was an integral part of that success, so much so that Goldsmith re-recorded the score himself just for record albums.

    When the film was first released, an actual soundtrack album was not made available. Instead, Goldsmith chose to go to England and record the highlights with faithful performances that he could actually tailor for listening purposes, as opposed to tempos and timings that mirrored the needs of the picture. It was a superb performance, one the composer himself described as “the best,” in a detailed recording that enhanced everything from the balancing of those famous echoplex trumpet triplets with the orchestra through the organ passages right on down to the snapping pizzicato figures in the strings. This album now makes its first appearance on CD.

    In addition to getting a commanding performance, Goldsmith scored a unique new sequence never recorded for the film: a dynamic rendition of his German march melody, heard only once on the actual soundtrack in a variation with considerable dissonance as the “German Advance.” Goldsmith took the opportunity to score a special version of this striking march in a straight-forward setting, illuminating the importance of the melody and using it to dramatically close out the first side of his original LP under the title “Winter March.” The other version was also recorded and is heard on the second side of the LP.

    One of the most important considerations Goldsmith made with respect to his LP recording was in the actual sequencing of his cues. Unlike virtually any other score he had written, because of the dramatic needs of the picture, all of the quieter pieces are used in the first half of the film and all of the larger cues play during the second half. While this was of great significance in the architecture of the picture, Goldsmith felt it made for less dramatic listening when heard as a stand-alone experience. As such, he actually tailored the LP for listening purposes rather than just as a souvenir of the film.

    And a final note about the LP version of the end title: On the 1970 stereo album, released by 20th Century-Fox Records, the second side closed with the “End Title” actually being mixed in mono and relegated to one channel to make room for George C. Scott’s moving final speech. Our CD presents the premiere release of that sequence in stereo without the dialog. Astute listeners will enjoy hearing not only the familiar final major chord as it fades in the orchestra and organ but, for the first time, the gentle ring of a gong underneath played as a final punctuation mark. Those final bars were dialed out on the LP early but are heard intact in our stereo mix. Both the original LP mix with dialog and the previously unreleased stereo version without dialog appear on CD 2. For the film itself, the soundtrack version of the cue segues directly into the end cast credits, and that sequence is preserved as well on CD 1.

    This is music that literally makes you want to salute. So go ahead, turn up the volume, stand at attention… or, at least, sit up straight… and follow Patton into that great WWII with Jerry Goldsmith at your side!

    —Douglass Fake



  • Composed and Conducted by Jerry Goldsmith.

    Recorded on October 31, November 3-5, 1969, at twentieth Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California.

    This soundtrack was produced in cooperation with the
    American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.


    CONTRACTOR
    Urban Thielmann

    VIOLIN
    Louis Kaufman
    Paul Shure
    Joachim Chassman
    George Berres
    Lou Raderman
    Irma Neumann
    Kurt Dieterle
    Paul Lowenkron
    Adolph Di Tullio
    Harry Bluestone
    Nathan Kaproff
    Marshall Sosson
    Bonnie Douglas
    Israel Baker
    David Frisina
    Anatol Kaminsky
    Joseph Livoti
    Aaron Rosenzweig
    J. Arthur Brown
    Joseph Quadri

    VIOLA
    Alvin Dinkin
    Alex Neiman
    Sven Reher
    Myer Bello
    Paul Robyn
    Cecil Figelski
    Jan Hlinka
    Virginia Majewski

    CELLO
    Kurt Reher
    Joseph Di Tullio
    Joseph Coppin
    Armand Kaproff
    Nino Rosso
    Raphael Kramer
    Naoum Benditzky
    Douglas Davis
    Walter Rower


    BASS
    Meyer Rubin
    Kenneth Winstead
    Milton Kestenbaum
    Peter Mercurio

    FLUTE
    Luella Howard
    Arthur Hoberman
    Sheridon Stokes

    CLARINET
    Russell Cheever
    Abe Most
    William Ulyate
    William "Buddy" Collette
    William Green
    Hugo Raimondi
    Edmund Chassman

    TENOR
    Plas Johnson

    BARITONE
    Richard Nash

    OBOE
    Gordon Pope
    William Kosinski

    BASSOON
    Don Christlieb
    Ray Nowlin
    Jack Marsh

    HORN
    Vincent De Rosa
    Henry Sigismonti
    John Cave
    William Hinshaw
    Art Maebe
    Gale Robinson

    TRUMPET
    Carroll "Cappy" Lewis
    George Werth
    John Clyman
    Robert Fowler
    Frank Beach
    Oliver Mitchell


    TROMBONE
    Edward Kusby
    Ray Klein
    Phillip Teele

    TUBA
    Clarence Karella
    John T. Johnson

    PIANO
    Artie Kane

    ORGAN
    Anita Priest

    HARP
    Ann Stockton

    DRUMS/PERCUSSION
    Hal Rees
    Richard Cornell
    Larry Bunker
    Ralph Collier
    Frank Flynn

    BAGPIPES
    James McColl
    William Currie
    Dan Hood
    Bessie Jones
    Alex MacGillvary
    Martin MacLean
    Janet MacLean
    Archibald Craig
    Peter Kapp

    BALALAIKA
    Nick Bolin
    Vasil Crlenica
    Steve Crlenica
    Max Gralnick
    Ramez Idriss
    Herman Mariani
    William Nadel
    Sergi Rodionoff
    Robert Roberti
    Philip Smith
    Leon Stewart