HOUSE ON TELEGRAPH HILL / TEN NORTH FREDERICK

Lionel Newman
& Leigh Harline and Cyril J Mockridge / Sol Kaplan
Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 176
Date: 1962
Time: 1:16:29
Tracks: 27
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  • World premiere release of two dark-edged 20th Century Fox film soundtracks! THE HOUSE ON TELEGRAPH HILL headlines with powerful, imposing 52-minute score by Sol Kaplan. Robert Wise directs Richard Basehart, Valentina Cortese in noir-ish tale with horror undertones, WWII Holocaust origins. Kaplan launches immediately with declamatory, angled brass theme that hits hard, continues throughout score. In rich contrast is warmer idea for strings that weaves in, about amongst heavier orchestral surges. Other ideas appear as well: highlights include snare drum adding rhythm to chromatic "Polish" theme for woodwinds; rich major & minor chords for trombones playing under variants of main theme during "Fear Of The Past". While some respite comes with lilting, wistful melodic ideas heard in cues such as "Aunt Sophie", "The Playhouse", angled main theme, dark atmosphere never really disappear. Powerful music! Fox executives liked score so much they had portions of it re-recorded for subsequent thriller DANGEROUS CROSSING. Certainly one of under-rated composer's finest works! TEN NORTH FREDERICK is Philip Dunne filming of John O'Hara novel about politics and strife with Gary Cooper, Diane Varsi. Leigh Harline offers richly thematic score, anchors with yearning main theme buoyed with dramatic cadence of major chords (plus striking use of sevenths, ninths) in brass. Classy! Music balances between politely pretty, sadly bittersweet. Nick Redman produces lengthy CD from original 35mm master elements stored in excellent condition in Fox vaults. Julie Kirgo provides background info on films, scoring by two masters of the craft. Legendary composer/Fox music honcho Alfred Newman conducts.
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    THE HOUSE ON TELEGRAPH HILL
    01. House on Telegraph Hill (1:55)
    02. Poland (3:24)
    03. Karin (2:35)
    04. Proposal (4:40)
    05. Fear of the Past (2:34)
    06. Aunt Sophie (3:05)
    07. The Playhouse (2:20)
    08. Annoyance (1:39)
    09. Threat (2:29)
    10. Questions/Karin's Wild Ride (2:32)
    11. Nocturnal Exercise (4:04)
    12. Karin and Marc (2:34)
    13. The Album (2:19)
    14. Cold Comfort (4:58)
    15. The House (4:12)
    16. Poison (4:09)
    17. Stay Awake (3:51)
    18. Finale (2:32)
    Total Score Time: 52:32

    TEN NORTH FREDERICK
    19. Ten North Frederick (1:23)
    20. Remember (0:56)
    21. Darling Daughter (1:08)
    22. Anne's Heartbreak (3:12)
    (Interpolates 'Sweet and Lovely')
    23. Joe and Kate (2:54)
    24. Mountain Idyll (1:46)
    25. Visitor (1:10)
    26. The Parting( 4:30)
    27. Finale (2:59 )
    Total Score Time: 18:38








  • Composed by Sol Kaplan and Conducted by Alfred Newman.

    The House on Telegraph Hill recorded on January 4-11, 1951, at Twentieth Century Fox Studios.

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


    ORCH. MANAGER
    Simon Waronker

    VIOLIN
    Sol Babitz
    George Berres
    Henry Camusi
    Joachim Chassman
    Adolph Di Tullio
    Peter Ellis
    Eugene Lamas
    Marvin Limonick
    Paul Lowenkron
    Marion McKinstry
    Irma Neumann
    David Selmont
    Paul Shure
    Felix Slatkin

    VIOLA
    Myer Bello
    Alvin Dinkin
    Alexander Neiman
    Sven Reher

    CELLO
    Joseph Coppin
    Joseph Di Tullio
    Leonard Krupnick
    Kurt Reher


    BASS
    Paul Gregory
    Magdalena Rivera
    Mike (Meyer) Rubin

    FLUTE
    Louella Howard
    Barbara Moore
    Sterling Smith

    OBOE
    William Kosinski
    Gordon Pope

    CLARINET
    Russell Cheever
    Edward Miller
    Abe Most
    Lyle Sharpe
    William Ulyate

    BASSOON
    Don Christlieb
    Carl Jeschke, Jr.

    FRENCH HORN
    Alfred Brain
    John J. Graas
    Eugene Ober
    Harry Schmidt


    TRUMPET
    Frank Beach
    Morris Boltuch
    Jack Coleman

    TROMBONE
    Marlo Imes
    Raymond Klein
    John Tranchitella

    TUBA
    John Bambridge

    DRUMS/PERCUSSION
    Victor Berton
    Richard Cornell
    Paul De Droit
    Preston Lodwick
    Lee Perrin

    HARP
    Lois Craft
    Myra Dennis Hawley

    PIANO
    Urban Thielman

    GUITAR
    Vito Mumolo
    Michael Somogyi