WOLFEN (UNUSED SCORE)

Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 206
Date: 1981
Time: 1:00:42
Tracks: 14
Before young James Horner scored classic 1981 Michael Wadleigh horror movie with Albert Finney, filmmakers engaged also-young Craig Safan to tackle the music. He responded with incredibly intense, complex orchestral score. Tiny three-note germ anchors work, expands into variety of complicated musical ideas - but always stays within reach. Neat, sophisticated musical architecture! Highlights are many but deserving special attention is massive build-up to final confrontation on Wall Street ("Wall Street And Wolfen Finale".) Safan engages all of his advanced harmonic vernacular, follows path already forged, then instead climaxes in closing moments with series of powerhouse fortissimo major chords, lending brief heroic feel to hour-long work. A goosebump moment! Safan composes a major work with such strong shape that it plays like a massive concert piece for large orchestra. All film music should be so lucky! Another asset: extremely well-performed, crisply recorded sessions are presented in dynamic stereo from original three-channel stereo masters courtesy Warner Bros. If you're a fan of Horner's exciting score (also released on Intrada), enjoy its "big brother", born first from the pen of Craig Safan. Craig Safan conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remains!

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  • Before young James Horner scored classic 1981 Michael Wadleigh horror movie with Albert Finney, filmmakers engaged also-young Craig Safan to tackle the music. He responded with incredibly intense, complex orchestral score. Tiny three-note germ anchors work, expands into variety of complicated musical ideas - but always stays within reach. Neat, sophisticated musical architecture! Highlights are many but deserving special attention is massive build-up to final confrontation on Wall Street ("Wall Street And Wolfen Finale".) Safan engages all of his advanced harmonic vernacular, follows path already forged, then instead climaxes in closing moments with series of powerhouse fortissimo major chords, lending brief heroic feel to hour-long work. A goosebump moment! Safan composes a major work with such strong shape that it plays like a massive concert piece for large orchestra. All film music should be so lucky! Another asset: extremely well-performed, crisply recorded sessions are presented in dynamic stereo from original three-channel stereo masters courtesy Warner Bros. If you're a fan of Horner's exciting score (also released on Intrada), enjoy its "big brother", born first from the pen of Craig Safan. Craig Safan conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remains!
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    01. Main Title And First Killings (9:26)
    02. The Body (2:23)
    03. The Morgue (4:11)
    04. Run To Church (2:21)
    05. Run From Church (5:25)
    06. Wilson And Pearl (2:10)
    07. Thinking Of The Kill (4:50)

    08. Shape Shifting (2:14)
    09. At The Zoo (3:50)
    10. The Dream And Love Scene (3:55)
    11. Whittington Gets Snuffed (6:13)
    12. Indian Bar (4:17)
    13. Discovery And Penthouse (3:45)
    14. Wall Street And Wolfen Finale (5:21)


  • Composed and Conducted by Craig Safan.
    Recorded on May 13, 26, 27, 28, and 29, 1981, at CBS Studio Center (Radford Studios), Studio City, California, and Evergreen Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California.

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


    CONTRACTOR
    Trevor Veitch

    VIOLIN
    Gerald Vinci
    Thelma L. Beach
    Dixie Blackstone
    Mari Tsumura Botnick
    Thomas R. Buffum
    Stuart V. Canin
    Doris Carr
    Assa Drori
    Henry Ferber
    Ronald Folsom
    David Frisina
    Reg Hill
    William Hymanson
    Karen Jones
    Norma Leonard
    Marvin Limonick
    Constance Meyer
    Irma Neumann
    Don Palmer
    Nathan Ross
    Bob Sanov
    Sheldon Sanov
    Robert Sushel
    Ilkka Talvi

    VIOLA
    David Schwartz
    Pamela Goldsmith
    Marilyn H. Baker
    Myer Bello
    Denyse N. Buffum
    Alan De Veritch
    Allan Harshman
    Louis Kievman
    Michael Novak
    Gareth D. Nuttycombe
    Kazi Pitelka
    Leonard Selic
    David Stockhammer


    CELLO
    Dennis Karmazyn
    Barbara H. Badgley
    Andrea Comsky
    Christine Ermacoff
    Marie Fera
    Anne Goodman Karam
    Raymond J. Kelley
    Jerome A. Kessler
    Ronald A. Leonard
    Harry L. Shlutz
    David H. Speltz
    Mary Louise Zeyen

    BASS
    Buell Neidlinger
    Tim Barr
    Steven G. Edelman
    Richard Feves
    Peter A. Mercurio
    Bruce Morgenthaler
    Margaret Storer

    FRENCH HORN
    Vincent De Rosa
    James Atkinson
    James A. Decker
    David A. Duke
    Richard Gus Klein
    Brian D. A. O’Connor
    Henry Sigismonti

    WOODWINDS
    Phillip W. Ayling
    Donald O. Christlieb
    William Criss
    Earle D. Dumler
    John Heitman
    James M. Kanter
    Jack Marsh
    John J. Mitchell
    John Neufeld
    Michael O’Donovan
    David W. Riddles
    David M. Sherr
    David Shostac
    Sheridon Stokes


    TRUMPET
    Jerry Hey
    Malcolm McNab
    Michael S. Carl
    Larry G. Hall

    TROMBONE
    Lew McCreary
    Charles Loper
    William F. Reichenbach

    TUBA
    John T. Johnson

    HARP
    Gayle Levant

    KEYBOARDS
    Michael A. Lang
    Ralph Grierson
    Peter M. Bernstein

    PERCUSSION
    Larry Bunker
    John Kaye
    Emil Radocchia
    Robert J. Zimmitti

    COPYIST
    Phil Azelton
    Mainerd Baker
    Robert Bornstein
    Glen N. Clement
    Gerald Dolin
    Julia A. Eidsvoog
    Emmett L. Estren
    Kenneth W. Mitchell
    Edwin L. Robinson