Next week’s new release is a tour-de-force of orchestral splendor. This is one to have. It’s a riveting score! And hopefully all of you Bernard Herrmann fans and loyal supporters of our re-recordings will help us reach our Kickstarter goal in the next couple of weeks. William Stromberg is extremely excited about conducting these two scores currently on deck. Fans know the fierce French horn-led excitement of On Dangerous Ground, balanced with those haunting viola d’amore passages, all of it just begging for a modern recording. And I have my heart set on getting The Man Who Knew Too Much available at last: That riveting “Prelude”, the subdued “search” material for kidnapped Hank, plus cues none of us have ever heard that were scored for the movie but never used. Even an alternate ending to the score that I’m anxious to discover. What a treat this premiere will be! Let’s make it happen. We’ve proven our reliability with these projects and our speed with getting them reconstructed, recorded by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, edited, mastered, manufactured and into your hands. We’re very good at this. Help us keep our track record of success going!
Two titles this coming week make a welcome reappearance: Cat’s Eye by Alan Silvestri in our expanded release from some years back is again available, with striking new cover art. Intrada has delivered a lot of music from this prolific top drawer composer, including his signature Back To The Future masterpiece. We’re happy to help a new audience add this Stephen King horror fest soundtrack to their collection. And the expanded Star Trek III: The Search For Spock soundtrack now joins Star Trek’s IV, V and VI in the Intrada family of Trek releases. James Horner’s score remains one of his most exciting and is welcome back in print! Random observation: Christopher Lloyd stars in both Back To The Future and Star Trek III: The Search For Spock. Artwork, contents and audio samples for both Cat’s Eye and Star Trek III will be here on Monday eve, orders begin shipping on Tuesday.
And please check out the wonderful video Roger has put together announcing our current Kickstarter campaign to finance our pending recording sessions for Bernard Herrmann’s sensational scores for On Dangerous Ground and The Man Who Knew Too Much. Roger's polished and entertaining to watch and the scores speak for themselves. Here’s hoping we hit that goal! You know we can deliver the music. We’re getting really good at these things so please join us in making some Herrmann music come to life!
So this week there is some Jerry Goldsmith love for you to enjoy… namely an expanded release for his splendid score to Matinee, the 1993 Universal movie directed by Joe Dante. Artwork, contents and sound samples should be posted here Monday afternoon, when many folks may be observing Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for all those who died in active military service. Orders for Matinee will be begin shipping on Tuesday.
Bernard Herrmann excitement! Following on our continuing series of successful re-recordings of film music with Maestro William T. Stromberg on the podium and myself tapping him on the shoulder every time we want more French horns in bar 27, we’re readying the scores and parts to two incredible scores Herrmann scored in the fifties: Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) and On Dangerous Ground (1951). Only a brief portion of the Hitchcock score has been previously recorded, Now listeners will finally have all of the music Herrmann composed, including four minutes of music never-before-heard that was scored but then dropped from the finished film! And that “Prelude” is one of his most exciting with brass and tympani getting center spotlight. Some of the quieter cues with James Stewart searching for his kidnapped son are extraordinary as well. On Dangerous Ground of course features the ferocious “Death Hunt” which we’ll be doing replete with eight horns, six trumpets and trombones and two tubas! In balance are the numerous lovely passages for solo viola d’amore and strings. All-in-all an incredible array of Herrmann music. We’ll post the official Kickstarter goal and launch here in just a few days as we complete the session line-up requirements for this extraordinary recording event. We’ve got a nice track record with this series, thanks to the support from all of you!
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