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 Posted:   Dec 28, 2013 - 5:32 PM   
 By:   Smaug   (Member)

If you had one chance to program and orchestra concert with film music, what would you choose?

This has to be connected to reality: you can't have music that requires all the specialty instruments, expensive soloists, weird stuff, etc. And usually real concerts are about 60-70 minutes of music with one intermission.

 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2013 - 9:01 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

This is a very easy question to answer for me...but first...

This has to be connected to reality: you can't have music that requires all the specialty instruments, expensive soloists, weird stuff, etc.

...but where do you draw the line? There's usually someone you can find out there who owns and plays that weird instrument (though if anyone knows of a Serpent owner/player in the Gloucestershire area please e-mail me!!!)...so specialty instruments are not out of the question I don't think...but expensive soloists is fair enough wink


And usually real concerts are about 60-70 minutes of music with one intermission.

Yes, many programmers - especially on the more amateur side of things - forget this...usual calculation is 2x50 (60 max) minute halves with a 20-minute break, so they programme 2x50 (60 max) minutes worth of music...forgetting about the length of time (and it is quite a lot when you add it up) for applause, welcomes, announcements, thanks etc etc etc.....and end up with a 3-hour+ concert (often longer...sometimes much, much longer!) which doesn't finish until after the pubs are shut....and THAT is a friggin' disaster!!

OK - to my answer to your question, and sorry for droning on....

My dream concert programme, without any shadow of any doubt, would be:

First Half

1. 20th Century Fox Fanfare
2. Star Wars - Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner
3. Imperial Attack
4. The Dune Sea Of Tatooine/Jawa Sandcrawler
5. The Moisture Farm
6. The Hologram/Binary Sunset
7. Landspeeder Search/Attack Of The Sand People
8. Tales Of A Jedi Knight/Learn About The Force
9. Burning Homestead

....aaaaand you can kind of see where this is going wink

London Symphony Orchestra conducted by myself will be just fine, thank you...!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2013 - 10:11 PM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

1. Death Hunt from On Dangerous Ground (Bernard Herrmann)
2. Prologue from Birth (Alexandre Desplat)
3. Airbase Jailbreak from The Living Daylights (John Barry)
4. Sunflowers from Lust For Life (Miklos Rozsa)
5. Dirty Business Amongst The Dirty Laundry from Three Musketeers (Michel Legrand)
6. The Map Of Jerusalem from The Robe (Alfred Newman)
7. Fate Happens/Death Of A Mad Son from Dead Again (Patrick Doyle)

Intermission

8. Autumn In Connecticut from Far From Heaven (Elmer Bernstein)
9. Homeward Bound from Spartacus (Alex North)
10 Finale: The Wynand Building from The Fountainhead (Max Steiner)
11 Over The Rocks from Master Of The World (Les Baxter)
12 Main Title from Death On The Nile (Nino Rota)
13 Dice Table from The Only Game In Town (Maurice Jarre)
14 Adventure On Earth from E.T. The Extraterrestrial (John Williams)

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2013 - 10:24 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

I haven't timed everything out, but this is a program of what I would love to conduct.

First Half

Main Titles from The Towering Inferno (Williams)

Evacuation from I Am Legend (JNH)

Main Titles from You Only Live Twice (Barry)

End Titles from Dracula (1979) (Williams)

The Trees from Medicine Man (Goldsmith)

Suite from Avatar (Horner)



Second Half

Nicaragua from Under Fire (Goldsmith)

Prelude from The Ten Commandments (Bernstein)

The Gravel Road from The Village (JNH)

Martin's Summer from Walking Distance (Herrmann)

Epilogue from The Fury (Williams)

Encore

End Titles from Jaws 2 (Williams)

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 10:26 PM   
 By:   Smaug   (Member)

The follow up question to this is: do you think anyone would come to your dream concert?

If I had one chance at it, I'd try to cram as much into it
From as many of my favorite Composers, even if it weren't my favorite pieces:

Goldsmith - Universal Fanfare

Herrmann - Vertigo Prelude

Barry - Somewhere in Time

Goldsmith - The Hunt

Williams - imperial march

Elfman - Batmam suite

Goldenthal - Titus suite

Kilar - Dracula suite

Horner - the Rocketeer

 
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