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 Posted:   Jun 15, 2014 - 1:59 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Patrick Williams. One of my favorite unsung heroes - thrilled to have been able to issue Cuba and Butch and Sundance and would issue anything by him. He wrote one of my all-time favorite TV movie scores - Incident in San Francisco - he doesn't have the tapes, sadly, so that one is lost to time, I'm afraid.

He has a brand new album out and I'm listening to it now and it's superb.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/moments-in-time/id720881686

 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2014 - 2:33 AM   
 By:   Saul Pincus   (Member)

Williams' Adagio for Orchestra - which we excerpted in FSM Online way back in 2006 - is well worth the price of admission alone.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2014 - 6:32 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

His jazz album Threshold is an absolute classic - a mix of jazz, rock and classical and I urge people to buy it. I mean, it does have tablas in it, for goodness sake smile

He did a follow up more recently called Aurora, which isn't quite cut from the same cloth, but is still a great listen for those who love jazz and big band.

I think he has quite a unique voice in his tv and film scores. I don't remember much about the Biill Bixby show The Magician these days (and I used to watch it every week) but that catchy theme with the piccolo trumpet has stuck in my mind for many years.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2014 - 4:45 PM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Yes, great composer, and very versatile. He could be tensely dramatic, light and catchy, swooningly romantic.... I really like the light touch he brought to HOW TO BEAT THE HIGH COST OF LIVING for example, with all those soloists. And, Mr Haines, funny you should mention INCIDENT IN SAN FRANCISCO. That main theme is very similar to what David Shire later did in some parts of his score for FAREWELL MY LOVELY (there's 12 minutes of the movie up on YouTube - the credits are there, almost seven minutes in). San Francisco seemed to inspire Pat Williams. THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO has one of THE classic TV Themes of all time. Love that drumming!

 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2014 - 5:11 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

And don't forget this one - powerful stuff:

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2014 - 5:45 PM   
 By:   lwazinkiwane310   (Member)

Patrick Williams is one of my fave unsung heroes. I have been watching films with music by him over the years.

My fave score of his is the 1992 skating drama 'The Cutting Edge' and it has a powerful feel.

I have bought two of his CD's Aurora and Moments in Time and they look superb.

I can't believe he hasn't scored a movie since 2005. I guess it's about time.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2014 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   AndreasK   (Member)

... not to forget the "Grass Harp", very difficult to get,even when it was new.
captured the spirit of book and film. great score

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2014 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

I like his score for The Cheap Detective, I don't think there's a lot of music, but what there is really sets the scene. It would make a great double with Murder By Death.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2014 - 1:34 AM   
 By:   IlsleyJustin   (Member)

And don't forget this one - powerful stuff:



I have gone through this music and i must say its a big treat to hear.To know more about this see at http://www.broadway.org/info/list-of-broadway-shows-in-new-york/.

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2014 - 1:55 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

Which of Patrick Williams' film work is available on compact disc?

I know of,

Jesus
Cuba
Butch
Used Cars


Which would people most like to see make it to compact disc?

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2014 - 2:02 AM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Bruce, he wrote a GORGEOUS score to the Hallmark film called Journey. He sent me a short suite from it and it's just gorgeous. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2014 - 7:45 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

He also composed "Gulliver", for narrator and orchestra. When they recorded it, John Gielgud was the narrator.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2014 - 8:35 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

The Columbia Records album for 1980's HOW TO BEAT THE HIGH COST OF LIVING was released on CD by Wounded Bird Records last year.

The 2004 Varese Sarabande CD reissue of 1992's THE CUTTING EDGE includes 12 score tracks that did not appear on the original Ryko song CD.

Williams' score for 1995's THE GRASS HARP appeared on a Windham Hill CD.

His score for the 1997 telefilm SOLOMON appeared on an Italian CD from CGD East West.

And Playboy Jazz Records issued the soundtrack for the 2001 CBS network television mini-series "Blonde."

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2014 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

And, Mr Haines, funny you should mention INCIDENT IN SAN FRANCISCO. That main theme is very similar to what David Shire later did in some parts of his score for FAREWELL MY LOVELY (there's 12 minutes of the movie up on YouTube - the credits are there, almost seven minutes in). San Francisco seemed to inspire Pat Williams. THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO has one of THE classic TV Themes of all time. Love that drumming!

at 6:50


 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2014 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

dp

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2014 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Has he abandoned film music? He hasn't done a score since 2005.

 
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