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 Posted:   Jan 25, 2018 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

What film scores contain piano bar arrangements (PBA) of popular songs, including melodies from the film itself?

"Piano bar" means

-- Popular song form (not classical form), arranged for
-- solo piano (NO vocal)


A good example is the main title of "10" which is a PBA of "Don't Call It Love" from the same score.



Additional examples:

WHIRLPOOL: David Raksin uses a PBA of "Slowly," his song from FALLEN ANGEL (it's on the Kritzerland cd, by the by http://kritzerland.com/preminger.htm).



CHINATOWN: "Easy Living" and "The Way You Look Tonight" http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.10122/.f





"10": also has a PBA of "Laura," (not on the LP). When George is getting drunk in a bar, he hears the pianist playing it and comments how they "don't write them like that anymore".

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2018 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

As always with these hyper-specific requests of mine, this thread will NOT accept scattershot answers like "Victor Young scores have a lot". You must have film titles plus the song name (or location in the movie).

 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2018 - 6:41 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

TOO LATE BLUES (Raksin) http://kritzerland.com/too_late_blues.htm
has two cuts that are PBA's:

5 - Something Like Noodles
15 - Ulysses in Swanktown

 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2018 - 6:43 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)



WHIRLPOOL: David Raksin uses a PBA of "Slowly," his song from FALLEN ANGEL (it's on the Kritzerland cd, by the by http://kritzerland.com/preminger.htm).





What's wrong with me? I completely missed the PBA of the theme from this movie, which is the next cut called "Ann (Tina's Party)".

 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2018 - 6:43 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

120 views and no posts? I can't have skunked everyone.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2018 - 7:27 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

"White on White" - Henry Mancini (Experiment in Terror)

 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2018 - 7:56 PM   
 By:   Louis Latzer   (Member)

This one will really take you back: THE SPY WITH MY FACE (the "feature" length version of the MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. episode "The Double Affair") included a Morton Stevens composition called "Cocktail Piano". On the first Hugo Montenegro album, this was arranged with a latin beat as "A Martini Built for Two". (I actually prefer that version, as the tune seems better suited for the more modern sound.)

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 8:07 AM   
 By:   roy phillippe   (Member)

What film scores contain piano bar arrangements (PBA) of popular songs, including melodies from the film itself?

"Piano bar" means

-- Popular song form (not classical form), arranged for
-- solo piano (NO vocal)


A good example is the main title of "10" which is a PBA of "Don't Call It Love" from the same score.



Additional examples:

WHIRLPOOL: David Raksin uses a PBA of "Slowly," his song from FALLEN ANGEL (it's on the Kritzerland cd, by the by http://kritzerland.com/preminger.htm).



CHINATOWN: "Easy Living" and "The Way You Look Tonight" http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.10122/.f










"10": also has a PBA of "Laura," (not on the LP). When George is getting drunk in a bar, he hears the pianist playing it and comments how they "don't write them like that anymore".



As a pianist/arranger, I look for songs where the notes move logically, the words make sense and have interesting harmonies. For example, "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" has a beautiful modulation from E flat Major to B Major then back to E flat Major. These elements are sadly missing from the songs of today. To say "they don't write 'em like this anymore" is an understatement to say the least.
Does anyone know who the pianist is on the "Chinatown" tracks?

 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2018 - 8:24 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

This one I really loved and was most recently used in Mr. Robot Season 1:





I tracked down the CD, Novo Piano, also picked up a couple more by Maxence Cyrin - including Novo Piano II.

Sorry I mis-read the film score part. Will try to think of some examples.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2018 - 7:02 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

An obvious one, fellas. Y'all shoulda scooped me on this one!

The FSM release of INVITATION and A LIFE OF HER OWN http://filmscoremonthly.com/cds/detail.cfm/CDID/349/Invitation-A-Life-of-Her-Own/
has a slew, all but one based on the famous "Invitation" theme:

3 Maud/How Is Maud
6 I Want to Marry You/Honeymoon
18 Piano Improvisation of Theme [based on a new theme]
24 Champagne Room #1
28 Champagne Room (excerpt)/Dinner for Three
29 Margarite Montage/Champagne Room #2 33 Champagne Room #5

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2018 - 7:24 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

"Single Petal of a Rose" (Duke Ellington) from Rising Sun by Toru Takemitsu.

 
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