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 Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 12:44 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I thought this might be a fun little diversion for film music aficianados. If you think it's fun, try and guess the composer of the track I've posted. I think it may be a fun way to discover composers or just revisit ones you like.

Then post a mystery track of your own.

And go:

https://soundcloud.com/user-335279397/mystery-track

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 4:59 AM   
 By:   Mark   (Member)


It probably isn't, and I don't recognise the piece, but it sounds very Herrmanesque so I will have a guess at Herrmann

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 6:49 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

john scott

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

OK, I cheated and used the Shazam app, so I won't say what it is yet to give others a chance. I guess you could say I'm "neutral" about this composer, bien sur, but I "may" give this one a listen.

(And actually would love to see the old film, more so now that I'm listening to this music on Spotify. No may about it. So glad you posted this.)

Bruce: plus, your Soundcloud account transitioned to Lion Tamer, a favorite song of mine (I was a teenage amateur magician when The Magic Show came to town back in the day). That led me to your Stephen Schwartz album, which I had completely missed but which is now wending it's way to me. Delightful!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

No cheating now smile

It does sound like Herrmann - and yet, it's not.

Sean, read the story that goes along with Lion Tamer - I posted it on Soundcloud.

Now, either others here don't like to have fun, are stumped but refuse to admit it, or are desperately trying to figure it out. Once revealed, I can make some reccomendations.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I thought it sounded a bit like Franz Waxman more than Herrmann.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 12:50 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

It is very lovely, and it does sound Herrmanny, but I don't know what it is.
Maybe I'm too young wink

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

I have no idea, but Herrmann - Ghost and Mrs. Muir - did come to mind (briefly).

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I have no idea, but Herrmann - Ghost and Mrs. Muir - did come to mind (briefly).

I think Herrmann was influenced by this, frankly. He was a big fan of this composer. This one's not easy, certainly. Clew: This composer worked in film a lot, including some classic movies, but is mostly known for the concert hall.

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

I have no idea, but Herrmann - Ghost and Mrs. Muir - did come to mind (briefly).

That was my guess too. Now I really am interested in who this is.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 1:40 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

It is very lovely, and it does sound Herrmanny, but I don't know what it is.
Maybe I'm too young wink


No, that won’t be it.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

I hear a Spanish influence, reminiscent of zarzuela. But I have no knowledge of any film composers with this type of background.

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   RcM   (Member)

I do hear the "Ghost and Mrs. Muir" comparison - but somehow this sounds more French to my ears. Don't know what it is though.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 2:18 PM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

I'm shocked! Just shocked that this piece wasn't part of Herrmann's Ghost. Did he have an older brother?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I'm shocked! Just shocked that this piece wasn't part of Herrmann's Ghost. Did he have an older brother?

No, but here's another clew: Herrmann did conduct this composer.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 2:58 PM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

Pure guesses...Britten would be my best guess...

Malcolm Arnold
Benjamin Britten
Charles Ives

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 3:02 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Sean, read the story that goes along with Lion Tamer - I posted it on Soundcloud.

Thanks for pointing that out - I missed it the first time, Soundcloud was just playing in the background. Great story! I think I'm just gonna have to get your Produced by book (which is on Kindle I see - Jeez, am I living the digital life or what!).

Folks, who are not even CLOSE by the way, my post had a couple of very oblique clews as well, if it'll help. RcM is getting warm. (And that's all I'm gonna say.)

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   gyorgyL   (Member)

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 Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

End of game, ladies and gentlemen!
No shazams, no nothing! razz

It had to be french. Sounded very Ibert-y or Honeggerish to me - and after reading Sean Nethery's post with his "bien sur" remark I was absolutely sur! cool But of those two the second was the one who scored some famous films as Bruce mentioned.

So here it is: the really lovely "Jardin" track from Arthur Honegger's MAYERLING!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   gyorgyL   (Member)

oups

 
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