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 Posted:   Apr 17, 2024 - 5:12 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)



Thanks for the links; I looked for it yesterday on Qobuz but didn't find it there. Now it's there.


It was hard to find on Tidal, since there's nothing about Christopher Young in sight. Just "The Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra SIF 309" as the artist.

 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2024 - 5:50 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)



Thanks for the links; I looked for it yesterday on Qobuz but didn't find it there. Now it's there.


It was hard to find on Tidal, since there's nothing about Christopher Young in site. Just "The Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra SIF 309" as the artist.


Gawd, yeah... the tagging of some of the music -- classical, film music, etc. -- on streaming services is abysmal! It's often that I cannot find a specific recording even though it should be there. It seems they are only equipped to tag pop music "artist/album/song", and anything more complex is beyond them.

On Qobuz, it turns now up under Christopher Young... but I didn't find it there yesterday.

https://www.qobuz.com/de-de/search?s=rdc&q=christopher%2Byoung&i=boutique&f%5Ban%5D=Christopher+Young#results

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2024 - 6:10 AM   
 By:   chriscoyle   (Member)

I haven’t seen this movie but the score seems to have a Herrmann Hangover Square vibe, where the music becomes a driving part of the movie.

 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2024 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Whoa, I just listened to The Piper and I absolutely love it. Terrific score, Christopher Young is at the top of his game.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2024 - 1:36 AM   
 By:   maurizio.caschetto   (Member)

It's nice to listen to well-crafted film music in this day and age. Kudos to Chris Young to be so bold.

I'm sure it's always a blast for a composer to work on concert-styled pieces that also seep into the actual scoring material. There are some illustrious precedents in this regard: Bernard Herrmann did a very similar thing in HANGOVER SQUARE, with the "Concerto Macabre" for Piano appearing at the climax, but its thematic materual were already being part of the score since the beginning.

Miklós Rózsa adapted his own Violin Concerto into the film score for THE PRIVATE LIVES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES at Billy Wilder's request and, while not appearing as a concert work in the film, it ties to Holmes being an amateur violinist.

Back to The Piper, I wish the soloist would've been credited at least on the back cover. It's a real tour de force and the musician deserves a spotlight.

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2024 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

It's nice to listen to well-crafted film music in this day and age. Kudos to Chris Young to be so bold.

I'm sure it's always a blast for a composer to work on concert-styled pieces that also seep into the actual scoring material. There are some illustrious precedents in this regard: Bernard Herrmann did a very similar thing in HANGOVER SQUARE, with the "Concerto Macabre" for Piano appearing at the climax, but its thematic materual were already being part of the score since the beginning.

Miklós Rózsa adapted his own Violin Concerto into the film score for THE PRIVATE LIVES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES at Billy Wilder's request and, while not appearing as a concert work in the film, it ties to Holmes being an amateur violinist.


One of the more effective uses of this technique is of course Hitchcok’s The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) with the cantata composed by Arthur Benjamin. Wish Herrmann had done its own concert piece for the 1956 version, but the music worked so well in the original that hit was reused it in the new version.

Then there’s Barry’s Romance For Guittar And Orchestra from Deadfall (1968) and more recently Victor Reyes Grand Piano’s Concerto (2014).

Now this wonderful Chris Young’s The Piper, the more I listen to it the more I like it. Classic, melodic Chris Young, a composer that is among my favorites. Even in his more atonal/music concrete scores he usually manages to include some moments of beauty.

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2024 - 2:38 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Indeed, asides from the ones already mentioned, there are is also Christopher Young's own score for KILLING SEASON presented as Symphonic Portrait for Orchestra and Cello, and Michael Nyman's "The Piano Concerto" based on themes from THE PIANO film score, Philip Glass String Quartet #3 (from his film score "MISHIMA"), John Corigliano's Violin Concerto (based on the music for "The Red Violin"), Ralph Vaughan-Williams 7th Symphony was a re-working of his film score for SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC, Goldenthal's Symphony in G recycles material from SPHERE, and many more. (We didn't even mention Prokofiev yet.) Quite a bit of cross-pollination, which isn't surprising. I mean, the same happens with opera scores or ballet scores or theater scores, so why not with film scores?

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2024 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

My copy arrived today! Can't wait to check it out.

 
 Posted:   May 5, 2024 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

The best "new" film score I have listened to this year so far. Great album. I just watched the movie, which has an interesting premise that's never as fully developed as it might have been, but it has a strange dreamlike quality. Its worth watching for the music though.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 5:30 AM   
 By:   Andy   (Member)

for anyone interested in the movie

in germany watchable for amazon prime customers, perhaps in other regions too

https://www.amazon.de/Curse-Piper-Charlotte-Hope/dp/B0CNKTQH53/

with the title "Curse of the piper " wink

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   Frank Vincent   (Member)

The film was released on Blu-ray in The Netherlands a few weeks ago. The only thing that is interesting about this film is the music by Christopher Young.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2024 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Yeah, I've seen the movie. While it has an interesting premise, it didn't add up to much. I enjoyed the movie as a supplement to the terrific music score, rather than the other way around.

 
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