mardi 26 février 2008

STAR TREK - SYMPHONIC SUITES Volume 1 - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


1. Is There In Truth No Beauty? (21:05)
(Composed & Arranged by George Duning)
Enter Miranda / Ambassador Arrival / McCoy's Toast / Quite a Woman / Marvick Pleads / Marvick Mad / Marvick Berserk / Marvick Dies / Sentimental Jim / Blind Miranda / No Change / Miranda Mad / Miranda's Farewell
2. Paradise Syndrome (21:45)
(Composed by Gerald Fried - Arranged by Tony Bremner)
Pine Trees / The Amerinds / Tahiti Syndrome / The Brain Wash / Miramanee / Breath of Life / The New God / Dilithium Problem / Wash Day / Salish Fluffed / Potter Kirk / Naming the God / Joining Day / Challenge / The Ceremony / Birth Announcement / False God / Death of Miramanee

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ChiefDundee a dit…

Thanks to FilManiaC


• Is There In Truth No Beauty? by George Duning
At the time I was approached by Robert Justman, Producer, to compose for the Star Trek television series, there were several science fiction movies in release. Most of them had electronic, "farout" music scores. But Mr. Justman asked me to write more to the story line and characters. In short, compose the score as I normally would for a dramatic movie. The only concession I made to the use of "space" sounds was the inclusion of the Yamaha E-5 electronic organ in the orchestra. There were unusual tone colors available on this instrument, which I mainly used to identity the leitmotivs of the principal characters.

George W. Duning was born February 25, 1908, in Richmond, Indiana. His early interest in serious music was generated by his parents, both of whom were accomplished musicians. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati, majored in theory at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and later, followed World War II, with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (who also taught several other film composers, among them Jerry Goldsmith and Henry Mancini).

Prior to his work in the motion picture industry, Duning played trumpet professionally in a variety of venues, including theatre orchestras, burlesque stage shows, military bands and symphony orchestras. He was later Music Director and Supervisor on the NBC Radio Show, "Kollege of Musical Knowledge."

During World War II he served in the naval unit of the Armed Forces Radio Service, composing, arranging and conducting "Command Performance" for Meredith Wilson. Duning conducted the Fourth Hollywood Band Cavalcade, including such stars as Judy Garland, Jose Iturbi, Kathryn Grayson, Mickey Rooney, Betty Hutton and Dick Powell.

Duning was under contract at Columbia Pictures as staff composer for sixteen years, during which time he composed several of his most famous motion picture scores, including Bell, Book and Candle, Cowboy, From Here to Eternity, Me and the Colonel, Picnic, Salome (with Daniele Amfitheatrof), Three-Ten to Yuma. His other notable scores include Ensign Pulver (Warner Bros.), Houseboat (Paramount), That Touch of Mink (Universal), Toys in the Attic (Mirisch/UA), and World of Susie Wong (Paramount). In recent years he was worked on such TV films as Black Noon, Father Knows Best Reunion, The Dream Merchants, Then Came Bronson, and, of course, Star Trek.

He has received five Academy Nominations for The Eddy Duchin Story, Jolson Sings Again, From Here to Eternity, No Sad Songs for Me, and Picnic, as well as awards from Downbeat magazine and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

More than thirty albums have been released to date of his motion picture and television scores. His arrangements of "Moonglow" (from Picnic), "Jingle, Jangle, Jingle," and "Three Little Fishes" have sold over one million copies.

In May, 1985, Duning traveled to London to supervise the recording of "Is There in Truth No Beauty?" for producers Clyde Allen and John Lasher.

• Paradise Syndrome by Gerald Fried
The composing of music for dramas which take place far into the future--and far into space--such as the Star Trek series, is usually a matter of combining two opposite concepts: first, the music must reflect distance, and strangeness, in time and locale; second: there must be enough contact with the familiar, in the musical vocabulary chosen, to insure audience involvement and identification with the characters and story.

In the case of "Paradise Syndrome," in which the philosophical sub-text of the script was nothing less than an inquiry into the validity and viability of the concept that moden humankind can and should live, like Rousseau's Natural Man, in complete harmony with nature and environment, the main thrust of the musical score tended toward the latter, Kirk, Spock, et al, find themselves amidst a transplanted culture which combined Polynesia with the Indians of North America. My music was, therefore, designed to encourage as much empathy with those two cultures as possible.

Gerald Fried was born in 1928 in New York City. He graduated from Julliard in 1948. He played first oboe with the Dallas Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, New York Little Orechestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic between 1945-1951, also perorming with various jazz combos on tenor sax (1945-1951).

Although Fried returned to Julliard for study and composition, he is basically self-taught in such matters as counterpoint, orchestration and harmony, things he learned from his professional engagements in symphony orchestras.

Fried moved to Los Angeles in 1957, where he became a motion picture composer in earnest, originally working with Roger Corman on several low-budget films (Machine Gun Kelly, Cry Baby Killer), and the great Stanley Kubrick (Paths of Glory, The Killing Fear and Desire, Killer's Kiss, Day of the Fight). He has composed distinctive scores for such Robert Aldrich films as The Grissom Gang, Too Late the Hero, Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice? and The Killing of Sister George. His other credicts include Birds Do It, Bees Do It, Soylent Green, Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Dino, Second Time Around, and Vigilant Force.

Fried has also composed extensively for several movies of the week (Mystic Warrior, Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E., Flamingo Road, Moviola, The Immigrants, the tremendously successful Roots, and Roots: The Next Generation), TV series (Dynasty, Flamingo Road, Police Woman, Mannix, Mission: Impossible, Lost in Space, Star Trek) and TV documentaries (National Geographic, Gauguin in Tahiti, Ten Seconds That Shook the World, Day of Infamy).

Two theatre works composed by Fried, The Egg, and Les the Least Straightens the Lord, have been staged in Southern California. His symphonic suite from Mystic Warrior has been performed in the United States and the Orient. Mr. Fried is the former music critic with L.A. Free Press and Frontier Magazine, serves on the executive committee of the Academy of Motion Pciture Arts and Sciences, and holds a position on the faculty of U.C.L.A.

He is the proud recipient of the Emmy Award and Grammy award for his original scores for Roots.

• About the Conductor
Tony Bremner was born in Sydney, Australia, but for over twenty years has made his home in London. His work lies in two quite different fields of music. As an opera singer (counter-tenor) he has performed major roles in France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, in Australia at the Adelaide Festival, and in Britain with Glyndebourne and the English National Opera.

As arranger/orchestrator he has contributed to many record albums, films and television scores. He has worked with Maurice Jarre (Passage to India, Mad Max III) Carl Davis (Barry Humphrey's Last Night of the Poms, AFI Lillian Gash Tribute), and Elmer Bernstein.

In 1978 Entr'acte Records commissioned him to completely reconstruct Hugo Friedhofer's score for William Wyler's The Best Years of Our Lives, which elicited praise from the composer.

For Opera Factory zurich he made a new version of Gilbert and Sullivan's Gondoliers for chamber ensemble, and conducted the performances. He conducted the Nash Ensemble in his own arrangements of children's songs for the CRD album Balloons, sung by Benjamin Luxon and Robert Tear. In 1981 the Queensland Symphony Orchestra gave the premiere of his Harp Concerto, and in 1984 the same orchestra performed his first film score, Kindred Spirits, for ABC TV Sydney, a score for which he was awarded a Certificate of Special Recognition by the Television Society of Australia.

Honored General a dit…

Merci, mon ami, for this! Any chance for this one?

Label X LXCD 704

Original Release Title
Volume II

Merci! once again!

Anonyme a dit…

Merci :D

ChiefDundee a dit…

De rien ;o)

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