Bernard Herrmann The Day the Earth Stood Still [Varese]

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CD Details

  • Released: March 4, 2003
  • Label: Varese Sarabande

Tracks:

  • 1.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Prelude and Outer Space
  • 2.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Radar
  • 3.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Danger
  • 4.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Klaatu
  • 5.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Gort
  • 6.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Visor
  • 7.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Telescope
  • 8.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Escape
  • 9.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Solar Diamonds
  • 10.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Arlington
  • 11.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Lincoln Memorial
  • 12.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Nocturne
  • 13.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Flashlight
  • 14.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Robot
  • 15.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Space Control
  • 16.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Elevator
  • 17.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Magnetic Pull
  • 18.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Study
  • 19.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Conference
  • 20.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Jeweler
  • 21.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: 12:30
  • 22.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Panic
  • 23.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Glowing
  • 24.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Alone
  • 25.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Gort's Rage
  • 26.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Nikto
  • 27.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Captive
  • 28.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Terror
  • 29.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Prison
  • 30.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Rebirth
  • 31.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Departure
  • 32.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Farewell
  • 33.The Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Finale

Product Description:

Original score composed by Bernard Herrmann.
Conducted by Joel McNeely.
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England on January 5, 2002.
Personnel: Mitch Dalton (electric guitar); Skaila Kanga , Helen Tunstall (harp); Rosemary Warren Green (electric violin); Anthony Pleeth (electric cello); Andrew Crowley , Paul Archibald, Ian Balmain (trumpet); Richard Edwards (trombone, bass trombone); Dudley Bright, Mike Hext, Eric Crees (trombone); Kevin Morgan, Owen Slade (tuba); Nick Hitchens, David Powell (contrabass tuba); John Pigneguy (horns); John Lenehan (piano, celesta); Chris Laurence (electric bass); Frank Ricotti, Bill Lockhart, Gary Kettel (percussion); Celia Sheen (Theremin).
Liner Note Authors: Christopher Husted; Jonathan Allen .
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, Studio One, London, England (01/05/2002).
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is one of Bernard Herrmann's most inventive soundtracks. This is attributable, largely, to the unusual instrumentation, which includes a small orchestra of Theremins, trumpets, trombones, tubas, reed organ, Hammond Organs, pianos, percussionists, and electrically amplified violin, cello, and bass. Naturally, the unusual ensemble, featuring acoustic and electric sounds, and the unearthly, vibrating voice of the Theremin (Herrmann scored the piece for two Theremins, and they often play at cross-purposes, using the instrument's already unconventional sound to create disorienting swirls) adds to the unsettling, futuristic theme of the film.
The music exemplifies Herrmann's strengths with minimalist expression and theme-and-variation technique. A master of dramatic tension and dynamic musical dialogue, Herrmann pits low-rumbling electric bass and timpani against airy, eerie celeste and Theremin melodies. Light, acoustic instruments like bells and harps ring around ominous horn lines and twangy electric guitar. While never atonal, Herrmann's approach to melody is unusual, employing odd interval leaps. Likewise, the music here is motivated by texture and mood rather than the development of themes (though several motifs are repeated) and the result is some of the most vital, forward-thinking music of the era (not only for film, but any medium).

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  • UPC: 030206631425
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