Day The Earth Stood Still CD (2003)

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Label Varese Sarabande
SKU 60591414
UPC 030206631425
UPC 14 00030206631425
Format CD
Release Date 3/4/2003
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Author Bernard Herrmann
Compilation Appearance Great Composers Series
Compilation Appearance Tinker Bell
Compilation Appearance Scores
Compilation Appearance Great Movie Love Themes
Compilation Appearance Vertigo
Associated Artist/Work Adriano (Conductor)
Associated Artist/Work Budd, Roy
Associated Artist/Work Elfman, Danny
Technical Info
Engineer Jonathan Allen
Producer Robert Townson
CatalogID 066314
Lable Name Var?se Sarabande (USA)
Released 03/04/2003
Original Release 1993
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 38m : 26s
Mono/Stereo Mono
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00030206631425
Album Notes and Credits
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); Rose Warren-Green (electric violin); Anthony Pleeth (electric cello); Andrew Crowley , Paul Archibald, Ian Balmain (trumpet); Richard Edwards (trombone, bass trombone); Michael Hext, Dudley Bright, 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); William Lockhart, Frank Ricotti, 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).
Disc 1
1 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Prelude and Outer Space, The
2 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Radar, The
3 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Danger, The
4 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Klaatu, The
5 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Gort, The
6 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Visor, The
7 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Telescope, The
8 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Escape, The
9 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Solar Diamonds, The
10 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Arlington, The
11 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Lincoln Memorial, The
12 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Nocturne, The
13 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Flashlight, The
14 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Robot, The
15 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Space Control, The
16 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Elevator, The
17 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Magnetic Pull, The
18 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Study, The
19 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Conference, The
20 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Jeweler, The
21 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: 12:30, The
22 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Panic, The
23 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Glowing, The
24 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Alone, The
25 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Gort's Rage, The
26 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Nikto, The
27 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Captive, The
28 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Terror, The
29 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: The Prison, The
30 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Rebirth, The
31 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Departure, The
32 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Farewell, The
33 Day the Earth Stood Still, film score: Finale, The
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