Thursday, October 29, 2009

War of the Worlds Movie Suite

War Of The Worlds Suite
Music by John Williams

This is the last of the "space-themed" movie suites for awhile, but phew, what a great sounding suite it is. This is intensely engrossing music that pulls you in and never really lets go until the very end. Sure, you'll hear some of Mr. William's featured hooks and nuances, but still it's quite different while it seems vaguely familiar. With a timing of just over 25 minutes it is a fitting finally to my space-themes. I certainly hope that you'll enjoy. -MJ



Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Apollo 13 Movie Suite

Apollo 13 Suite
Music by James Horner

As I continue to share in the "space-theme" movie suites, we come to a work that was sorta lost-in-the-shuffle. When listening to this score, it tells the tale of bombastic adventure and unrequited longing for something that has long passed us by. The tale is real. The story is based on the truth. And the music is just about right, as it serves us with the majesty of a doomed space flight that barely makes it back to mother earth. I'm a fan of James Horner and if you like some of his other "Space Movie" motion picture scores, then I'm pretty certain that you'll enjoy this, too. At least I hope so. -MJ



Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lost In Space Movie Suite

Lost In Space Suite
Music by Bruce Broughton

An inspiring journey into the musical mind of Bruce Broughton promises to take us into places seldom visited by mere mortals. In other words, this movie suite offers themes, moments of grandeur and lyrical passages of enduring tenderness. The only complaint that one could have is that at just over 16 minutes, this movie suite could have been longer. I hope that you enjoy it nonetheless. -MJ


Monday, October 5, 2009

Starship Troopers Movie Suite

Starship Troopers Suite
Music By Basil Poledouris

Staying with the "star" theme, here is a work by Basil Poledouris that is filled with relentless marches, daring action themes and even a love theme. It is different than anything else he did, yet it still feels like it was composed by him if you are familiar with his other scores. You have to listen to see the similarities with this work and others he has done like Conan, Flesh & Blood or Les Miserable, to name a few. Certainly, it is fun to listen to and with a timing just shy of 15 minutes, it is short and sweet. As always, I hope you enjoy. -MJ