Friday, December 28, 2012

Red Dawn Movie Suite 2012

Red Dawn Movie Suite 2012
Music by Ramin Djawadi

In this recent remake from 2012, we are visited by a percussion filled explosion of cues and themes that sound similar to one another, but do not really fit the idea of a movie suite. Taken with that in mind, we have a suite composed by the prolific Mr. Djawadi (Game of Thrones, etc.) that takes us on a fast moving journey with electric guitars, synthesizers, a nervous orchestra and of course, drums. With a timing of 26:18, I hope you enjoy the journey.  -MJ

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Cleopatra Movie Suite (1960)

Cleopatra Movie Suite (1960)
Music by Alex North

Considered by the experts as one of the top two movie suites by Mr. North (the other one being Spartacus), we have a pristine example of the art from one of the premier artists of the 40's and 50's. Almost three hours of music has been whipped into two distinctive suites. The first part covers the meeting and love story of Julius Ceasar and Cleopatra, while the second part begins with Cleopatra entering into Rome, the fall of Ceasar and the doomed love story of Antony and Cleopatra. With a timing of 21:46 for Part 1 and 25:25 for Part 2, there is still a plethora of epic music to listen to. I hope you enjoy!  -MJ

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Cleopatra Movie Suite (1999)

Cleopatra Movie Suite (1999)
Music by Trevor Jones

In this 1999 movie suite, Mr. Jones has utilized themes and textures from the middle-east that give this music a feel of far, far away. Without judging the merits of the drama, this music infuses us with the you-R-there experience that helps to whisk on away from our daily lives to a new time and place we rarely visit. With a timing of 29:51, I think you'll enjoy your visit once again.  -MJ

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Friday, December 14, 2012

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Well, if you've made any attempts to download one of these movie suites from Mediafire, you will note that my account has been suspended. Many emails and phone calls later, it is obvious that they will not reinstate. Some of the Deposit files are still valid to download, but they only hold files for a maximum of 90 days. Guess I'll find another file site, but unfortunately, that probably will not happen until 2013, although I'm still hoping for a miracle. We'll see. Wish one and all a Happy Holiday season no matter what your orientation is. Enjoy life!!  -MJ

Monday, December 10, 2012

Lincoln Movie Suite (2012)

Lincoln Movie Suite (2012)
Music by John Williams

In this recent show of restraint from Mr. Williams, we are reminded that a movie suite can be filled with a single purpose and with that clarity comes great success both in the form of composition as well as enjoyment. Most of the score was filled with numerous solos from a lone trumpet, violin or piano taking the lead, yet once the orchestra breaks away from those singular constraints we are left with an excellent suite that I know you'll enjoy. With a timing of 30:08, get this while you can.  -MJ

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Suite

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Suite
Music by Henry Jackman

This recent foray from 2012 reminds us that a tightly constructed movie suite can be woven even with the help of electronic elements. Although similar in sound to so many other composers working out there today, Mr. Jackman delivers an entertaining departure from the life of the mundane.The cues flow nicely together and I find that this suite is great to listen to in the enclosed spaces of a car or with headphones. With a timing of 20:56, I hope you enjoy this.  -MJ

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Movie Suite

Ghost & Mrs. Muir, The Suite
Music by Bernard Herrmann

This classic movie suite hails from 1947, a time of great hope and promise. Praised as his most symphonic work to date, Mr. Herrmann confessed that this was his favorite work of all time. Constructed from a multitude of cues such as Pastoral and Nocturne, I was skeptical at first, but this composition builds ever so slightly as it progresses through the stages and as with so many other suites, it really grew on me. No, this is not bombastic, nor is it spectacular, but it is melodic and filled with emotion. With a timing of 22:36, I hope you enjoy this classic work of one of the great motion picture composers.  -MJ

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Water For Elephants Movie Suite

Water For Elephants Movie Suite
James Newton Howard

With a nod to the classic romance scores of the Silver Screen, we have a lushly orchestrated movie suite penned by Mr. Howard in 2011 that transcends the years, while visiting those feelings filled with longing, hope and possible love. I have not seen this picture, but after hearing the music, I'll probably watch it on a date to score some points. With a timing of 27:31 this just softly ends, but you'll remember it later. I hope you enjoy.  -MJ

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

North By Northwest Movie Suite

North By Northwest Movie Suite
Music by Bernard Herrmann

This classic movie suite from the 1959 Hitchcock thriller is filled with tightly wound themes that were crafted by Mr. Herrmann in the his most prolific heyday. Whether signifying death defying leaps, chase scenes or the moments of two lovers, this suite is filled with chops and props. In a word, amazing. With a timing of 22 minutes, I must apologize for the small amounts of hiss that crop up in the quieter phrases, but this is still the best sound available for this music. I hope you enjoy!!  -MJ

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hugo Movie Suite

Hugo Movie Suite
Music by Howard Shore

Ever since this Academy Award nominated soundtrack from 2011 came out, I have listened to it countless times in an effort to create the movie suite, but this music felt so familiar as well as so accessible that it remained complete as only a score collecting dust with my other CD's. Well, now that it has been prodded and tweaked, we have a recent movie suite that celebrates the sound of France as well as the composer's use of sweeping strings disguised as children's music. Of course, this suite is anything but child's play with its mystical melodies and complex scoring. With a timing of 22:33, I hope you enjoy this over and over again.  -MJ

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Game of Thrones Season Two Suite

Game of Thrones Season Two Suite
Music by Ramin Djawadi

Utilizing many of the same nerve wrenching formulaic themes as in the first season, Mr. Djawadi has returned with a suite from the fantasy mini-series that rarely slows to take a breath. Exhaustive percussion and explosive horns keep the listener from faltering as we are taken for another ride into the world of dragons, swords and wannabe Kings. With a timing of 28:36 you will wonder where the time went. Hope you enjoy.  -MJ

PS - If you missed Game of Thrones Season One Suite:  http://moviesuites.blogspot.com/search/label/Game%20of%20Thrones

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Charge of The Light Brigade, The Movie Suite (1936)

Charge of The Light Brigade, The Suite (1936)
Music by Max Steiner

Although this movie suite was derived from the re-recording of this magnificent score, not the original score, we are being treated to the what is arguably the best version available to us of this 1936 classic. With some intense main character themes as well as many action cues we can just sit back and listen to what has always been considered as Max Steiner's very best work. Whether it is the throes of a love scene or the building percussion cues that lead up to the actual charge of The Light Brigade, I can only say that if you've never heard this before, now is your chance to enjoy. With a timing of 44:44, have at it.  -MJ

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Charge of The Light Brigade, The Movie Suite (1968)

Charge of The Light Brigade, The Suite (1968)
Music by John Addison

Given the days & times when this was composed in 1967-68, we may forgive Mr. Addison for carrying some simple patriotic themes throughout this movie suite. In the original score, there were unusual moments of yelling from a chorus of voices that was mixed in with the orchestra, that simply was bizarre. Still after much perseverance and editing, we end up with a movie suite that if not very composition happy, it still feels like the themes flow easily from beginning to end.  If you never heard this before,  I am presenting this as a comparison to the earlier work of the same name. With a timing of 18:09 I hope you enjoy this dated classic.  -MJ

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Friday, September 14, 2012

American Gangster Movie Suite

American Gangster Movie Suite
Music by Marc Streitenfeld

We have another gangster-crime movie suite from 2007, penned by Mr. Streitenfeld in an unusual style that sounds more like the western genre than crime genre. With very little orchestral cues, by utilizing guitars, synthesizers, plenty of percussion and an offbeat funky twang, this is eerie, but in the same weird way that Morricone's music is. With a timing of 18:40 this grows on you right from the first note. Sure hope you enjoy.  -MJ

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Godfather Movie Suite

The Godfather Suite
Music by Nino Rota

When this gangster-crime movie burst on the scene in 1972, it approached the the genre from such a different perspective that people had to see the film. The music was composed by Nino Rota an Italian composer who scored for hundreds of soundtracks. In fact this music was nominated for an Oscar, but did not win when it was proven that some of the music had been utilized on another film years earlier. To bad, because the movie suite is filled with touching solos of many instruments such as violin, guitar, banjo, trumpet, clarinet and softly swooned orchestral themes that are as familiar today as they were back in 1972. With a timing of 18:38 you can't go wrong with this one. Enjoy!  -MJ

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The Godfather Part II Movie Suite

The Godfather Part II Suite
Music by Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola

In this gangster-crime movie suite from 1974 we are presented with singular clarinets, flutes and cornets before the orchestra fires up with sweeping strings filled with pain, longing and hope. Utilizing many of the same themes introduced in The Godfather, the composers carry on with some new cues that expand their canvas and ultimately garnered them an Academy Award for best Dramatic Score. With a timing of 20:28, I hope you enjoy this classic movie suite.  -MJ

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Godfather Part III Movie Suite

The Godfather Part III Suite
Music by Carmine Coppola

Still blogging in the gangster-crime suite genre and after waiting for almost fifteen years, the third and final installment for this motion picture trilogy came out in 1990. The music was composed by Carmine Coppola who had also worked on Part II. If this movie suite sounds familiar, that's because very little new ground was broken as many of the tried and true themes are revisited albeit in a slightly different version or instrument than before. We still have the lone cornet (or is it a trumpet?) beginning the suite just as this suite's predecessors. With a timing of 14:32 this acts as a fine way to end the trilogy once and for all. I hope you enjoy.  -MJ

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Miller's Crossing Movie Suite

Miller's Crossing Movie Suite
Music by Carter Burwell

In this 1990 gangster-crime movie suite, we have some music that could have been written by Morricone, with a single clarinet or a lone violin that is caught up in the orchestra as it winds its way through Irish sounding cues and themes. Actually, Mr. Burwell penned this rare gem that supports the on-screen action, or lack of, very well. With a timing of only 11:03 it is over just as it gets going. Oh well, I still hope you enjoy it. -MJ

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Once Upon A Time In America Suite


Once Upon A Time In America - The Suite
Music by Ennio Morricone

In this 1984 gangster-crime movie suite Mr. Morricone chose to blend his singular instruments with a lushly arranged orchestra of strings that feels like a serenade to the attached Motion Picture. This work has fallen into the category of past works by Ennio since he has had so many award winning movie suites since 1984. To bad, because this music is lyrically superb as well as filled with a fondness of days gone by. With a timing of 25:49, you may want to add this one to your library. I hope you enjoy.  -MJ

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Road To Perdition Movie Suite

Road To Perdition Movie Suite
Music by Thomas Newman

Another gangster-crime movie suite from 2002 takes center stage today. With a quirky use of instruments such as pipes, acoustic guitars as well as the orchestra, we are treated to a different take on the bleakness of the seedy side of life and lost hope. This is our first movie suite by Mr. Newman and it is different enough to be in a class by itself. Although there is only a little orchestration, with a timing of 29:43 it still passes by quickly and leaves us wondering if there will be more. I hope you enjoy.  -MJ

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Taxi Driver Movie Suite

Taxi Driver Movie Suite
Music by Bernard Herrmann

Keeping within our theme of gangster-crime suites, in this 1975 crime drama, we are given a movie suite that was Mr. Herrmann's very last gift to the world of motion picture music. Although this is mostly jazz with a light touch of orchestral support, we are nonetheless drawn into the gritty world of early 70's New York in all its squaller. This music grows on you, with the light main theme and the tightness of other cues merging into a short burst of musical genius. With a timing of 18:35 this is certainly worth a listen. Enjoy.  -MJ

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Untouchables Movie Suite

Untouchables, The Movie Suite
Music by Ennio Morricone


This 1987 movie suite begins our new phase of "Gangster-Crime" related suites. Mr. Morricone was nominated for an Oscar for this one, so you know that it has plenty of pedigree as well as heart.  In Morricone fashion it is also quite minimalistic. Whether we hear a lone harmonica, single violin or a snare drum, the orchestra is rarely brought in except to make a bold statement. Well, it works and with a timing of 20:50, I hope that you really enjoy this.  -MJ

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Total Recall Movie Suite

Total Recall Movie Suite
Music by Jerry Goldsmith

In this original 1990 sci-fi movie suite, we are treated to much of what made Mr. Goldsmith such a great composer. He started out with an idea to blend sythesizer with orchestra and in the process he came up with unstoppable action cues that offer a balanced, yet stirring soundscape. Considered by many as his best work, this certainly is in Jerry's top five movie suites for certain. With a timing of 28:27, I feel confidant that you'll enjoy this.  -MJ 


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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Total Recall 2012 Movie Suite

Total Recall 2012 Movie Suite
Music by Harry Gregson-Williams

This 2012 remake shares much with the original motion picture; plenty of action, futuristic landscapes and a thrilling storyline. As for the music, well, this is a synth-fest from start to finish, with very little orchestral cues or themes to hear. We are barraged by the pumping synthesizer and it seems as if it is rushing to the final note as quickly as possible. Oh well, that's what we are getting lately from many of the composers and Mr. Gregson-Williams probably did not want to be left out. If you really want to know, this is as good as what we get from Zimmer or Joblonsky with only a few twists or turns along the way. With a timing at 28:46, if you like synthesizer music, then you should enjoy this, but Goldsmith this is not!  -MJ

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

JUST A NOTE

Just A Note
by Sir Malcolm James

Thank you to the fan who recently brought to my attention that the Toucanshare links are not working at all. In fact that sharing site is completely gone from the web just as so many others have fallen by the wayside. We have decided to utilize Mediafire.com for all current and future downloads as well as Depositfiles.com, although the later only keeps files for a maxmum of 90 days. All links for 2012 have been updated and hopefully, the remainder of links will be up by next week. Thanks for lurking and keep on listening. -MJ


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Quo Vadis Movie Suite

Quo Vadis Movie Suite
Music by Miklos Rozsa

This classic 1951 movie suite relates the tale of a motion picture about the evil Roman Dictator Nero who watched while Rome burned.  Mr. Rozsa utilized a mixed choral, orchestral beginning that pins you back before slowly building into an intense tour de force at the mid section of the suite. The pace begins to cut back until we slowly hear the subdued climax. Never had I heard this before, but to discover something new and with some teeth, is always a treat. With a timing of 22:22, I hope you enjoy this.  -MJ 

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Snow White and the Huntsman Movie Suite

Snow White and the Huntsman Movie Suite
Music by James Newton Howard

In this new movie suite from the recent 2012 motion picture release, Mr. Howard has given us a much needed discourse on the latest way to compose for a semi-scary version of the children's much loved fable of Snow White. Taken as a movie suite, this music resembles a tone poem. The opening French horn cascades through an orchestra into a single piano before the strings warp the orchestra into full speed. There is the intro, the escape, the hunted, the magical interlude, the tides of war and the conclusion neatly wrapped up in a bow. Those are my interpretations. I cannot say much about the picture, but this movie suite is an excellent way to spend one's listening. With a timing of 26:31, I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did. -MJ

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Prometheus Movie Suite

Prometheus Movie Suite
Music by Marc Streitenfeld

On the wings of an unprecedented opening, this current 2012 movie suite was composed by Mr. Streitenfeld, a very busy man from the look of his latest movie credits. This score was filled with eerie sounds and drastic effects as part of its fabric. After tearing away those extraneous sounds, we are left with a haunting soundscape filled with hopeful syntheziser, subtle voices and muted orchestral cues that make you stop what you're doing to listen. To say that there are moments when this reminds me of Goldsmith and the first Alien movie suite, would be true, but more because of the actual feel of the sound and not from the actual musical notes. With a timing of 18:32, I hope you enjoy this in a lonely, dark room for maximum effect.  -MJ

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Sea Hawk Movie Suite

The Sea Hawk Movie Suite
Music by Erich Korngold

This 1940 follow-up to Captain Blood takes us on another swashbuckling journey to the high seas. Mr. Korngold continued to hone his craft, as he penned another action-adventure movie suite for his followers to consume. We like the simplistic main theme, the horns blaring until the strings take us on the ocean winds before we visit with the love theme that is quickly followed up by the final duel to the death. With a timing of 14:40, this is over quickly, but I hope it will be enjoyable!  -MJ

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Captain Blood Movie Suite

Captain Blood Suite
Music by Erich Korngold

The main theme to this 1935 movie suite used to be a well-known staple on the concert scene for many Philharmonic's, but with so many other recent movie themes, it has fallen away with the sounds of the past. Mr. Korngold was one of the fathers of the movie suite as we now know it, so it seems fitting that when you listen to this masterwork that it sounds so similar to many others that have come since; Goldsmith, Horner, Williams, and even Poledorus. Of course, we must remember, Mr. Korngold came first, all those others took what he began to mature the art of movie music. The swashbuckling action themes and swirling strings of the love themes intermesh as we are drawn into the world of Captain Blood, if only for a brief timing of 12:26. Add this one to your library and enjoy for many years to come.  -MJ

PS- The source CD for this came from an ancient analog source digitally remastered in stereo. Until I find something better, I hope this will do for now.  -MJ

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Brave Movie Suite

Brave Movie Suite
Music by Patrick Doyle

This recent animated Fantasy motion picture enchants us with a movie suite that hails from the Scottish Highlands. Rich with local fiddle, drums and pipes, Mr. Doyle has taken the best of the Scots cultural music and merged it with a sumptous sounding orchestral accompaniment that has to be heard to be appreciated. Yes, this is from the latest of the famous Disney "Princess" marketing machines, but this movie suite rises above the superfluos and delivers a surprising punch. I know I was surprised!  With a timing of 21:41, you cannot help but enjoy this one.  -MJ

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Around The World In 80 Days Movie Suite (1955)

Around The World In 80 Days Suite (1955)
Music by Victor Young

What we have here is a classic movie suite from this 1955 travel-comedy. Surrounding the listener with a well-known, lushly orchestrated main theme that is repeated throughout the piece in various methods and versions to our delight. This our first movie suite penned by Victor Young, it is his very best work, from a man who was a noted film composer in the thirties, forties and fifties with this score winning him his only Academy award. With a timing of 21:28, you may find yourself humming this one long after you've listened to it. Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy!  -MJ

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Around The World In 80 Days Movie Suite (2004)

Around The World In 80 Days Suite (2004)
Music by Trevor Jones

We have a 2004 remake that utilizes the music of Mr. Jones in a lightly orchestratic movie suite that rarely lifts itself above numerous chase themes with nere an homage towards the original motion picture from the fifties. Certainly, the producers instructed the composer to keep the sound as upbeat as possible and this movie suite overflows with many more fluff cues than it probably should. Don't misunderstand, because this is entertainingly fun from the beginning to the end and it deserves a listen. In fact, this can grow on you after repeated listening. With a timing of 26:01, I hope you enjoy.  -MJ

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Battleship Movie Suite

Battleship
Music by Steve Jablonsky

This recent sci-fi, action picture generated plenty of marketing but we wanted to know exactly where the movie suite plays out. Is this a synthisized pound-fest or have we been blessed with an orchestral burst of brilliance? Well, after weeding through a soundtrack laden with sound effects, you have a lean movie suite full of glossy synthisizer music that pretends to borrow some orchestral moments along the way, but in reality this is simply a pound-fest. If you listened to the Transformer movie suites, then you know what you are in for. Still, the tour-de-force of this music is not to be toyed with. With a timing of 17:41, still hope you enjoy this.  -MJ

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Blue Max Movie Suite

The Blue Max
Music by Jerry Goldsmith

Although the snare drums and horns proclaim this to be music from a war-picture, when the lushly orchestrated strings sweep into the soundscape we are transported into the blue skies of wonder. If we take into consideration that this movie suite hails from way back in 1966, then we should cut Mr. Goldsmith some slack for composing rip roaring adventure music for a love story. Or is it lovey dovey music for an action adventure yarn? Oh well!  Whatever the movie is about (WWI dogfights in the air), this composition has a great mix of classic Goldsmith which many have hailed as his coming-of-age soundtrack for a composer. With a timing of 27:08 this classic should be in your library. I hope you enjoy.  -MJ

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Avengers Movie Suite

The Avengers Movie Suite
Music by Alan Silvestri

While we listen, this movie suite shows us that Mr. Silvestri is definitely in the house. He has taken the Comic Action Adventure genre and schooled many of the current crop of composers on how to achieve complete mastery. Since every scene cannot be a pitched battle of good versus evil, he has utilized a variety of his skills to build the intensity properly with carefully layered themes and although he has embraced the synthesizer, he certainly has not forgotten about the rest of the orchestra's instruments. With a timing of 31:19 we end up with an entertaining romp full of bombastic horns, thumping percussion and harrowing sound. Of course, you will enjoy this one!  -MJ

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Thor Movie Suite

Thor Movie Suite
Music by Patrick Doyle

Utilizing all the instruments at his disposal, Mr.Doyle has crafted a thunderous movie suite that pushes the limits of sound. The main theme is first heard about 4 minutes in and weaves its way throughout the rest of the suite, while the endless percussion and synthesizers create a lasting impression. This is an action-adventure movie suite and we are only slowed down slightly as we drive to the final ending notes. With a timing of 25:42, I hope you enjoy.  -MJ

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Three Musketeers Movie Suite 1973

The Three Musketeers Suite - 1973
Music by Michael Legrand 

In this 1973 version of The Three Musketeers, Mr. Legrand barrowed heavily on French composer's to bring us a rollicking, swashbuckling movie suite that properly introduces us to this frequently copied story of medieval France. From the opening training sequence to the finale' at court, this movie suite flows well and with a timing of 23:20, I really hope you'll enjoy this.  -MJ

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Four Musketeers Movie Suite

The Four Musketeers Suite - 1974
Music by Lalo Schifrin

This 1974 sequel to the previous year's The Three Musketeers, follows a similar path musically with many period instruments such as a harpsichord and the feel of medieval France. Although Mr. Schifrin scored an interesting piece with lush strings and powerful moments of action there is no actual main theme presented. What we end up with is a movie suite of loosely connected musical moments that are entertaining, but more like a visit to a French concert of sorts. With a timing of 19:02 I hope you enjoy. -MJ

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Three Musketeers - 1993


The Three Musketeers Suite - 1993
Music by Michael Kamen

Since it was almost twenty years since the last Three Musketeer's picture, Disney decided to put together a new version of the veritable story in 1993 with a group of younger actors while also choosing Mr. Kamen to compose the music. The movie suite we end up with is a swashbuckling action-adventure with a comical flourish that is lightly tossed around the action cues. That's okay, since this is all for one in good fun, and as long as the composer does not take this too seriously, neither will we. With a timing of 26:05, I hope you enjoy.  -MJ

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Musketeer Movie Suite - 2001

The Musketeer Movie Suite
Music by David Arnold

With all those James Bond scores under his belt, it is no wonder that Mr. Arnold was asked to compose this 2001 version of the Three Musketeers. Luckily for us he runs the table with incredibly fast pacing with an upbeat openning sequence that introduces the main theme that only slows for a moment before it gathers steam. The orchestration of this movie suite spills from one cue to another, never letting us forget that this is from an action-adventure motion picture and that we should just sit back and enjoy the ride. With a timing of 25:12, I believe that you will enjoy this one.  -MJ

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Three Musketeers Movie Suite - 2011

Three Musketeers, The Suite - 2011
Music by Paul Haslinger

The latest motion picture to take on the Three Musketeers franchise brings us into the post millenium with a rousing movie suite that was composed by ex-Tangerine Dream member, Paul Haslinger. Keeping his eye on the final product, he moves through the various pumped-up synthesizer cues with finesse, the sound reminiscent of many current motion picture score composers, yet still different enough to beg a listen. As a composition, this movie suite is many bits and pieces, joined deliberately, yet it is still entertaining. With a timing of 22:28, if you like the current crop of action-adventure movie suites, you'll probably enjoy this.  -MJ

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

John Carter Movie Suite

John Carter Movie Suite
Music by Michael Giacchino

This action-adventure (or is it a sci-fi adventure?) movie suite is filled with all the makings of another success for Mr. Giacchino. The Academy Award winning composer has pulled out all the stops with a huge orchestra, a smattering of choral voices, as well as the occasional synthesizer. The main theme doesn't even start until after the first 5 minutes, but once underway the music reminds me of Horner with the oohs and ahs, Broughton with the swirling strings and even Giacchino's Star Trek, but don't get me wrong, he has crafted a new and vivid soundscape that translated well into a movie suite. With a timing of 29:42 this is great enjoyment. When can we expect a sequel?? -MJ

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Air Force One Movie Suite

Air Force One Suite
Music by Jerry Goldsmith

Without tipping the scales in one direction or another, Mr. Goldsmith penned a fantastic main theme for this 1997 movie suite that is a heroic fanfare, with horns a-blazing at the front of the orchestra while we tensely look over our shoulder for another bad-guy. Fortunately, he weaves this theme in and out in so many ways that even by the end, we are still hoping to hear it one more time.  With a timing of 23:54 this will raise your hopes for enjoyment.  -MJ

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Friday, March 16, 2012

310 To Yuma Movie Suite

3:10 To Yuma Movie Suite
Music by Marco Beltrami

This 2011 Western movie suite comes to us from Mr. Beltrami, a composer known for his minimalistic approach to scoring a motion picture. Using what sounds like the work of Ennio Moricone, he has crafted a foreboding movie suite that uses acoustic and electric guitars as well as fiddles to immerse the listener into a work that soon swells with orchestral flair to accentuate the simple yet effective instruments of the west. With a timing of 18:26, hats off to the composer, for this is one of his best. Enjoy!  -MJ

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Fistful Of Dollars Movie Suite

A Fistful of Dollars Movie Suite
Music by Ennio Morricone

In this 1964 follow-up to the Western, The Good The Bad The Ugly, Mr. Morricone decided to to try some unusual instruments in this order: whistle, whip, guitar, voices, multiple guitars, strings, trumpet, snare drums and a clarinet before settling into the rest of the movie suite. Although there is little to no actual orchestral music here, I include this movie suite more as an amusement, because it feels like the old west, or at the least it feels like a Spaghetti Western. Of course, with a timing of 13:29, it is all over very quickly. Enjoy if you can.  -MJ

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Big Country Movie Suite

The Big Country Movie Suite
Music by Jerome Moross

This 1958 Western movie suite starts with swirling strings that paint a picture of the expansive west as the rest of the orchestra joins in to give us a legendary main theme that is another one of the very best rated of all time. You have probably heard this music before, but if not, you should give this movie suite a listen. With a timing of 25:12, I hope you enjoy.  -MJ

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cowboys And Aliens Movie Suite

Cowboys & Aliens Movie Suite
Music by Harry Gregson-Williams

This recent 2012 Sci-Fi Western movie suite starts off with a lone guitar that merges into a fiddle and becomes a catchy main theme reminiscent of Morricone that is quickly joined by other traditional western instruments. Next we whirl off into an action-packed orchestral sound that reminds us of Zimmer as we are taken into an eerie, yet powerful world of sound. Together, this metamorphisis rushes us into the unknown. Maybe this should not really work, but it does. With a timing of 24:37, I hope you enjoy the rush!  -MJ

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Monday, March 12, 2012

How The West Was Won Movie Suite

How The West Was Won Suite
Music by Alfred Newman

When this music was released in 1962 it received aclaim for its unwavering breadth and wide scope. It quickly became regarded as one of the best, if not the best Western scores at that time and still holds up very well after all these years. Even though there was plenty of hours of music to sift through, the resulting movie suite feels like a complete composition, even if it is a bit repetitious at times, as the main theme meanders in and out of the listener's conciousness. I remember how impressed I felt when I saw this movie for the first time as a small boy in the 60's and it's a certainty that the music is responsible for that impression. With a timing of 31:30, you will want to add this to your collection. Enjoy!  -MJ

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Lonesome Dove Movie Suite

 
Lonesome Dove Suite
Music by Basil Poledouris

Our next Western movie suite comes from the beloved mini-series that broke so many hearts and records when it aired in 1989. The beautiful music that accompanied this tour-de-force was penned by one of our favorite composers, Mr. Poledouris, and he did not hold back either. It was said that he studied many of the great Western scores to come up with what he called orchestral folk songs. It works beautifully! From the first notes, you know that you are listening to a western and although most of this movie suite is subdued, its grandeur is unmistakable. With a timing of 25:53, I believe you'll enjoy this one for certain.  -MJ 

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