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Re: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)

Postby blueonblue » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:05 pm

Listening to this song is like climbing the stairs in the dark and finding an extra step that you didn't know was there.......if that makes any sense ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYNaF77FBhU

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Postby pljms » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:38 am

I've long thought that if Bacharach had ever written a sonata or sonatina for any given instrument the slow movement wouldn't have sounded too dissimilar to the andantino from Malcolm Arnold's sonatina for clarinet and piano from 1951. For those not in the know, Sir Malcolm Arnold was an English composer best known for his music for countless movies from the late 40s until the early 70s, including Inn of the Sixth Happiness, Whistle Down the Wind, The Belles of St Trinians and Bridge On The River Kwai for which he won an oscar.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2B105VZglC8
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Re: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)

Postby Martin Johnson » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:05 pm

I know what you're driving at, pljms, and hearing that excerpt from the sonatina again after many years got me thinking of another of Malcolm Arnold's beguiling small-scale works from the 50s, the serenade for guitar and piano:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XotKL6rdUgw

When I was very young in the 60s I used to pride myself on identifying Bacharach as the composer of new or previously unheard songs within seconds. The same applied to the film music of Malcolm Arnold and later his concert works. The UK's most prolific composer (60+ film scores, 20+ concertos, 9 symphonies, 5 ballets and a whole host of overtures, suites, sonatas, sonatinas, dances, fantasies, etc, etc) is also our most decorated and awarded (Knighthood, CBE, endless fellowships and honorary doctorates an Ivor Novello Award and an Oscar). However, despite the fact he's apparently also our most recorded 'serious' composer, he's now criminally under-performed on the concert stage and his works have rarely featured during recent BBC Proms seasons. Back in the 60s and 70s he was often seen at the Proms conducting his own music but his most famous appearance on the rostrum at the Royal Albert Hall was conducting Deep Purple with RPO in Jon Lord's Concerto For Group and Orchestra in 1969. Here's this larger than life figure and notorious bon viveur being interviewed briefly by Richard Attenborough in 1963 before he conducts the final movement of his popular guitar concerto featuring the soloist he wrote it for, Julian Bream:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JRTxtNQ1h3E

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Postby Sara D » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:34 pm

One thing Malcolm Arnold shared with Bacharach was an extraordinary melodic gift. His theme to 'Whistle Down the Wind' still sounds unique over 50 years later and was the first film score I fell in love with.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c2wv0vdoy3U

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Postby pljms » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:32 am

Yes Martin, I remember watching the film 'Sky West and Crooked' on TV in the 60s and even as a child being able to recognise in its haunting, wistful theme the composer of 'Whistle Down The Wind'.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1jJ1Lq4PZ7o
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Postby blueonblue » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:30 am

Rare and obscure Bacharach/ David track....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOkDNscpN3Q

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Re: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)

Postby Martin Johnson » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:48 am

blueonblue wrote:Rare and obscure Bacharach/ David track....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOkDNscpN3Q

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I can't imagine that the producers of this TV show pilot engaged the talents of Bacharach, Hal David and Jack Jones for just a 47 second track so my guess is that this is an excerpt from a much longer recording. Although it does contain some of the triteness of Saturday Sunshine which tends to get my hackles up, it would still be interesting to hear the more complete version.


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