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THE DAY I DID NOTHING
« on: September 09, 2012, 11:54:13 PM »

Well, you've read the notes, the notes were short and did nothing, and now it is time for you to post until the do nothing cows come home.
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Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2012, 11:55:27 PM »

And the word of the day is: MANIFOLD!
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2012, 11:57:50 PM »

And here's the new Kritzerland release, really a landmark release and for anyone who loves great film music and especially scores like The Robe, jump all over this.  It will be live for ordering at Kritzerland at six, but you know what to do if you want it before.


Kritzerland is pleased to present for the first time complete and in stereo, a new limited edition soundtrack release:

DAVID AND BATHSHEBA

Music Composed and Conducted by Alfred Newman

David and Bathsheba was 20th Century-Fox’s initial entry in the Biblical-spectacular trend of the late 1940s and early ’50s.  Released in August 1951, David and Bathsheba received five Academy Award nominations and became – at $7 million in domestic box-office rentals – not only the biggest moneymaker in Fox history to that time, but also the top box-office film for any studio that year.  Starring Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, and a large cast of supporting players, David and Bathsheba, with a script by Phillip Dunne and direction by Henry King, was, as producer Darryl F. Zanuck put it, “an honest, sincere Biblical story dealing with one of the greatest characters of all time,” but also added the all-important “Plus, it is a violent, sexy love story that involves illegitimacy and even murder.”  Of course, one of the key components of the film was Alfred Newman’s stunning score.

Alfred Newman, then eleven years into his twenty-year tenure at Fox, had already won four Academy Awards and another twenty-four nominations for his dramatic scores, songs and music direction.  Newman took more than forty-five studio hours, spread over thirteen days (mostly between late April and late May 1951), to record the entire score. The orchestra at its height contained sixty-eight players.  And what he delivered was one of his all-time masterpieces, filled with melody, memorable themes, drama, pageantry, and emotion.  The Hollywood Reporter noted that “Alfred Newman’s score develops in intensity in the same fashion as the story, rising to powerful crescendos that sweep the action to its conclusion.”  Among Alfred Newman’s many scores for religious pictures – including The Song of Bernadette, The Robe and The Greatest Story Ever Told – the music of David and Bathsheba ranks as one of his finest.

David and Bathsheba was previously released on CD by Intrada, running a bit over fifty-five minutes and from the then available best sources, which were optical mono tracks mixed in with transcription discs.  They did include one tantalizing stereo track at the end of their presentation and their CD sold out in just a few months.  But sometimes miracles happen and the complete tracks, in stereo, were found in a vault they should not have been in – they were mis-labeled.   Those tracks, in superb condition, were lovingly transferred and aligned resulting in a breathtaking stereo presentation, perhaps one of the best-sounding recordings of any score of this vintage.  It is, in a word, spectacular.  For fans of biblical film music, music of the Golden Age of film scoring, and one of the greatest film composers of all time, the CD is a must.

David and Bathsheba is limited to 1500 copies only.  The price is $19.98, plus shipping.

CD will ship the third week of October  – however, never fear, preorders placed directly through Kritzerland usually ship one to five weeks earlier (we’ve been averaging four weeks early).   To place an order, see the cover, or hear audio samples, just visit www.kritzerland.com.

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Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2012, 02:32:01 AM »

Morning all.

That is all.
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Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2012, 04:14:20 AM »

Good Morning To All
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Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2012, 04:33:55 AM »

TOD

Dreamers (Mentioned yesterday)
I Still Believe In Love (They're Playing Our Song)
Ordinary Miracles
Nightlife In Santa Rosa (1st Score written for Smile)
I Can Play This Part (Goodbye Girl)

His Oscar Nominated Songs
The Girl That Used To Be Me (Shirley Valentine)
Through The Eyes Of Love (Ice Castles)
I Finally Found Someone (The Mirror Has Two Faces)
The Last Time I Felt Like This (There are 6 versions sung throughout the film) (Same Time Next Year)
Life I What You Make It (Kotch)
Surprise Surprise (Kotch)
Nobody Does It Better (The Spy Who Loved Me)
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Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2012, 04:40:01 AM »

One more song

Not sure what it was written for but

A Mother's Voice (lyrics by the Bergmans)
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Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2012, 04:59:57 AM »

Good morning, all! I wanted to sleep late, but I could not. I have to be at Toyland for the repairmen to wrk on the air conditioning duct. I'm not sure they are coming today but that's my impression.  The man in charge had a heavy (Russian?) accent.

I don't think I have anything else to report.

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Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2012, 05:10:47 AM »

Good morning, all.

Barely up, but I had to be up, so here I am, thanking the Ye Gods for coffee.
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Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2012, 05:19:54 AM »

TOD

The Girl That Used To Be Me (Shirley Valentine)
Life I What You Make It (Kotch)

I don't think I realized that he wrote these two songs.  I always liked both of thewm.  Hmmmm.....
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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2012, 05:30:51 AM »

Another vote for "Through the Eyes of Love."
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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2012, 05:36:20 AM »

TOD

A BEAT BEHIND (from The Goodbye Girl)

Marvin Performed For The Club I belong To In Florida And I mentioned To Him That I Loved That Song. He Said "So Do I"
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Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2012, 05:42:17 AM »

And the word of the day is: MANIFOLD!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  MANY A NEW DAY
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Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2012, 05:49:50 AM »

TOD

A BEAT BEHIND (from The Goodbye Girl)

Marvin Performed For The Club I belong To In Florida And I mentioned To Him That I Loved That Song. He Said "So Do I"

Ahhhhhhhhhhh.....what a recommendation...    ;D
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Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2012, 05:57:48 AM »

CD (and another) ordered!
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Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2012, 06:11:30 AM »

Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And we're starting at 9:30am... And not 9:00am...
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Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2012, 06:12:20 AM »

DR Mike - Wasn't "Dreamers" recorded by Sarah Brightman on her "Songs That Got Away" disc?
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« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2012, 06:20:26 AM »

DR ChasSmith - Per your query from last night...

I have stumbled a few times. And I've even asked for someone to audition again if I've felt that I was a detriment to their audition.

Thankfully, I have a good track record with the companies that attend SETC, and they're able to tell if I just happened to have a brain fart or if the singer happened to hear something coming from the piano that they've never heard before.

In fact...

Yesterday, one gentleman brought in a song that had been published with a pretty "noticeable" mistake - there's a missing accidental for a stretch of a couple of measures. It got corrected in the second printing, but I had to take a few seconds to make sure which version he had. Alas, it turned out he already had the corrected version, and I un-corrected it, and played part of his song in basically the wrong key for a few measures. After his group left the room, I made an announcement to the companies that if they thought that #12 sounded a little strange when he started off, well... He did. -He also sang a second song which went fine.
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Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2012, 06:21:24 AM »

As for the Topic of the Day...

I've always had a special fondness for "Fallin'".
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« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2012, 06:23:56 AM »

DR ChasSmith - I've also played for the Unified Professional Auditions - www.UPTA.org - for the past ten years. The first couple of years, it was a three day conference. It's now up to four. So, that's about another potential 800 auditions each year.
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Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2012, 06:24:39 AM »

I'm up and have announced and now it's back to bed, I think.
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Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2012, 06:24:59 AM »

Jose, I'm sure Guy Haines will be singing Fallin' at the show - he recorded it, of course.
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Re: THE DAY I DID NOTHING
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2012, 06:31:41 AM »

Good morning, all.

The alarm clock rang way too early today. Seems as if I set it to ring when it was supposed to. And that's just too early in my book.

Happy Monday vibes.
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« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2012, 06:35:54 AM »

TOD:

Fallin'
The songs from Smile on Unsung Musicals
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« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2012, 06:47:50 AM »

Greetings from Toyland!
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« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2012, 07:03:35 AM »

The new release looks faboo!
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« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2012, 07:24:33 AM »

The new release looks faboo!
The cover is great.
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« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2012, 07:50:41 AM »

Monday morning greetings!  Another beautiful day here in SW Ohio.  I have a lunchtime meeting with the senior center development committee and a potluck dinner with my AAUW friends.
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« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2012, 08:06:41 AM »

CD ordered.
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« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2012, 08:20:13 AM »

I've listened to McGlinn's Busby Berkley album and now I'm listening to the Dubliners singing pub songs.
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