Sign In

Caligula (1979) - Complete score!

Replies
14
Author
Time

Hi there!

I’ve been working on this for quite a while. While the Imperial Edition DVD was slated to include an additional disc with the film’s music, this was eventually nixed. Fortunely many of the unreleased cues was used in the behind the scenes reels, so assembling them cues in film order wasn’t that much of a problem. This doesn’t include the whole score, so I had to rip a number of the cues from the film’s 5.1 track, with varying degrees of success. Pierre Arvay’s “Les Damnes” was taken from the DeWolfe LP “Images Symphoniques”.

The tracklist is as follows, marked tracks are 5.1 rips:

01 Oblio (Prologue).
02 Wood Sequence.
03 Spartacus (Farewell) *.
04 Capri Corridor *.
05 Marziale (Caligula’s Dance).
06 Too Much Wine.
07 Les Damnes (Orgy).
08 Anfritione (Caligula & Ennia).
09 Nerva’s Escape *.
10 Capri Morning *.
11 Les Damnes (Vision).
12 The Signet Ring *.
13 Death Of Tiberius *.
14 Spartacus (Mirror) *.
15 Funeral *.
16 Spartacus (Drusilla’s Bedroom).
17 Spartacus (Arrest). *
18 Anfitrione (Beauty Cream).
19 Spartacus (Argument).
20 Oblio (Isis Pool).
21 Oblio (Sacrificial Lamb).
22 Movimento (Wedding I).
23 Wedding II.
24 Marziale (Storm).
25 Moonlight Mask *.
26 Banquet.
27 Primitivo (Caesonia’s Dance)
28 Spartacus (Fever).
29 Birth.
30 Spartacus (Drusilla’s Death).
31 Suburra.
32 Imperial Bordello *.
33 Cinderella (Orgy).
34 Spartan War (Battle Of Britain).
35 Victory Fanfare *.
36 Celebration *.
37 Les Damnes (Disgust).
38 Conspirators *.
39 Spartacus (Empty Senate).
40 Egiziana (Play).
41 Romeo & Juliet (Assassination).
42 Spartacus (Credits).

The whole thing runs about 84 minutes, so if you wish to burn this into a CD, you can delete tracks 18, 19, 21, 24 or 37, since they’re simply edits of previously heard cues. This release I’ve put together corresponds to the unrated theatrical version, the Italian cut “Io Caligola” has a few differently scored scenes, and of course there’s plenty of unused material, as well as the infamous “We are One” song that was used to promote the film; but all that I feel is material for a different release.

Enjoy this weird Frankenstein of a score; with Bruno Nicolai’s original compositions, and the highly innapropiate ballet pieces that were used to make the film “dramatic”.

Caligula’s complete OST:
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Caligula-1979-Complete-score/id/48671

Author
Time

I somehow really like the score of that movie. I have a German bootleg release with a soundtrack CD, but it is far away from being a complete score.
Thanks for the effort. I would appreciate a link, too.

“I kill Gandalf.” - Igor, Dork Tower

Author
Time

Ah man, I remember that theme music, thinking “Woah, it’s The Apprentice!” (the one with Lord Sugar, that is.) Thanks!

Worst May the 4th EVER.

Ol’ George has the GOUT, I see.

Author
Time

Thanks IsanRido.
The Soundtrack really sounds great. I really love the Music, even if I do not watch the Movie very often. (Somehow it is not that good movie for movie watching evenings with friends, and their girlfriends or women…)

“I kill Gandalf.” - Igor, Dork Tower

Author
Time

Oh, My. I too would like a link to the score, thank you!

Author
Time

Not sure how I missed this one, I would like to check this out as well please!

Author
Time

Hi!
Is it possible to get the Caligula compilation from you?
Regards.

Author
Time

Hey! Thank you so much for taking the time to make such a detailed list! I’ve been looking for the soundtrack everywhere but can’t seem to find it. Would it be plausible to get a copy from you?

Author
Time

Or at least any guide on how to do it from the DVD that I have?

Author
Time

It should be noted that some of Nicolai’s tracks that were previously 5.1 rips have been identified. I don’t have the time now to update the compilation, and I’d only do so if can update the other cues.

However, if people are interested the tracks in question are:
-Track 9 is “Contorni” from Contrasti (MPS 3002).
-Track 10 is “Ombre E Riflessi” from that same album.
-Tracks 12 and 13 are “Sfida Romantica” (again from Contrasti) and “La Salda Rocca” from L’Arma Meravigliosa (NLP 103 - NLP 104). I was wrong to present them as separate tracks, since “La Salda Rocca” is one continouous cue.
-Track 25 is “Inno Sacro” and “Aulos” from Mythos (MPS 3005).

Caligula’s complete OST:
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Caligula-1979-Complete-score/id/48671

To the top