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THE SHINING - Complete Score!

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As far as I’m aware, the out of print LP from the '80s not only did not feature all cues used in the film, but also included the incorrect performances for some of them. In 2005, Wendy Carlos releases a compilation of her unused music for the film, and while such material makes for an interesting listening experience on its own, I feel a release with the music as heard in the film is just a necessary.

Most of the cues can be found in various LP and CD releases from around the world, except for Penderecki’s “Kanon” (from Utrenja). The recording used in the film (by The National Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra) was available in the old LP it seems, but sadly in abridged form. Anyone knows where such performance can be found in full?

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Caligula’expanded OST, V2 Released:
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Caligula-1979-Expanded-OST/id/48671
The Shining’s complete OST:
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-SHINING-Complete-Score/id/57316

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Don’t know the answers to your questions but i think it is a good idea.

When i put the dvd on and watched for the 3rd or 4th time i was really consumed by the soundtrack…

Did not realise it was not totally available…

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There is a pressed CD I’ve seen for sale at horror conventions that appears to have all the tracks. Safe bet it’s a bootleg though.

Might it be possible to isolate the score using the 5.1 Blu Ray PCM track? I hope Criterion does The Shining now that they’ve revisited Dr. Stangelove and just did Barry Lyndon. A music only track would be a natural for them.


Where were you in '77?

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IsanRido said:

Most of the cues can be found in various LP and CD releases from around the world, except for Penderecki’s “Kanon” (from Utrenja). The recording used in the film (by The National Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra) was available in the old LP it seems, but sadly in abridged form. Anyone knows where such performance can be found in full?

Here is some info on what formats this specific performance, recorded in 1973, is available:
Album Title: Krzysztof Penderecki ‎– Jutrznia – Utrenja
Orchestra: Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic, Warsaw (Orkiestra Symfoniczna Filharmonii Narodowej W Warszawie), Andrzej Markowski, conductor

2 –disc Vinyl LP set
Label: Muza SXL 0889-0890

CD
Label: Polskie Nagrania/Muza PNCD 018

BTW: Please read PM

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Thanks alexp120!

As for ripping the 5.1 track, I’d say it’s not necessary, since all of this music was released in one form or another. And naturally the music appears in edited (albeit gracefully) form. It would be useful, however, if someone wants to make an isolated track, as recreating some of these edits would be a pain.

IMO an ideal release would present these cues uncut, and by sorted by composer/release date. What I compiled thus far fits nicely in the 70 minute slot.

Caligula’expanded OST, V2 Released:
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Caligula-1979-Expanded-OST/id/48671
The Shining’s complete OST:
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-SHINING-Complete-Score/id/57316

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Done!
Track list:
01 Main Title (3:33)
02 Rocky Mountains (3:04)
03 Heartbeats & Worry (2:12)
04 Lontano (10:10)
05 Music For Strings, Percussion & Celesta - Adagio (8:11).
06 Polymorphia (8:58)
07 De Natura Sonoris N°1 (8:17)
08 De Natura Sonoris N°2 (9:24)
09 Untrenja - Ewangelia (2:21)
10 Untrenja - Kanon (2:50)
11 The Awakening Of Jacob (7:52)
12 Home (3:15)
13 Masquerade (3:13)
14 It’s All Forgotten Now (3:22)
15 Midnight, The Stars And You (3:25)

Those interested let me know, I’ll shoot you a PM.
NOTE: This compilation passes the 80 minute mark by a mere 7 seconds (!!!). So, if any of you are old school enough to want this recorded on a CD, you may need to delete the silence between some of the tracks. I was hesitant to do such a thing because it made the suite feel choppy.

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Caligula’expanded OST, V2 Released:
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Caligula-1979-Expanded-OST/id/48671
The Shining’s complete OST:
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-SHINING-Complete-Score/id/57316

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That might make a cool extra for the 35mm preservation down the road, if you’re cool with that?


Where were you in '77?

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Béla Bartók

Music for strings, percussion and celesta, Sz 106 (1936)
Berliner Philharmoniker, cond. Herbert von Karajan
Polydor International GmbH, Hamburg (℗1973)
Contained in Concerto for orchestra – Music for strings, percussion and celesta (Deutsche Grammophon 457 890-2)
https://open.spotify.com/track/5CTkMaBHclVEgmkLLOAFbX


Gyorgy Ligeti

Lontano
Sinfonie-Orchester des Sudwestfunk, cond. Ernest Bour
https://open.spotify.com/track/3CeUkLCPrYMjtq2h3H44dz


Krzysztof Penderecki

De natura sonoris no.1 (1966)
Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra
cond. Krzysztof Penderecki
EMI Records (℗1976)
Contained in Orchestral works (EMI Classics 7243 5 74302 2 7)
https://open.spotify.com/track/1y8emek7BKHvtlPWwWg2xh

De natura sonoris no.2 (1971)
The Warsaw National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, cond. Andrzej Markowski.
https://www.discogs.com/it/Krzysztof-Penderecki-Stefania-Woytowicz-Kazimierz-Pustelak-Bernard-Ładysz-Warsaw-National-Philharmo/release/1210406.
Never digitized as far as I know. The recording of the piece usually found on the web, indicated as the one used in the film and included in the LP soundtrack album, is in fact a different one: Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, cond. Krzysztof Penderecki, EMI Records (℗1973) Contained in Orchestral works (EMI Classics 7243 5 74302 2 7), available at https://open.spotify.com/track/7s1E8iI3aQZ710oXeYU3Lx

The awakening of Jacob (1974)
(also known as The dream of Jacob)
Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, cond. Krzysztof Penderecki
EMI Record (℗1976)
Contained in Orchestral works (EMI Classics 7243 5 74302 2 7)
https://open.spotify.com/track/2DyiDydMbuTEs2Z0wi7CSc

Kanon for 52 strings and magnetic tape (1962)
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Krzysztof Penderecki
EMI Record (℗1973)
Contained in Orchestral and choral works (EMI Classics 7243 5 74852 2 7)
https://open.spotify.com/track/5gLz8GbsBf58Ihfh66XFES

Polymorphia for 48 strings (1961)
Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Henrk Czyz
Polskie Nagrania (℗1967)
Contained in Krzysztof Penderecki volume one (Polskie Nagrania PNCD 017 B)
A different recording, conducted by the composer, is this one: https://open.spotify.com/track/3T2w6OuypL2ou0We4jpyXt.

Jutrznia (1969-1971) (sometimes indicated as Utrenja or Utrenya)
Pioneer Choir (chorusmaster Wladyslaw Skoraczewski), Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir (chorusmaster Jòzef Bok), cond. Andrzej Markowski
Polskie Nagrania (℗1973)
Polskie Nagrania PNCD 018
The first and the fifth pieces of the composition are used in the film (‘Ewangelia’ and ‘Kanon Paschy’); a different recording of the two pieces, conducted by the composer, are these: https://open.spotify.com/track/6UMLrjevKDo442N5Xv1hNR; https://open.spotify.com/track/7L9pXw2t5IlqfTuQELJSB8.


Songs:

Masquerade
Jack Hylton and his Orchestra
Recorded 23/9/1932, London, Decca F-3161
https://open.spotify.com/track/4Ty56U1h6XrPFunSKWJ1Sb

Midnight, the stars and you
Lyrics and music by Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly and Harry Woods
Performed by Ray Noble Orchestra, voice Al Bowlly, 1932
https://open.spotify.com/track/00G4lDMw8KKQyP0r3KbWwR

It’s all forgotten now
Lyrics and music by Ray Noble
Performed by Ray Noble Orchestra, voice Al Bowlly, 1934
https://open.spotify.com/track/5wwYR4QLx7FjeC1oKFakup

Home
(When Shadows Fall)
Lyrics and music by Van Steeden, Clarkson and Clarkson
Performed by Henry Hall & the Gleneagles Hotel Band, 1931
https://open.spotify.com/track/6nLPlszQqCdybSv4is56x9


An analysis of the music editing and mixing of different editions of the film is here:
http://www.archiviokubrick.it/risorse/saggi/The_Music_in_The_Shining.pdf

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IsanRido said:

That is one nice analysis, though some of the listed recordings are incorrect. They appear to be same as the OOP release.

The only incorrect recording is the one of De Natura Sonoris 2, but the author states that he doubts that it is the one used in the film. In fact it is not, as I wrote in my previous post: while the LP contained the EMI recording conducted by Penderecki, the one in the film is Polskie Nagrania conducted by Markowski.

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IsanRido said:

“The Awakening of Jacob” as heard in the film is the Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra recording. The one listed there (and heard in the LP) is by the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra.

The only Cracow Ph. Orch. recording of the piece that I found was released in 1987: https://www.discogs.com/Various-Warszawska-Jesień-87-Kronika-Dźwiękowa-3/release/4726748. Maybe you meant the 1980 one by the Prague Radio Symph. Orch.: https://www.discogs.com/it/Penderecki-Lutosławski-Baird-Prague-Radio-Symphony-Orchestra-Jacek-Kasprzyk-Anaklasis-Mi-Parti-Eleg/release/8580278. Since it was released in 1980, and the film was mixed from January to April of that year, it’s improbable that it was used in the film. Moreover the EMI recording sounds identical to the one in the film.

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