Case history of a film score: "The thorn birds"
This text, designed as a tool for the college classroom, gives the reader insight into the creative process used by master film composer Henry Mancini. Edited by Roy Phillippe, the book provides 16 musical examples and includes a CD with recordings from the original soundtrack. The text provides detailed analysis of the ideology and technique behind Mancini's creation of music to be paired with the film's storyline and its images. A must for any aspiring film composer, film music buff, or Mancini fan!
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The Thorn Birds Theme
The Mary Carson Theme
The Paddy and Fi Theme
M7 Awestruck Meggie Episode I
Ml 6 Passion Play Episode I
M30 Grown Up Meggie Episode I
M40 Ralph Leaves Meggie Episode I
Ml Opening Episode II
M7 Fire on Drogheda Episode II
M24 Luke and Meggie Episode II
M29 Arrival at the Vatican Episode II
Spotting the Film
Music Spotting Notes
M18 The Letter Episode III
M20 New Kid in Town Episode III
M20 Bye Bye Dane Episode IV
M27 Be Happy Episode IV
M28 The Final Scene Episode IV
3Tbn 3Tpt ABS SMPTE df BABY BACK Bass Clarinet Bassoon BOAR CAMERA PANS CD Track celesta celli click track CLOSER SHOT CREDIT FADES CUT FS CUT MEGGIE CUT PAUSE CUT RALPH cut to Meggie Dane Daryl Duke dialogue Drogheda END MUSIC ends on CUT English Horn Episode Example film Fiona Flute French horns FULL FADE HAND harp Henry Mancini Horn Irish harp JEEP JUSTINE LOOKS OFF STAGE LOVE Luke and Meggie MAIN TITLE MARE WINNINGHAM MEGGIE LOOKING MEGGIE WALKING Meggie's Theme MOVES Music ends Music Spotting Notes Music starts muted piano orchestra Paddy players playing Ralph and Meggie RALPH LOOKS Ralph walks recording reel RICHARD KILEY SAYS scene score screen SEGUE SHEEP SLOWLY Solo Song Bells sord sound Stan Margulies strings Stuie sync temp tracks tempo THETHORNBIRDS Production Thorn Birds Timp Viola Violin Warner Bros woodwinds