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2 Resources for the information presented here (and more) may be found online @: http://www.westmont.edu/filmmu sic

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7 The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring Original Score Performed Live with Film - Composed by Howard Shore Original Score Live with Film Composed by Howard Shore Composer Howard Shore brings J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary imagination to vivid life with his Academy®- and Grammy® Award-winning score to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Shore’s music expresses Peter Jackson’s film as an immense symphonic work—a uniquely developed vision drawn from centuries of stylistic tendencies. The music of The Lord of the Rings is counted among film music’s most complex and comprehensive works. This unique performance sets the score to the film, but allows the music to bear the narrative weight, creating a wholly new and dramatic live concert experience. Shore’s score not only captures Fellowship’s sweeping emotion, thrilling vistas and grand journeys, but also echoes the very construction of Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Styles, instruments and performers collected from around the world provide each of Tolkien’s cultures with a unique musical imprint. In operatic fashion, these musical worlds commingle, sometimes combining forces for a culminated power, other times violently clashing…and always bending to the will of the One Ring and its own ominous family of themes….. Doug Adams, author and percussionist

8 March 25, 26, 27, 2011 - The Fellowship of the Ring - Live to ProjectionKKL Lucerne, Switzerland/21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Conductor: Ludwig Wicki April 1, 2, 3, 2011 - The Fellowship of the Ring - Live to Projection Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, MO/Saint Louis Symphony; Conductor: Erik Ochsner April 17 & 19, 2011 - The Fellowship of the Ring - Live to Projection Philharmonie, Munich, Germany/Munich Philharmonic April 28, 29, 30, May 1, 2011 - The Fellowship of the Ring - Live to Projection Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra; Conductor: Erik Ochsner May 6, 7, 8, 2011 - The Fellowship of the Ring - Live to Projection Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia/Sydney Symphony/Conductor: Ludwig Wicki June 17, 18, 19, 2011 NJPAC, Newark, NJ/New Jersey Symphony/Conductor: Ludwig Wicki August 18 & 19, 2011 - The Fellowship of the Ring - Live to Projection Ravinia Pavilion, Highland Park, IL/Chicago Symphony/Conductor: Ludwig Wicki

9 Thu 27 Oct 2011 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London Dimitri Tiomkin Cyrano de Bergerac - Overture The Alamo - Suite The Old Man and the Sea - Suite The Fourposter - Overture Giant - Suite Fall of the Roman Empire - 'The Fall of Love' High Noon - 'Do not forsake me, oh my darlin' Rawhide (TV series) The High and The Mighty - Suite The Guns of Navarone - Prologue & Main Title Hitchcock Suite - Dial M for Murder & Strangers on a Train Wild is the Wind The Sundowners - Main Title Circus World - The John "Duke" Wayne March Land of the Pharoahs - Land of the Pharoahs & Pharoah's Procession Friendly Persuasion - The Fair & Thee I Love Search for Paradise Richard Kaufman conductor Whitney Claire Kaufman vocals Andrew Playfoot vocals London Voices London Symphony Orchestra From Rawhide and High Noon to Cyrano de Bergerac and The Alamo, Dimitri Tiomkin’s film soundtracks, for which he won four Oscars, conjure up the wide open plains, ten-gallon Stetsons and the quick draw of a Smith & Wesson like no others. But in more than 100 films Tiomkin underscored nearly every genre: drama, comedy, film noir, adventure, war documentary; bringing them all vividly to life. Tonight’s concert celebrates the breadth of one of Hollywood’s most distinguished composers.

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22 Untitled Star Trek Sequel (2013) John Carter (2012) Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) 50/50 (2011) Monte Carlo (2011) Cars 2 (2011) Super 8 (2011) Let Me In (2010) Land Of The Lost (2009) Up (2009) Star Trek (2009) Earth Days (2008) Speed Racer (2008) Cloverfield (2008) Ratatouille (2007) The Camden 28 (2007) Mission: Impossible III (2006) Looking For Comedy In The Muslim World (2005) The Family Stone (2005) Sky High (2005) The Incredibles (2004) Sin (2003) Phenomenon II (2003) Redemption Of The Ghost (2002) Semper Fi (2001) The Trouble With Lou (2001) My Brother The Pig (1999) Freight (1998) Metal Fighter (1998) No Salida (1997) Legal Deceit (1997) Buffalo Soldiers (1995)

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29 Almost any film music reviewer will attest to the fact that you find more duds than gems when dealing with scores from little-known composers, and I didn't expect much from this score. I am pleased to report that Mr. Argo's score for “PJ” is a hidden gem, one that I sincerely hope is made available to the public at some point. This intimate orchestral score was a very pleasant surprise, reminding me a little bit of the low-key work of Elmer Bernstein. The opening “P. J. Main Title” is a gorgeous (though brief) piece of music that hooked me immediately. If the score is ever made available to the public, I hope that it will be re-arranged into a slightly tighter listening experience. That being said, this is an excellent effort. It's precisely the sort of timeless film scoring that we hear so precious little of these days, and that deserves recognition. If you ever get the chance to pick up a copy, by all means do so. I hope we hear more from Mr. Argo in the future.”

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