As promised, here's a quick poll of some potential scores we can work on for our next project. Now's the time to have your say!
All of these movies are either celebrating an anniversary this year, or are related to big screen releases in 2018.
Please rank your top 3 from the list below. If you have any other suggestions, please feel free to add you own!
Anniversaries In 2018:
Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, The - 2008 - Alexandre Desplat (12 potential cues)
Dark Knight, The - 2008 - Hans Zimmer (1 cue - "Like A Dog Chasing Cars")
Kung Fu Panda - 2008 - John Powell (9 potential cues)
Milk - 2008 - Danny Elfman (1 cue - "Harvey's Last Day")
Hulk - 2003 - Danny Elfman (4 potential cues)
Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King, The - 2003 - Howard Shore (2 songs)
Pleasantville - 1998 - Randy Newman (1 cue - "Pleasantville")
Practical Magic - 1998 - Alan Silvestri (1 cue - "The Legend (Theme from Practical Magic")
Prince Of Egypt, The - 1998 - Hans Zimmer/Stephen Schwartz (9 potential cues)
Mrs. Doubtfire - 1993 - Howard Shore (1 cue - "Main Title")
My Neighbour Totoro - 1993 - Joe Hisaishi (1 cue - "Catbus")
Rudy - 1993 - Jerry Goldsmith (1 cue - "Theme From Rudy")
Beetlejuice - 1988 - Danny Elfman (1 cue - "Main Title")
Big Top Pee Wee - 1988 - Danny Elfman (2 potential cues)
Land Before Time, The - 1988 - James Horner (4 potential cues)
Scrooged - 1988 - Danny Elfman (1 cue - "Main Title")
Celebrating New Releases in 2018 (Mission: Impossible - Fallout; The Predator; Venom):
Mission: Impossible (TV Series) - 1966-73 - Lalo Schifrin (1 cue - "Mission: Impossible Theme")
Mission: Impossible - 1996 - Danny Elfman (12 potential cues)
M:I-2 - 2000 - Hans Zimmer (5 potential cues)
Mission: Impossible III - 2006 - Michael Giacchino (1 cue - "Evacuation")
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - 2011 - Michael Giacchino (1 cue - "Out For A Run")
Predator - 1987 - Alan Silvestri (4 potential cues)
Predators - 2010 - Alan Silvestri/John Debney (1 cue - "Free Fall")
Amazing Spider-Man, The - 2012 - James Horner (10 potential cues)
Spider-Man - 2002 - Danny Elfman (4 potential cues)
Spider-Man 2 - 2004 - Danny Elfman (3 potential cues)
Spider-Man 3 - 2007 - Danny Elfman/Christopher Young (1 cue - "Main Title")
The Joy of Licensing!
With the completion and publication of the Prelude from Psycho, attentions have turned to completing the licensing deal for the Overture from Lawrence of Arabia. A slight "curve ball" was uncovered last week when it was discovered that Shapiro-Bernstein (the copyright holders) have instructed Faber in the UK to administer licensing applications, but only (as discovered last week) for "Worldwide distribution excluding US & Canada". "US & Canada only" rights are administered by Hal Leonard. So....two seperate licenses required for "true" worldwide distribution rights. Fun fun!
In other news; the Prelude from Psycho served as a great starting point and inspiration to expand it into the "Suite from Psycho", a piece which contains the aforementioned Prelude, plus a number of other cues including the iconic "The Murder" cue from that shower scene. The first draft of that engraving should be completed sometime next week, with a proof-read and layout of the parts following in the week after.
Thoughts are already turning to "what next" and as usual there are more possibilities and things on our wish list than you can shake a stick (conductor's baton?) at!
With that in mind, we'll be starting a poll next week to gauge interest and let you decide the next piece we add to our repertoire. We can't wait to see the result!
Stay tuned for more news on the release of the Lawrence of Arabia, and remember if you haven't already, you can pick up a digital download of the Prelude from Psycho at SheetMusicPlus today!