Soundtracks and Scores : Movie scores with heavy/deep cellos? Or dark/deep strings in general?

Movie scores with heavy/deep cellos? Or dark/deep strings in general?

Can anyone make any suggestions?

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"Dahhhh...DUM. Dahhhh...DUM. DUM DUM DUM DUM..." -Jaws, John Williams

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jordi savall is your man

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103110/

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Hans Zimmer's The Ring

all of us with wings

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Check out "The Dark Knight" score. Music by Hans Zimmer

powerful low strings
http://www.filmtv-tracks.com/royalty-free-music/epic-hybrid/

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Hans Zimmer in general. But for HANNIBAL (2001), he added an additional celli and bass group to the orchestra. (I think for a total of 28 celli...)

Bernard Herrmann: TORN CURTAIN (scored for brass, percussion, celli and basses only!), CAPE FEAR also has some very dark string cues. For his score for the TV episode "Cimarron Strip: Knife in the Darkness", he only used bass clarinets, bassoons, and double basses. "Highest note is middle c!"



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Suspenseful ... Jaws (John Williams), Psycho, the murder cue (Bernard Herrmann)

Moody, mysterious ... In the Mood for Love (Shigeru Umebayashi), Eyes Wide Shut (Jocelyn Pook), The Usual Suspects (John Ottman)

Melancholy, morose ... The Hours (Philip Glass, the first track "The Poet Acts"), Wilde (Debbie Wiseman, especially the tracks "Love Goes Round", and "I Will Kiss Thy Mouth, Jokanaan")

Fort Saganne (Phillippe Sarde) and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (Tan Dun) use cello prominently but I'm not sure they have the atmosphere you're after.

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Oohh--Phillippe Sarde!

That brought to mind Phillippe Sarde's score for Quest for Fire. The main theme for Quest for Fire literally begins with deep cellos repeating the same note over and over echoing into oblivion.

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Mama (2013/I)- Fernando Velázquez

Volker Flenske: (While torturing David) I don't know why you're doing this to yourself!

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The score for "The Shawshank Redemption" by Thomas Newman. The man is a genius! Andy's escape from the cell Block has stirring, deep cellos and as the volume of the music climbs, the strength and richness of all those strings really soars!

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The score for "The Shawshank Redemption" by Thomas Newman. The man is a genius! Andy's escape from the cell Block has stirring, deep cellos and as the volume of the music climbs, the strength and richness of all those strings really soars!
This.



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Check out Bestiality from Ennio Morricone's score to The Thing (1982)

Lots of pretty dark strings in general on that soundtrack.

Glasgow's FOREMOST authority Italics = irony. Infer the opposite please.

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Batman / Nolan trilogy - Zimmer's obviously a Wagnerian...

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Just rewatched The Omen (1976) again with hi-def soundtrack.

The sound of the bowing in those first few notes of Ave Satani (after the vocal/piano intro).

Glasgow's FOREMOST authority Italics = irony. Infer the opposite please.

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It's not a movie score but the scores for the 4 seasons of Battlestar Galactica (2004) are really amazing. Bear McCreary mixes it up so there are many different styles with a penchant for drums and Celtic influence but the songs near the end of the first season soundtrack, starting with Passacaglia and going through Bloodshed, are very string heavy. The second season also has some real gems in A Promise to Return, Roslin and Adama, and Prelude to War. Really just look at iTunes and the more popular the song the better chance it has of being strings. Two others that don't have featured strings but are personal favorites are Kara Remembers (piano, drums & electric guitar) and an alternate version of All Along the Watchtower.

Hope some of these help you in your quest!

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Hilary & Jackie: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack album for sale by Barrington Pheloung was released Aug 30, 2012 on the Sony Music label. The motion picture Hilary and Jackie tells the true story of the ill-fated British cellist Jacqueline du Pré, the wife of pianist/conductor Daniel Barenboim; the accompanying soundtrack is highlighted by a 1970 recording of du Pré performing Edward Elgar's Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor, Op. 85 with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the beauty of her playing a stark counterpoint to the tragic story of her life. ~ Jason Ankeny

Personnel: Caroline Dale (cello); Dave Heath (flute). Hilary & Jackie: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack CD music contains a single disc with 11 songs.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0150915/soundtrack

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interesting. ill try and find

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With earnestness they disclaimed all cannibal propensities on their own part — ✡ the Jews ✡ — as inveterate gormandizers of human flesh!

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With earnestness they disclaimed all cannibal propensities on their own part — ✡ the Jews ✡ — as inveterate gormandizers of human flesh!
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