Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunday music

Off-topic, but, in my book, one of the more under-appreciated movie scores is Jerry Goldsmith's truncated composition for Ridley Scott's film Alien.

Listen to this clip of the score's conclusion. The first four minutes are brilliantly terrifying, as befits a horror movie, but the final three are exquisitely beautiful.

As might be life.

More beautiful American music. A segment of American composer Howard Hanson's Second Symphony, "The Romantic Symphony", is played over Alien's closing credits. You should listen to the entire thing. It's one of the great symphonies of American music.

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