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  1. Here are my seven favorite compositions by Kilar (in no particular order)

    1. LE ROI ET L'OISEAU - "Generique"
    2. KONIG DER LETZTEN TAGE - "Canzona"
    3. PORTRAIT OF A LADY - "Kiss"
    4. PORTRAIT OF A LADY - "Love Remains"
    5. PAN TADEUSZ - "Swiatynia Dumania"
    6. SMUGA CIENIA - "Smuga Cienia"
    7. "Father Kolbe's Preaching"

    Thanks, Joep, for your lists. I had never heard "Smuga Cienia" before, but that piece was so gorgeous! As you see, it is now in my top 7. smile

    Question about "Father Kolbe's Preaching": Is it just be the finale of the "Requiem" concert piece? I discovered this piece as a result of its brilliant use in THE TRUMAN SHOW.
  2. Joep wrote
    Kochajmy się (Pan Tadeusz) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-SOxeKSHBI
    Gloria (König der letzten Tage) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q7khidSleo
    Walc (Ziemia Obiecana) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaokgWSWD2Q
    Smuga Cienia (Smuga Cienia) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxdoYEzQ_6g
    temat (Salto) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWrPR_aZ6-M
    Marsz Kawalerii (Kronika wypadków miłosnych) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neBtW0xyEPY
    Vocalise (The Ninth Gate) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JasRaO6l4TQ

    Joep,

    I can't recall but are many of the lesser-known tracks to be found on the Milan release, "Kilar: Warsaw To Hollywood"?

    http://www.soundtrackcollector.com/titl … +Hollywood
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  3. I'd choose as a great 7-track selection (in no particular order)

    "End Credits" - Bram Stoker's Dracula
    "Gloria - Die Wiedertaeufer" - König Der Letzten Tage
    "Die Unmoegliche Liebe" - König Der Letzten Tage
    "Swiatynia Dumania" - Pan Tadeusz
    "Tomasz, Karabele!" - Pan Tadeusz
    "A Certain Light" - Portrait of A Lady
    "Vocalise" - The Ninth Gate

    Not a particularly unusual list but full of quality.
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      CommentAuthorJon Broxton
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2013 edited
    Thor wrote
    Sad news indeed. Kilar was seated just a few rows away from me during last year's Krakow film music festival. I know that Jon Broxton even got to meet him.


    I did indeed, just for about 10 minutes - enough to shake his hand, take a couple of photos, get a CD cover signed, and have a brief conversation about how much I love basically everything he ever wrote. Not enough to form a real impression of him as a person, as it was just a brief interaction, but he came across as a very friendly and warm old man, who kindly accepted all the praise I poured over him.

    Everyone has quite rightly been praising his scored for PORTRAIT OF A LADY and DRACULA and PAN TADEUSZ and THE NINTH GATE (all my favorites), but here a few of my favorite obscurities by him that I also highly recommend:

    - "Alla Polacca" from Kontrakt (1980) - a vivid, raucous string action sequence
    - "Paulina's Theme" from Death and the Maiden (1994) - more dark romance
    - "Générique" from Le Roi et l'Oiseau (1980) - beautifully light and elegant, Kilar as Delerue
    - "Le Fantôme, Son Fils, Son Chauffeur et Sa Voiture" from Fantôme Avec Chauffeur (1997) - Kilar at his most playful, writing some fabulous woodwind melodies
    - "Mazur - Introdukcja" from Zemsta (2002) - more lightheartedness, a brilliant little march
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      CommentAuthorJon Broxton
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2013 edited
    Also, a question: the Father Kolbe's Preaching piece from The Truman Show - isn't that originally from the score for the 1990 film ZYCIE ZA ZYCIE, which is a biopic about the life of Kolbe, which Kilar also scored? Or did Kilar write two different pieces of music about Kolbe?
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2013
    Jon Broxton wrote
    Also, a question: the Father Kolbe's Preaching piece from The Truman Show - isn't that originally from the score for the 1990 film ZYCIE ZA ZYCIE, which is a biopic about the life of Kolbe, which Kilar also scored? Or did Kilar write two different pieces of music about Kolbe?


    I think the Requiem is based on the film score.
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2013
    Timmer wrote
    It was good to hear him get an obituary on BBC Radio 2 just now.


    Going back to the 70's - early 90's it was often weeks or even month's before you found out a favourite composer had died. This happened with me on Miklos Rozsa, Roy Budd and Georges Delerue to name three.
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2013
    FalkirkBairn wrote
    Joep,

    I can't recall but are many of the lesser-known tracks to be found on the Milan release, "Kilar: Warsaw To Hollywood"?

    http://www.soundtrackcollector.com/titl … +Hollywood


    Yes. With the exception of Salto and The Ninth Gate cue.
    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2013
    christopher wrote
    Thanks, Joep, for your lists. I had never heard "Smuga Cienia" before, but that piece was so gorgeous! As you see, it is now in my top 7. smile


    Good. The full score doesn´t offer that much more. In fact, the theme as presented on some compilations is never used like that in the film. There are some variations on this theme, but they´re all a lot shorter. So this isn´t the kind of score that enabled Kilar to write the kind of more developed variations on a theme.
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      CommentAuthorplindboe
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2014 edited
    He will be missed. sad

    franz_conrad wrote
    As stupid as it probably seems, I'd be interested to see a kilar playlist from everyone who knows enough of his work to have one. 7 tracks or 40 mins -- whichever binds first. I want to know what music of his was most loved.


    These would be my faves:

    1.Smuga cienia (Smuga cienia) - The most romantic piece ever composed
    2.Corso and the girl (The ninth gate) - Starts out beautiful and mysterious, then suspense building to the epic climax. Perfection! Listen with volume turned way up.
    3.Vocalise (The ninth gate) - Kinda dark but absolutely gorgeous.
    4.Love remembered (Dracula) - Such a sensual and sad piece.
    5.Générique (Le roi et l'oiseau) - Great main theme. Pure Delerue, as Jon said.
    6.Witek i alina (Kronika wypadków milosnych) - Incredbily romantic and dreamy piece. Kilar in sweeping John Barry mode.
    7.Bilans kwartalny (Bilans kwartalny) - I find this piano melody very catchy for some reason.

    I worship the score to Pan Tadeusz too, but was only allowed to mention seven tracks. *sniff

    Peter smile
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2014
    Corso and The Girl = punk


    I feel in a Kilar mood. I'm going to play me some today.
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
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      CommentAuthorplindboe
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2014
    punk It's also über-cool in the movie. punk

    A Kilar mood is always a good mood to be in.

    Peter smile
    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2014
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2014


    A great great composer. What a sad loss he is.
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
  4. A well-written tribute there, Joep. Thanks for sharing.
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    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2014
    Anyone ( Pawel? ) know if this score is available?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay7Xrjr87Pw
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
  5. Timmer wrote
    Anyone ( Pawel? ) know if this score is available?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay7Xrjr87Pw

    As far as I know, there are only 1-2 tracks available on various compilations.
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    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2014
    Do you know which compilations Alan? I don't have access to my Kilar CD's at the moment.
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
  6. Timmer wrote
    Do you know which compilations Alan? I don't have access to my Kilar CD's at the moment.

    I know for sure that there's a waltz track on the "Kilar: Warsaw To Hollywood" (Milan Records).
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  7. soundtrackcollector.com has a list of other compilations:

    http://www.soundtrackcollector.com/titl … a+Obiecana
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    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2014
    I'll probably have to wait until I can get hold of my CD's to see if it's the same track? I was more interested to find out if there was a full score release.
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
  8. Timmer wrote
    I'll probably have to wait until I can get hold of my CD's to see if it's the same track? I was more interested to find out if there was a full score release.

    I thought that you might be - but I can't find any information on one.
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn