A classic from film composer Jerry Goldsmith. Total Recall is easily his most beloved scores, full of top-notch, energetic action music. The film’s futuristic setting and ground-breaking visuals are well-suited for Goldsmith’s trademark use of light electronics mixed with raw, orchestral intensity. This is a great addition to any composers’ collection. Featured is an in-depth analysis of the music; also included, along the top staff, are descriptions of dramatic changes in the scenes. 321 pages 9×12 inches. Paperbound, printed in U.S.A.
Krystof Srebrakowski (verified owner) –
I am absolutely thrilled to finally have this magnificent orchestral score in an excellent, accurate and detailed print. By Jerry Goldsmith’s own admission, this is probably his best and most influential action film entry. Complex, challenging, melodically and harmonically ambiguous – it’s a treasure trove for any serious student and even a seasoned composer. Tim Rodier did fantastic work transcribing hand-written original score ! It includes every cue from the film, including the unused (omitted from the film) portion of “End Of A Dream”. Hands down ! It’s simply a must-have !
David Coscina (verified owner) –
The care and detail that went into this release is unprecedented. The book quality is exceptional and the score is handsomely engraved, making it easy to study.
Any Goldsmith enthusiast who would like insight into the master’s scoring practices and orchestration would do well to pick this up.
Dr. Scott Giles –
This is a beautifully put-together score. Of course the music is excellent! But the score itself is superb. This is no flimsy book…this is a permanent item. The formatting is impressive and I wonder at the care and effort in assembling it.
ED BULLER –
One of Goldsmith Finest scores.
A top Ten.
By now (1990) he was very comfortable writing for an orchestra playing alongside Electronics. Quite often he would have multiple Keyboard players sit in with the orchestra and track live. This score is full of what Frank Lehman calls “Pantriadic Chromaticism”. Jerry was a master at this and it needs to be seen in All the detail this score offers. To make some of the more egregious movements palatable and smooth sounding Jerry orchestrates very cleanly , constantly raising our expectation of that comes next. Cues Like “The Mutant” and “The Mountain” are full of this chord sliding and warrant careful study. This is a bit of a lost art in Film Scoring at the moment so you should think of this book as a recipe book and use it accordingly.