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A great JImmy Stewart western from way back. Was thinking about it when I put this together. Here's my take on THE MAN FROM LARAMIE.

If anyone's interested there is a newer and I believe better version of this here:
http://www.charlesmazarakes.com/#!untitled/sitepage_1
near the bottom of the page.
And if you want a copy let me know and I'll be happy to email you one.
Whichever version you listen to thanks for spending a few minutes with this.
Cheers
Charlie
And here's a dance video of it:
http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x1516xm?forcedQuality=hq
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Uploaded: Sep 21, 2013 - 12:13:37 PM
Last Updated: Sep 24, 2013 - 02:08:07 PM Last Played: Aug 30, 2017 - 10:13:48 PM
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egobandit said 1492 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
I feel
like IM on a big hollywood western set in the 40's this is rich is that Steve Mcqueen Too good!
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Bowman said 1492 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
Steve Mcqueen
made some fine westerns. I've have love to have scored a few of them.
Thanks Ego,
Charlie
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Philip18 said 1492 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
The Man From Laramie
Big sound that suits a big western. I can hear this over the titles, or as Jimmy is going about this work. Enjoyable take on the theme, Charlie!
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Bowman said 1492 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
I always
enjoyed Jimmy. He was a pretty tough dude in this but can't help but love the guy.
Thanks Philip,
Charlie
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davisamerica said 1492 days ago (September 22nd, 2013)
Big Sky Rock
.... should be a new genre ... and you are it's master.... downloaded
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Bowman said 1491 days ago (September 22nd, 2013)
Big Sky Rock...
Sign me up!
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Charlie
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groovehounds said 1492 days ago (September 22nd, 2013)
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE
ahhh... the western. Every Sunday my brother and I bored young boys would sit in front of the tv and watch old westerns ... they just are not popular today like they were. Mind you, some pretty good westerns have been made since then but that whole genre is nostalgic. Yup ... this music would be perfect. Very nicely done!

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Bowman said 1491 days ago (September 22nd, 2013)
I have a hankerin
for those old westerns myself.
Thanks groovehound
Charlie
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Vic Holman said 1492 days ago (September 22nd, 2013)
cinemascope
very cool. yes this could really fit the western movie. it has that style and sound. great job
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Bowman said 1491 days ago (September 22nd, 2013)
Give me half
of what the Lone Ranger cost and I'll make you a great Western.
Thanks Vic.
Charlie
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IbotenicParadigm said 1491 days ago (September 22nd, 2013)
I like Jimmy too
Now that I think about it, there are a lot of westerns I really like, but this particular take on the genre (bleached Cinemascope color, dissolute bad guys and clean-cut good guy) seems the most American... Big scoring here, great use of theme and the whole thing cleanly stated. Much enjoyed!
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Bowman said 1491 days ago (September 23rd, 2013)
Thanks Ibotenic,
Glad you caught and enjoyed this and I love your (bleached Cinemascope color, dissolute bad guys and clean-cut good guy) comments. Cool.
Cheers,
Charlie

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alackbass said 1491 days ago (September 22nd, 2013)
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE
Reflecting the American west at its heroic best!
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Bowman said 1491 days ago (September 23rd, 2013)
I
think it's the kid in me that loves doing that.
Thanks Andrew,
Charlie

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paul f. page said 1491 days ago (September 22nd, 2013)
There you go again!
Nice one, Charlie. From the very first measure I found myself back on the trail of those 50's westerns. You throw in just enough Charliesque dissonance to make it all so very interesting (that bass line is so nice and a bit unusual but hold the whole thing together nicely). I do think you could take this further melodically and with a change of key part way through. An ostinato bass (which you effectively have) is okay for a minute or so, but you might experiment by changing its tonal center to get around that "sameness" while retaining such a central element of your composition. A la Copeland's "Rodeo," a solo trumpet could easily spring out of repeated patterns and drive this whole thing skyward. That being said/suggested, I thoroughly enjoy what you are doing here.
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Bowman said 1491 days ago (September 23rd, 2013)
Sometimes
before posting one of these I can't help but say - there I go again - to myself,
Good suggestions Paul. I always look forward to your encouraging comments and valuable suggestions many of which I take and try out. Hopefully one day I'll release some of these efforts.
Cheers,
Charlie

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PeterB7858 said 1490 days ago (September 23rd, 2013)
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE
Classic "man in a while hat" music, Charles. It definitely evokes memories. I tend to agree with Paul that it probably needed some more variation in the repeated motif towards the end, but I don't have the skill to say to what. Much enjoyed, though. Thanks, Peter.
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Bowman said 1490 days ago (September 23rd, 2013)
I don't
even wear a white baseball cap but I guess a part of me yearns to.
Thanks Peter,
Cheers,
Charlie
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magnatone said 1489 days ago (September 24th, 2013)
Man from Laramie
oh WOW Charlie - this is magnificent!
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Bowman said 1489 days ago (September 25th, 2013)
Always
happy when you catch one of my tunes Karen.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Sigmund said 1489 days ago (September 25th, 2013)
MAN FROM LARAMIE
Nice track. Very western sounding. I like when the strings come in at around 1:20 - they add flavor and texture to this piece. I agree this would make a great title sequence accompaniment. Enjoyed, my friend!
Sig
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Bowman said 1488 days ago (September 26th, 2013)
I
loved bringing in strings at that point - glad you did too.
Thanks Sig,
Charlie

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michaeljayklein said 1488 days ago (September 25th, 2013)
A Frederic Remington drawing...
...come to life; and having seen this film not terribly long ago, I seem to recall the music not being nearly as vivid and exciting as this. Man, you do some incredible work Charlie--loved it!! Michael (PS: I do a pretty good Jimmy Stewart impression if you ever need one!)
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Bowman said 1488 days ago (September 26th, 2013)
I don't
recall the score to this at all but I did like the film. Love to hear your Jimmy Stewart impression.
Maybe it might one day find itself into one of you always entertaining works.
Thanks Michael,
Charlie
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KCsGROOVE said 1477 days ago (October 7th, 2013)
the man fromlaramie
very visual music
a feeling of grandeur :-)
very much enjoyed!
KC
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Bowman said 1476 days ago (October 8th, 2013)
If this
fires up a few sparks in your visual cortex I'm happy.
Thanks KC.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Doug Somers said 1448 days ago (November 4th, 2013)
Tall in the saddle
We are back to your big sky material here. Syncopated rhythms (one of your strengths) and a nice orchestration especially as the violins enter make this true western soundtrack music. A solid foreword feeling yet with a typical cowboy's unhurried nature. As Paul mentions, the only suggestion I could make would be some variation in tonal centre. Even without that it's pure Charlie M entertainment. Thank you sir!
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Bowman said 1447 days ago (November 5th, 2013)
I can't
stay away too long from the west. Heck I did move out here for a reason. I'm always looking for ways to improve and I think both you and Paul bring up good points.

Thanks for the listen and comments pardner.
Chees,
Charlie

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sschedra said 1447 days ago (November 5th, 2013)
Wow!
I love the brass. I am particularly impressed by your modernization of the western cinematic theme. You involve a lot of melodic elements that are not traditional, but they suggest a new standard for the genre. Very impressed. What orchestral package do you use?
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Bowman said 1447 days ago (November 5th, 2013)
That's
very nice of you to say Stephan.

The sounds are combinations of several packs, but mostly EW silver and Apple Orchestral Jam.
Cheers,
Charlie
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