The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T.

Film Score Monthly (0638558029626)
Film | Veröffentlichungsdatum: 08/11/2010 | Filmfreigabe: 1953 | Format: CD
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Disc One - Music for the Original Version
1.Main Title (original)1:40
2.Ten Happy Fingers1:04
3.Before Concerto/Theme and Variations4:24
4.After Transition2:24
5.Meeting the Twins/The Uncles’ Skating Waltz4:05
6.Balloon Cue/Finding Mom/Why, Why, Why1:10
7.Many Questions2:32
8.Enter Dr. T./Hypnotic Chant1:19
9.Take an Essay/Terwilliker’s Do Re Mi2:36
10.Search and Chase/Bart Kicks4:04
11.The Dungeon0:26
12.Bart Kicks0:43
13.Dungeon Shlim Shlam5:41
14.Bart Runs/After Shlim1:46
15.Lead to Grindstone/The Grindstone0:49
16.Lead to Involved/I Will Not Get Involved1:08
17.Bart Miffed0:23
18.Pete Rows/Dream Stuff/Dream Stuff Reprise3:07
19.Massage Opera2:56
20.Some Prisoner0:37
21.Love is Grand/You Opened My Eyes3:04
22.Love Song Lead-In/Hypnotic Duel1:53
23.New Lead-In to Get Together Weather/Get Together Weather2:40
24.Go On/Kid’s Song1:55
25.Bart Goes for Money0:21
27.Track Down Dr. T./Dr. T.’s Bedroom5:02
28.The Flower Pot Chase2:08
29.Freckle on a Pygmy2:16
30.Mound Country/Before Ballet1:45
31.Butterfly Ballet3:02
32.Rescuing Mother1:08
33.Mrs. C. Freed/Intro to Twins’ Death2:34
34.Drum Roll/Victory Procession2:36
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Disc Two
1.Follow Me/The Whammy/Dungeon Elevator3:04
2.The Cage1:01
3.The Chase1:01
4.Cut to T./Dressing Song2:37
5.It Works/Atomic Success/Presenting Dr. T.2:23
7.Reality/ End Title2:22
Alternate Versions and Additional Material
9.Main Title (new)2:31
10.Search and Chase (alternate sequence)1:16
11.Roller Skating Waltz Insert1:02
12.Many Questions (alternate)2:21
13.Up and Down, Part 1/End of Up1:04
14.I Will Not Get Involved (alternate)1:09
15.Pete Rows (alternate)0:38
16.Bart in Hall0:06
17.Say, Dr. T./Hypnotic Duel1:54
18.Freckle on a Pygmy (alternate)2:16
19.Dungeon Elevator (alternate)2:06
20.Dressing Song (alternate vocal)2:32
21.Reality (revised)0:50
Orchestral Tracks of the Songs
23.The Uncles’ Skating Waltz3:22
24.Many Questions2:18
25.Terwilliker’s Do Re Mi2:07
26.Dream Stuff2:27
27.You Opened My Eyes2:43
28.Get Together Weather2:20
29.Kid’s Song1:43
30.Victory Procession2:33
31.Dungeon Elevator1:45
32.Dressing Song2:32
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Disc Three - Composer Sketches
1.Main Title1:49
2.Ten Happy Fingers1:07
3.The Boy’s Theme0:56
4.Childhood Theme2:43
5.Many Questions1:27
6.I Will Not Get Involved0:47
7.One Moment1:48
8.Kid’s Song1:26
9.The Plumber’s Song (Freckle on a Pygmy)3:06
10.Count Me Out0:39
11.Valse Phantastique2:03
Pre-Production Material
12.The Uncles’ Skating Waltz2:09
13.Dream Stuff (first version)0:52
14.Dream Stuff (second version)1:19
15.Massage Opera2:30
16.Get Together Weather1:05
17.Butterfly Ballet2:36
18.Victory Procession2:58
19.Dressing Song2:42
20.Dungeon Shlim Shlam3:03
Soundtrack Cuts
21.Main Title/Butterfly Ballet3:06
22.Ten Happy Fingers1:04
23.Before Concerto/Happy Fingers—Theme and Variations1:08
24.Dream Stuff2:47
25.Hypnotic Duel1:38
26.Get Together Weather2:19
27.Kid’s Song1:54
28.Dungeon Shlim Shlam5:45
29.Twins’ Death1:07
30.Victory Procession2:37
31.Dungeon Elevator1:18
32.Dressing Song2:39
33.End Title0:31
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Long before the Grinch ever gave a thought to stealing Christmas, the fertile and inexhaustible imagination of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) conceived a different but equally memorable villain: Dr. Terwilliker. The autocratic and maniacal piano teacher known as Dr. T. holds 500 young boys captive in his castle-like Happy Finger Institute in order to present a concert featuring 5,000 fingers on a giant piano of his own invention. The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953) is the only live-action film featuring an original story, script and lyrics by Dr. Seuss. It is a cult favorite, but its extensive musical score has never been available in any authorized (or complete) form—until now.

The music for The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. was written by Frederick Hollander, whose “Falling In Love Again” from The Blue Angel is one of the most famous songs ever written for film. The 17 diverse songs Hollander composed for Dr. T. encompass lyric ballads, mock-operatic recitative, Gershwinesque swing and up-tempo Broadway; he also wrote two extensive ballet sequences for the film. Heinz Roemheld and Hans J. Salter added additional dramatic underscore, based on Hollander’s themes.

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. was heavily edited prior to release, with only 6 songs remaining in the picture. With this 3CD release, Film Score Monthly has lovingly recreated the authors’ complete original conception of the music—a painstaking restoration effort that involved many years of scouring the globe for the best-sounding copies of rare acetate discs (the only surviving music masters from the production). All of Hollander’s songs, both ballet sequences in their entirety and most of the underscore (including much that wasn’t used in the final film) are presented on the first disc and the beginning of disc 2.
But that isn’t all—the rest of disc 2 features alternate versions and additional material, including orchestra-only tracks of several of the songs (Karaoke Seuss, anyone?). Disc 3 comprises archival piano recordings played by Hollander himself, revealing some of his early ideas for the music; pre-production piano recordings made for rehearsal purposes; and all the major song and dance sequences exactly as they are heard in the finished film.

This long-awaited release of the Dr. T. soundtrack is the result of several producers, including Mike Matessino, Neil Bulk, FSM's Lukas Kendall, as well as popular entertainer Michael Feinstein (whose peerless devotion to promoting and preserving American theatrical song is well-known). The 40-page booklet—with colorful and irreverent Seuss-inspired graphics designed by FSM’s Joe Sikoryak—includes film stills, publicity materials and production photos. Alan Lareau, who is writing a biography of composer Hollander, wrote the informative essay and detailed track analysis.

This labor of love, which rescues and regenerates a significant work that has never before been fully heard in any form, is a must-buy for children of all ages!

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