The Conrad Pope Collection, Volume 1

Dragon's Domain Records 02/13/2020 CD - 500 copies (712187486187)

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# Track   Duration
Ghost Ship (1992) (Original Score)
1.Overture / Call to Adventure1:50
2.Action on the High Seas1:46
3.The Pirateís Sword2:52
4.March of the Galleons4:05
5.Hidden Treasure2:08
6.Magic Caverns4:12
7.Finale-Allís Well5:17
Temptation (1994) (Original Score)
8.Prelude, Theme and Escape5:21
10.Variations on a Theme1:33
11.Bloody Murder0:45
12.Light the Fuse1:31
Project Metalbeast (1995) (Original Score)
14.Inner Sanctum3:10
15.The Deadly Chase1:24
17.The Resurrection2:15
18.Crossing the Icy Styx1:55
19.The Hunted1:03
22.No Turning Back1:01
Under The Moon (1993) (Original Score)
24.Day of Judgment3:08
25.The Rod and Reproof2:41
26.Bitter Memories0:49
27.The Careening Bus0:53
28.A Motherís Tear1:07
29.Mad Mattís Inner Demons3:30
31.The Family Reunited3:08
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The Conrad Pope Collection, Volume 1

Dragonís Domain Records, to be distributed through, presents The Conrad Pope Collection, Volume 1 featuring music composed and conducted by Conrad Pope (Pavilion Of Women, My Week With Marilyn, Timís Vermeer) for four feature films from his filmography.

Dragonís Domain Records, to be distributed through, presents The Conrad Pope Collection, Volume 1 featuring music composed and conducted by Conrad Pope (Pavilion Of Women, My Week With Marilyn, Timís Vermeer) for four feature films from his filmography.

Conrad Pope is one of Hollywoodís most in-demand orchestrators, known for his numerous collaborations with composers John Williams, James Horner, Howard Shore, Alexandre Desplat, James Newton Howard, Alan Silvestri, John Powell, Mark Isham, Danny Elfman, and many others.
Pope also has a resume of some 18 original film scores to his credit. His talent in many aspects of movie music and his dexterity on scoring paper and concert stage alike has given him a sought-after reputation in Hollywood that has remained durable and dependable for thirty-five years.

Ghost ship was based on the true story about a Spanish galleon in 1863 that was swept up the flooding Colorado River from San Diego, and was stranded and wrecked far inland in the Salton Sea. The fictional part of the story has to do with seven kids, who learn of the lost galleon and turn a boring school rock-collecting trip into a quest for a shipload of lost pirate treasure.

Somehow the filmmakers were able to fund $100,000 to record the score with a 75-piece orchestra, an unheard of amount for an independent movie.
Popeís score is grandly adventurous with large orchestral gestures, a Coplandesque motif setting the tone for a late 19th Century adventure involving eager kids.

Released in 1994, Temptation is a potboiler about insurance fraud and murder. The director was looking for music along the lines of Jerry Goldsmithís Basic Instinct.
His score for the film emphasizes fluid string lines and is built around a main theme for the primary character, along with a surging action motif for brass and a suspended electronic choral element.
Pope composed both the electronic and the orchestral music for the film; the latter was recorded with a 52-piece orchestra.

1995ís science fiction thriller Project: Metalbeast is about a group of scientists who create a super soldier by injecting the subject with the blood of a werewolf. Naturally, the experiment goes massively awry and the manufactured lycanthrope is cryogenically frozen for 20 yearsóafter which itís revived by the surviving member of the original project, who enhances the were-soldier with a synthetic metallic skin that makes it virtually indestructible.
Thanks, Doc. Popeís music for the film is grandly powerful, with an especially glorious finale.

Under The Moon was made in late 1993, but you wonít find it listed on IMDB or anywhere else, because it had a single showing and then disappeared from the face of the Earth.
The film was a passion project from a group of young would-be filmmakers from El Paso and tells the (at the time) unthinkable story of a man whose girlfriend, a school teacher, breaks up with him and he becomes so enraged that he comes down to the school and shoots her in her classroom, taking some of the children hostage and ultimately making an escape in a school bus.

The four film scores included on this collection all stem from 1992-95 and are the first movie scores Conrad Pope wrote. The music reflects the influence of the composers Pope orchestrated for, but they also exhibit what he could do with that inspiration when left to his own creativity. All four of the scores on this album were performed by a contracted orchestra in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dragonís Domain Records is excited to bring the contents of The Conrad Pope Collection, Volume 1 to compact disc for the first time. The music has been mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland, with liner notes written by author Randall Larson, including the participation of composer Conrad Pope.

The Conrad Pope Collection, Volume 1 is a limited edition release of 500 units.

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