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This will be the last installment of my dark and twisted library music series. I hope that you all have enjoyed the music I have shared up to this point. After this post, I plan to share a few of my favorite library music albums of all time, and introduce the wide array of music to be found on them for the uninitiated.
I wanted to share something a bit different than the dark avant-garde albums I have recently posted. "Sept Préludes Symphoniques" features a more traditionally oriented orchestral approach. It lacks the experimental approach found in my most recent selections; however, it more than makes up for it with its overwhelming power. Sept Préludes Symphoniques was released on the De Wolfe label in 1967. De Wolfe was actually the very first production library. The introduction of the silent picture created a need for music to accompany it. De Wolfe stepped in to fill that void in 1927.
Edward Michaël is the composer credited for this release. As far as I know this is the only material he ever officially released, aside from a track that was included on a compilation entitled "De l'onde à l'infini" released on the Barclay label in 1974. Sept Préludes Symphoniques will impress you with its sheer in-your-face power. This is bold, dramatic orchestral music with a bit of a dark twist. The music is dominated by soaring strings, thunderous percussion, and overpowering brass.
I should point out that Sept Préludes Symphoniques isn't quite as dark as some of the albums I have shared for my dark and twisted library music series. Many of the tracks have a very adventerous feel to them, and could even be described as romantic at times. However, this is easily one of the most powerful library music albums I have ever heard, and the darker moments are definitely there. This would have made an amazing soundtrack. In fact, the music brings to mind some of the work of the composers for the classic Universal Studio's monster films, such as Herman Stein, Hans J. Salter and Franz Waxman. Library music and film score fans alike should enjoy this album.
That wraps up my dark and twisted library music series, although I may resurrect it down the road. I hope you all enjoyed the music as much as I have enjoyed sharing it.
Year of Release: 1967 Label: De Wolfe Catalog #: DW/LP 3056 Genres: Library Music, Contemporary Classical Bitrate: 320kbps
Track List: A1. No. 1 Chant De L'Universe A2. No. 2 Du Fond Des Brumes A3. No. 3 Chant Plaintif A4. No. 4 Rite Du Soleil B1. No. 5 Le Lotus Dans La Nuit B2. No. 6 Murmures Du Vent B3. Forces D'Integration B4. Sur Le Mont Gelboé