August 2017
Tiomkin music for concert performance

The performance of film music in concert continues to grow. One need only consult the Concert List compiled by Movies in Concert to see the daily list of classic and contemporary film music being performed around the world.

For those seeking to perform the music of Dimitri Tiomkin in concert, we offer the following guide to material available for purchase or rental.

Click on the links below for the thematic content, instrumentation, and duration; and for the titles available from Themes and Variations, audio excerpts.

Alamo lobby card AThe Alamo
Concert suite
Tiomkin’s music to accompany the John Wayne classic version of the siege of the Alamo includes battle music, the inimitable song, “The Green Leaves of Summer,” and more.
Available for purchase from Hal Leonard, pre-order today


Big Sky lobby card 2AThe Big Sky
Suite (8:08)
Tiomkin’s music from Howard Hawks’s Western film was recorded in 1976 by conductor Charles Gerhardt and the National Philharmonic for an RCA LP.
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


Circus World lobby card CCircus World
The John “Duke” Wayne March
Tiomkin, influenced by his friendship and professional association with director Frank Capra beginning in the 1930s, excelled at bringing the flavor of American folk music to the big screen. His toe-tapping March for Circus World is an audience favorite.
Available for purchase from Hal Leonard, pre-order today


Cyrano de Bergerac lobby card 1ACyrano de Bergerac
Suite (17:57)
Tiomkin’s take on 17th century France, the suite opens with a rousing martial fanfare followed by a stirring overture and dramatic music from the film. A concert favorite, the suite serves as a wonderful complementary work on any program with Tiomkin’s Western film scores.
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


D.O.A. lobby card AD.O.A.
Fisherman’s Jive (3:34)
Tiomkin’s diverse score for this film noir suspense thriller includes “Fisherman’s Jive,” a lively, buoyant composition that showcases the composer’s life-long interest in jazz.
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


Duel in the Sun lobby card 3ADuel in the Sun
Suite (12:51)
Tiomkin’s score, including music for the famous love scene with Jennifer Jones and Gregory Peck, precedes his iconic work for Westerns from High Noon to The Alamo.
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


Fall of the Roman Empire lobby card AThe Fall of the Roman Empire
Themes (12:37)
A grand Tiomkin score for an epic film. “The Pax Romana” and “The Fall of Love” are concert favorites.
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


Fifty-Five Days at Peking lobby card AFifty-Five Days at Peking
Suite (22:35)
With more than 20 minutes of music, this substantial concert suite is one of the lengthiest of Tiomkin’s concert works. “So Little Time,” also known as the Peking Theme, is nestled between the Overture, Main Title, and Finale.
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


The First Christmas
Song (3:40)
Tiomkin’s Christmas carol, “The First Christmas,” was written for Woman’s Home Companion, a vintage magazine that was the quintessential homemaker’s guide to decorating, cookery, fashion, seasonal crafts, and other such things in pre-Martha Stewart days. It appeared in the December 1953 Christmas issue, read all about it in “Holiday Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.”
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


Four Poster lobby card HThe Four Poster
Tiomkin’s music score for a film centered around a four-poster bed and the married couple that occupies it perfectly suits the film’s characters and themes and adds another dimension to the final product.
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)Friendly Persuasion
Thee I Love (3:43)
The song by Dimitri Tiomkin, with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster was popularized by Pat Boone and has been recorded by The Four Aces, Johnny Mathis, Bing Crosby, and Aretha Franklin.
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


Friendly Persuasion lobby card BFriendly Persuasion
Concert suite
Opens with The Prelude (“Thee I Love”), followed by five music cues from the film: Carriage Chase, The Fair, Love Scene, The War, and Finale.
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


Giant
Suite
Available for rental from Schott Music Group/European American Music (EAM)


Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Ballad and Theme (11:46)
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


The Guns of Navarone
Suite (9:37)
Nearly ten minutes of Tiomkin’s dramatic music that accompanied an all-star cast including Gregory Peck, David Niven, and Anthony Quinn during their epic World War II mission.
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


High and the Mighty lobby card BThe High and the Mighty
Suite
Available for rental from Schott Music Group/European American Music (EAM)


High Noon lobby card CHigh Noon
Symphonic Suite
Available for purchase from Hal Leonard


It's a Wonderful Life lobby card BIt’s a Wonderful Life
Concert suite with music from the classic holiday film
For links to information on the suite and to news articles click here
Available for purchase from Hal Leonard


Land of the Pharaohs lobby card CThe Land of the Pharaohs
Suite
Tiomkin’s epic score has been described as exotic, lush, and majestic. The LSO concert in 2011 included this work and many others on this page, see London Symphony Orchestra concert report.
Available for rental from Schott Music Group/European American Music (EAM)


Men lobby card EThe Men
Suite (7:09)
Music to watch Marlon Brando by.
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


Night Passage lobby card ANight Passage
Theme (2:08)
Tiomkin’s theme song, “Follow the River,” described by a film critic as a “nice” song from a “good, rather folk-music kind of score.” Learn more about the film in our article, National Train Day.
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


Old Man and the Sea lobby card CThe Old Man and the Sea
Suite
Available for rental from Schott Music Group/European American Music (EAM)


RawhideRawhide
Tiomkin’s iconic Western theme from the television series of the same name.
Available for purchase from Hal Leonard


Rhapsody of Steel
Tone Poem (22:00)
Looking to program an outlier among Dimitri Tiomkin’s film scores? This is it. A Technicolor animated twenty-three minute short film sponsored by U.S. Steel. The soundtrack was issued around the time of the film’s release in 1959.
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


Rio Bravo lobby card CRio Bravo
Suite
Available for rental from Schott Music Group/European American Music (EAM)


Sundowners lobby card BThe Sundowners
Theme
Available for rental from Schott Music Group/European American Music (EAM)


Tarzan and the Mermaids lobby card CTarzan and the Mermaids
Suite (5:47)
Excerpts from Tiomkin’s lush score for an adventure film based on the Tarzan character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


Tension at Table Rock lobby card FTension at Table Rock
Suite (4:44)
The opening and closing music bookend a warm and beautiful orchestral version of Tiomkin’s theme, “Wait for Love.”
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


Town Without Pity lobby card CTown Without Pity
Theme (4:06)
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


Well lobby card BThe Well
Suite (4:19)
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


Wild Is the Wind lobby card CWild is the Wind
Theme (2:34)
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


Wild Wild West
Suite (4:24)
Dimitri Tiomkin’s “The Wild Wild West Main Theme” and “The Ballad of Jim West,” both written for, but not used in, the popular 1960s CBS television show.
Read Dimitri Tiomkin & The Wild Wild West: The Untold Story by Jon Burlingame.
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


Young Land lobby card FYoung Land
Theme (2:39)
An orchestral setting of Tiomkin’s ever-popular song, “Strange are the Ways of Love.”
Available for rental from Themes and Variations


At the suggestion of Richard Kaufman, a conductor who has brought concert performances  of Dimitri Tiomkin’s music to venues around the world, we put together this easy-to-use guide to finding concert performance materials. The music itself would not be available without the continued support of Olivia Tiomkin.

Looking to perform music by Tiomkin not on the above list? Let us know by using our Contact form.

Sources

Hal Leonard Corporation

Schott EAM

Themes and Variations


Looking to perform Dimitri Tiomkin songs?

Dimitri Tiomkin Anthology


Vocalists, pianists, and guitarists, the Dimitri Tiomkin Anthology contains more than 45 of the most famous, most loved, and most requested Tiomkin tunes of all time. Classic songs and themes from The Alamo, The High and the Mighty, High Noon, and Rawhide are featured in premier piano-vocal arrangements as are lesser-known gems drawn from Tiomkin’s prolific output of more than 100 films.


 

 

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