A concert suite for High Noon is the second Symphony Pops series release from the Hal Leonard Corporation featuring film music by Dimitri Tiomkin. A concert suite for It’s a Wonderful Life was previously issued. The High Noon package (HL 04491074), including the music score for the conductor and orchestra parts for the players, is priced at US$395. The deluxe score (HL 04491075) is just US$45. Visit www.halleonard.com to order today from your favorite retailer.
The music—aimed at professional symphony orchestras—from Tiomkin’s landmark score is arranged by Christopher Palmer and Patrick Russ. The seven-minute suite consists of the Theme (“Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darlin'”) (2:30); and the Clock, Showdown, and Finale (4:30).
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Fred Zinnemann directed this classic Western, which starred Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. The film was released by United Artists in 1952. According to his autobiography, Tiomkin convinced associate producer Stanley Kramer to allow him to write a main title ballad that would be sung, whistled, and played by the orchestra throughout the film, even though singing and talking (dialogue) did not mix, according to the rules of filmmaking at that time. For his efforts, Tiomkin earned two Academy Awards, one for dramatic music score and the other for the popular song “Do Not Forsake Me.”