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ERIC RIGLER

Eric Rigler is an American player of uilleann pipes, great Highland bagpipes and tin whistles. He plays with the band Bad Haggis and participated in many soundtracks. He has been described as "the most recorded piper of all time."

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TITANIC’S VOICES: ARCHIVAL INTERVIEWS WITH SISSEL AND CÉLINE DION

The end of 2017 was marked by the expanded editions of Troy (2CD) and Titanic (4CD). After the three interviews with James Horner, who plunged us into the heart of the score composed for James Cameron’s film, we publish the words of Titanic’s two voices: Sissel and Céline Dion.  DtD) Dear Sissel, could you first explain to our subscribers your musical background, your career in Norway ?SK) I’d been singing in choirs. That's the only musical background I have. I sang in a children choir. That was a choir that sang all kinds of music. I started there when I was

[REVIEW] JAMES HORNER: A LIFE IN MUSIC AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

A few days after the death of James Horner, Robert Folk had suggested on Facebook the idea of producing a tribute concert bringing together his closest collaborators. Three and a half years later, this concert finally took place, thanks to Avex Classics, already responsible for Titanic Live and Aliens Live. Vocalist Clara Sanabras, who worked with James Horner on For Greater Glory (2011), and legendary Irish bagpiper Eric Rigler (Braveheart, Titanic) were on stage. The collaborators Simon Rhodes, faithful sound engineer since 1998, and Joe E Rand, musical publisher on about thirty projects, were among the spectators. Sara, wife of

THE WORDS OF JAMES HORNER #5: SEVEN YEARS AFTER TITANIC

Now that La-La Land Records has released a behemoth four-disc set that pretty much closes the book on James Horner’s Titanic, we publish an interview given by the composer to Cinéphonia Magazine in 2005. Again, please remember that the original interview tapes have been lost and so for this English text we only had the French publication to go by. As always, we have tried to stay true to James Horner’s voice. Cinéfonia Magazine: What do you remember today of the adventure that so profoundly impacted both the movie industry and film music ?James Horner : It’s always nice to go back to

THE WORDS OF JAMES HORNER #4: BACK TO TITANIC

To celebrate the release of Titanic in 4 CD edition by La-La Land (see our exclusive review here) we present an interview with James Horner never before published in English. This short interview was originally published in 1998 in the French magazine Dreams To Dream. One more unpublished interview in English, dating from 2005 at the release of the Special Collector's Edition DVD of the film, will follow. Recall: The Words of James Horner is a series of articles intended to republish some twenty interviews Didier Leprêtre and Jean-Christophe Arlon conducted between 1997 and 2006 and published only in French in

THE WORDS OF JAMES HORNER #3: TITANIC

To celebrate the release of Titanic in 4 CD edition by La-La Land (see our exclusive review here) we publish an archival interview of James Horner published in 1998 in the French magazine Dreams To Dream. This interview was originally published in French, English and German in issue 10 of Dreams to Dream...s. Two other unpublished interviews in English and related to Titanic will follow: one very short on the conception of the album Back To Titanic, the other dating from 2005 at the release of the Special Collector's Edition DVD of the film by James Cameron. Recall: The Words of

[EXCLUSIVE REVIEW] TITANIC EXPANDED: AN OCEAN OF DISCOVERIES

La-La Land Records has given us a total surprise! After the disappointing 2012 Anniversary Edition that offered identical content to previously released albums, who expected a full version to be released? At that time, many imagined that the most suitable moment to publish all the as-yet unreleased music had come and gone, and the unique opportunity would be lost. Sure, the music had been remastered, but fans had come to expect so much more.This November 28, 2017 – just one week shy of exactly 20 years after the first album released on December 7, 1997 – our dream becomes reality

JAMES HORNER: A LIFE IN MUSIC - THE CONCERT PROGRAM

This weekend in Lucerne, preparatory concerts are taking place for James Horner: A Life in Music. Ludwig Wicki is the conductor, with Clara Sanabras as vocalist. They will both be present in a month at the Royal Albert Hall. The Celtic part is performed by Austrian pipes and flutes player Geza Frank, whom we had known at the two memorable concerts in Vienna in 2013. Eric Rigler will replace him on October 24th.We were able to get the concert program. It presents beautiful surprises such as the presence of Iris and Glory. We can regret certain choices like the Apollo

BACK TO STAVANGER WITH CLARA SANABRAS: FROM TITANIC TO THE TEMPEST

Clara Sanabras has had an eventful year. Not only has she elicited emotions from thousands of film music fans through her work as a soloist on Titanic Live, and the Titanic Suite in Stavanger, Norway, she has also been busy on an ambitious project of her own, having written a folk opera based on William Shakespeare's The Tempest.  Courtesy of Stavanger Symphony Orchestra © Sony/ATV Music Publishing Commisioned by The Chorus of Dissent, A Hum About Mine Ears combines newly composed music with Shakespeare's own texts as well as new lyrics written by Clara Sanabras based on the play. It was recorded

THE NORWEGIAN PREMIERE OF PAS DE DEUX: A CONVERSATION WITH JAMES HORNER, MARI AND HÅKON SAMUELSEN

The following articles were written in May, shortly after the Nordic premiere of Pas de Deux in Stavanger. They have been left unaltered as a reminder of the bright and eventful time in the months preceding James Horner’s death, both for the musicians and fans alike. We also present here, our final interview with James Horner, conducted on the morning of May 14. 2015, together with Mari and Håkon Samuelsen.A huge thank you to Mari Samuelsen, Håkon Samuelsen, Torodd Wigum, Eric Rigler and Clara Sanabras for your time and your kindness in talking with me for these interviews. Also a

THE NORWEGIAN PREMIERE OF PAS DE DEUX: THE MUSICIANS’ PERSPECTIVE

The following articles were written in May, shortly after the Nordic premiere of Pas de Deux in Stavanger. They have been left unaltered as a reminder of the bright and eventful time in the months preceding James Horner’s death, both for the musicians and fans alike. We also present here, our final interview with James Horner, conducted on the morning of May 14. 2015, together with Mari and Håkon Samuelsen. A huge thank you to Mari Samuelsen, Håkon Samuelsen, Torodd Wigum, Eric Rigler and Clara Sanabras for your time and your kindness in talking with me for these interviews. Also a

NORWEGIAN PREMIERE OF PAS DE DEUX - THE BIG DAY

Six months after the world premiere in Liverpool, Mari and Håkon Samuelsen brings Pas De Deux to their home country of Norway in a spectacular concert in Stavanger, which also saw James Horner himself conduct suites from Braveheart, Titanic and Wolf Totem.Wednesday morning, I attended the dress rehearsal for the concert. This was my first time hearing Pas De Deux, which I will come back to later. In short, the concert audience were in for a treat! The other selections from the programme also sounded great and ready for live performance. Still, they were making small adjustments. Both Torodd Wigum

NORWEGIAN PREMIERE OF PAS DE DEUX - REHEARSAL

The Stavanger Concert House is an impressive-looking building even from the outside. Opened in 2012, the Fartein Valen concert hall with its 1500 seats has already been renowned internationally for its impressive acoustics. What a great place for a night of James Horner music, including the Nordic premiere of Pas de Deux.James Horner Film Music has been fortunate to enjoy a very good relationship with Mari and Håkon Samuelsen, even preceding the Pas de Deux premier in Liverpool last fall. Once again, we have been allowed to watch up close as this unique event comes together. As previously reported, James Horner

TITANIC LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL: A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

Roughly a year ago, when Titanic Live was first announced, we knew this was an event not to be missed. This is the most popular soundtrack composed by James Horner, and to see it performed live in Royal Albert Hall seemed like it would be a very memorable experience. We were not disappointed.27 April 2015. It is a little past noon when we enter the Royal Albert Hall, an imposing and majestic concert hall built almost 150 years ago, hosting over the course of decades many music legends: Richard Wagner, Arthur Rubinstein, The Beatles, Bob Dylan...The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra,

JAMES HORNER ATTENDS NORWEGIAN PREMIERE OF PAS DE DEUX

After having to withdraw from conducting Titanic Live in London due to a shoulder injury, James Horner returns to the conductor’s podium for a concert in Stavanger, Norway, on 13 May.The main event of the concert is the Norwegian premiere of Pas De Deux, the composer’s double concerto for violin and cello, written especially for renowned Norwegian musicians Mari and Håkon Samuelsen. It will be performed by the two siblings along with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.In addition to the concerto, a range of pieces from movies scored by James Horner will be performed, honoring his long and impressive

BOBBY JONES - BEAUTY OF THE DAY

The four seasons.  Have you ever once linked an album to a season as, when you discovered it, it highlighted a period of the year, or because its colours particularly remind you of a cold winter evening or a dazzling summer day? By playing with all the colours of his musical palette, James Horner has this ability to give his scores very specific seasonal shades. Thus it can be entertaining to choose the season that would best fit one of his pieces or albums. At the beginning of spring, as the dark fades away from our days, we may feel an irrepressible desire


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