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  The Avengers (Soundtrack) by Joel McNeely
Joel McNeely’s score for this remake of the 60’s hit series is very listenable.
For this movie, McNeely truly excels in his action and suspense cues which is what kept me from turning the DVD off entirely.
This is possibly McNeely's finest work to date it's just a shame that it comes from such a terrible film and didn't give McNeely the boost into the mainstream he so richly deserved.
www.tracksounds.com /reviews/avengers.htm   (563 words)

 Joel McNeely page
Joel McNeely is the kind of composer everybody should love, eventually loves but not too much.
Joel McNeely was born in the United States.
His parents were musicians (not professional) and Joel studied piano, flute and saxophone at an early age.
users.telenet.be /soundtrack-fm/Reviews/Joel_McNeely/Joel_McNeely.htm   (622 words)

 Sally Hemmings: An American Scandal by Joel McNeely (Quick-Click Review)
Joel McNeely's score is sometimes subtle, sometimes sweeping in feel.
McNeely founds the score on a strong, Americana main theme first heard in I was Born Sally Hemmings (1).
McNeely chooses to reflect the African-slave elements with simple vocal female vocal solos.
www.tracksounds.com /reviews/quickclick/reviews/qcsallyhemmings.htm   (271 words)

 Joel McNeely - composer and conductor
Joel McNeely worked as a composer on television for a number of years including a long stint on the series "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles".
He is also building a reputation for conducting and promoting classic film scores of other composers in particular he has made a number of recordings of the work of Bernard Herrmann.
McNeely also conducted a concert of music by Herrmann at London's Barbican Centre this March 2006, including music from Psycho, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Citizen Kane and Taxi Driver.
www.mfiles.co.uk /composers/Joel-McNeely.htm   (343 words)

 Joel McNeely unofficial web site - Joel-McNeely.com
Joel McNeely’s THE FOX AND THE HOUND 2 will be released on DVD on December 12 2006 and Joel confirmed it will get a soundtrack album with songs by various Nashville artists and 2 or 3 score tracks.
Joel McNeely is going to conduct the BBC Concert Orchestra for an outstanding Bernard Herrmann world premiere concert in the Barbican Center, London, on 17th March.
Joel McNeely is now the most renowned conductor of Bernard Herrmann's music and his program will feature various scores from his already prestigious discography such as PSYCHO, VERTIGO, CITIZEN KANE as well as scores Joel never performed on CD such as NORTH BY NORTHWEST and TAXI DRIVER.
www.joel-mcneely.com   (889 words)

 Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Vol 2 (Laurence Rosenthal and Joel McNeely) soundtrack review
Joel McNeely's score for the episode "German East Africa 1916/The Congo" is more dramatic, with more bold orchestrations.
Perhaps it is also worth mentioning that McNeely uses the theme from Johann Sebastian Bach's famous choral "Jesus Bleibet Meine Freunde" ("Jesus Joy of Man's Desiring") (He explains why in the liner notes) and that "Schweitzer Says Goodbye" clearly is a rip-off of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Adagio" from his Clarinet Concerto.
McNeely's score for "London 1916" opens with a charming, but short, march written in the style of Mozart and Haydn, and arranged for wind ensemble.
www.scorereviews.com /reviews/review.aspx?id=72   (575 words)

 Filmtracks: Mulan II (Joel McNeely)
Perhaps the frustrating aspect of this entire scenario is that McNeely's work is really quite good for these awful films, and it goes to show that Disney hasn't completely cut off their budget in the music area of these sequels.
McNeely does seem to have studied the score from the feature film, and does his best to skirt the probable legalities that hinder direct transferring of Goldsmith themes by incorporating ideas similar to Goldsmith's in clever ways.
Overall, for film score collectors, and especially those of you who bemoan the absence of Joel McNeely from the spotlight, Mulan II is a surprisingly rewarding score despite the weakness of the film and its songs.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/mulan2.html   (1061 words)

 Amazon.ca: Star Wars: Shadows Of The Empire: Music: Joel McNeely   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Otherwise, McNeely does the right thing, which is to focus on his own music and to use it to represent the "Star Wars" universe in his own way.
That McNeely manages to take the story of a novel and use scenes from it to create music that replicate the sound and timing we have come to expect from film music means that, in some sense, he had to have made a movie of the story in his head!
McNeely's score still does what made the original so effective - culling its style and color from the grandest orchestral works in the history of sound.
www.amazon.ca /Star-Wars-Shadows-Joel-McNeely/dp/B0000014YD   (1300 words)

 Joel McNeely - AOL Music
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 Lover's Prayer - Joel McNeely   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Joel McNeely's career has often rather unfortunately fallen under the long shadow cast by his mentor and inspiration, John Williams.
The main theme is a fairly slight melody that doesn't impose itself to strongly on the listener, but combines civility with melancholy together with the required romantic overtones.
In fact, the entire approach is fairly old fashioned, although McNeely doesn't indulge too fully in golden age Hollywood excess and retains plenty of restraint throughout.
www.soundtrack-express.com /osts/loversprayer.htm   (368 words)

 Star Wars:  Shadows of the Empire by Joel McNeely (1996)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
McNeely was offered this project, and not because of Williams not being available.
McNeely uses some of Williams' themes, but only to add continuity to the score, to assure the listener that this is indeed Star Wars after all.
When scoring the book, McNeely pictured in his mind how the novel would playout on screen, that is that McNeely served as director in his own theatre of the mind.
www.cinemusic.net /reviews/1996/shadows.html   (582 words)

 The Avengers by Joel McNeely (Cinemusic Online)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
McNeely makes full use of his large orchestra, and I was especially happy to see that rather than attempt to mimic a "007" type of main avenger theme, he plays it more in a subdued mood.
This is due to the fact that the Avengers are supposed to be hip, but also because the story of the Avengers takes place in a land called "Avengersland" by the producers and director.
For the most fun, skip to the end and listen to the "Avengers Theme," which is really a wonderful rendition of the older TV theme, brought to a large orchestra.
www.cinemusic.net /reviews/1998/avengers.html   (413 words)

 SongBook / Star Wars: Shadow of the Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
McNeely is a George Lucas discovery who has scored episodes and TV movies of Young Indiana Jones, as well as Lucas' film Radioland Murders and the recent rehashing of Flipper.
McNeely seems to be trying to compose music in the Williams/Star Wars vein, but rather like the soundtrack album from Battlestar Galactica, it reaches my ears as John Williams pastiche.
Specifically, McNeely conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Chorus, a combined ensemble with a complement that rivals the size of Williams' favored London Symphony.
www.thelogbook.com /disc/o-t/swshadow.html   (730 words)

 Virus - Joel McNeely   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Possibly a strange choice, but his score to Soldier and extra music for Air Force One, to help out Goldsmith when he was pushed for time, proved that he has the stamina for trashy action films, although Virus demonstrates that he can only just about cut it providing interesting underscore for trashy horror.
However, at over 50 minutes, there are quite a few dead spots where nothing of consequence happens and a couple of cues, Turkey Hunting or Anchor's Away, could easily have been omitted for a more consistently enjoyable album.
McNeely is actually a pretty decent action composer and seems to have developed his style away from being a Williams clone, but most composers would have been hard pushed to come up with anything decent for Virus and it's to his credit that it has so many fine moments.
www.soundtrack-express.com /osts/virus.htm   (580 words)

 Joel McNeely - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki - A Wikia wiki
Joel McNeely composed the musical soundtrack for the Shadows of the Empire multimedia project.
Some of his compositions are heard in the soundtrack for the Shadow of the Empire computer game.
McNeely is also known among Star Wars fans for writing the music for The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.
starwars.wikia.com /wiki/Joel_McNeely   (119 words)

 Filmtracks: The Avengers (Joel McNeely)
The Avengers (Joel McNeely) This film is the most convoluted, confusing, and haphazard failures in the history of American cinema.
It was structured almost like a James Bond type of opening, and McNeely responds with a jazzy, orchestral theme that whips along at a good pace and holds the screen very well.
As with McNeely's last effort Soldier, his action music is sounding more and more like Jerry Goldsmith's, and I don't know if this was intentional or not; McNeely had, only a few years ago, reminded me more of John Williams.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/avengers.html   (583 words)

 Filmtracks: Virus (Joel McNeely)
The main theme of Virus retains some of trademark french horn and trombone styles that can be heard in other McNeely themes, however, this one is decidedly darker, with hints of the minor key influences that flourish in horror scores by John Debney and Christopher Young.
The fully orchestral performances of these themes in the first two tracks and finale will not disappoint you --they compensate well for the mundane underscore that occupies much of the middle of the album.
McNeely is slowly, but surely beginning to establish his own orchestrally rich style as a composer, and I like where he's headed.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/virus.html   (528 words)

 iClassics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra (Conducted by: Joel McNeely)
Artists: Royal Scottish National Orchestra (Conducted by: Joel McNeely)
Artists: John Cushing Royal Scottish National Orchestra (Conducted by: Joel McNeely)
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 Movie Music UK - Joel McNeely
Composer Joel McNeely made a real impression on the film music scoring scene during the 1990s, having previously worked as one of Hollywood's most accomplished orchestrators.
However, arguably his most famous work comes from an unlikely source - the original music he wrote as a companion piece to Steve Perry's best selling novel "Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire", which included arrangements of John Williams' timeless Star Wars score as well as completely original cues.
In addition to composing, McNeely has worked extensively with record label Varèse Sarabande's on their re-recordings of classic film scores.
www.moviemusicuk.us /mcneely.htm   (298 words)

 Movie Music UK — Mulan II — Joel McNeely
The original Mulan had an exquisite, exciting score by the late great Jerry Goldsmith, many elements of which are rightly emulated by McNeely here.
With a delicious combination of exotic eastern instrumental performances and the sweep of a classic western orchestra, the score for Mulan II is a sheer delight from start to finish.
The songs, written by composer/orchestrator Jeanine Tesori and lyricists Alexa Junge and Kate Light are, on the whole, of high quality, alluding to the familiar Disney epithets of self-improvement, individuality, non-conformity and ‘being true to yourself’.
www.moviemusicuk.us /mulan2cd.htm   (676 words)

 Amazon.com: Mulan II: Music: Joel McNeely,Jeanine Tesori,Matthew Wilder,Joel McNeely,Anne Brown,Atomic Kitten,Beth ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
This new collection's buoyant "(I Wanna Be) Like Other Girls" is offered up in two versions: A more traditional stage musical take and an antic cover by Atomic Kitten that's pure teeny-bopping Disney Channel fodder.
That's Harvey Fierstein lending his gravelly pipes to the equally spry redux of "A Girl Worth Fighting For," while the decidedly more angelic pipes of Kiwi teen soprano phenom Hayley Westenra grace the elegant "Here Beside Me" by Joel McNeely and Kate Light.
Selections from McNeely's deft, emotionally understated orchestral score flesh out the collection.
www.amazon.com /Mulan-II-Joel-McNeely/dp/B00076YP6M   (1706 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Star Wars: Shadows Of The Empire [ECD] - Joel McNeely at Epinions.com
Star Wars: Shadows Of The Empire * by Joel McNeely
A non-John Williams score worthy of the Star Wars name: Shadows of the Empire
You should confirm all information before relying on it.
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 Joel McNeely   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
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 Footlight.com > Herrmann, Bernard/Conducted by Joel McNeely
Music Played by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Conducted by Joe McNeely.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (Reconducted in 2002 by Joel McNeely)
Bernard Herrmann's classic score reconducted by Joel McNeely!
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 Footlight.com > McNeely, Joel
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music by Joel McNeely.
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Original Motion Picture Soundtrack music composed and conducted by Joel McNeely.
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