Welcome to this installment.
They say you’re just a babe if you haven’t had a score thrown out (in Hollywood). I can only imagine. The most famous case is the film 2001 a space odyssey, where Stanley Kubrick fell in love with the temp score (Johann and Richard Strauss) and decided to use it in place of the score written by Alex North. Even worse, Alex North didn’t know and attended the premier anticipating his music . . .what a shock! North’s score is brilliant and finally available to the public. Here is a link to Amazon’s offering.
I have had individual cues thrown out, and in a way, that’s okay. This is what separates composed music from library music, so re-scoring and changing cues is what we offer as composers. Still, we sometimes think we might use the rejected music elsewhere, though I think most of us feel it wouldn’t be right. After all, it was written for a specific scene.
So, much of that music is orphaned, not to be heard again. Below is such a cue, and I thought I would give it life by having it heard. It is one of my favorites. . .so, give it a listen.