The Shining Soundtrack


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The following song tracks were featured in The Shining:

Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.
Home  -  Henry Hall and the Gleneagles Hotel BandMidnight, the Stars and You  -  Al Bowlly & Ray Noble OrchestraIt's all Forgotten Now  -  Al Bowlly & Ray Noble OrchestraMasquerade  -  Jack Hylton
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The immortal "Here's Johnny" [see trivia]
Score Music Composer(s): Wendy Carlos, Rachel Elkind

The Shining utilizes the power of silence a great deal to create the malefic atmosphere of the hotel, the score is perfect in adding to the overwhelming feeling of malevolent isolation and impending doom.

The following instrumental Score pieces were featured in The Shining:

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Lontano - Gyorgy LigetiMusic for Strings, Percussion and Celesta - Bela BartokUtrenja (Excerpt) - Krzysztof PendereckiThe Awakening of Jacob - Krzysztof PendereckiDe Natura Sonoris, No. 2 - Krzysztof PendereckiDe Natura Sonoris, No. 1 - Krzysztof PendereckiPolymorphia - Krzysztof PendereckiColorado - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindThe Rocky Mountains - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindChase Music - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindNocturnal Valse Triste - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindGreetings Ghosties - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindHorror Show - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindA Haunted Waltz - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindPsychic Shout #237 - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindDanny - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindHeartbeats And Worry - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindSubliminal Ballroom - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindThought Clusters - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindA Ghost Piano - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindVisitors - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindDark Winds And Rustles - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindBumps In The Wind - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindSetting With Medea - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindTwo Polymoog Improvisations - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindFanfare And Drunken 'Dies' - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindClockworks (Bloody Elevators) - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindDanny Bells Ascending - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindPostlude - Wendy Carlos, Rachel ElkindTrumpet Voluntary - Wendy Carlos, Rachel Elkind
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Score Trivia The music used throughout The Shining is the third movement from Bela Bartok's "Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta", Polish avant-garde composer Krzystoff Penderecki's Polymorphia, de Natura Sonoris 1 and 2, the Awakening of Jacob and Utrenja and Lontano by Gyorgy Ligeti. The opening score is by Wendy Carlos who refrences "The Dream of the Witches Sabath" from Symphony Fantastique by Hector Berlioz. -Thanks to Duane Busa

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