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A Clockwork Orange - Extended Theme & Title Music

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Uploaded on May 21, 2008

Originally written more than 315 years ago by the great English composer Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695) for the Funeral March of Queen Mary II (Died 28th December 1694) - This 17th Century Classic Processional Funeral March was originally scored for 4 trumpets, and then adapted for the Main Opening Title Theme Music of the 1971 film "A Clockwork Orange" which was directed by Stanley Kubrick. The electronic synthesized soundtrack was orchestrated by Wendy Carlos, together with Rachel Elkind, including adaptations of several other extremely well known classical music compositions including several parts of Beethoven's Chorale 9th Symphony. The full soundtrack also includes excerpts from the William Tell Overture, the Thieving Magpie, Land of Hope and Glory, and the well-known 1st and 4th Pomp and Circumstance Marches composed by Sir Edward Elgar.

Wendy Carlos has been one of my musical inspirations and role models since my teenage years with her revolutionary & futuristic Moog Synthesizer adaptations that include "Switched-on-Bach" from way back in 1968, and of course the highly creative soundtrack for "A Clockwork Orange". And Congratulations to Wendy Carlos on her 70th Birthday on 14th November 2009! More info on musical genius & composer Wendy Carlos at: http://www.wendycarlos.com/

This very personal interpretation and improvised extension of Henry Purcell's - "Music for the Funeral March & Procession of Queen Mary" (1694) is performed on a vintage 1990s Technics PR60 Electronic Keyboard by amateur transgendered musician - Miss Denise Hewitt.

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KOROVA MILKBAR : "There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie and Dim and we sat in the Korova milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova Milk Bar sold milkplus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence. Our pockets were full of money so there was no need on that score, but, as they say, money isn't everything."
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Note: Anthony Burgess called his invented language in his 1962 Clockwork Orange Book - Nadsat - and is based upon words from the slavic group of languages such as Russian.
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