In 2018, Frankenstein’s monster turns 200 years old. Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel about Victor Frankenstein’s creation was published anonymously for the first time in London in 1818 and has been one of the most influential works in horror literature. Hundreds of movies have been inspired by the novel, which was also called The Modern Prometheus.
Celebrating the double-centennial, Soundtracks Live! offers a unique concert program featuring exciting music from various monster movies, with special focus on three enigmatic franchises: King Kong, Alien and, of course, Frankenstein. This entertaining program also features such classics as Jurassic Park, Godzilla, Jaws, Gremlins and Predator.
Featured composers include John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, James Newton Howard, Alan Silvestri, Elliot Goldenthal, Patrick Doyle, Max Steiner, Franz Waxman – and Henry Mancini, who wrote a lot of monster music before he became the master of 1960s light romantic music and Pink Panther jazz!
Music from the King Kong Movies
1. Max Steiner: King Kong (1933) – Theme
2. John Barry: King Kong (1976) – Love Theme
3. James Newton Howard: King Kong (2005) – Suite
Iconic Movie Monsters
4. John Williams: Jaws (1975) – Theme
5. Jerry Goldsmith: The Mummy (1999) – Suite
6. Alan Silvestri: Predator (1987) – End Credits
7. Jerry Goldsmith: Gremlins (1985) – Suite
Music from the Frankenstein Movies
8. Bernhard Kaun: Frankenstein (1931) – Theme
9. Maurice Jarre: The Bride (1985) – Theme
10. Patrick Doyle: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994) – Suite
Music from the Alien Movies
11. Jerry Goldsmith: Alien (1979) – Theme
12. James Horner: Aliens (1986) – Suite
13. Elliot Goldenthal: Alien 3 (1992) – Adagio
14. John Williams: Jurassic Park (1993) – Theme
Encore: Akira Ifukube: Godzilla (1952) – March
* All Soundtracks Live! concert programs are subject to client customization to meet your specific demands. Please contact Soundtracks Live! to discuss!
SPOTIFY: Selected concert pieces (please note that arrangements may differ slightly from the versions available on Spotify).