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"The Shining" (Main Title) by Wendy Carlos & Rachel Elkind.
This is the intro music which was only available on the Lp soundtrack. This piece was based on the "Dies Irae"(Day of Wrath),
a traditional Catholic funeral dirge. Carlos plays synthesizer while Elkind supplies the eerie vocal effects. This is Carlos' adaptation of "Symphonie Fantastique" by Berlioz.
"Rocky Mountains" by Wendy Carlos & Rachel Elkind.
Also only available on the soundtrack Lp. Song plays as the family is driving to the Overlook.
"Lontano" by Gyorgy Ligeti.
Composed in 1967. Used in 3 different points in the film. First plays when Danny first sees the twins in the "Games" room. Second occurence is when Halloran is showing Wendy the storeroom and "shines" with Danny.
Also plays when Wendy first discovers
that the Overlook's phone lines are down. Kubrick also used Gyorgy Ligeti compositions in "2001 A Space Odyssey."
"Music For Strings, Percussion and Celesta" (movement III)by Bela Bartok.
Clip one (173k)
Clip two (148k)
Composed in 1936. Extensive sections of this movement are featured 3 times in the film. The first occurs as Wendy chases Danny
through the hedgemaze early in the film(as Jack throws the ball against the Overlook's walls and looks down upon the model of the hedgemaze). It plays again when Danny first discovers room 237, attempts to open the locked door
then "shines" the twins. The final occurence is when Danny goes to his room to get his firetruck and discovers Jack, sitting awake on his bed. The latter is especially interesting
due to the fact that the entire scene seems to be built around the music, even though the music was chosen after filming. Accents Danny's question to Jack: "You would never hurt me or mommy would you?" One small cut was made to the music to bring it forward to the
final chord, and several cuts and extensions were made to the film in order to 'fit' the music.
"The Awakening of Jacob" by Krzysztof Penderecki.
Composed in 1974. First plays at the film's beginning when Danny talks to Tony in the bathroom before 'blacking out.' Used, very appropriately, as Jack awakens from his bad dream while at his desk. Also plays during Danny's dream sequences and when Jack enters
"Utrenja"-"Ewangelia" by Krzysztof Penderecki.
Composed in 1969-70. This excerpt of "Utrenja"(Morning Prayer) was used several times. The first occurs when Wendy hits Jack with the baseball bat.
It is also used when Jack plunges the ax into Halloran's chest. Used again with Wendy's scream as she sees "Redrum" written in the mirror and when she sees Halloran's lifeless body. Also plays as she witnesses
the various "ghosts" of the Overlook coming to life. This piece is also layered with the "Kanon Paschy" movement of "Utrenja" as Jack chases Danny through the maze. This and the following piece are based on the entombment & resurrection of Christ.
"Utrenja"-"Kanon Paschy" by Krzysztof Penderecki.
Composed in 1969-70. This was the main music used when Jack axes the door and while he chases Danny through the maze. Also used to punctuate events; when Wendy hits Jack with the baseball bat, Jack exclaiming "Here's Johnny!" and as Wendy witnesses the blood
flowing from the elevator.
"De Natura Sonoris No.1"(On the Nature of Sound) by Krzysztof Penderecki.
Written in 1966. Plays as Danny rides his bigwheel, turns the corner and sees the twins. Also plays when Wendy discovers that Jack has
sabotaged the Snowcat. This piece plays in the final scene as we see Jack frozen in the maze.
"De Natura Sonoris No.2"(On the Nature of Sound) by Krzysztof Penderecki.
Written in 1971. Plays as Jack storms off to the ballroom, swinging his arms in anger. Punctuates Jack's flipping on the ballroom lights. Also is heard as Danny writes "Redrum" in lipstick on the mirror & as Halloran drives
the Snowcat to the Overlook. This piece is also overlaid when Danny is reunited with Wendy after escaping from the maze.
"Polymorphia" by Krzysztof Penderecki.
Composed in 1961. Plays as Wendy discovers Jack's "All Work and No Play
Makes Jack a Dull Boy" writings & when Wendy drags Jack into the storeroom. Also plays later when Jack, while locked in the storeroom, tells Wendy to go check the snowcat & the radio.
"Masquerade" by Jack Hylton and his Orchestra.
Plays faintly in background as Jack storms out of the kitchen service corridor, walks through the hall and sees the balloons outside the Gold Ballroom.
"Midnight, the Stars and You" by Ray Noble & his Orchestra, Al Bowlly vocal.
Recorded in 1932. Plays during Jack's July 4th 1921 "dream sequence" in the Ballroom. Also plays during closing credits. I added reverb to this
clip to simulate the echo within the ballroom.
"It's All Forgotten Now" by Ray Noble & his Orchestra, Al Bowlly vocal.
Recorded in 1932. Plays after "Midnight, the Stars & You" in the ballroom scene(as Jack talks with Grady in the bathroom). Song has a double meaning in the fact that Jack does not remember(per Grady's assertion) that he has always been at the Overlook. I added reverb to this clip
to simulate the sound of the song within the bathroom.
"Home" by Henry Hall & the Gleneagles Hotel Band.
Recorded circa late 1920's-early 1930's. Plays as Jack and Delbert Grady are talking in the ballroom's bathroom. Another tune with a hidden meaning. In the hotel, Jack is "Home." This piece was used on the soundtrack Lp instead of "Midnight, the Stars and You" or "It's All Forgotten Now" due to time restrictions.
I added reverb to this clip to simulate the sound of the song within the bathroom.