Concerto De Aranjuez - Has it been used in any other films?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by super_sop, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    A world of my own!
    can somebody clear this up for me :?:
    whils listening to one of my band CDs at work the other day one of my mates came up and said he recognised the track that was playing.
    It was concerto de orange juice, he said he recognised it from a film. i told him it was in the film "Brassed Off", but he said it was also played in another sound track.

    I told him that i would post it on here in the hope that the arguement could be resolved. (In my favour of course :wink: )
  2. leisa

    leisa Active Member

    Wakefield, West Yorkshire
    Hiya!! Iv'e never heard it in another film! could be rong though! :oops: :p
  3. tewkeshorn

    tewkeshorn Account Suspended

    Cheltenham, Glos.
    Dont think so, maybe he recognised the guitar version from another film? Unless theres been a dodgy remake of brassed off made at some point?? :?
  4. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    Bolton, Lancs, England
    I have a vague memory of the original guitar and orchestra version being used in an old Sixties caper film which I saw once on TV. Someone (I think it may have been John Williams) was playing it in a concert, while the film's central character / hero was using the sound of the concert to cover up his cat burglary on a next door roof.

    If the cat burglar had had any sense, you would think that he would have chosen a concet of Wagner music instead! :D
  5. Despot

    Despot Member

    Not the band version I'd say, but that's a very popular "light classical" piece. It pops up all over the place!
  6. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Wem, Shropshire UK
    This might help solve the riddle.

    Rodrigo Scored the Music for the Following Films:

    Sor Intrépida (1952)
    Guerra de Dios, La (1953)
    Hereje, El (1957)
    Músicapara un jardín (1957)

    "Concierto de Aranjuez." (written in 1939) has been used in the following Films:

    Don Juan Tenorio (1952)

    Naked Maja, The (1959)

    Rio Bravo (1959)

    Casa del l'esorcismo, La (1974) - also known as "Lisa and the Devil," this movie uses an arrangement of the "Concierto de Aranjuez," by Paul Mauriat, which was released on the Philips label. The "Conciertode Aranjuez," is used extensively and the movie theme music is based on some of the concerto's phrases.

    Brassed Off (1996)

    Finding Forrester (2000)

  7. Years ago, the Concierto de Aranjuez was used as the soundtrack for an American TV commerical for an automobile, the Chrysler Cordoba. Ricardo Mantalban spoke the voice-over, mentioning that the car was upholstered in "rich Corinthian leather."
  8. onedrummeruk

    onedrummeruk Member

    Cornwallland shire
    There is also the posibility it could be part of a Film Soundtrack Compilation CD. A few were done around the time and I know somw stuff from Brassed Off was used.
  9. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Or that he's mixing it up with Cavatina from the Deer Hunter.
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