Bruce Broughton Film Scoring Sessions - True Women - Orchestral Study Score PDF



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  • Author/Composer:Bruce Broughton
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About Bruce Broughton's Emmy Nominated Score For The "True Women" Miniseries

The Bruce Broughton Film Scoring Sessions: True Women score comes with 25 PDF cues (202 pages total) and matching audio recordings housed in the FREE Purple Player app for the Emmy nominated score. The audio has kindly been provided for educational purposes courtesy of Sonar Entertainment. Each cue in the PDF score is separated by a cover sheet giving you for the matching audio: the track number, the audio title name, and the actual cue name.

Listen to Audio Excerpts from the True Women Soundtrack

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Wide Variety Of Contemporary Film-Scoring Techniques

This is a gorgeous score that features many contemporary film-scoring techniques over a wide variety of dramatic situations ranging from love to war. Timings are written on each cue so you can see orchestral choices based on dramatic action when paired with the movie (available separately from Amazon on DVD or iTunes as a download). In all, dozens of film scoring techniques from master film composer Bruce Broughton.

Watch an interview with True Women composer, Bruce Broughton

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Score Layout

The PDF score is laid out in 11" x 17" landscape orientation and can be printed out for private study.

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How the Score Is Organized

This is Bruce Broughton's own handwritten score and as such is a fantastic and rare opportunity for you to study a score in the composer's own hand. It's what he begins with and what he ends with. Writing in ink, the cues are such highly detailed condensed scores they are sent directly to the copyist(s), thus bypassing the orchestrator. It is the entire score with nothing needed to be added.

The pre-ruled score pad was designed by Bruce Broughton and contains every pitch to be performed in the cue.

Going from top to bottom, there are three staves for the woodwinds. Stave 1 is for flutes and oboes. Flutes are written stems up and oboes are written stems down. Stave 2 is for clarinets alone since the clarinet range can extend into the bass clef. Stave 3 is for the bassoon and bass clarinet.

The brass also use three staves. The top stave is for the trumpets. The middle stave is for the French horns and is written in the alto clef to keep all the notes on the staff. This is a trick Bruce learned from Prokofiev. The third stave is for the trombones and tuba.

The next four lines are available for piano, harp, guitar, mandolin, choir, whatever is needed.

Next is the string section. The first stave is for the violins, second stave for the violas, and the third stave for the cellos and basses.

The remaining staves are for pitched and non-pitched percussion.

Bar Numbering and Timings

All the bars are numbered with the bar number placed in the center of the bar at page bottom.

Above the top woodwinds staff, the timings are written at the beginning of each bar.


2 Flutes
2 Oboes
2 Clarinets
2 Bassoons (Bass Clarinet)

2 Trumpets
4 French horns
3 Trombones


10 Violins 1
10 Violins 2
8 Violas
5 Cellos
3 Basses

Percussion: Including Snare Drum, Piccolo Snare, Field Drum, Bass Drum, Cymbals (Piatti and Suspended), Tam Tam, Tom Toms, Timpani, Jingle Stick, Rain Stick, Guiro, Bean Pod Rattle, Cimbalon, Water Phone, Claves.

All 25 cues are organized as a single downloadable PDF score that's delivered via Platform Purple. You can download the score directly from your Platform Purple account (recommended) and stream the audio online, or for offline listening you can install the Purple app (similar to installing a Kindle Reader app). The score is watermarked with your unique user ID and can be printed for private study in an 11" x 17" format, or resized to fit whatever printer you have.

202 pgs.

Audio Overview

The PDF score is accompanied by recordings of each of the 25 cues, originally released as an independent CD. Thanks to the generosity of Sonar Entertainment, you're provided with a copy of the audio at no charge, for your own private educational use, in a copy protected audio player. You can stream the audio through the cloud, or download the Purple app to your computer or other supported device for offline listening of the audio tracks. Run length of all 25 cues is approximately 74 minutes.

Brief Synopsis from Turner Classic Movies

The True Women Miniseries is about the women who helped to settle Texas, based on the book by Janice Woods Windle. Covers five decades, from the Texas Revolution through Indian uprisings and the Civil War to the early stages of the women's suffrage movement. Based on Janice Woods Windle's historical novel about the lives of the women in her own family. Starring Angelina Jolie and Dana Delaney.

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About Bruce Broughton

One of the most versatile composers working today, Bruce Broughton writes in every medium, from theatrical releases and TV feature films to the concert stage and computer games.

His first major film score, for the Lawrence Kasdan western Silverado, brought him an Oscar nomination. His very next project, a classically styled score for Barry Levinson's Young Sherlock Holmes, earned a Grammy nomination for the soundtrack album.

With over 20 Emmy nominations, Broughton has received a record 10, most recently for HBO's Warm Springs. He's also won Emmys for Eloise at Christmastime; Eloise at The Plaza; Glory & Honor; O Pioneers!; Tiny Toon Adventures Theme Song; The First Olympics, Athens 1896, Part I; Dallas: Ewing Blues; Dallas: The Letter; and Buck Rogers: The Satyr.

Major motion picture credits include Lost in Space; Tombstone; Miracle on 34th Street; Carried Away; Baby's Day Out; The Presidio; Narrow Margin; Harry and The Hendersons; Krippendorf's Tribe; Honey, I Blew Up The Kid; The Boy Who Could Fly; the Disney animated features, The Rescuers Down Under and Bambi II, and the two Homeward Bound adventures. He conducted and supervised the recording of Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" for Fantasia 2000.

As a conductor, his recordings of Miklós Rózsa's Ivanhoe and Julius Caesar for Intrada records, performed by the Sinfonia of London shortly before the composer's death, have received rave reviews, as has his recording of Bernard Herrmann's riveting score for Jason and the Argonauts.

Broughton is a board member of ASCAP, a governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a former governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and past president of The Society of Composers and Lyricists. He has taught film composition in the Advanced Film Music Studies program at USC and is a frequent lecturer at UCLA.

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