Exorcist II: The Heretic

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(Movie) John Boorman (1977) Open in IMDb

L'Exorciste II: L'hérétique France
L'Esorcita 2: l'eretico Italy
Der Ketzer Germany
Originals Performed Released
1 2:53 Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) Regan's theme (finale) Ennio Morricone Composer;Ennio Morricone Arranger;Ennio Morricone Conductor; 1977 1977
2 3:00 Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) Pazuzu (theme from Exorcist II) Ennio Morricone Composer;Ennio Morricone Arranger;Ennio Morricone Conductor; 1977 1977
3 2:41 Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) Interrupted melody (suspended sound) Ennio Morricone Composer;Ennio Morricone Arranger;Ennio Morricone Conductor; 1977 1977
4 2:33 Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) Rite of magic Ennio Morricone Composer;Ennio Morricone Arranger;Ennio Morricone Conductor; 1977 1977
5 4:30 Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) Little Afro-Flemish mass Ennio Morricone Composer;Ennio Morricone Arranger;Ennio Morricone Conductor; 1977 1977
6 1:31 Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) Great bird of the sky Ennio Morricone Composer;Ennio Morricone Arranger;Ennio Morricone Conductor; 1977 1977
7 2:47 Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) Magic and ecstasy Ennio Morricone Composer;Ennio Morricone Arranger;Ennio Morricone Conductor; 1977 1977
8 1:12 Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) Seduction and magic Ennio Morricone Composer;Ennio Morricone Arranger;Ennio Morricone Conductor; 1977 1977
9 2:06 Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) Regan's theme (floating sound) Ennio Morricone Composer;Ennio Morricone Arranger;Ennio Morricone Conductor; 1977 1977
10 1:18 Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) Dark revelation Ennio Morricone Composer;Ennio Morricone Arranger;Ennio Morricone Conductor; 1977 1977
11 5:48 Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) Night flight Ennio Morricone Composer;Ennio Morricone Arranger;Ennio Morricone Conductor; 1977 1977
12 2:53 Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) Interrupted melody Ennio Morricone Composer;Ennio Morricone Arranger;Ennio Morricone Conductor; 1977 1977
13 0:57 Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) Exorcism Ennio Morricone Composer;Ennio Morricone Arranger;Ennio Morricone Conductor; 1977 1977

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Commercial Albums
1-13 Exorcist II: The Heretic Exorcist II: The Heretic (Vinyl-LP Warner Bros. 56.397 (BS3068) - United States - 1977) +re-released
1-12 Exorcist II: The Heretic Exorcist II: The Heretic (Vinyl-LP Jackpot JPR 069 - United States - 2021)
1-3,5,7,9 Musiques de films - Colonne sonore - Original Soundtracks -- 1964-2015 Vol. II Musiques de films - Colonne sonore - Original Soundtracks -- 1964-2015 Vol. II (14CD Universal/Decca/Fontana - France - 2021)
5,11 Ennio Morricone Ennio Morricone (2Vinyl-LP General Music 33 01 (3 e 4) - Italy - 1979)
1-2 Exorcist II: The Heretic Exorcist II: The Heretic (Vinyl-7" Warner Bros N-S-63-119 - Portugal - 1977) +re-released
5~ Roberto Mariani - Plastica, anamorfica esistenza Roberto Mariani - Plastica, anamorfica esistenza (CD Mercury 300 025-2 - Italy - 1997)
7 A Fistful of Film Music - The Ennio Morricone Anthology A Fistful of Film Music - The Ennio Morricone Anthology (2CD BMG Rhino R2-71858 - 1995)
7 Il Maestro: Selezioni colonna sonora Il Maestro: Selezioni colonna sonora (AudioTape Curly CC115 - United States - 2020)
1' Once Upon a Time... The Essential Ennio Morricone Film Music Collection Once Upon a Time... The Essential Ennio Morricone Film Music Collection (2CD Silva Screen SILCD1165 - United Kingdom - 2004)
1' The City of Prague Philharmonic - Film Music by Ennio Morricone The City of Prague Philharmonic - Film Music by Ennio Morricone (CD Silva Screen SILCD2003 - United Kingdom - 2006)
1' Soundtracks Soundtracks (2CD Metro METRDCD636 - 2009)
1' The Definitive Horror Music Collection The Definitive Horror Music Collection (4CD Silva Screen - United Kingdom - 2009)
1' Il meglio della musica di Ennio Morricone Il meglio della musica di Ennio Morricone (2CD Edel 4029759062073 - Italy - 2010)
1' The Essential Ennio Morricone Film Music Collection The Essential Ennio Morricone Film Music Collection (2CD Silva Screen SILCD 1516 - United Kingdom - 2016)
1' The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra - The Essential Film Music Collection The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra - The Essential Film Music Collection (2Vinyl-LP Silva Screen - United Kingdom - 2020)
7' The Soundtracks - 75 Themes from 53 Films The Soundtracks - 75 Themes from 53 Films (5CD Recording Arts Déjà Vu 5X031 - Italy - 2007)
7' Cinema Italiano - The Music of Italy - Ennio Morricone vol. 5 Cinema Italiano - The Music of Italy - Ennio Morricone vol. 5 (Virtual Album Recording Arts ITA087 - Italy - 2008)
7' 100 Geatest Movie Hits 100 Geatest Movie Hits (5CD Recording Arts Déjà Vu 5X059 - Italy - 2012)
9' The Hateful Eight The Hateful Eight (Vinyl-LP Decca - 2016)
9' 60 Years of Music - Limited Edition Bundle 60 Years of Music - Limited Edition Bundle (CD Decca ENNIOBUN01 + 3Vinyl + 1Book - France - 2016)
9' 60 Years of Music 60 Years of Music (CD Decca 5700079 + DVD - 2016)
9' Musiques de films - Colonne sonore - Original Soundtracks -- 1964-2015 Musiques de films - Colonne sonore - Original Soundtracks -- 1964-2015 (18CD Decca ELC-0600753892374 - France - 2019)
9' Musiques de films 1971-1990 Musiques de films 1971-1990 (Vinyl-LP Decca ELC-0600753932155 - 2021)

by Bob Hendrikx on 21/10/2020:
Notes on Soundtrack: EXORCIST II, THE HERETIC (1977) (Part 1)

Director: John Boorman (1933-) link

Premiered in the US on 17 June 1977. link

Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor: Ennio Morricone – Opening credits: jpg

Voice ("Regan's Theme", "Interrupted Melody"): Sally Stevens (1939-) link / link / jpg
Choir: The Hollywood Film Chorale/The Hollywood Film Chorale Gospel Choir jpg / link
Music recorded in Los Angeles. (Ennio Morricone, In His Own Words, pages 107, 108)
Gianna Spagnulo's claim in 2002 that the voice in "Regan's Theme" is hers, seems unlikely. (MSV #94, page 37)

2:55 – A1 – Regan's Theme (Finale) – Play: mp3
2:50 – A2 – Pazuzu
2:42 – A3 – Interrupted Melody
2:34 – A4 – Rite of Magic
4:30 – A5 – Little Afro-Flemish Mass
1:33 – A6 – Great Bird of the Sky
3:00 – B1 – Magic and Ecstasy (listed on LP as 2:47) – Play: mp3
1:14 – B2 – Seduction and Magic
2:04 – B3 – Regan's Theme
1:18 – B4 – Dark Revelation
5:47 – B5 – Night Flight
2:54 – B6 – Interrupted Melody – Play: mp3
0:57 – B7 – Exorcism
First released on LP:
Exorcist II, The Heretic – Warner Bros. Records BS 3068 – USA – 1977 link
A-side label: "Music composed and conducted by Ennio Morricone – BS 3068 – Made in USA" jpg
B-side label: jpg
Other editions: link



by Bob Hendrikx on 21/10/2020:
Notes on Soundtrack: EXORCIST II, THE HERETIC (1977) (Part 2)


The same 13 tracks released on CD:
Exorcist II, The Heretic – Warner Music 9632-46992-2 – Germany/France – 2001 link
Front: jpg
Back: jpg
Inlay: "Musicians and recording location unknown" jpg
13 tracks – Total time: 34:18 – All tracks in stereo.

Ennio Morrricone: "Boorman allowed me a considerable amount of freedom; I took some initiative and scored everything before going to Los Angeles to record the soundtrack. …
For that film I wrote pieces like 'Little Afro-Flemish Mass' for a multiple chorus formed by six or seven solo singers, percussion and other instruments, and 'Night Flight' for which I used the same multiple chorus but with nontraditional vocal techniques. …
Based on my experience thus far, I was very anxious that the recording with the American choir would turn out good.
I arrived in Los Angeles a week ahead of schedule, because I was so stressed about it and I wanted to attend the choir's rehearsal. The first thing I did after landing was rush into the studio where they were rehearsing.
As I walked through the door and approached the rehearsal room, I could hear those voices gradually becoming more intense – they were rehearsing 'Little Afro-Flemish Mass'. They were incredibly talented and extraordinarily committed. 'Holy cow', I gulped, and almost broke out in tears of joy. They had already studied everything. When I entered, they stopped and I applauded. I was moved. 'Bravissimi', I exclaimed with great emotion. Thinking about it still gives me goosebumps. …
The conductor was a black woman, like nearly all of them, with a head full of hair. … Her voice was so profound that it sounded like it came from a baritone, and she knew all the parts by heart." (In His Own Words, pages 107, 108)