The Goldsmith Odyssey

Episode 28 - Rawhide - Incident in the Middle of Nowhere (1961)

November 19, 2020 Yavar, David, and Clark / Carlos Rafael Rivera Season 3 Episode 15
The Goldsmith Odyssey
Episode 28 - Rawhide - Incident in the Middle of Nowhere (1961)
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The Goldsmith Odyssey
Episode 28 - Rawhide - Incident in the Middle of Nowhere (1961)
Nov 19, 2020 Season 3 Episode 15
Yavar, David, and Clark / Carlos Rafael Rivera

After joining us for what turned out to be a full-blown Odyssey Interview, composer Carlos Rafael Rivera (currently earning widespread acclaim for his fine work on the Netflix miniseries The Queen's Gambit) was kind enough to stick around for an examination of the Goldsmith-scored Rawhide episode "Incident in the Middle of Nowhere." It's a dynamic, exciting effort that both foreshadows later western scores like Rio Conchos and offers an instantly memorable main theme. Employing his considerable skills as a musician and educator, Carlos takes your humble hosts David, Yavar, and Clark on a full-blown guided tour of the score's assorted themes and motifs, breaking them down for us in remarkable detail in advance of our cue-by-cue journey. So when you have three hours to spare, just click play, then let it keep rollin', rollin', rollin'.

Cues from Rawhide - "Incident in the Middle of Nowhere":

  • Opening:  Clipped from Lady in Trouble
  • 0:12:57  -  Main Title (Dimitri Tiomkin)
  • 1:11:16  -  1. The Night (Russell Garcia, arr. Goldsmith) 
  • 1:14:46  -  Waltz #1 (Chopin, arr. Goldsmith?)  
  • 0:16:28  -  Flute Solo (unknown source)
  • 1:22:25  -  2. The Old Man  
  • 1:31:27  -  3. The Ambush / The Indians / The Warning 
  • 1:38:18  -  4. The Saloon  
  • 1:44:44  -  5. The Trio 
  • 1:49:02  -  6. Lady in Trouble  
  • 1:53:44  -  7. New Rider 
  • 1:55:45  -  8. Barbara's Story  
  • 2:06:07  -  9. The Story Teller 
  • 2:07:55  -  10. Midnight Meeting   
  • 2:14:33  -  11. Attack
  • 2:16:42  -  12. Dead Man
  • 2:22:10  -  13. The Long Ride
  • 2:22:31  -  14. Lost Party
  • 2:25:24  -  15. Indian Guide
  • 2:27:49  -  16. Benny Bites the Dust
  • 2:28:58  -  17. Mackay’s Camp
  • 2:30:41  -  18. End of the Trail
  • 2:34:46  -  19. The Prisoner (Parts 1-3)
  • 2:52:31  -  Can Can #s 1 & 2 (Offenbach, arr. Goldsmith?) 

There are too many external sources to list here. You can find a full track list in this Google Doc.

Please send your correspondence to mail@goldsmithodyssey.com.

Show Notes

After joining us for what turned out to be a full-blown Odyssey Interview, composer Carlos Rafael Rivera (currently earning widespread acclaim for his fine work on the Netflix miniseries The Queen's Gambit) was kind enough to stick around for an examination of the Goldsmith-scored Rawhide episode "Incident in the Middle of Nowhere." It's a dynamic, exciting effort that both foreshadows later western scores like Rio Conchos and offers an instantly memorable main theme. Employing his considerable skills as a musician and educator, Carlos takes your humble hosts David, Yavar, and Clark on a full-blown guided tour of the score's assorted themes and motifs, breaking them down for us in remarkable detail in advance of our cue-by-cue journey. So when you have three hours to spare, just click play, then let it keep rollin', rollin', rollin'.

Cues from Rawhide - "Incident in the Middle of Nowhere":

  • Opening:  Clipped from Lady in Trouble
  • 0:12:57  -  Main Title (Dimitri Tiomkin)
  • 1:11:16  -  1. The Night (Russell Garcia, arr. Goldsmith) 
  • 1:14:46  -  Waltz #1 (Chopin, arr. Goldsmith?)  
  • 0:16:28  -  Flute Solo (unknown source)
  • 1:22:25  -  2. The Old Man  
  • 1:31:27  -  3. The Ambush / The Indians / The Warning 
  • 1:38:18  -  4. The Saloon  
  • 1:44:44  -  5. The Trio 
  • 1:49:02  -  6. Lady in Trouble  
  • 1:53:44  -  7. New Rider 
  • 1:55:45  -  8. Barbara's Story  
  • 2:06:07  -  9. The Story Teller 
  • 2:07:55  -  10. Midnight Meeting   
  • 2:14:33  -  11. Attack
  • 2:16:42  -  12. Dead Man
  • 2:22:10  -  13. The Long Ride
  • 2:22:31  -  14. Lost Party
  • 2:25:24  -  15. Indian Guide
  • 2:27:49  -  16. Benny Bites the Dust
  • 2:28:58  -  17. Mackay’s Camp
  • 2:30:41  -  18. End of the Trail
  • 2:34:46  -  19. The Prisoner (Parts 1-3)
  • 2:52:31  -  Can Can #s 1 & 2 (Offenbach, arr. Goldsmith?) 

There are too many external sources to list here. You can find a full track list in this Google Doc.

Please send your correspondence to mail@goldsmithodyssey.com.