Bit of an odd start, this thread. Stay with me.
Adore the OHMSS score - I annually punish it with repeated seasonal listens (starting December 1st) right up through Christmas. Christmas Eve, in particular - its a decade-unbroken tradition that I watch the film.
There's something about the Piz Gloria sequences at night - warm, stylistic, dark, Christmassy, and underlined by a mysterious glamour that's all insulated from a frigid and treacherous environment outside. It defines "winter" to me. It's that aesthetic contrast of cold, and - dare I say it - "cozy" that invoke memories of my own classic Christmas experiences. Probably why I'm so attached to it.
Four of Barry's outstanding tracks - Bond Settles In, Bond Meets the Girls, Sir Hilary's Night Out, and Dusk at Piz Gloria - utterly and completely capture the spirit musically for me. Phenomenal as that entire score is, I'm not ashamed to say it's not uncommon for me to leave them on a nighttime loop if I'm up working late or even just thinking and relaxing. I might be overrating them, but personally, they're a bit of "Barry zenith" to me.
Open question / clarification - I'm attempting to build out something of a library for pieces along these lines, call it "Winter Ambience." Anything resembling those tracks or that could fit the same spirit described above. Any suggestions? Any similar affinities? Bond or not, Barry or not, any tracks one might see fitting in such a collection?