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    Among the many pleasures of Heaven’s Gate is its evocative score. It was arranged by David Mansfield, who also performed nearly all of it and even appears on-screen, unforgettably, as a fiddler on roller skates. When Mansfield came by the Criterion office to be interviewed for our release of Michael Cimino’s epic western, he brought along his violin, and he serenaded us on it with an impromptu rendition of “Heaven’s Gate Waltz.” Watch that performance, not included in the release, here.


  • By Bruce Lawton
    November 27, 2012
    05:33 PM

    Wonderful! Bravo maestro Mansfield! Thank you for haunting me with your music for this film for three decades now!
  • By thevoid99
    November 28, 2012
    12:59 AM

    Bravo indeed. Mansfield's score is one of the few things that I did like about Heaven's Gate.
  • By Joseph Egan
    March 22, 2013
    02:46 PM

  • By Gaynor
    August 19, 2013
    10:03 AM

    Just seen the remastered version which moved me just as much as the original when I was mere whippersnapper of 55. And now I've discovers David. Bliss!
  • By Graham
    December 12, 2013
    01:16 AM

    A wonderful tune and wonderful playing.
  • By Lee Wright
    May 24, 2014
    06:44 PM

    Does anyone know where I can get a C D of Does ,anyone know where I can get the music to Heavens Gate if so contact me at ELW63@aol.com. ella's