The soundtrack, with its notable synthesiser score by Wendy/Walter Carlos was issued on a small run pressing but later recalled due to copyright issues. Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind composed a complete score for the film, but Kubrick decided not to use most of it, instead electing to go mostly with classical compositions. The official soundtrack is largely comprised of that classical work, and the small bits of the Carlos/Elkind score that Kubrick chose to use.
While it did get an official release when the film first came out, it was quickly pulled soon after, allegedly because of some issue with the music rights. Thankfully, most of the material by Carlos and Elkin was re-released as part of Carlos’ Lost Scores series, including the music that Kubrick chose not to use. —Out Of Print Soundtracks We Need Back In Print
Wendy Carlos plays selections from the soundtracks for Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ and ‘A Clockwork Orange.’ She plays an instrument she helped design called the Circular Controller or “Cir-Con” and remembers Stanley Kubrick. [cscairney, thanks to Andy Rubio]
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