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Epics: The History of the World According to Hollywood [Box]


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. One Million Years B.C., film score: Suite from the film score - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    2. Ten Commandments, film score: Suite - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    3. Alexander, film score: Across the Mountains - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    4. Sodom & Gomorrah, film score: Overture - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    5. 300 Spartans, film score: March of the Spartans, The - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    6. Troy, film score: Remember - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    7. Alexander, film score: Eternal Alexander - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    8. Quo Vadis, film score: Ave Caesar - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    9. Robe, film score: Prelude/Love Theme, The - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    10. Demetrius and the Gladiators, film score: Opening Titles/Finale - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    11. Cleopatra, film score: Caesar and Cleopatra - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    12. Antony and Cleopatra, film score: Suite - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    13. Gladiator, film score: Suite - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    14. Gladiator, film score: Now We Are Free
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Masada, television miniseries score: Main Themes
    2. Spartacus, film score: Main Title
    3. Spartacus, film score: Love Theme
    4. Fall of the Roman Empire, film score: Pax Romana, The
    5. Fall of the Roman Empire, film score: Overture, The
    6. Greatest Story Ever Told, film score: The Great Journey, The - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    7. Jesus of Nazareth, television film score: Suite - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    8. Ben-Hur, film score: Parade of the Charioteers - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    9. Ben-Hur, film score: Love Theme - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    10. Silver Chalice, film score: Prelude, The - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    11. Passion of Christ, film score: Ressurection, The
    12. War Lord, film score: Prelude, The
    13. Cid, film score: Love Theme, El - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    14. Cid, film score: Overture, El - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    15. Vikings, film score: Suite. Ragnar Returns / Love Scene / Dancing on the Oars / Funeral and Finale, The - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Flesh and Blood, film score: Prelude - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    2. Last Valley, film score: Main Title & Finale, The - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    3. Prince Valiant, film score: Prelude - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    4. Taras Bulba, film score: The Ride to Dubno - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    5. Sea Hawk, film score: Suite, The - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    6. Crimson Pirate, film score: Suite, The - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    7. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, film score: Suite - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    8. Captain Blood, film score: Main Title - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    9. Lion in Winter, film score: Main Title/Eleanor's Arrival/We're All Jungle Creatures, The - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    10. Henry V (1989), film score: Prelude/O for a Muse of Fire - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    11. Henry V, film score: Overture: The Globe - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    12. Mary Queen of Scots, film score: Main Theme - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    13. Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, film score: Suite, The - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    0. DISC 4:
    1. Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra: O Fortuna (as used in the film Excalibur) - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    2. First Knight, film score: Arthur's Fanfare / No Surrender - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    3. Adventures of Robin Hood, film score: March of the Merry Men, The - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    4. Braveheart, film score: End Credits - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    5. Mutiny on the Bounty, film score (1962): Overture - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    6. 1492: Conquest of Paradise, film score: Main Theme - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    7. Captain from Castile, film score: Conquest - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    8. Mission, film score: Suite: The Mission/Gabriel's Oboe/On Earth as it is in Heaven, The - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    9. Alamo, film score: Overture, The - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    10. Charge of the Light Brigade, film score: Forward the Light Brigade, The - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    11. Lawrence of Arabia, film score: Overture - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    12. Zulu, film score: Main Theme - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    13. Last Samurai, film score: The Last Samurai, The - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
    14. Exodus, film score: Overture - (with City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1170

  • Credits
    ProducerJames Fitzpatrick
    EngineerGareth Williams; Gary Thomas; John Timperley; Mike Ross-Trevor; Jan Holzner

    Personnel: Bronagh Mullan (vocals); Lenka Pecharova (soprano).
    Recording information: Barrandov Studios - Smecky Soundstage, Prague ; Whitfie.
    Editor: Gareth Williams.
    Arrangers: William Walton ; Steven R. Bernstein; Elmer Bernstein ; Erich Wolfgang Korngold; Franz Waxman ; Gareth Williams; Lawrence Ashmore; Christopher Tin; Mark McGurty; James Horner; Jerry Goldsmith; John Debney; Alex North; Mike Townend; Arthur Freed; Basil Poledouris; Philip Lane; Carl Orff; Nic Raine; Mikls Rzsa ; Max Steiner ; Christopher Palmer.
    Reynold DaSilva's Silva Screen Records has built up quite a library of music by having the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (which presumably works cheaper than a name orchestra from Western Europe or the U.S. would) create new recordings of film scores, enabling the label to then recycle the material into thematic compilations such as this one devoted to music from "epic" motion pictures. The subtitle, "The History of the World According to Hollywood," calls to mind the books and History Channel shows devoted to examining how historical movies differ from history as historians know it. But no such analysis is attempted here. (In fact, there are no liner notes.) Instead, the idea is to present music from big-budget movies about the past, in roughly chronological order, that is, chronological order of history itself, not the movies, so that the first track on the first disc is a suite from Mario Nascimbene's score for the 1966 film One Million Years B.C., best remembered for Raquel Welch cavorting in a furry bikini, and the last track on the fourth disc, arriving more than four-and-three-quarters-hours later, is Ernest Gold's overture from the 1960 film Exodus, a dramatization of the struggles leading to the establishment of Israel in the mid-20th century. In between, as subheads helpfully note, we get music associated with films depicting "The Ancient World" (quite a few of those), "The Fall of Rome," "Biblical Epics," "Medieval Europe," "Pirates & Swashbucklers" (how did they get in here?), "Kings & Queens," "Heroes," "The New Worlds," and "The British Empire/The Orient." This organization makes sense only on paper, of course. On disc, the collection mixes up scores written between 1935 (Erich Wolfgang Korngold's main title from Captain Blood) and 2004 (Vangelis' "Across the Mountains" and "Eternal Alexander" from Alexander, James Horner's "Remember" from Troy, John Debney's "Resurrection" from The Passion of the Christ), which means the music was written for epics of very different kinds. As a general statement, epics tend to bring out big orchestral effects from composers: grand themes, martial rhythms, and choruses wordlessly emoting or singing in Latin. (Either the Prague's chorus or the Crouch End Festival Chorus obliges where necessary.) But especially the more recent works by composers such as Horner and Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, The Last Samurai) can be more subtle. Perhaps appropriately, this epical music is all over the map.

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