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Great Classic Film Music


Catalogue No: ARIADNE 5006
Release Date: 2019-06-28
Number of Discs: 1
EAN/UPC: 748871500624
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Liner Notes

A Classic FM Album of the Week!

This fine collection of arguably the Greatest Film Music ever written brings together on one album music from some of the most memorable films ever made.

Opening with the unforgettable music from the ground-breaking 1977 movie ‘Star Wars’ by the greatest living composer of film music, John Williams, this selection includes a unique 14-minute concert suite of music from the film.

Other Williams scores for Stephen Spielberg blockbusters include those for the unforgettable fantasy ‘E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial’ and the haunting science fiction ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’.

This album also looks back to the heyday of Hollywood, with scores by Max Steiner – from ‘Gone With the Wind’ – and the undisputed Master of the genre, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, with music from ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’ and the weepie ‘Escape Me Never’.

The hit theme from ‘The Big Country’ by Jerome Moross is also here, and British music from legendary U.K. movies widens the scope of this unique collection, with two great film scores by Sir William Walton – ‘Henry V’, starring Laurence Olivier, and ‘The First of the Few’ – the famous ‘Spitfire Prelude and Fugue’ – as well as the great Ron Goodwin’s memorable ‘633 Squadron’ alongside music from two Soviet composers: Prokofiev’s score for ‘Alexander Nevsky’ and Aram Khachaturian’s famous ‘Adagio from Spartacus’, featured in the romantic historical drama ‘Mayerling’.

All in all, this SOMM disc should form part of any collection, conducted by the great Scottish-born Maestro Iain Sutherland, directing the Philharmonic Promenade Orchestra of Hilversum.

On This Recording

    John Williams: Star Wars
  1. Main Title
  2. Princess Leia's Theme
  3. End Title
  4. Max Steiner: Gone with the Wind
  5. Tara's Theme
  6. Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Adventures of Robin Hood
  7. March
  8. William Walton: Henry V
  9. Charge - Battle - Chant d'Auvergne
  10. John Williams: E.T.
  11. Main Title
  12. Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Escape Me Never
  13. Prelude
  14. Ron Goodwin: 633 Squadron
  15. Title Music
  16. Francis Lai: Love Story (arr. Raymond Jones)
  17. Love Theme
  18. Jerome Moross: The Big Country
  19. Prelude
  20. Sergei Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky
  21. The Battle of the Ice
  22. John Williams: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (arr. Sutherland)
  23. Main Theme and symphonic scenes
  24. Aram Khachaturian: Mayerling
  25. Adagio [from Spartacus]
  26. William Walton: The First of the Few
  27. Spitfire Prelude
  28. Spitfire Fugue


“Expertly recorded by conductor Iain Sutherland and the Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Great Classic Film Music captures the magic of cinema through the music we know and love.” —John Suchet, Classic FM Album of the Week!