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Cinema Choral Classics II

Cinema Choral Classics II

Silva (SILKD 6017)

Release Date: 1998

Conducted by Paul Bateman / David Temple

Performed by
The City of Prague Philharmonic / The Crouch End Festival Chorus

Format: CD

Music By

  • Various Artists

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Track Listing

1. Zadok The Preist (from The Madness Of King George) 5:11
2. Concerto In E Minor (from The Double Life Of Veronique) 5:05
3. How The West Was Won 3:18
4. Sanctus (from The Missa Luba) 2:49
5. Exsultate Justi (from Empire Of The Sun) 5:01
6. Goddess Of The Night (from Much Ado About Nothing) 3:25
7. Strike Up, Piper [Sigh No More Ladies] (from Much Ado About Nothing) 2:34
8. Main Title / Ice Dance (from Edward Scissorhands) 5:30
9. Introduction & Main Title (from Mars Attacks) 4:01
10. Largo From The New World Symphony (from Paradise Road) 2:31
11. The Green Leaves Of Summer (from The Alamo) 3:33
12. Tradition Of The Games (from The 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games) 5:21
13. The Promise Of The Holy Spirit (from The Robe / Man Of Galilee) 4:12
14. Weep You No More Sad Fountains (from Sense And Sensibility) 3:02
15. In Pace (from Hamlet) 3:32
16. The Hymn To Red October (from The Hunt For Red October) 5:41
17. Alexanders Entry Into Pskov (from Alexander Necsky) 4:21
18. The Hallelujah Chorus (from The Greatest Story Ever Told / The Messiah) 4:04
  Total Album Time: 73:11

Review

by David A. Koran
on September 21st, 1998
[4 / 5]
This second collection of choral based movie music excerpts follows in the line of the original, released earlier in 1997. However, unlike the movie industry, the sequel is actually better than the first. This album has a more liberal dose of Patrick Doyle's work for many of the Kenneth Branagh produced films, such as Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet. We also get a liberal dose of Basil Poledouris, especially the, yet unreleased except on a promotional album, theme to the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.

Most of the content on the album is paced differently than the originals that you can find many of the original soundtracks. I believe most are faster that what was intended by the original composer. Actually this makes some pieces sound better, such as Alfred Newman's How The West Was Won , and an almost perfect rendition of Danny Elfman's Edward Scissorhands. Also, some classics, not originally written for the screen, such as pieces by Handel and Dvorak, appear on this album in adapted form from when they were placed to accompany such films as Paradise Road and If.

Once again, the pieces are performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic conducted by Paul Bateman and David Temple directing the Crouch End Festival Chorus. As with most of the latest Silva reconstructions, I find that pieces conducted by Kenneth Alwyn are closer to my liking than those conducted by Paul Bateman and Nic Raine, with Raine being one of my least favorite when it comes to a faithful re-recording.


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