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The Ten Commandments - 60th Anniversary Soundtrack Collection

The Ten Commandments - 60th Anniversary Soundtrack Collection

Intrada (INT 7147)

Release Date: September 19, 2016

Conducted by Elmer Bernstein

Format: CD

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Disc 1: Complete Score
1. COMPLETE SCORE: Introduction 1:37
2. Prelude Part 1 / Prelude Part 2 5:44
3. Slaughter Of The Newborn / In The Bulrushes / Bithia's Bathing Float 3:46
4. Moses (Long Version) 0:41
5. Nefretiri / Fanfares / Return Of The Conqueror / Drums And Percussion / Fanfare 1:40
6. Ethiopians / Drums 0:45
7. Fanfare / Moses And Nefretiri / New City Underway 4:00
8. The Advancing Keystone / Mercy And A Tomb Of Rock 3:26
9. Temple Grain (Final Film Version) 1:13
10. Hounds And Jackals 2:42
11. Moses The Builder Part 1 / Fanfare / Moses The Builder Part 2 1:52
12. Obelisk 0:20
13. The Glory Of Goshen 2:33
14. Harp For Nefretiri 1:05
15. Memnet's Murder 2:15
16. The Brick Pits 2:12
17. Death In The Brick Pits 4:01
18. Intro To Royal Barge / The Royal Barge 3:18
19. The Die Is Cast Part 1 / The Die Is Cast Part 2 5:23
20. Court Dance 2:47
21. Take Him Away 2:16
22. Drums / The Dungeon 2:30
23. Dathan's Garden 1:14
24. Lilia's Harp / Dathan Bribes Lilia 1:23
25. Egyptian Border / Moses Crosses Desert 5:33
  Disc Time: 64:16

Disc 2: Complete Score (cont.)
1. COMPLETE SCORE (cont.): Song For Jethro's Daughters 0:35
2. Defending The Well 0:52
3. Mountain Of God 3:30
4. Jethro's Daughters' Dance 1:33
5. Moses Chooses Sephora 3:23
6. Sethi's Death Chant/Royal Falcon 3:02
7. Burning Bush 1:39
8. Organ (I Am That I Am) 2:26
9. Word Of God (End Act 1) 2:17
10. Overture Act 2 (Part A) / Overture Act 2 (Part B) 2:16
11. The Power Of God Part 1 / The Power Of God Part 2 4:08
12. Well Of Strangers / Royal Barge (Revised) 2:23
13. Joshua And Lilia / The Shrine Of The River Gods 1:49
14. The Red River 1:28
15. God Of Slaves 1:51
16. Lilia's Song / Lilia's Song (Harp Chord) 0:27
17. Pestilence 1:00
18. Shadow Of Death 1:16
19. The Dying Boy 3:02
20. Lord Of The Underworld 2:21
21. Shofars / Exodus Part 1 / Dathan's House / Nubian Drums / Exodus Part 2 7:31
22. Fanfare (Alternate No. 1) 0:15
23. Fanfare (Alternate No. 2) 0:16
24. Fanfare 0:10
25. Exodus Part 3 3:10
26. Death Gongs 0:28
27. A Hardened Heart / Fanfare / Chariot Assembly / Ready For Battle Fanfares 2:39
28. Mission Of Vengeance 0:59
29. Shofars & Fanfares 0:37
30. Pillar Of Fire / The Red Sea Parts 1, 2 & 3 7:40
31. The Red Sea Part 4 0:59
  Disc Time: 66:02

Disc 3: Complete Score (cont.) / Extras - Alternates and Unused Cues / Additional Cues / Piano Theme Demos
1. COMPLETE SCORE (cont.): Mount Sinai 0:35
2. Spoils Of Egypt / Idolators (Bacchanali) / Forming Of Golden Idol 0:49
3. The Finger Of God / Golden Idol / Idol Sacrifice / Idolators (Bacchanali) / Bacchanal / Shofar 8:46
4. The Lord's Side / End Title 3:46
5. Exit Music Part 1 / Exit Music Part 2 5:16
6. EXTRAS - ALTERNATES AND UNUSED CUES: Moses (Alternate) 0:23
7. Moses And Nefretiri (Alternate) / New City Underway (Alternate) 3:55
8. Temple Grain (Alternate) 1:12
9. Memnet's Murder (Alternate) 3:22
10. Memnet's Murder (Revised) 2:16
11. The Royal Barge (Alternate) 3:23
12. Court Dance (Alternate) 2:22
13. Baccha's Garden No. 1 2:16
14. Baccha's Garden No. 2 2:15
15. Baccha's Garden No. 3 2:01
16. Song For Jethro's Daughters (Alternate) 0:31
17. Defending The Well (Alternate Long) 2:17
18. Jethro's Daughters' Dance (Alternate) 1:57
19. Exodus Part 3 (Short Version) 1:37
20. Shofars & Fanfares (Alternates) 0:56
21. Exit Music Part 2 (Alternate) 1:45
22. ADDITIONAL CUES: The Red Sea Part 3 / Song Of Joseph (Film Edit) 2:00
23. The Red Sea Part 4 (Early Version) 1:34
24. Exodus (Early Version) 3:12
25. The Lord's Side (Brass) 0:15
26. The Royal Barge (Short Source Alternate) 0:16
27. Tiple (Wild) 0:31
28. Drums No. 1 (Wild) 0:26
29. Drums No. 2 (Wild) 0:30
30. The Finger Of God Part 1 (Early Version) 0:37
31. Trailer No. 1 0:57
32. Trailer No. 2 0:30
33. PIANO THEME DEMOS: Theme Of Egypt / Nefretiri's Theme / Bithia's Theme / Hebrew Theme / Theme Of Moses / Possible Short Identifying Themes For Moses / Sephora-Bedouin Theme / Song Of Joseph - Exodus Anthem / Joshua-Lilia Love Theme / Joshua-Lilia Love Theme In A Major Key / Theme Of God / Theme Of Evil 12:36
  Disc Time: 75:04

Disc 4: 1957 Album
1. 1957 ALBUM (Mono): Prelude 5:43
2. In The Bulrushes 3:23
3. The Bitter Life 2:09
4. Love And Ambition 3:53
5. The Hard Bondage 2:12
6. Egyptian Dance 2:47
7. The Crucible Of God 3:15
8. And Moses Watered Jethro's Flock 2:17
9. Bedouin Dance 1:57
10. I Am That I Am 3:52
11. Overture 2:13
12. Thus Says The Lord 3:45
13. The Plagues 2:11
14. The Exodus 6:40
15. The Pillar Of Fire 2:45
16. The Red Sea 2:35
17. The Ten Commandments 5:22
18. Go, Proclaim Liberty! 3:20
  Disc Time: 60:19

Disc 5: 1960 Album
1. 1960 ALBUM (Stereo) Prelude 5:07
2. In The Bulrushes 4:01
3. The Bitter Life 2:05
4. Love And Ambition 4:03
5. The Hard Bondage 2:03
6. Egyptian Dance 2:52
7. The Crucible Of God 3:07
8. And Moses Watered Jethro's Flock 2:13
9. Bedouin Dance 1:56
10. I Am That I Am 3:13
11. Overture 2:06
12. Thus Says The Lord 3:39
13. The Plagues 2:51
14. The Exodus 6:00
15. The Pillar Of Fire 2:45
16. The Red Sea 2:30
17. The Ten Commandments 5:40
18. Go, Proclaim Liberty! 3:20
  Disc Time: 59:31

Disc 6: 1966 Album
1. 1966 RE-RECORDED ALBUM (Stereo): Overture Act I 4:15
2. Nefretiri 2:36
3. Court Dance 3:03
4. Sephora 2:10
5. The Burning Bush 3:44
6. Overture Act II 2:06
7. The Exodus 3:04
8. Dance Of Jethro's Daughters 2:02
9. The Red Sea 2:36
10. Finale 3:29
  Disc Time: 29:05
  Total Album Time: 354:17

From the Manufacturer

Cecil B. DeMille chose a fresh voice to score The Ten CommandmentsElmer Bernstein. Bernstein's score is pure epic and a thrilling experience whether in film or on its own. Bernstein's score itself has an interesting history on record. It was first issued in 1957 on DOT records as a 2-LP set in mono from the film's soundtrack recording. With home stereo recordings increasing in popularity, Bernstein rerecorded those same selections in stereo also for DOT records three years later in 1960, although with some alterations to enhance the stand-alone listening experience. On the film's 10th anniversary Bernstein rerecorded selections again for the United Artists label. Discs 4 through 6 of this 6-CD set contain these recordings, each in packaging that recreates their original LP packaging. And yet with all these recordings, the original stereo sessions from the original soundtrack had yet to be released. Until now.

Discs 1 through 3 contain every single orchestral cue, in their complete versions, plus all of the myriad fanfares, court pieces, dances, processions, Egyptian and Hebrew source music, shofar cues and various Novachord and Theremin overlays, all assembled and sequenced as Bernstein intended. Most of the massive two-and-a-half hour score appears in stereo, meticulously compiled and restored by Chris Malone from all available Paramount vault source elements including the three-channel scoring session masters, mono safeties, a variety of 35mm elements, DAT audio transfers made by the studio for their internal digital storage purposes, music stems and the composer's personal 1/4" tape copies. In addition to the entire score as heard in the film, this presentation includes over a half hour of never-before-heard alternates and unused cues as well as another nine minutes of various scoring session outtakes and early, unused versions. Crowning this mountain-top experience is over twelve minutes of original piano demos made by the composer, including his voice and piano playing all the themes in his home studio for DeMille to audition prior to scoring. These are an incredibly rare pre-record treat that amazingly survived these 60 years.

This presentation of Elmer Bernstein's score to The Ten Commandments is an epic unto itself, providing the last word on one of his most significant and enduring works.

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