Alexander the Great and Other Rare Rosenman
Limited Edition of 1,000 Copies
Film Music Society
Release Date: August 6, 2012
|1.||BODY WARS (EPCOT THEME PARK RIDE): Body Wars Theme||3:26|
|2.||Coming to Get You||1:39|
|5.||WHERE PIGEONS GO TO DIE: Opening||5:44|
|7.||Dickens Returns / Closing||6:26|
|9.||SYBIL: Part 1 Main Title||1:59|
|10.||The Awakening / End Title||7:16|
|11.||I Remember Me (full version)||2:04|
|12.||COMBAT!: Main Title||0:50|
|14.||A Hero's Death||1:00|
|21.||Hand to Hand Combat||1:03|
|22.||Brief Respite / Finale||2:58|
|24.||ALEXANDER THE GREAT: Main Title||0:50|
|29.||On the Move||1:09|
|33.||Big Battle / Conquered||6:35|
|Total Album Time:||74:48|
The Film Music Society, the entertainment industry-based preservation group, has recently rescued and restored some of Leonard Rosenman's music from four historic television productions and a theme park attraction, and is releasing these archival recordings on this 76-minute CD.
Centerpiece of the album is Rosenman's original music for the legendary unsold television pilot Alexander the Great, which starred William Shatner and was a candidate for the fall 1964 season on ABC. Rosenman composed a massive choral and orchestral score for this epic set in the first century B.C. It may be the most ambitious score ever written for an unrealized television series.
Also included are 19 minutes of music from the original first-season library of television's landmark war series Combat!, composed and conducted by Rosenman in Rome in 1962; excerpts from Rosenman's Emmy-winning score for the 1976 miniseries Sybil, including an unreleased recording of a song, "I Remember Me," written for the miniseries by Rosenman and lyricists Marilyn and Alan Bergman, and performed by noted vocalist Shelby Flint; and selections from his touching score for one of Michael Landon's final projects, the Emmy-nominated Where Pigeons Go To Die (1990) which starred Art Carney.
Rounding out the album is his music for Body Wars, composed in 1989 for a project directed by his friend Leonard Nimoy, with whom he worked on Star Trek IV. Body Wars was a theme-park attraction at Walt Disney's EPCOT Center in Florida; the ride was a journey through the human body that was reminiscent of Fantastic Voyage, which Rosenman had scored in 1966.
This remarkable collection, produced by Marilee Bradford, is accompanied by a 16-page booklet containing rare photographs with album notes by Jon Burlingame.
This CD is a limited edition of 1000 copies.
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