New This Week... (5/25/00) CHRISTOPHER GORDON On The Beach Varese 66153 15.99 A moving, powerful work from the composer of the television version of "Moby Dick." Rich string writing. Submarine music is exciting, Melbourne sequences haunting. Final "Burial Cloud" sequence with full chorus is especially moving. Probably one of the finest television scores written. RICHARD HOROWITZ Any Given Sunday RHCD 01 (Promo) 19.99 70 minute promo disc. Unusual blend of sounds, samples, synths for Oliver Stone football film. Mostly very percussive kinetic music, some used in movie, some not. NICOLA PIOVANI Running Free Varese 66152 15.99 Orchestral score, much more dramatic than usual for Piovani. Melodies are pleasant if not particularly memorable. LEONARD ROSENMAN Beneath The Planet Of The Apes FSM 24.99 -(72 minutes) Complete original score as heard in the film, plus the complete LP arrangements as a bonus- Two albums on one disc. The original LP as issued in 1970, with Rosenman lacing his re-recorded score exerpts with dialogue highlights between the score cues. Also, the complete original stereo session tracks as heard in the film. Rosenman's music is challenging, atonal, vibrant. VARIOUS COLLECTIONS Mega Movies Telarc 80535 (Cond Kunzel) 16.99 -Armageddon/Godzilla/Phantom Menace/LA Confidential/etc- Spectacular arrangements to familiar blockbusters like Mask Of Zorro, Air Force One, Titanic and others, the standout being a fully orchestral version of The Rock. There are also 6 sound "mega sound" effects tracks that are fortunately indexed separately.