MAURIZIO ABENI Pepe Carvalho RTCD 110 (Italy) 17.99 (46:01) Limited Promotional Release from Italy. Fictional TV episodes directed by Franco Giraldi get tuneful, sometimes melancholy, sometimes suspenseful orchestral music. Effective blend of moody flavor and rhythmic, exotic dance-like material. ANTON GARCIA ABRIL Texas, Addio CDST 324 (Italy) 20.99 Capsule review coming soon. RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT Far From The Madding Crowd CHA 1005 14.99 (36:37) John Schlesinger's superb filming of Thomas Hardy's novel received one of the finest scores of 1967. Haunting main theme for flute, oboe and strings. Rich music evokes English landscape, intimate music evokes sadness. Score won Oscar nomination, put Bennett on the map. Same as original MGM record album. STEPHEN ENDELMAN Two Family House RCA 63733 16.99 (40:52) New movie about post-war factory worker yearning to be the next Sinatra or Como. Music figures heavily, great period flavor is recreated. 8 tracks of Endelman score add wistful, gentle orchestration to the mood. His small ensemble features clarinet, cello, tuba, mandolin and accordion. MAURICE JARRE Grand Prix / Ryan's Daughter CHA 1001 14.99 (67:13) Grand Prix (30:50) is rousing, melodic score for 1966 John Frankenheimer car racing movie with James Garner. International flavor, great march theme. Same as popular MGM record album. Ryan's Daughter (36:22) is haunting, moody music for David Lean's 1970 epic. Gentle main theme inspired later Passage To India music. Same as original MGM album. FRED KARLIN Westworld CHA 1003 14.99 (32:45) Neat and inventive score for 1973 sci-fi movie about theme park run where "nothing can go wrong". Western flavor captured with acoustic "hoedown" music, sci-fi suspense handled with then-new use of electronics. Karlin features an array of sounds including banjo, tin whistle, trumpet, piano and echoplex. Winning, flavorful score heads down Morricone path one minute, goes sideways the next. Pretty inventive soundtrack. ROLFE KENT Nurse Betty Varese 66184 15.99 (47:15 / Kent = 28:11) New Renee Zellweger/Morgan Freeman movie gets orchestral score with an emphasis on strings, woodwinds. Pleasant melodies mingle with generally upbeat, mild comic/suspense music. Gorgeous main theme. CHRISTOPHER KOMEDA Fearless Vampire Killers / Rosemary's Baby (complete mono) Polonia 160 (Poland) 24.99 Limited copies back in stock. CLINT MANSELL Requiem For A Dream Nonesuch 79611 16.99 Capsule review coming soon. ENNIO MORRICONE Canone Inverso (Making Love) Virgin 49842 (Italy) 24.99 -This CD is temporarily sold out- (50:12) Beautiful music, emphasis on the violin. Morricone in a tender, pretty mood. Director Ricky Tognazzi features violinists in his movie, Morricone gives them stuff to do. A sumptuous feast. Il Poliziotto Della Brigata Criminale Dagored 116 (Italy) 15.99 Capsule review coming soon. RIZ ORTOLANI Brother Sun Sister Moon BMG 751942 (Italy) 19.99 (37:53) Youthful Franco Zeffirelli movie about Francis Of Asissi has rich, incredibly beautiful music. Period flavor captured with exquisite orchestral music emphasizing French horn, strings, woodwinds and chorus. Ortolani's most haunting work, one of the best scores of 1973. This is the original Italian soundtrack version with orchestra, chorus and Italian singer Claudio Baglioni.Interestingly, Donovan's songs (still never released) for American version are what moviegoers recalled. The CD (thankfully) includes just the Ortolani music. GENE PAGE Brewster McCloud CHA 1004 14.99 (31:50) Score composed and conducted by Gene Page, original songs by John Phillips (from The Mamas & The Papas). Robert Altman's 1970 fantasy about a boy that dreams of flying on homemade wings has vocals by Phillips, Merry Clayton, 3 score tracks by Page plus assorted material. Page's score is lively, urban 70's orchestral jazz. LALO SCHIFRIN Esperanto Aleph 019 15.99 (69:45) Original suite recorded live in concert. Stunning sound, sizzling performance by WDR Big Band and numerous soloists. Six long movements of colorful, exciting jazz composed and conducted by Schifrin. HOWARD SHORE The Yards Sony 89442 16.99 (39:47) Shore conducts London Philharmonic Orchestra in new movie with Mark Wahlberg and all-star cast. The score maintains a brooding, subdued tone but flows with melody and ideas. Dramatic and compelling. VARIOUS COLLECTIONS British Film Music Volume 1 Pearl 0100 16.99 -Scott Of The Antartic/Red Shoes/Oliver Twist/ Nicholas Nickleby/Men Of Two Worlds/etc- Capsule review coming soon. JOHN WILLIAMS Penelope / Don't Make Waves (Vic Mizzy) CHA 1002 14.99 (61:21) Penelope (33:03) is upbeat, jazz-flavored orchestral music for bouncy 1966 heist comedy with Natalie Wood. Numerous hints of the composer to come. Don't Make Waves (28:18) is fresh, humorous orchestral music with a beat for 1967 beach comedy set in Southern California. CHRISTOPHER YOUNG Judas Kiss: Film Music Of Christopher Young Citadel 77130 14.99 -Also: Species (5:29)/Copycat/Getting Even/Hellraiser- (67:49) Kidnap/thriller with twists has quirky, sometimes jazzy, sometimes suspenseful score (41:45) featuring strings, muted trumpet, sax, organ and percussion. Highlight is a passionate, fiery full-blooded mambo for large orchestra. Smokey and smoldering music. Filling out the disc are concert suites from Species (5:29), Hellraiser/Hellbound (11:55), Getting Even (3:17) and Copycat (5:06) played by the Butler Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stanley DeRusha.