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The Murder of Mary Phagan

The Murder of Mary Phagan

Limited Edition of 1,000 Units
Music Box Records (MBR-105)

Release Date: December 5, 2016

Conducted by Maurice Jarre

Format: CD

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Track Listing

1. Mary Phagan Main Title 2:24
2. Mary in the Play 1:06
3. I'm Going to Pick Up My Pay / Mary At Work 1:08
4. Mary in Leo's Office / Alonzo / Newton Discovers Mary's Body 1:41
5. The People Watching Mary's Body 0:53
6. A Posthumous Pardon 3:04
7. My Husband Is Innocent 0:56
8. Frank's Photo / You Don't Suspect Me 1:48
9. You'll Have the Gratitude 0:22
10. You're Heading the Ticket 0:36
11. I'm Going Home / You Can Get Back to Work 1:08
12. Help Me 1:20
13. Jubilation 1:13
14. Organ Grinder 1:16
15. Alonzo On the Witness Stand / Stop It 1:33
16. Can We Expect a Statement? / I Want Tonight Off 1:04
17. Slaton's Future Home / The Amputee Sings the Ballad 1:20
18. Mary's Parents' Silent Protest / Threatening Note 0:44
19. Slaton Questions Alonzo 2:17
20. The Girl Whose Hair It Was, Was Dead / Slaton 1:19
21. Thank You for Hearing Me / I Protest 1:42
22. To Me / The Umbrella 1:20
23. Leo Transplanted 1:45
24. Threatening Mob 0:38
25. I Don't Care, Sir / Time to Go 1:09
26. I Like Hotels 0:33
27. A Posthumous Pardon (Alternate) 3:04
28. Mary Phagan End Credits 1:22
29. THE EXTRAS - SOURCE MUSIC: El Choclo 3:04
30. Tales of the Vienna Woods 2:41
31. Prima Donna Waltz 1:42
32. Sunday Waltz 2:42
33. Angeline the Baker 2:18
34. Polka Wiesniaczka 3:07
35. Green Meadow Waltz 2:42
36. El Choclo (Alternate) 3:04
  Total Album Time: 60:05

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Music Box Records presents the world premiere release of Maurice Jarre's score for The Murder of Mary Phagan, a 1988 American TV miniseries that told the tragic, true story of Leo Frank's arrest and trial for the murder of 13-year old Mary Phagan in Atlanta, Georgia on April 26, 1913. The film's subdued but consummate musical score was the work of multiple Academy Award-winning composer Maurice Jarre (1924-2009) - quite a coup for George Stevens to land in his pursuit of a feature-film quality miniseries. But unlike the solo-synth scores that were prevalent throughout the decade, Jarre integrated his synths with his orchestra, recording the electronic instruments live on the scoring stage with the orchestra. The result is an engaging hybrid score that has the organic symphonic warmth flavored with unique electronic textures that gave the Mary Phagan score a quite remarkable sound palette. The soundtrack debut of The Murder of Mary Phagan is presented in stereo from pristine-condition from multi-track session tapes. The album includes Jarre's complete score as well as dance music standards of the period heard as source music on the soundtrack, arranged by Thomas Pasatieri (who also composed an original piece). The album includes an 8-page illustrated booklet featuring liner notes by Randall D. Larson who discusses the film's background and examines Jarre's little known score and its thematic architecture in detail.

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