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The Power and the Glory

The Power and the Glory

Intrada (Special Collection Vol. 438)

Release Date: January 28, 2020

Conducted by Laurence Rosenthal

Format: CD

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Track Listing

1. Prologue The Revolt 2:09
2. Puerto De Mexico 1:12
3. Confession 2:31
4. Banana Barn 3:48
5. Transition 0:29
6. Brigida 4:28
7. End Of Mass 0:42
8. Lieutenant's Entrance 0:27
9. The Priest Departs 3:20
10. Mestizo 3:05
11. All The Hope Of The World 2:42
12. Prison 3:50
13. Montage 5:37
14. The Church 1:10
15. Celebration 1:10
16. The Trap 2:30
17. The Hut 1:30
18. The Power And The Glory 2:38
19. The Refusal 1:22
20. Prayer 0:43
21. The Execution And End Title 4:04
  Total Album Time: 49:27

From the Manufacturer

Intrada announces the premiere release of an early work from composer Laurence Rosenthal, the 1961 film The Power and the Glory. Composed after A Raisin in the Sun and before The Miracle Worker, it may be an early score, but from a rich period for Rosenthal and one of his favorite scores. For the film's setting in Mexico, Rosenthal composed a score of appropriate flavor and atmosphere, capturing the essence of both the time period, the locale, and the struggle between religion and government. Rosenthal had a particular love for Mexican music, which is reflected in the rhythms and drama throughout this powerful score.

The film had a heavy hitting cast that included Lawrence Olivier, George C. Scott, Julie Harris and Patty Duke, produced by David Susskind, with whom Rosenthal worked on Rashomon and Requiem for a Heavyweight. It was based on the novel by Graham Greene, who also wrote The Comedians that Rosenthal would later score when the film adaptation was produced a few years later. In the film, Olivier plays a cynical Catholic priest sent to preach in Mexico at a time (1930s) when the government perceived the Church as competition. As a result the government launches a plot to assassinate him.

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