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Epics: The History of the World According to Hollywood

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Disc 1 of 4
01
One Million Years/Suite
Artist: Mario Nascimbene
7:18
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The Ten Commandments/Suite
Artist: Elmer Bernstein
7:54
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Alexander/Across the Mountains
Artist: Vangelis
4:16
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Sodom and Gomorrah/Overture
Artist: Miklos Rozsa
5:01
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The 300 Spartans/March of the Spartans
Artist: Manos Hadjidakis
4:01
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Troy/Remember
Artist: James Horner
6:06
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Alexander/Eternal Alexander
Artist: Vangelis
4:14
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Quo Vadis/Ave Caesar
Artist: Miklos Rozsa
4:52
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The Robe/Prelude/Love Theme
Artist: Alfred Newman
5:42
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Demetrius and the Gladiators/Opening Titles/Finale
Artist: Franz Waxman
5:36
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Cleopatra/Caesar and Cleopatra
Artist: Alex North
2:47
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Antony and Cleopatra/Suite
Artist: John Scott
6:41
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Gladiator/Suite
Artist: Hans Zimmer
7:16
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Gladiator/Now We Are Free
Artist: Hans Zimmer
4:27
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Disc 2 of 4
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Masada/Main Themes
Artist: Jerry Goldsmith
5:12
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Spartacus/Main Title
Artist: Alex North
3:39
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Spartacus/Love Theme
Artist: Alex North
2:49
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The Fall of the Roman Empire/Pax Romana
Artist: Dimitri Tiomkin
5:31
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The Fall of the Roman Empire/Overture
Artist: Dimitri Tiomkin
3:57
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The Greatest Story Ever Told/The Great Journey
Artist: Alfred Newman
7:14
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Jesus of Nazareth/Suite
Artist: Maurice Jarre
8:23
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Ben-Hur/Parade of the Charioteers
Artist: Miklos Rozsa
3:37
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Ben-Hur/Love Theme
Artist: Miklos Rozsa
2:56
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The Silver Chalice/Prelude
Artist: Franz Waxman
2:51
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The Passion of the Christ/Ressurection
Artist: John Debney
4:51
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The War Lord/Prelude
Artist: Jerome Moross
4:20
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El Cid/Love Theme
Artist: Miklos Rozsa
4:16
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El Cid/Overture
Artist: Miklos Rozsa
3:32
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The Vikings/Suite. Ragnar Returns/Love Scene/Dancing on the Oars/Funeral
Artist: Mario Nascimbene
10:04
 
Disc 3 of 4
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Flesh & Blood/Prelude
Artist: Basil Poledouris
5:02
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The Last Valley/Main Title & Finale
Artist: John Barry
8:06
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Prince Valiant/Prelude
Artist: Franz Waxman
1:52
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Taras Bulba/The Ride to Dubno
Artist: Franz Waxman
4:56
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The Sea Hawk/Suite
Artist: Erich Wolfgang Korngold
6:29
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The Crimson Pirate/Suite
Artist: William Alwyn
7:23
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Pirates of the Caribbean/Suite
Artist: Klaus Badelt
7:34
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Captain Blood/Main Title
Artist: Erich Wolfgang Korngold
2:53
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The Lion in Winter/Maint Title/Eleanor's Arrival/We're All Jungle Creatures
Artist: John Barry
8:55
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Henry 5/Prelude/O for a Muse of Fire
Artist: Patrick Doyle
4:28
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Henry 5/Overture: The Globe
Artist: William Walton
6:26
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Mary Queen of Scots/Main Theme
Artist: John Barry
2:31
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The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex/Suite
Artist: Erich Wolfgang Korngold
7:18
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Disc 4 of 4
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Excalibur/O Fortuna from Carmina Burana
Artist: Carl Orff
2:44
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First Knight/Arthur's Fanfare/No Surrender
Artist: Jerry Goldsmith
6:10
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The Adventures of Robin Hood/March of the Merry Men
Artist: Erich Wolfgang Korngold
4:05
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Braveheart/End Credits
Artist: James Horner
7:06
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Mutiny on the Bounty/Overture
Artist: Bronislau Kaper
5:23
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1492: Conquest of Paradise/Main Theme
Artist: Vangelis
5:06
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Captain from Castile/Conquest
Artist: Alfred Newman
3:23
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The Mission/Suite: The Mission/Gabriel's Oboe/On Earth as It Is in Heaven
Artist: Ennio Morricone
8:44
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The Alamo/Overture
Artist: Dimitri Tiomkin
5:07
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The Charge of the Light Brigade/Forward the Light Brigade
Artist: Max Steiner
2:27
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Lawrence of Arabia/Overture
Artist: Maurice Jarre
4:38
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Zulu/Main Theme
Artist: John Barry
2:35
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The Last Samurai/The Last Samurai
Artist: Hans Zimmer
6:25
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Exodus/Overture
Artist: Ernest Gold
4:28
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 56   Total Length: 291:37

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They Say All Music Guide

Reynold DaSilva’s Silva Screen Records has built up quite a library of music by having the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (which presumably works cheaper than a name orchestra from Western Europe or the U.S. would) create new recordings of film scores, enabling the label to then recycle the material into thematic compilations such as this one devoted to music from “epic” motion pictures. The subtitle, “The History of the World According to Hollywood,” calls to mind the books and History Channel shows devoted to examining how historical movies differ from history as historians know it. But no such analysis is attempted here. (In fact, there are no liner notes.) Instead, the idea is to present music from big-budget movies about the past, in roughly chronological order, that is, chronological order of history itself, not the movies, so that the first track on the first disc is a suite from Mario Nascimbene’s score for the 1966 film One Million Years B.C., best remembered for Raquel Welch cavorting in a furry bikini, and the last track on the fourth disc, arriving more than four-and-three-quarters-hours later, is Ernest Gold’s overture from the 1960 film Exodus, a dramatization of the struggles leading to the establishment of Israel in the mid-20th century. In between, as subheads helpfully note, we get music associated with films depicting “The Ancient World” (quite a few of those), “The Fall of Rome,” “Biblical Epics,” “Medieval Europe,” “Pirates & Swashbucklers” (how did they get in here?), “Kings & Queens,” “Heroes,” “The New Worlds,” and “The British Empire/The Orient.” This organization makes sense only on paper, of course. On disc, the collection mixes up scores written between 1935 (Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s main title from Captain Blood) and 2004 (Vangelis’ “Across the Mountains” and “Eternal Alexander” from Alexander, James Horner’s “Remember” from Troy, John Debney’s “Resurrection” from The Passion of the Christ), which means the music was written for epics of very different kinds. As a general statement, epics tend to bring out big orchestral effects from composers: grand themes, martial rhythms, and choruses wordlessly emoting or singing in Latin. (Either the Prague’s chorus or the Crouch End Festival Chorus obliges where necessary.) But especially the more recent works by composers such as Horner and Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, The Last Samurai) can be more subtle. Perhaps appropriately, this epical music is all over the map., Rovi – William Ruhlmann

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