Music from the Alfred Hitchcock Movies

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Soundtrack Factory's Music From the Alfred Hitchcock Movies gathers excerpts of the scores from some of Hitchcock's most famous British movies from the '30s and '40s: Rebecca, The 39 Steps, Sabotage, Young and Innocent, and The Lady Vanishes. These are the original recordings of the scores, and while the sound quality leaves a little bit to be desired, it adds to the collection's authenticity. Franz Waxman's score for Rebecca may not be as praised as Bernard Herrmann's later work for Hitchcock, but it's nevertheless perfect for the film, capturing all of its eerie tension and muted romance. The team of Louis Levy, Jack Beaver, Charles William, and Hubert Bath worked on ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Soundtrack Factory's Music From the Alfred Hitchcock Movies gathers excerpts of the scores from some of Hitchcock's most famous British movies from the '30s and '40s: Rebecca, The 39 Steps, Sabotage, Young and Innocent, and The Lady Vanishes. These are the original recordings of the scores, and while the sound quality leaves a little bit to be desired, it adds to the collection's authenticity. Franz Waxman's score for Rebecca may not be as praised as Bernard Herrmann's later work for Hitchcock, but it's nevertheless perfect for the film, capturing all of its eerie tension and muted romance. The team of Louis Levy, Jack Beaver, Charles William, and Hubert Bath worked on the rest of the scores in this compilation, with all four of them collaborating on the music for The 39 Steps, probably the most dashing-sounding and eclectic score included here. Levy worked alone on the Sabotage music; with its stabbing brass and spiralling strings, it may very well be the most overtly suspenseful of the scores. Beaver and Levy's Young and Innocent music, however, is the most lush and romantic, with swooning strings and woodwinds used to both sentimental and scary effect. Finally, Levy and Cecil Milner's music for The Lady Vanishes manages to be both jaunty and dramatic, blending the humor and intrigue of the film into the score. Completists might want to hear more music from each of the films especially The Lady Vanishes, but nevertheless, Music From the Alfred Hitchcock Movies is worthwhile for most fans of Hitchcock's earlier movies as well as soundtrack buffs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/26/2002
  • Label: Soundtrack Factory
  • UPC: 793515356129
  • Catalog Number: 33561

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Excerpt (2:24)
  2. 2 Excerpt (2:33)
  3. 3 Excerpt (3:49)
  4. 4 Excerpt (2:46)
  5. 5 Excerpt (2:19)
  6. 6 Excerpt (2:39)
  7. 7 Excerpt (1:43)
  8. 8 Excerpt (2:46)
  9. 9 Excerpt (3:54)
  10. 10 Excerpt (1:39)
  11. 11 Excerpt (1:12)
  12. 12 Excerpt (2:09)
  13. 13 Excerpt (2:01)
  14. 14 Excerpt (4:27)
  15. 15 Excerpt (2:25)
  16. 16 Excerpt (2:49)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Alfred Hitchcock Liner Notes
Louis Levy Composer
Charles Williams Composer
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