The Big Country [Original Soundtrack]

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/2007
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 738572123420
  • Catalog Number: 954680


Disc 1
  1. 1 Main Title - Philharmonia Orchestra (3:14)
  2. 2 Julie's House - Philharmonia Orchestra (1:58)
  3. 3 The Welcoming - Philharmonia Orchestra (3:19)
  4. 4 Courtin' Time - Philharmonia Orchestra (1:24)
  5. 5 Old Thunder - Philharmonia Orchestra (1:45)
  6. 6 The Raid and Capture - Philharmonia Orchestra (4:57)
  7. 7 Major Terrill's Party Dance Suite: Dance L - Philharmonia Orchestra (1:47)
  8. 8 Major Terrill's Party Dance Suite: Dance LL - Philharmonia Orchestra (1:03)
  9. 9 Major Terrill's Party Dance Suite: Waltz - Philharmonia Orchestra (2:47)
  10. 10 Major Terrill's Party Dance Suite: Polka - Philharmonia Orchestra (1:00)
  11. 11 McKay's Ride/McKay Is Missing/The Old House - Philharmonia Orchestra (5:30)
  12. 12 Waiting - Philharmonia Orchestra (1:55)
  13. 13 The Big Muddy - Philharmonia Orchestra (3:02)
  14. 14 Mckay Alone/Night at Ladder Ranch/The Fight - Philharmonia Orchestra (4:30)
  15. 15 Cattle at the River - Philharmonia Orchestra (2:18)
  16. 16 Attempted Rape - Philharmonia Orchestra (1:45)
  17. 17 The War Party Gathers/McKay in Blanco Canyon/The Major Alone - Philharmonia Orchestra (7:17)
  18. 18 The Duel/The Death of Buck Hannassey/End Title - Philharmonia Orchestra (5:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tommy Reilly Harmonica
Jim Casey Trombone
John Chambers Viola
Roger Clark Horn
David Corkhill Percussion
Mitch Dalton Guitar
Jack Emblow Accordion
Michael Lloyd Viola
Simon Rayner Horn
Steve Saunders Trombone
Andrew Smith Timbales, Timpani
William Stokes Trumpet
John Wallace Trumpet
Dudley Bright Trombone
Nuala Herbert Harp
Peter Blake Horn
Robert Farley Trumpet
Andrew Wickens Violin
Keith Bragg Piccolo
Ian Hall Bass
Lee Stephenson Bass Clarinet
David Daniels [cello] Cello
Tony Bremner Conductor
Jane Price Violin
William Benham Violin
Olwen Castle Violin
Albert Cayzer Viola
Bradley Creswick Violin, Leader
Sidney Denbin Cello
Gerald Drucker Bass
Peter Fry Percussion
Jocelyn Gele Cello
John Gralak Violin
Susan Hedger Violin
Nicola Hurton Violin
Julian Milone Violin
Brian Moyes Violin
Avis Perthen Cello
Amanda Truelove Cello
Gillian Bailey Violin
Timothy Colman Violin
James Handy Horn
Simon Horsman Violin
George Ives Cello
Margaret Lamb Viola
Robert Leighton Viola
Robert Maskell Horn
Maurice Neal Bass
Anne Parkin Violin
Susan Salter Viola
June Scott Flute
Richard Watkins Horn
Eleanor Wilkinson Violin
Anne Barber Cello
Imogen East Violin
Jocelyn Gale Cello
Michael Hyatt Piano, Celeste
David H. Jones Bass
Justin Jones Violin
Bogdan Offenberg Violin
Meyrick Alexander Bassoon
Jane Marshall Oboe, Cor anglais
David Thomas Violin
Kenneth Smith Flute
David Mason Trumpet
Nancio Brown Viola
Samantha Reagan Violin
Robert Atchison Violin
John Anderson Concert Orchestra Oboe
Colin Courtney Clarinet
John Anderson Oboe
John Jenkins Tuba
Michael Collins Clarinet
Philharmonia Orchestra Track Performer
Martin Jones Violin
Technical Credits
Christopher Palmer Producer
Mike Ross Engineer
Beatrix Musker Administration
Andrew Skilleter Illustrations, Cover Painting
David Whelton Director, Managing Director
Trevor Stills Engineer
Reynold da Silva Executive Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010


    Much better to hold out for the 1991 release of the original soundtrack if you can find it. This is, without question, one of the ten greatest movie soundtracks ever and it's hard to imagine it did NOT win Best Score in 1958. The music is as much a character of the film as Charleton Heston or Gregory Peck. This version is not bad, but not the best rendering of this glorious score.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Started a genre, it did.

    I'd have to say the whole film score is among the finest ever composed: brilliantly evocative and easy to listen to on the surface, but with a great many harmonic and figurative subtleties within the musical texture that enhance the experience, and make repeat listenings memorable. (It was a pretty good film, too, though overlong, with several twists on common Western themes that kept a high degree of unpredictability. Well worth renting for a night's entertainment, if you have the time.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Big Western Music

    The Movie itself was dumb and predictable, but the music by Jerome Moross is gorgeous and dripping with blood stirring western themes. The first 10 tracks are beautiful, all evoking what they were supposed to: big, wild, western country. The rest of the CD falls short of that goal. But with more than half of the CD absolutely loaded with great full-bodied music of the Wild West, it's still a great buy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2008

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