The Classics at the Movies: Epics

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
The Epics volume of Naxos' Classics at the Movies series presents the orchestral music featured in epic films such as Richard III, Henry V, Barry Lyndon, and Chariots of Fire. Nothing in the collection was written specifically for the films represented; instead, works from notables like Orff, Wagner, and Handel appear, grouped by film name. This means that Classics at the Movies: Epics is essentially a classical music compilation album, with no tangible link to the films represented beyond listing them in the liner notes. Nevertheless, it's a fine set, filled with grandeur and performed with skill by an assortment of symphony orchestras,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
The Epics volume of Naxos' Classics at the Movies series presents the orchestral music featured in epic films such as Richard III, Henry V, Barry Lyndon, and Chariots of Fire. Nothing in the collection was written specifically for the films represented; instead, works from notables like Orff, Wagner, and Handel appear, grouped by film name. This means that Classics at the Movies: Epics is essentially a classical music compilation album, with no tangible link to the films represented beyond listing them in the liner notes. Nevertheless, it's a fine set, filled with grandeur and performed with skill by an assortment of symphony orchestras, soloists, and vocalists.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2002
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 730099680325
  • Catalog Number: 8556803
  • Sales rank: 372,110

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 O Fortuna - Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (2:44)
  2. 2 Prelude - Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowi (8:59)
  3. 3 Siegfried's Funeral March - Uwe Mund (8:17)
  4. 4 Sarabande - Alan Cuckston (4:41)
  5. 5 Andante con moto (8:43)
  6. 6 Miserere mei Deus (Psalm 51), motet for chorus - Oxford Camerata (10:14)
  7. 7 Fanfare - Simon Lindley (2:27)
  8. 8 Baïlèro, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, N - Johannes Wildner (5:16)
  9. 9 Nimrod - George Hurst (3:35)
  10. 10 Minuet in A major, arrangement (after String Quintet in E major, Op.11/ (4:31)
  11. 11 (Beginning) - George Hurst (3:30)
  12. 12 Pomp and Circumstance March No.4, for orchestra in G major, Op. 39/4 [F - Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (4:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Capella Istropolitana Ensemble
Stephen Gunzenhauser Conductor
Jeremy Summerly Conductor
Adrian Leaper Conductor
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
BBC Philharmonic Performing Ensemble
Alan Cuckston Harpsichord
Simon Lindley Organ
Slovak Philharmonic Choir Choir, Chorus
Oxford Camerata Ensemble
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Denisa Slepkovska Soprano, Soprano (Vocal)
Johannes Wildner Conductor
George Hurst Conductor
Uwe Mund Conductor
Polish Radio and Television National Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Stuttgart Piano Trio Ensemble
Technical Credits
Luigi Boccherini Composer
Joseph Canteloube Composer
Carl Orff Composer
Joseph Devenney Cover Photo
Joe Devenney Cover Photo
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