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Wild West: Essential Western Film Music Collection
     

The Wild West: Essential Western Film Music Collection

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This is the first of two double-disc collections from Silva Screen devoted to Western movie and television theme music, all played by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra under Paul Bateman. Ranging across the history of the genre from the 1930s to the 1990s, the results are

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This is the first of two double-disc collections from Silva Screen devoted to Western movie and television theme music, all played by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra under Paul Bateman. Ranging across the history of the genre from the 1930s to the 1990s, the results are generally impressive, if occasionally a little weighty -- "A Fistful of Dollars" seems rather elephantine here compared with Ennio Morricone's own rendition, but self-conscious "big tunes" such as John Barry's "The John Dunbar Theme" from Dances With Wolves, Elmer Bernstein's main title music from The Magnificent Seven and The Sons of Katie Elder, and Alfred Newman's main title theme from How the West Was Won work just fine. The producers have also included oddities such as Maurice Jarre's main theme from Red Sun and John Williams' theme from The Rare Breed (1966), and a handful of television themes are here, most notably Jerome Moross' main title theme from Wagon Train. The sound is state of the art but the annotation is minimal, one is sorry to say, with nothing but movie and television series credits in the booklet.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/1999
Label:
Silva America
UPC:
0738572109929
catalogNumber:
1099

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Bateman   Conductor
Prague Philharmonic Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Maurice Jarre   Arranger
Henry Mancini   Arranger
Elmer Bernstein   Composer
John Williams [composer]   Arranger
Don Wilkerson   Arranger
James Horner   Arranger
Bruce Broughton   Arranger
Trevor Jones   Arranger
Brian Gascoigne   Arranger
Jack Hayes   Arranger
Ira Hearshen   Arranger
Lee Holdridge   Arranger
David Mansfield   Arranger
Greig McRitchie   Arranger
Jerome Moross   Arranger
Arthur Morton   Arranger
Christopher Palmer   Arranger
Nic Raine   Arranger
Mike Ross-Trevor   Engineer
David Snell   Arranger
Eric Tomlinson   Engineer
Jimmy Fitzpatrick   Producer
Brad Dechter   Arranger
Mike Townend   Arranger
Richard Bronskill   Arranger
Neil Richardson   Arranger
Murray Cutter   Arranger
Earl Sheldon   Composer
Gary Carter   Cover Art
Reynold da Silva   Executive Producer
Don Davis   Arranger

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