Victory at Sea (Music from the Original Television Series) [1992]

Victory at Sea (Music from the Original Television Series) [1992]

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by RCA Victor Orchestra
     
 

The 1952 NBC series Victory at Sea was one of the earliest network documentary series to capture the public's imagination in a serious way, and one of the more enduring offshoots was the music by Richard Rodgers, which was recorded by RCA-Victor in what ultimately became a series of four LPs. Rodgers was chosen by series producer Henry Salamon based on hisSee more details below

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The 1952 NBC series Victory at Sea was one of the earliest network documentary series to capture the public's imagination in a serious way, and one of the more enduring offshoots was the music by Richard Rodgers, which was recorded by RCA-Victor in what ultimately became a series of four LPs. Rodgers was chosen by series producer Henry Salamon based on his being the "leading American composer of his day," a somewhat exalted (though understandable) judgement for a man who was most closely associated with the Broadway stage and Hollywood. Rodgers devised a straightforward melodic score whose most inspired moments (such as the main title theme) seem to have been lifted from the early work of Ralph Vaughan Williams. The albums were popular, probably due in part to the fact that a lot of veterans owned stereo systems in the late '50s, and these recordings took full advantage of stereo's two-channel sound separation. The Dolby Surround remastering preserves the luster of the original LPs, and the stereo separation recalls the days when that kind of effect was, in and of itself, a conversation piece.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/11/1992
Label:
Rca Victor
UPC:
0090266096329
catalogNumber:
60963
Rank:
39913

Tracks

  1. The Song of the High Seas  -  RCA Victor Orchestra
  2. The Pacific Boils Over  -  RCA Victor Orchestra
  3. Guadalcanal March  -  RCA Victor Orchestra
  4. D-Day  -  RCA Victor Orchestra
  5. Hard Work and Horseplay  -  RCA Victor Orchestra
  6. Theme of the Fast Carriers  -  RCA Victor Orchestra
  7. Beneath the Southern Cross  -  RCA Victor Orchestra
  8. Mare Nostrum  -  RCA Victor Orchestra
  9. Victory at Sea  -  RCA Victor Orchestra
  10. Fire on the Waters  -  RCA Victor Orchestra
  11. Danger Down Deep  -  RCA Victor Orchestra
  12. Mediterranean Mosaic  -  RCA Victor Orchestra
  13. The Magnetic North  -  RCA Victor Orchestra

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