Classic Western Film Scores Volume 1
Label: Silva America
Country: United States
Release Date: May 28, 1996
Nic Raine and The City Of Prague Philharmonic.
From Amazon.com: Let me begin this review by stating the opening track "THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN"(1960-Elmer Bernstein), is without a doubt, one of the most recognizable Western Themes ever composed---the same for "HOW THE WEST WAS WON"(1962-Alfred Newman), two outstanding composers with unforgettable film scores---but the score for "GETTYSBURG"(1993-Randy Edelman), just about steals the show...over fifteen minutes in length, covers the Main Title right up to the Reunion and Finale, with a special arrangement for a Suite. But let's get to the hard-to-find scores---"THE PROFESSIONALS"(1966-Maurice Jarre), starring Burt Lancaster and Lee Marvin, great score with Jack Palance as the villian...Jarre's first attempt of scoring an American Western, captures the mood perfectly---"WILD BUNCH"(1969-Jerry Fielding), the classic Sam Packinpah film has been re-issued on DVD in it's entire uncut length, and composer Fielding completes the picture with this outstanding score---"WILD ROVERS"(1971-Jerry Goldsmith), this Blake Edwards film sets the wheels in motion for our composer to write a gripping score of the West, and how it was coming to the end of the trail, as civilization was closing in.
1. The Magnificent Seven
2. High Plains Drifter Theme
3. Gettysburg Suite: Main Title/Fife And Gun...
4. The Professionals Overture
5. Buffalo Girls Suite
6. The Wild Bunch Suite: Train Montage/All Fall Down
7. Wild Rovers-Bronco Bustin'
8. How The West Was Won Prelude
9. How The West Was Won-The Land
10. How The West Was Won-Cleve And His Mule
11. How The West Was Won-Intermezzo
12. How The West Was Won-Cheyenne Attack and Aftermath
13. How The West Was Won Finale
Total Duration: 77:59