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Editor's Choice

Hans Zimmer: Tears of the Sun ;   Available on Varèse Sarabande VSD-6457 Running time: 46.38 ; ***** 5 GSD

Editor's Recommendation

John Ottman: X2 ;   Conducted by Damon Intrabartolo   Available on Superb Records TRM-74073-2 Running time: 60.18 ; **** 4 GSD

James Newton Howard: Dreamcatcher ;   Performed by the Hollywood Studio Symphony   Available from Varèse Sarabande VSD-6456 Running time:39:43 ; **** 4 GSD

Bob & Barn (Paul Arnold and Andrew Barnabas): Primal ;   City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus Conducted by Nic Raine   Available on Silva Screen Records (FILMCD 366) Running Time: 61:26 ; ***(*) 31/2 MH ; **** 4 GSD

Lalo Schifrin: THX1138 ;   FSM Vol 6, No.4 Running time: 55.46 ; **** 4 GSD

Bronislau Kaper: Home From The Hill (1960) ;   Conducted by Charles Wolcott   Film Score Monthly Golden Age Classics FSM Vol 6 No 3 Running time: 79:26 ; ***** 5 DW

Alex North: All Fall Down (1962)/ The Outrage(1964) ;   Film Score Monthly Silver Age Classics FSM Vol 6 No 6 Total running time: 52:54 ; **** 4 DW

Miklós Rózsa: Green Fire / Bhowani Junction ;   FSM Vol 6, No.5 Running time: 78.57 ; ***** 5 GSD

Dimitri Tiomkin: Red River ;   Available on Marco Polo 8.225217 Running Time: 64:10 ; ****(*) 41/2 IL ; **** 4 GSD

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957): The Adventures of a Wunderkind A Portrait and Concert;   Available on: ARTHAUS MUSIK 100 362 Running Time: 144 mins ; ****(*) 41/2 IL

Michael Gore: Fame ;   (with lyrics by Dean Pritchford and Lesley Gore)   Available on RHINO R2 73862 Running Time: 46.44 ; ***** 5 IL

Other

Luis Bacalov and his Orchestra: Assassination Tango ;   With original tangos as source material from the 1940s   Available On: RCA VICTOR 09026 64023 2 Running Time: 35:43 ; **** 4 IL

Alan Silvestri : Identity ;   Available on Varèse Sarabande VSD-6459 Running Time: 32:12 ; *** 3 IL

Eric Serra: Bulletproof Monk ;   Available on Colosseum Records (CST 8093.2) Running Time: 59:45 ; * 1 MH

Sergei Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsy - Scythian Suite ;   Conducted by Valery Gergiev Kirov Orchestra & Chorus   Available on Philips (473 600-2) Running Time: 59:24 ; **** 4 PT

Music composed and performed for the film by Anton Karas: The Third Man ;   For this album the zither is played by Gertrud Huber   Available On: Silva Screen FILMCD 367 Running Time: 48:12 ; *** 3 IL ; *** 3 GSD

DVD Reviews

The Chieftains and Various Guests : Down the Old Plank Road - Live ;   Available on import - RCA Victor 09026 64022 9 Concert playing time: 108 minutes ; **** 4 - Concert / Music; ** 2 - Presentation / Special Features GS

Janacek: Two DVDs of Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen ;  1: Geoff Dunbar/Kent Nagano's Animated Film Of Janacek's Opera; Deutsche Sinfonie-Orkester Berlin, conductor Kent Nagano   OPUS ARTE/BBC OA 0839 Running time: 75 mins, including extras;  2. Nicholas Hytner's Production at Theatre de Chatelet, Paris (1995); Orchestre de Paris, conductor Sir Charles Mackerras;   Arthaus 100 240 Running time: 98 mins ; [not rated] PGW

Curio Corner

At Dawn In Rivendell: : Selected Songs and Poems from "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tokien ;   Music composed Casper Reiff & Peter Hall. Performed by the Tolkien Ensemble; Christopher Lee; The Copenhagen Young Strings and The Copenhagen Chamber Choir   Available on Camerata DECCA 400 067 303-2 Running time: 53.09 ; **** 4 JW


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