Frequently here at Film Music on the Web
we are asked the name and availability of recordings of source music used in
films. Often we can comply and are delighted to do so but just as frequently we
are unable to Ė in which case we always recommend that the enquirer watch for
the end credits of the film and wait until the source music is listed, usually
right at the very end of the listings.
This compilation includes many favourite
film themes and unusually for such collections original film themes as well as
source music (i.e. classical music by classical music composers usually chosen
by the filmís director and/or producer).
Thus we have Richard Straussís Also
Sprach Zarathustra used by Stanley Kubrick in his 2001 : A Space Odyssey
side by side with Jerome Morossís stunning original music for the epic western,
The Big Country.
The performances conducted on this
recording by film enthusiast Carl Davis, are all very good and the sound is
very clear and bright (maybe too bright for some ears). The recording was made
in the CTS Studios in Wembley, England the venue for recording many film music
An ideal compilation for those new to film