Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
El Cid / Ben Hur / King Of Kings: Suites From The Epic Films For Orchestra, Chorus And Organ
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Just terrible performances
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This music is given turgid performances below professional standards. You cannot hear the words of the out of tune choruses. Just terrible.
The recording engineering is among the worst also...very muddy recording.Please...someone find the DG Rosza tributes and release them at once!"
Epic Music for Epic Films
James D. Eret | San Diego | 03/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Miklos Rozsa had a long career in scoring film music. In this CD, there are samplings from three of his most well known scores. Ben-Hur won him a deserved Academy Award, one of twelve the film won. El Cid is a monumental score as is King of Kings. Rozsa had a minor fault that many of his themes sounded the same and the miltary marches in one film sounds the same from film to film.But this is a minor complaint. He writes such beautiful main themes that stay with you for days. He can write rousing battle and march music, as evidenced on some of the cuts on this CD. Yet this CD is just a small part of Rozsa's work. I have the complete Ben-Hur score and it is a masterpiece. I recommend trying to get all these scores in their entire glory. El Cid is a glorious score, with passionate Spanish themes of love and patriotism and nobility. Rozsa weaves Yiddish folk themes into his King of Kings score, most of theme beautiful, but none more beautiful than his love theme for Ben-Hur, one of my all time favorites. Rozsa, with a few other composers, wrote for the broad canvas, but he also could write music for intimate moments in historical epics. This CD is fine but if you like film music and Miklos Rozsa, go out and seek his full, rich scores for all three of these epics, and add otheres like The Thief of Bagdad, one of my favorites of his, an early score from this great master film composer."
R. Begey | 12/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was searching for music to King of Kings and stumbled upon this. It is an outstanding CD. I would recommend it highly. Beautiful choral music, organ to make you weep and such majesty to the numbers! GET IT!"