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  • Audio CD (23 Dec 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack, Import
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • ASIN: B000001543
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 407,889 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Overture - Chorus
2. Palace music - Chorus
3. Legend And Epilogue - Hamburg Concert Orchestra
4. Prelude - Chorus
5. Love Theme - Hamburg Concert Orchestra
6. Victory Parade - Hamburg Concert Orchestra
7. Miracle And Finale - Chorus
8. Main Title - Hamburg Concert Orchestra
9. Nativity - Hamburg Concert Orchestra
10. Miracles of Christ - Chorus
11. Salome's Dance - Chorus
12. Way Of The Cross - Hamburg Concert Orchestra
13. Resurrection And Finale - Hamburg Concert Orchestra

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By H. Antony on 29 Mar 2010
Format: Audio CD
This cd contains very beautiful orchestral interpretations of some of the brilliant soundtrack compositions of the genius Miklos Rosza. The films themselves are all superb and feature soundtrack scores that are perfect backgrounds, evoking the ancient worlds of BiblicalJudea and medieval Spain.

Of course, it's better to have the complete scores for each film but this cd is still highly recommended, because of its exceptional quality. Rosza's music is not only stirring and exciting, it is also very emotional, with great spirituality in parts. The best of it compares favourably with great classical music- in fact, if this music had been written earlier ( say, the 19th rather than the 20th century) it probably would be regarded now as masterful classical music. Unfortunately, some classical music critical snobbery denies it the right to be listened to on those terms. We must ignore this, for Rosza's uplifting music deserves the highest praise. He wrote it for the movies and the films are enriched by such music, but the music is good enough to stand on its own.

Get this cd ( and the complete scores for the same films) - this is music to keep with you all your life. It will not disappoint- it will continue to inspire you........
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Just terrible performances 17 Sep 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
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!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Epic Music for Epic Films 16 Mar 2000
By James D. Eret - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
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.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A mixed [and small] Bag 12 May 2006
By R. V. Wendel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This CD is truly a mixed bag. It is a re-release of a "Somerset Stereo" 99 cent bin record of the early 60's... I know, I grew up with the vinyl! There is some interesting and sometimes "muscular" playing that has something going for it, and the music is treated purely on its own, thus played often slower than the soundtrack, and sometimes actually differing greatly from the soundtrack. The playing is good, but not great, the chorus is very "wobbly" in their vibrato and tone, and the engineering: above-average 60's analog stereo, but far short of Mercury Living Presence or RCA's Living Stereo. If you're a fan of epic soundtracks, this could be an interesting addition to your collection, but I do question why a $.99 bargain LP from 1962 with less then 45 minutes of music should now cost $17??? With superb alternatives now available from Kunzel on Telarc and others, this is definitely a "curiousity" rather than a must have.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
awe inspiring music from the greatest movies 3 Mar 2001
By R. Begey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Outstanding! 20 Dec 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
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!
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