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The Ten Commandments Soundtrack


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Product details

  • Audio CD (13 April 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Hallamrk
  • ASIN: B001Y3NM84
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 125,134 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  6. Overture Act II 2:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Exodus 3:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Dance Of Jethro's Daughters 2:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Red Sea 2:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Finale 3:27£0.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Cecil B Demille's The Ten Commandments was a major film release of 1956, going on to become the fifth highest grossing film of all time. Grand in design and scope, it was the last film Cecil B Demille ever directed. Equally grand and compelling was the music, scored by Elmer Benrstein, who would go on to become one of the greatest film music composers of all time. The Ten Commandments ranks among his greatest work, with the music perfectly complimenting the action on screen.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Scorephile on 2 Jun. 2009
Format: Audio CD
This is a mediocre presentation of a great score (five stars) by veteran Hollywood composer Elmer Bernstein (whose name does not even appear on the cover). Be forewarned, this was poorly mastered from a vinyl LP. Obviously Hallmark didn't care enough to send its very best.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ian Armer VINE VOICE on 7 May 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Okay, so it's the original vinyl edition dumped onto CD by Hallmark entertainment (It's NOT a pirate copy as somebody states in response to the other review on here). Elmer Bernstein IS credited (on the back cover and on the disc itself) and the sound is actually not that bad. Not amazing, but pretty good. The downside - and at the time of writing this disc is less than 2 GBP, so it's almost petty to mention - is that this is a very small selection of the score. For the price, you can't complain and nor should you, because what is on this disc is stirring, beautiful stuff. And seeing as every other (incomplete) edition is currently an over priced collectible, this is a good place to start with this classic score.

I've listened to this disc a good number of times now, and I honestly feel that it's a very affordable and enjoyable re-issue as long as you know that it's not all the music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By david brown on 23 April 2013
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Again, do your homework and you will find Elmer Bernstein one of the great film composers of his time. We all know his most
famous scores as "The Magnificent Seven" and "The Great Escape" but "The Ten Commandments", although an earlier piece
of his work, still stands out at a time when the biblical and historical epics were being created in modern cinema history. This
film was outstanding for its time, especially the special photographic effects in the opening of the Red Sea and the creation of
the stone tablets by God when He delivered the Ten Commandments to Moses. Although rather a long film, it should be seen
by everybody as I am sure the world would be a better place if they did.
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Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
its ok, i stupidly thought it was a dvd, but that was my fault not the seller, I also received 2 of these cd's and thought I ordered one, I will have to check up on this or send one back, but I have to say the music and quality was fine, Thank you,
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Amazon.com: 14 reviews
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Pickwick/Hallmark version 1 July 2009
By Michael E. Mitchell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This does well as an appetizer/condensed(VERY condensed, 28 minutes!) version of "The Ten Commandments" soundtrack. I am dubious as to whether this IS the actual film soundtrack (as one of my fellow reviewers says it is); to me, it sounds much too thin, without the magnificent bass tones so impressive while watching the film(take for example, the very first note!). Also I thought I detected a few tempo deviations from what I remember of the film (which I've watched many, many times on dvd). This may have to do with various engineering problems that sound transfer is fraught with, but it sounds to me like a "pops" orchestra doing a (rather great)cover of the material. But such is the sound quality that I am not sure at all...it very well could be, and so I refer to the expertise of my fellow reviewer who has the original lp. It just doesn't SOUND like the same orchestra to me, and THE only musical credits on the package is "all tracks written and composed by Elmer Bernstein"; no mention of an orchestra/conductor. As stated before, this serves as a good appetizer, since the original is soooooo difficult to come by (and I think it will be worth the wait for some super-deluxe treatment to be released in future, as the older version must certainly have technical sound limitations that can be corrected with today's material). As this disc itself stands, it is "OK", but I was really looking forward to BLASTING it out of my speakers to the dismay of my downtown neighbors (they may find it a refreshing change of pace from such bands as Destruction, Funeral Mist, Limbonic Art, and Behexen), but this particular recording is so unbalanced that the sound is nigh-unbearable at loud volumes (and yes, I have a system and speakers which should handle it....the dvd sounds ultra-fantastic through this system). I am glad to finally have a copy of this majestic, magnificent and moving soundtrack, but I will keep waiting for an "ultimate" version. Plus, hey, it WAS cheap! (follows is a track listing, since at this time Amazon does not feature one):
1)Overture Act I
2)Nefretiri
3)Court Dance
4)Sephora
5)The Burning Bush
6)Oveture Act II
7)The Exodus
8)Dance of Jethro's Daughters
9)The Red Sea
10)Finale
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Atrocious sound quality - waste of money even at a low price. 23 Jun. 2009
By Anton Karidian - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Get the MCA issue of this glorious soundtrack.
This recording sounds like it a third generation copy from an LP. distortions and all.

Even at under 5 bucks, this is a complete waste of money.

I wish the studios would re-release this as part of their 50 year anniversary of the release of the movie.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Not the original soundtrack 2 July 2009
By Gary A. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This CD is not taken from the Dot original soundtrack album. This is a re-recording that Elmer Bernstein did for United Artists Records in the late Sixties. The best track is Nefritiri, which does not appear in this version on the
original soundtrack. This is a bit thin sounding but still worth having especially at the price.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
What is this? 23 Aug. 2009
By Good Stuff - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Is this someone's idea of a joke? If it is, please try again. This isn't funny. It is little more than a barely (?) legal pirate recording.

It should be a major embarrassment to a studio with the history and stature of Paramount that they continue to ignore their legacy by bullheadedly and consistently refusing to listen to the public outcry for them to allow their vast soundtrack catalog to see the light of day.

20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. and MGM long ago realized there was, if nothing else, renewed status and interest to be had from their soundtrack libraries.

That Elmer Bernstein's classic score for "The Ten Commandments", which is only the tip of the iceberg, by-the-way, to continue to languish in Paramount's vaults borders on professional neglect.

This, I must say, is a good example of what is wrong with Hollywood in the 21st Century. They have forgotten that, amongst other things, their product is meant to entertain, not just make fast bucks.

Shame on them.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
For the price, it is definitely worth it 25 July 2011
By goodmusicman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This CD really deserves 4 or 4-and-a-half stars but it has received too many unfavorable reviews here. It is the only in-print recording of Elmer Bernstein's magnificent score to Demille's "The Ten Commandments" as of this writing; the MCA recording from 1989 is now out-of-print and fetches exorbitant prices even for a used copy. That MCA CD is a rerecording by Elmer Bernstein of his score; this CD being reviewed appears to be the original recording made in 1956 for the film. That is why the sound quality is not great; it is a mono recording that lacked the digital or even stereo technology that makes later recordings sound better. The timing of this CD is very short: just under 30 minutes. But you do get all the best excerpts from Bernstein's score and the feeling is quite authentic. This is not a third-tier orchestra doing rehearsals as some reviews might have you believe. If you can get it really cheap, this is a perfect sampler of the best moments in Bernstein's classic score. One day, they will release a multiple-disc deluxe edition but for now, this is the recording to get!
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