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Epics: The History of the World According to Hollywood


Download links and information about Epics: The History of the World According to Hollywood by The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Orchestral, Theatre/Soundtrack, Orchestral genres. It contains 56 tracks with total duration of 04:51:37 minutes.

Artist: The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus
Release date: 2005
Genre: Orchestral, Theatre/Soundtrack, Orchestral
Tracks: 56
Duration: 04:51:37
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No. Title Length
1. One Million Years B.C. 7:18
2. The Ten Commandments 7:54
3. Across the Mountains (from the Motion Picture "Alexander") 4:16
4. Sodom And Gomorrah 5:01
5. The 300 Spartans 4:01
6. Troy 6:06
7. Eternal Alexander (from "Alexander") 4:14
8. Quo Vadis 4:52
9. The Robe 5:42
10. Demetrius and the Gladiators 5:36
11. Cleopatra 2:47
12. Antony & Cleopatra 6:41
13. Suite (from Motion Picture "Gladiator") 7:16
14. Now We Are Free (from the Motin Picture "Gladiator") 4:27
15. Masada 5:12
16. Main Theme (from the Motion Picture "Spartacus") 3:39
17. Love Theme (from the Motion Picture "Spartacus") 2:49
18. Pax Romana (from the Motion Picture "The Fall of the Roman Empire") 5:31
19. Overture (from the Motion Picture "The Fall of the Roman Empire") 3:57
20. The Greatest Story Ever Told 7:14
21. Jesus of Nazareth 8:23
22. Parade of the Charioteers (from the Motion Picture "Ben Hur") 3:37
23. Love Theme (from the Motion Picture "Ben Hur") 2:56
24. The Silver Chalice 2:51
25. The Passion of the Christ 4:51
26. The War Lord 4:20
27. Love Theme (from Motion Picture "El Cid") 4:16
28. Overture (from the Motion Picture "El Cid") 3:32
29. Suite (from the Motion Picture "The Vikings") 10:04
30. Flesh & Blood 5:02
31. The Last Valley 8:06
32. Prince Valiant 1:52
33. Taras Bulba 4:56
34. The Sea Hawk 6:29
35. The Crimson Pirate 7:23
36. Pirates of the Caribbean 7:34
37. Captain Blood 2:53
38. The Lion In Winter 8:55
39. Henry V (1989) 4:28
40. Henry V (1944) 6:26
41. Mary Queen of Scots 2:31
42. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex 7:18
43. O Fortuna (from the Motion Picture "Excalibur") 2:44
44. First Knight 6:10
45. March of the Merry Men (from the Motion Picture "The Adventures of Robin Hood") 4:05
46. Braveheart 7:06
47. Mutiny On the Bounty 5:23
48. 1492: Conquest of Paradise 5:06
49. Captain from Castile 3:23
50. The Mission 8:44
51. The Alamo 5:07
52. The Charge of the Light Brigade 2:27
53. Lawrence of Arabia 4:38
54. Zulu 2:35
55. The Last Samurai 6:25
56. Exodus 4:28



Reynold DaSilva's Silva Screen Records has built up quite a library of music by having the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (which presumably works cheaper than a name orchestra from Western Europe or the U.S. would) create new recordings of film scores, enabling the label to then recycle the material into thematic compilations such as this one devoted to music from "epic" motion pictures. The subtitle, "The History of the World According to Hollywood," calls to mind the books and History Channel shows devoted to examining how historical movies differ from history as historians know it. But no such analysis is attempted here. (In fact, there are no liner notes.) Instead, the idea is to present music from big-budget movies about the past, in roughly chronological order, that is, chronological order of history itself, not the movies, so that the first track on the first disc is a suite from Mario Nascimbene's score for the 1966 film One Million Years B.C., best remembered for Raquel Welch cavorting in a furry bikini, and the last track on the fourth disc, arriving more than four-and-three-quarters-hours later, is Ernest Gold's overture from the 1960 film Exodus, a dramatization of the struggles leading to the establishment of Israel in the mid-20th century. In between, as subheads helpfully note, we get music associated with films depicting "The Ancient World" (quite a few of those), "The Fall of Rome," "Biblical Epics," "Medieval Europe," "Pirates & Swashbucklers" (how did they get in here?), "Kings & Queens," "Heroes," "The New Worlds," and "The British Empire/The Orient." This organization makes sense only on paper, of course. On disc, the collection mixes up scores written between 1935 (Erich Wolfgang Korngold's main title from Captain Blood) and 2004 (Vangelis' "Across the Mountains" and "Eternal Alexander" from Alexander, James Horner's "Remember" from Troy, John Debney's "Resurrection" from The Passion of the Christ), which means the music was written for epics of very different kinds. As a general statement, epics tend to bring out big orchestral effects from composers: grand themes, martial rhythms, and choruses wordlessly emoting or singing in Latin. (Either the Prague's chorus or the Crouch End Festival Chorus obliges where necessary.) But especially the more recent works by composers such as Horner and Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, The Last Samurai) can be more subtle. Perhaps appropriately, this epical music is all over the map., Rovi