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Ben Hur: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Download links and information about Ben Hur: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Miklós Rózsa / Miklos Rozsa. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 88 tracks with total duration of 02:27:20 minutes.

Artist: Miklós Rózsa / Miklos Rozsa
Release date: 2002
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 88
Duration: 02:27:20
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Overture 6:32
2. Anno Domini 1:32
3. Star of Bethlehem (Extended Version) 1:33
4. Adoration of the Magi 2:03
5. Shofar Call 0:11
6. Prelude (Main Title) 2:10
7. Marcia Romana (Extended Version) 1:55
8. Spirit and Sword 0:50
9. Friendship 4:22
10. The House of Hur (Extended Version) 1:41
11. The Conflict 1:42
12. Esther 2:35
13. The Unknown Future 0:42
14. Love Theme 2:11
15. Ring For Freedom 2:39
16. Salut For Gratus (Extended Version) 0:32
17. Gratus' Entry to Jerusalem 1:57
18. The Arrest (Outtake) 1:18
19. Reminiscences 1:47
20. Revenge 1:21
21. Condemned (Outtake) 0:54
22. Escape (Outtake) 2:05
23. Vengeance 0:45
24. The Prison (Partial outtake) 0:39
25. The Desert (Extended Version) 2:14
26. Exhaustion (Extended Version) 2:07
27. The Prince of Peace, Part 1 (Extended Version) 3:06
28. The Prince of Peace, Part 2 1:49
29. Roman Galley 0:57
30. Salut For Arrius (Extended Version) 0:20
31. Quintus Arrives (Extended Version) 0:39
32. Roman Fleet (Extended Version) 1:05
33. The Galley (Rowing of the Galley Slaves), Parts 1-4 3:13
34. Rest (Extended Version) 1:19
35. Battle Preparations, Parts 1 & 2 1:58
36. The Pirate Fleet 1:06
37. Attack! (Extended Version) 1:27
38. Ramming Speed! 0:18
39. The Battle, Parts 1, 2, & 3 3:05
40. Rescue 1:53
41. Roman Sails 0:47
42. The Rowers 0:25
43. Victoria Parade, Parts 1 & 2 2:50
44. Fertility Dance 0:59
45. Arrius' Party, Party 1 & 2 1:29
46. Nostalgia (Extended Version) 0:35
47. Farewell to Rome (Extended Version) 1:39
48. Judea, Part 1 (Outtake) 2:55
49. Judea, Part 2 0:24
50. A Barren Coast (Outtake) 0:27
51. Balthasar (Extended Version) 2:00
52. Balthasar's World (Extended Version) 1:56
53. Homecoming 1:22
54. Memories (Extended Version) 2:48
55. Hatred 1:33
56. Lepers (Extended Version) 1:00
57. Return (Extended Version) 2:51
58. Promise 2:29
59. Sorrow and Intermission 1:24
60. Entr'Acte 3:47
61. Panem Et Circenses (Breand and Circus) March 0:52
62. Circus Fanfares 0:41
63. Panem Et Circenses March 1st reprise 0:52
64. Fanfare For Circus Parade 0:14
65. Circus Parade (Parade of the Charioteers) 2:12
66. Fanfare For Start of Race 0:11
67. Panem Et Circenses March 2nd reprise 0:56
68. Victory March 0:16
69. Bitter Triumph 0:46
70. Aftermath, No.1 (Extended Version) 2:06
71. Valley of Lepers 1:11
72. The Search 2:19
73. The Uncleans 2:28
74. Road of Sorrow 2:47
75. The Mount 0:39
76. The Sermon 0:39
77. Frustration 1:14
78. Valley of the Dead (Extended Version) 2:35
79. Tirzah Saved 2:22
80. The Procession To Calvary (Extended Version) 2:53
81. The Bearing of the Cross (Extended Version) 2:46
82. Recognition 1:26
83. Aftermath, No.2 2:21
84. Golgotha 0:52
85. Shadow of a Storm 1:00
86. The Miracle 1:46
87. Finale (Extended Choral Track) 3:11
88. Star of Bethlehem (Alternate Choral Track) 1:33

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Nicholas Ray's King of Kings has had a very long and circuitous saga as a soundtrack. The music, written by Miklos Rozsa, first appeared on a soundtrack LP in 1961, in a re-recorded version conducted by Rozsa in Italy, but that album represented only a fraction of the music from the movie. That record had disappeared from the catalog by the end of the 1960s, and the music from King of Kings fell by the wayside. In 1990, Sony Music Special Products released a soundtrack CD that was more than double the length of the original LP that incorporated large sections of the music from the actual film tracks themselves, all conducted by Rozsa. Then, in 2002, came the Rhino Records double-CD set that encompasses every note of music written and recorded for the movie, including material that was recorded but never used in the final edit of the film. Just as Rozsa recalled fearing in his autobiography A Double Life, the music from King of Kings stands very much in the shadow of William Wyler's Ben-Hur, which Rozsa also composed and which preceded Ray's movie by a year, and dealt with overlapping events and the very same setting. Apart from the music accompanying the Nativity scene, the material devoted to John the Baptist, and the accompaniment to Satan's temptation of Jesus (Rozsa's only effort at writing serial music), the score is generally less inventive than that of Ben-Hur (which was, in turn, in debt in a small way to Rozsa's much earlier score for Quo Vadis), but it still has merit, including rich lyricism and striking timbres throughout, vigorous tempos and bold, strong performances — the restored sections of the score also impart a majesty and scope to the music that is missing from even the final cut of the movie. The remastering makes up for a multitude of sins inherent in the original LP, while the expansion of the contents fulfills the promise of the earlier Sony edition of this score.