Epics MP3
  • CAT # 80600-25

    1. Strauss: Fanfare from Also Sprach Zarathustra from 2001: A Space Odyssey 1:51
    2. Rozsa: Parade of the Charioteers from Ben Hur 3:28
    3. Zimmer (arr. Price): Suite from Gladiator 5:32
    4. Steiner: Tara's Theme from Gone with the Wind 3:33
    5. Dun: Themes from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 5:46
    6. Zimmer (arr. Moriarty): War from Pearl Harbor 4:59
    7. North: Love Theme from Spartacus 2:53
    8. Jarre: Overture from Lawrence of Arabia 4:10
    9. Williams (orch. Price): Love Theme from Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones 3:23
    10. Shore (arr. Price): May it Be and Themes from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 6:20
    11. Williams: Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 4:51
    12. Jarre (arr. Palmer): Prelude and Lara's Theme from Doctor Zhivago 5:48
    13. Williams (arr. Price): Sean's Theme from Minority Report 3:19
    14. Bernstein (arr. Palmer): The Magnificent Seven 5:55
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An epic, according to the American Heritage Dictionary, is "an extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a legendary or traditional hero."

The epic has been among the most popular and enduring of all film genres, and some of the finest examples of the music composed to help create the historical and imaginary worlds of the silver screen are featured in this Telarc collection of Epics by Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.

The legendary Erich Kunzel has been conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 1965 and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra since its inception in 1977. He has since led the ensemble to unprecedented success with music lovers worldwide who have discovered the CPO through its performances, television programs and best-selling Telarc recordings. His previous Telarc release, Got Swing! (CD-80592), features popular American music from the 1930s and 1940s.

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