Only the most anal of purists will be put off by the fact that this CD doesn’t consist of original soundtrack recordings!

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana – the Excalibur theme music for you non-classical fans out there! – kicks off this double CD set. It also sets the template for the rest of the music on this collection: rousing, bombastic choral pieces replete with full symphony orchestra specifically written for movies such as Da Vinci Code, The Mission, Lord of the Rings, The Omen and so forth.

Highlights include a piece by Basil Poledouris for Conan the Barbarian, John Barry’s suite for The Lion In Winter and Zbigniew Preisner’s Concerto In E-minor from The Double Life Of Veronique (unfortunately there are no tracks from his Three Colours Blue to be found).

Only the most anal of purists will be put off by the fact that this CD doesn’t consist of original soundtrack recordings, but rather new recordings by The Crouch End Festival Chorus and the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nic Raine as they do such a wonderful job here.

Highly recommended.

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