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Hollywood Sound Tracks

This is the place to hear the classic, and not so classic, film scores that enhance some of our favorite movies. I hope this will be a suitable companion group to Stephen Butler's fine group: Classic Movie Composers  Discuss the composers there, and listen to them here.

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Bernard Herrmann

John Williams

Dimitri Tiomkin

Danny Elfman

Alfred Newman

James Horner

Franz Waxman

Max Steiner

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Carl Davis

Started by Dave Miller. Last reply by diane Dec 18, 2013. 10 Replies

Carl Davis, CBE (born October 28, 1936) is an American-born conductor and composer who has made his home in the UK since 1961. In 1970 he married the English actress Jean Boht...In 1980 Davis was…Continue

This Year's Oscar Nominations for Film Score

Started by Dave Miller Feb 3, 2013. 0 Replies

Anna Karenina - Dario Marianelli Argo -  Alexandre Desplat Life of Pi - Mychael Danna Lincoln - John Williams Skyfall - Thomas Newman Good luck to all!Continue

Akira Ifukube, The Man Behind Godzilla's Music

Started by Dave Miller Jan 21, 2013. 0 Replies

Akira Ifukube, 31 May 1914 – 8 February 2006) was a Japanese composer of classical music and film scores, perhaps best known for his work on the soundtracks of the Godzilla movies by Toho. He was…Continue

Robert Israel

Started by Dave Miller. Last reply by diane Dec 10, 2012. 1 Reply

Robert Israel has been hailed as “. . . one of the world’s finest practitioners of the art of silent film accompaniment.” A protege of the legendary theatre organist Gaylord Carter, he made his…Continue

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Comment by Philip C Binstead on September 21, 2015 at 1:48pm

The Ride To Dubno, wonderful music from Franz Waxman,I've seen John Wilson and the Orchestra in concert in London, it was a fabulous evening as is the performance here, thanks Dave.

Comment by Dave Miller on September 21, 2015 at 11:48am

Franz Waxman's great score for this movie was Oscar-nominated. Here's "The Ride To Dubno," as the Cossacks rally for war, performed in concert.

Comment by Dave Miller on July 24, 2015 at 5:17pm

Frank Skinner: Son Frankenstein 'Original Motion Picture Soundtrack'

Comment by Dave Miller on June 23, 2015 at 9:40am

R.I.P. ~ James Horner

Comment by Dave Miller on June 16, 2015 at 12:26pm

Louis & Bebe Barron - Forbidden Planet : Main Titles Overture

Comment by Philip C Binstead on August 26, 2014 at 5:48pm

You are very welcome Kenneth, it's amazing what surfaces on the website here from time to time, one of the many reasons I enjoy being on here so much.

Comment by Kenneth Walker on August 26, 2014 at 3:16pm


Thank you!The early 50's or early 60's was when I first heard the recording.It was on a 33/1/3 lp., I had just purchased an Ampex  reel to reel tape player. Unfortunately the Newman score was not on tape at the time. Thanks again.

Comment by Philip C Binstead on August 26, 2014 at 2:31pm

Hi Kenneth, the link above is a link to one of my files on the Internet Archive, it features the score from Captain Of The Castille, it's recorded from an LP issued I think in the very early 50's, as you will see the orchestra is conducted by Alfred Newman.

Comment by Kenneth Walker on August 26, 2014 at 9:52am

Watched HELLS ANGLES[ 1930] on archives yesterday. This must have been a roadshow exhibition because it had intermission and exit music.Also heres another fav of mine. The soundtrack recording of CAPTAIN FROM CASTILLE....Alfred Newman. This was included some years with Motorola products to exhibit the tonal qualities of their Hi-Fi products. The CD is still out there tho hard to find!

Comment by Kenneth Walker on August 25, 2014 at 10:23pm

Phll,Tony,Happy to have been of service! I was lucky as a kid. Saw my first serial at age seven[1941-ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN MARVEL. 0ur movie house specialized in Republics[ although they did show other serials]I also grew up with radio so when I saw Hop Harrigan,Captain Midnight and my other radio heroes on the screen,it just added to my pleasure. Hope you like those CD'S


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