Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume 51
Time = 38:06
World CD premiere of pivotal John Williams soundtrack to Frank Perry drama with Christopher Reeve, Genevieve Bujold. After string of wildly popular scores for fantasy & adventure movies (JAWS, STAR WARS, SUPERMAN, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, E.T.) John Williams gets initial opportunity to offer serious, involved work. Important landmarks include expressive solo trumpet theme plus dense, somber string writing that foreshadows later JFK, NIXON, MUNICH music. Magnificent highlight: powerful "Gloria" for full orchestra plus massive choir with organ! Space opera fans will be happy Williams also manages nod to signature style with rousing "Meeting in Sicily" music, replete with allegro woodwinds, soaring French horns, resplendent brass fanfares. Composer prepares original 1982 LP with nearly complete score, omits only 3 minutes of music but adds 10 minutes not used in movie. Intrada presents dynamic CD from original master elements courtesy UMG. John Williams conducts London Symphony Orchestra. Special Collection release limited to 3000 copies! SOLD OUT!