World premiere CD release of original soundtrack from Hal Wallis
production starring Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson, Patrick McGoohan,
Timothy Dalton. Academy Award-nominated score by John Barry anchors with
incredibly gentle "Mary's Theme" for harpsichord, strings. In contrast
is dynamic secondary theme for brass that heralds 16th century setting.
Powerful idea spotlights trumpets with rhythmic idea using two-part
harmony while French horns impose powerful, angular theme underneath.
Bravura Barry! Varied score also takes dramatic turn with dark material,
James Bond-ish ideas plus lovely melody for Vanessa Redgrave to sing
("Vivre et Mourir".) While mono-only scoring elements made rounds for
recent Universal DVD presentation, Intrada licensed precious original
Decca stereo album masters housed in UMG vaults. While additional music
was unavailable for release, Intrada proudly offers entire 1971 stereo
album as produced by composer. Program offers music both haunting &
powerful, results in one of Barry's all-time greats. Authoritative notes
by Jon Burlingame illuminate film production & scoring. John Barry
conducts. Special Collection CD limited to 3000 copies!
01. Mary's Theme (2:32) 02. Vivre et Mourir (2:32) (Sung by Vanessa Redgrave) 03. But Not Through My Realm (2:30) 04. Journey to Scotland (1:41) 05. Black Night (2:35) 06. Escape With Bothwell (2:13) 07. Mary's Theme (1:20)
08. Journey to England (2:24) 09. Death at Kirk O'Fields (1:45) 10. March to the Castle (1:51) 11. Mary at Chartley (1:30) 12. Execution (1:55) 13. Vivre et Mourir - Reprise (1:44) (Sung by Vanessa Redgrave) 14. Mary's Theme - Reprise (1:14)