World premier of original soundtrack from Alan J. Pakula western set during 1940's, starring Jane Fonda, James Caan, Jason Robards. Michael Small creates dynamic large-scale Americana score with plethora of round-ups, action sequences. In balance is gentle main theme that plays as heart of score. Through cooperation with MGM, Intrada CD presents nearly-complete score in full stereo from 1/4" master tapes maintained by composer's estate. (A few very short, repetitive pieces were discarded by Small during original mixing sessions.) Action setpiece ("Oil Vs. Cattle"), unused in finished film but heard here for first time, is a powerful highlight. Dramatic flourish at close of "End Credits" another previously unheard highlight. Informative liner notes from Jeff Bond, colorful graphics from Joe Sikoryak complete package. Michael Small conducts what might be his most impressive work! Intrada Special Collection release limited to 1500 copies!
01. Theme from 'Comes A Horseman' (Main Title) (1:43) 02. Ramuda (2:05) 03. The Funeral (2:25) 04. Dodger Finds Frank Wounded (1:09) 05. Fart in a Windstorm (1:25) 06. Stargazer (1:37) 07. Ella at Eventide; Round Up (3:57) 08. Roping; Ella's Confession (2:58) 09. Farewell to Dodger (2:00)
10. Dodger's Last Rideout (1:27) 11. Windmill (1:25) 12. J.W. Gets Rough (2:36) 13. Oil vs. Cattle (5:36) 14. Frank Prepares (1:25) 15. Ewing Sets Fire (2:02) 16. Shoot Out and Embers (3:27) 17. Finale (1:07) 18. End Credits (2:35)