ON THE THRESHOLD OF SPACE / THE HUNTERS

Lyn Murray
/ Paul Sawtell
Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 152
Date: 1956/1958
Time: 1:15:16
Tracks: 29
Two exciting scores for 20th Century-Fox films from the fifties make world premieres! ON THE THRESHOLD OF SPACE is 1956 Robert D. Webb space tale about early astronauts, starring Guy Madison, John Hodiak, Dean Jagger. Lyn Murray creates exciting display of orchestral music for scenes of training, flight maneuvers. Presented in crisp stereo from original session elements recorded at Fox scoring stage. THE HUNTERS is 1958 Dick Powell airborne action vehicle for Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner. Paul Sawtell creates strong martial main theme, then surrounds with virtuoso action music with brief forays into requisite romance. Score was recorded in Germany during 1958 Hollywood musician's strike, resulting in mono only master elements being preserved in Fox vaults. Great fun to get early stereo recordings from under-represented Murry and additional fun to get neat fanfare-action music from equally under-rated composer Sawtell! Both scores produced by Nick Redman for Intrada, liner notes by Julie Kirgo provide details. Lionel Newman conducts Lyn Murray score, Paul Sawtell conducts his. Intrada Special Collection release limited to 1000 copies! SOLD OUT!

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  • Two exciting scores for 20th Century-Fox films from the fifties make world premieres! ON THE THRESHOLD OF SPACE is 1956 Robert D. Webb space tale about early astronauts, starring Guy Madison, John Hodiak, Dean Jagger. Lyn Murray creates exciting display of orchestral music for scenes of training, flight maneuvers. Presented in crisp stereo from original session elements recorded at Fox scoring stage. THE HUNTERS is 1958 Dick Powell airborne action vehicle for Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner. Paul Sawtell creates strong martial main theme, then surrounds with virtuoso action music with brief forays into requisite romance. Score was recorded in Germany during 1958 Hollywood musician's strike, resulting in mono only master elements being preserved in Fox vaults. Great fun to get early stereo recordings from under-represented Murry and additional fun to get neat fanfare-action music from equally under-rated composer Sawtell! Both scores produced by Nick Redman for Intrada, liner notes by Julie Kirgo provide details. Lionel Newman conducts Lyn Murray score, Paul Sawtell conducts his. Intrada Special Collection release limited to 1000 copies!
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    On The Threshold Of Space
    01. Overture (1:25)
    02. Windblast (1:59)
    03. Satellite (2:34)
    04. Free Fall (2:06)
    05. Fallout (2:57)
    06. Ascent (7:08)
    07. Survival (1:05)
    08. Matin (2:19)
    09. X Minus 10 (3:26)
    10. Black Sky (3:09)
    11. Descent (4:55)
    12. Finale (0:25)
    Total Score Time: 33:41







    The Hunters
    13. Main Title (1:59)
    14. Hot Coffee (4:22)
    15. Secret Rendezvous (2:41)
    16. Tender Thoughts (2:25)
    17. The Comparison (1:22)
    18. Cleve's First Encounter (3:14)
    19. Combat Montage (1:58)
    20. Lover's Love (2:30)
    21. What A Deal (1:00)
    22. MIGs On The Prowl (4:23)
    23. Crapshooter's Luck (3:25)
    24. The Mission (1:10)
    25. Brutal Forces (4:14)
    26. Remorse (1:30)
    27. End Titles (2:42)
    Total Score Time: 39:22

    The Extras
    29.'The Hunters' (Music From The Trailer, Vocals: John Gabriel) 2:13


  • Composed by Lyn Murray and Conducted by Lionel Newman.
    On The Threshold of Space Recorded on January 30, 31, and February 2, 1956, at Twentieth Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California.

    This soundtrack was produced in cooperation with the
    American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.


    ORCH. MANAGER
    Simon Waronker

    VIOLIN
    Felix Slatkin
    Paul Shure
    Joachim Chassman
    George Berres
    Marvin Limonick
    Irma Neumann
    Peter Ellis
    Paul Lowenkron
    Henry Camusi
    Sol Babitz
    Adolph Di Tullio
    David Selmont
    Eudice Shapiro
    Israel Baker
    Joseph Pepper
    Sidney Lippman
    Gerald Vinci
    Leon Trebacz

    VIOLA
    Alvin Dinkin
    Alexander Neiman
    Sven Reher
    Myer Bello
    Robert Ostrowsky
    Norman Botnick


    CELLO
    Kurt Reher
    Joseph DiTullio
    Ossip Giskin
    Leonard Krupnick
    Joseph Coppin
    Armand Kaproff
    James Arkatov

    BASS
    Magdalena Rivera
    Mike (Meyer) Rubin
    Kenneth Winstead

    FLUTE
    Sterling Smith
    Louella Howard
    Arthur Hoberman

    OBOE
    Gordon Pope
    William Kosinski

    CLARINET
    Russell Cheever
    Abe Most
    William Ulyate
    Charles Gentry
    Morris Crawford

    BASSOON
    Don Christlieb
    Fowler Friedlander


    FRENCH HORN
    Vincent DeRosa
    Alan Robinson
    Harry Schmidt
    Tibor Shik
    Wendell Hoss

    TRUMPET
    John Clyman
    Frank Beach
    Robert Fowler

    TROMBONE
    John Tranchitella
    Raymond Klein
    Marlo Imes

    TUBA
    Clarence Karella

    DRUMS / PERCUSSION
    Hal Rees
    Richard Cornell
    Paul De Droit
    Preston Lodwick
    Cameron Maus

    HARP
    Anne Stockton

    PIANO
    Urban Thielman

    GUITAR
    Vito Mumolo

    NOVACHORD
    Chauncey Haines