MIRACLE, THE (2CD)

Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 243
Date: 1959
Time: 1:34:49
Tracks: 37
Years in the making! Elmer Bernstein fans place such high esteem on epic 1959 score that composer starts club in 1974, makes highlights from The Miracle the first of his own music to re-record. 26 minutes make it to second LP on his private label, but incredible wealth of powerhouse music including massive choral segments, battle music, entire Spanish elements of score remain unrecorded... until now! Over 90 minutes of actual soundtrack music spread over 2 CDs! Large-scale picture from Warner Bros. directed by Irving Rapper, starring Carroll Baker, Roger Moore is set during vibrant era of Napoleonic Wars in 1812. Religious story sees young postulant leaving convent to pursue love, adventure. As Teresa embarks on worldly adventures, statue of Virgin Mary assumes her place until she returns. Tale of faith, love, war and tragedy all inspire Bernstein to create lengthy, ambitious score in vein of legendary Ten Commandments score for Cecil B. DeMille. Massive chords launch work from outset, spotlighting great power of Church, faith. Bernstein creates sweeping primary love theme for initial romance with British Captain during first part of movie, then writes dynamic Spanish-flavor music for her life amongst gypsies, new romance with bullfighter. This portion of score transforms theme into earthier shadings, brings in flamenco colors. Also highlighting both parts of film score are two massive cues underscoring the miracle itself (CD 1, track 8), battle of Waterloo (CD 2, track 12). Miracle sequence presents Bernstein at his most powerful, with magnificent series of fortissimo major chords for large orchestra, chorus playing in epic manner. Bernstein also arranges, adapts several period pieces to augment tale, all of which appear as "extras" on CD 2. Both versions of penultimate cue ("Gratitude") also appear. Entire presentation, including both orchestra and all choral overlays, comes from pristine mono elements housed at Warner Bros. Informative notes by Frank DeWald, old-fashioned "spectacular-style" artwork rounds out magnificent package. Elmer Bernstein conducts. Intrada Special Collection 2-CD set available while quantities and interest remain!

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  • Years in the making! Elmer Bernstein fans place such high esteem on epic 1959 score that composer starts club in 1974, makes highlights from The Miracle the first of his own music to re-record. 26 minutes make it to second LP on his private label, but incredible wealth of powerhouse music including massive choral segments, battle music, entire Spanish elements of score remain unrecorded... until now! Over 90 minutes of actual soundtrack music spread over 2 CDs! Large-scale picture from Warner Bros. directed by Irving Rapper, starring Carroll Baker, Roger Moore is set during vibrant era of Napoleonic Wars in 1812. Religious story sees young postulant leaving convent to pursue love, adventure. As Teresa embarks on worldly adventures, statue of Virgin Mary assumes her place until she returns. Tale of faith, love, war and tragedy all inspire Bernstein to create lengthy, ambitious score in vein of legendary Ten Commandments score for Cecil B. DeMille. Massive chords launch work from outset, spotlighting great power of Church, faith. Bernstein creates sweeping primary love theme for initial romance with British Captain during first part of movie, then writes dynamic Spanish-flavor music for her life amongst gypsies, new romance with bullfighter. This portion of score transforms theme into earthier shadings, brings in flamenco colors. Also highlighting both parts of film score are two massive cues underscoring the miracle itself (CD 1, track 8), battle of Waterloo (CD 2, track 12). Miracle sequence presents Bernstein at his most powerful, with magnificent series of fortissimo major chords for large orchestra, chorus playing in epic manner. Bernstein also arranges, adapts several period pieces to augment tale, all of which appear as "extras" on CD 2. Both versions of penultimate cue ("Gratitude") also appear. Entire presentation, including both orchestra and all choral overlays, comes from pristine mono elements housed at Warner Bros. Informative notes by Frank DeWald, old-fashioned "spectacular-style" artwork rounds out magnificent package. Elmer Bernstein conducts. Intrada Special Collection 2-CD set available while quantities and interest remain!
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    CD 1
    01. Main Title (2:19)
    02. At First Sight (2:34)
    03. Aftermath (1:29)
    04. Infirmary (3:02)
    05. Un Momento (2:46)
    06. Convalescence (1:52)
    07. Stolen Fruit (1:35)
    08. Departure/Decision/Flight/French Attack (12:09)
    09. Musical Watch/Death News (1:12)
    10. Christian Gypsy/Proposal (2:41)
    11. A Woman for Carlitos/Michael’s Return (0:48)
    12. Betrayal/Guido Dead (4:41)
          CD 1 Total Time: 37:32














    CD 2
    01. Madrid (2:18)
    02. With Your Permission/The Painting (1:02)
    03. Casimir Exits (0:59)
    04. Teresa and Cordoba (1:53)
    05. Hail the Matador/The Bull (0:52)
    06. Cordoba’s Death (1:58)
    07. La Morena Gitana (0:58)
    08. Reunion (3:14)
    09. Toast to Victory/Waltz (3:30)
    10. Forgotten Vows (3:19)
    11. Bugles/Action (1:12)
    12. Waterloo/Teresa Departs/The Journey/Arrival at Convent/Madonna Returns (11:35)
    13. Gratitude (0:55)
    14. Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart, arr. Bernstein)/End Title (2:47)

    The Extras
    15. French Attack (alternate) (3:11)
    16. A Woman for Carlitos/Michael’s Return (film version, no vocal) (0:48)
    17. Gratitude (alternate) (0:57)
    18. Oh Maria, Madre Mia (Traditional, arr. Bernstein) (3:05)
    19. Salve Virgen Pura (Unknown, arr. Bernstein) (2:28)
    20. British Grenadiers (Unknown, arr. Bernstein) (0:57)
    21. Auld Lang Syne (Traditional, arr. Bernstein) (1:09)
    22. La Boca de Pepita (Unknown, arr. Bernstein) (2:03)
    23. Cancion de Maja (Unknown, arr. Bernstein) (2:09)
    24. Muineira (Unknown, arr. Bernstein) (0:49)
    25. Adoramus Te (Palestrina, arr. Bernstein) (2:07)
          CD 2 Total Time: 57:17

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    The Miracle
    Composed and Conducted by Elmer Bernstein
    Recorded on January 26, February 6, 11, 16, 25, 26, and March 4, 1959, at Warner Bros. Scoring Stage, Burbank, California.

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

    CONDUCTOR
    Elmer Bernstein

    VIOLIN
    Dan Lube
    Victor Arno
    Israel Baker
    David L. Berman
    Baldassare Ferlazzo
    David Frisina
    Jacques Gasselin
    Howard Griffin
    R. C. Hemery
    Louis Kaufman
    Murray Kellner
    Joseph Livoti
    Hillard Lubie
    A. Lustgarten
    Jack L. Pepper
    Lou Raderman
    Jerome J. Reisler
    Sam Ross
    Felix Slatkin
    Harry Solloway
    Marshall Sosson
    Hans Wippler
    Harry Zagon

    VIOLA
    Maurice Keltz
    Donald A. Cole
    Alvin Dinkin
    Philip Goldberg
    Harry Hyams
    William Hymanson
    Lou Kievman
    Virginia Majewski
    Spinoza Paeff
    Paul Robyn
    David H. Sterkin

    CELLO
    Eleanor Slatkin
    Joseph DiTullio
    Maurice Amsterdam
    Ossip Giskin
    Elizabeth Greenschpoon
    Raphael Kramer
    Kolia Levienne
    Irving Lipschultz
    George Neikrug
    Kurt Reher
    Emmet Sargeant
    Joseph Saxon

    BASS
    George F. Boujie
    Joe Mondragon
    Magdaleno Rivera
    Murray Shapinsky

    FLUTE
    James R. Briggs
    Harry Klee
    Ted Nash
    Leonard Posella

    OBOE
    Liliane Lhoest
    Loyd R. Rathbun

    CLARINET
    Richard H. Anderson
    Sal Franzella Jr.
    Percy L. Nichols

    BASSOON
    F. A. Friedlander
    Norman Herzberg

    FRENCH HORN
    William A. Hinshaw
    Arthur E. Briegleb
    James A. Decker
    Vincent N. DeRosa
    George W. Hyde
    Sinclair Lott

    TRUMPET
    Larry Sullivan
    A. A. Harris
    Pincus Savitt

    TROMBONE
    Frank A. Sullivan
    C. E. Cowpland
    Francis L. "Joe" Howard
    Lloyd E. Ulyate

    TUBA
    John Bambridge

    DRUMS/PERCUSSION
    John T. Boudreau
    Lou J. Erickson
    Wm. Frank Horscroft
    Harold L. Rees

    HARP
    Denzil Laughton

    PIANO
    Harry Sukman

    Organ
    E. LePique

    GUITAR
    Robert Bain
    Al R. Hendrickson