Label: FSMCD Vol.6 No.1 Date: 1952 Tracks: 27 Time: 79:35 Original soundtrack from sincere MGM historical movie starring Spencer Tracy. Rozsa surrounds Ainsworth's setting of Psalm 136 with abundance of rich original material. Highlight: stunning "Mayflower" leaving harbor. Here Rozsa propels always descending motif forward, gaining excitement through repetition in higher and higher statements in orchestra. What starts in lower strings, woodwinds becomes propulsive idea for horns, finally bright trumpets. Exciting piece! Other melodies reflect darker passions, romance on board. Rozsa's love of mid-range violins, violas much in evidence. CD presented in mono from original session elements. Rare treat: fascinating liner notes chronicle session dates, various changes during recording of cues, edits during production, etc. Packed-to-the-gills album presents film assemblies, original versions, more. Rich, golden age music retains luster!