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BLISS, A.: Christopher Columbus Suite / Seven Waves Away / Men of 2 Worlds (Slovak Radio Symphony, Adriano)



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BLISS, A.: Christopher Columbus Suite / Seven Waves Away / Men of 2 Worlds (Slovak Radio Symphony, Adriano)

After Things to Come, his most famous film score, Arthur Bliss composed the soundtrack scores of CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS and MEN OF TWO WORLDS, two dramatic pictures which are largely forgotten today. Their music, however, enlivened by Spanish and African rhythms respectively, is colourful and interesting enough to be revived in the form of concert suites. Men of Two Worlds contains BARAZA, a miniature concert piece for piano and orchestra (like Addinsell’s “Warsaw Concerto” from Dangerous Moonlight, Bax’s Oliver Twist, Rózsa’s Spellbound and Herrmann’s “Concerto Macabre” from Hangover Square), with additional male choir. The three orchestral pieces from SEVEN WAVES AWAY are another real discovery and if anything even more deserving of concert performances than the two earlier scores.

Bliss, Arthur
Adriano, arranger(s)

  Christopher Columbus Suite (arr. Adriano)
1.   Play with flash player I. Overture 00:04:46
2.   Play with flash player II. The Commission 00:03:25
3.   Play with flash player III. Dona Beatriz 00:03:07
4.   Play with flash player IV. Struggles 00:01:30
5.   Play with flash player V. The Messenger 00:01:05
6.   Play with flash player VI. The Voyage begins 00:02:23
7.   Play with flash player VII. Mutiny 00:02:19
8.   Play with flash player VIII. Land at last! 00:01:14
9.   Play with flash player IX. Columbus put into chains 00:02:17
10.   Play with flash player X. Return to Spain 00:02:12

Bliss, Arthur

  7 Waves Away
11.   Play with flash player No. 1. Allegro con fuoco 00:01:57
12.   Play with flash player No. 2. Allegro 00:02:05
13.   Play with flash player No. 3. Maestoso quasi marcia funebre 00:04:20
  Men of Two Worlds
14.   Play with flash player Baraza 00:06:58
15.   Play with flash player Return to Tanganyika 00:02:46
16.   Play with flash player The Challenge - The Wrath of the Evil Gods 00:02:05
17.   Play with flash player Kisenga's Family 00:02:34
18.   Play with flash player Village Fire and Finale 00:02:16

Total Playing Time: 00:49:19

Bliss, Arthur



Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Slovak Philharmonic Chorus

Capova, Silvia

Label: Naxos

Series: Film Music Classics

Genre: Film and TV Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572226

Barcode: 747313222674

Release Date: 11/2009

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