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New from Film Score Monthly
31-May-2006 - Film Score Monthly has released early work from the legendary John Williams: the classic "crime jazz" soundtrack to Checkmate plus the big-band showtunes collection Rhythm in Motion, both dating from 1961. Rhythm in Motion is not a soundtrack album but a "concept album" by Williams for Columbia Records featuring exciting arrangements of classic showtunes. These two vintage Columbia LPs are remastered from the original stereo master tapes for sterling sound quality. The other CD is the third collaboration between Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann: The Wrong Man (1956), the true-life tale of Christopher Emanuel Balestrero (Henry Fonda) who was wrongly arrested and tried for a series of holdups in New York City. This was the score on which Herrmann pioneered the minimal, obsessive style that became his hallmark. Using a pared-down orchestra of brass, woodwinds, percussion, keyboards and a single string bass, Herrmann created a quintessential "Herrmannesque" effort of psychological scoring. This premiere release features the complete original soundtrack in clean monaural sound.
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