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The Phoenix Symphony conducted by James Sedares.
Complete soundtrack score to the famous John Sturges film based on Akira Kurosawa's "The Seven Samurai". The music for this CD was personally prepared by composer Elmer Bernstein. Bernstein was a protégé of Aaron Copland and an arranger for Glenn Miller, giving him a wide and varied background for his career as a film composer.
The Magnificent Seven, 1960
1 Main Titles And Calvera's Visit: Allegro Con Fuoco 4:01
2 Council Of War: Allegro Molto Marcato 3:40
3 Strange Funeral: Moderato 4:46
4 After The Brawl: Allegro 2:28
5 The Journey: Allegro Vigoroso 3:51
6 Toreador: Moderato 2:15
7 Training 1:34
8 Fiesta And Celebration 1:59
9 Calvera's Return: Allegro Brutale 2:11
10 Calvera Routed And Petra's Declaration 3:49
11 Ambush: Moderato 3:06
12 Surprise And Crossroads: Allegro Energico 7:27
13 Enemy Camp And Nightmare 1:50
14 Defeat: Slow And Dark 3:41
15 Showdown And Finale: Allegro Con Fuoco 10:31
Hallelujah Trail, 1965
16 Overture For Chorus And Orchestra
Choir – Arizona State University Concert Choir 6:54
Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's "The Seven Samurai" (1954) is westernized as "The Magnificent Seven." Yul Brynner plays Chris, a mercenary hired to protect a Mexican farming village from its annual invasion by bandit Calvera (Eli Wallach).
As Elmer Bernstein's unforgettable theme music (later immortalized as the "Marlboro Man" leitmotif) blasts away in the background, Chris rounds up six fellow soldiers of fortune to help him form a united front against the bandits. The remaining "magnificent six" are played by Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, Horst Buchholz, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn, and (the one that everybody forgets) Brad Dexter. Though jam-packed with action, William Roberts's screenplay pauses long enough to flesh out each of its characters, allowing the audience to pick their own favorites.
"The Magnificent Seven" was followed by three sequels, not to mention dozens of imitations. 1960