Inspired Themes from the Inspired Movies is our featured film album of the month. This is a really beautiful album to listen to and, as the title suggests, it showcases music from "inspired" films. "Religious films" could have been used in the title instead, but perhaps sales would not have been so good. Nevertheless, it is music from popular religious films of the 1950s and 1960s, lovingly performed by maestro Felix Slatkin. If you like lush string music and sweeping love themes sung with choral backings, then this is an album not to be missed. The arrangements are exquisite. We heard these themes so many times, my sister and I can recognize them from their first notes......and just about anyone can recognize the opening strains of Nepheridi's Theme from The Ten Commandments ( music by Elmer Bernstein ).
The Song of Delilah - Samson and Delilah
Love Theme from "El Cid" - El Cid
Forever Yours - A Man Called Peter
Theme from "Francis of Assisi" - Francis of Assisi
"The Prodigal" Love Theme - The Prodigal
Theme from "King of Kings" - King of Kings
Nepheridi's Theme - The Ten Commandments
The Song of Bernadette - The Song of Bernadette
Love Theme from "Ben-Hur" - Ben-Hur
Rapture of Love - David and Bathsheba
Love Theme from "Quo Vadis" - Quo Vadis
Love Theme from "The Robe" - The Robe
Top Music Picks: The Ten Commandments, A Man Called Peter, Love Theme from Ben-Hur, Love Theme from The Robe.
You can pick up this album on eBay for around $5 or, if you are lucky enough to find it at a second-hand store, for even cheaper. But for now, have a listen to The Robe on Youtube.
What a cool idea for a film themes compilation! I love the soundtracks for Ben-Hur and Ten Commandments and know a lot of these other themes, but a collection with all of them would be really cool. I will have to keep my eye out for this.ReplyDelete