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Ben Hur - Expanded Score - (Gatefold Vinyl) - Limited Edition - Miklos Rozsa

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A 1959 American epic historical drama film, directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston, "Ben-Hur" was a remake of the homonymous 1925 silent film, both adapted from Lew WallaceÕs 1880 novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ". The 1959 remake had the largest budget ($15.175 million) as well as the biggest sets built of any film produced at the time. Costume designer Elizabeth Haffenden oversaw a staff of 100 wardrobe fabricators to make the costumes, and a workshop employing 200 artists and workmen provided the hundreds of friezes and statues needed in the film. The nine-minute chariot race has become one of cinemaÕs most famous sequences, and the film score, composed and conducted by Mikl—s, is the longest ever composed for a film. It was highly influential on cinema for more than 15 years. Ben-Hur won a record 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Wyler), and Best Actor in a Leading Role (Heston).
Includes 2 bonus tracks
Music composed and conducted by MIKLîS RîZSA
Orchestrations by EUGENE ZADOR
Recorded in Rome, Italy, in January 1959,
and at MGM Studios Scoring Stage, Culver City, California, May-October 1959.
Track Listing

SIDE A
01 OVERTURE (*)
02 PRELUDE 
03 THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI 
04 ROMAN MARCH 
05 FRIENDSHIP 
06 LOVE THEME OF BEN-HUR 
07 THE BURNING DESERT 
08 THE ROWING OF THE GALLEY SLAVES


SIDE B
01 NAVAL BATTLE 
02 RETURN TO JUDEA 
03 VICTORY PARADE 
04 THE MOTHER√ïS LOVE 
05 PARADE OF THE CHARIOTEERS (*)
06 THE LEPERS√ï SEARCH FOR THE CHRIST 
07 THE PROCESSION TO CALVARY 
08 THE MIRACLE AND FINALE 
(*) Bonus tracks: Not included on the original LP.