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Hard to Find Orchestral Instrumentals, Vol. 2

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Hard to Find Orchestral Instrumentals, Vol. 2 gathers up 20 lush, rich, and string-filled songs played by a wide variety of big orchestras both well-known, like Nelson Riddle's orchestra, and lost to the vagaries of time, like Sir Chauncey & His Exciting Strings. The songs are a mix of movie themes -- like Bill Conti's "Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)," Ferrante & Teicher's "Theme From The Apartment," and Felix Slatkin's "Theme From The Sundowners" -- and pop songs like Sil Austin's weepy version of "Danny Boy," Franck Pourcel's "Chariot (I Will Follow Him)," and George Martin's orchestral take on the Beatles' "This Boy." The disc is consistently lush and would make any elevator ride a pleasant journey. If you like beautiful melodies played by lots and lots of violins, this is the perfect disc for you.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:49
2
2:34
3 3:02
4
2:10
5 2:57
6 2:14
7
2:22
8 2:36
9
2:47
10 2:37
11 2:44
12 2:09
13 2:34
14
2:20
15 3:11
16
3:47
17
2:52
18 4:00
19 3:57
20 4:45
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