Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Disasters: Movie Music Album

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It's nice to have people approaching their jobs with enthusiasm and energy -- as is certainly the case with the Prague Philharmonic (conducted by Nic Raine and Paul Bateman) and the Crouch End Festival Chorus, whose members here seem to be having a great deal of fun with this assortment of cues and suites from movies involving disasters of one kind or another (though calling The Abyss a disaster movie might be stretching the truth somewhat). Titanic pops up again, but this is only one more indicator of how much of a warhorse James Horner's score has become within a few years. More to the point, the album, in a fine display of intentional humor, follows a suite from Dmitri Tiomkins's score for The High and the Mighty by concluding the album with a suite from Elmer Bernstein's score for Airplane! That's class.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 5:08 Amazon
2 4:28
3 2:55 Amazon
4 5:11
5 4:18
6 8:27
7 6:33 Amazon
8 4:54
9 3:17
10 3:02
11 5:46 Amazon
12 7:46
13 4:22
14 3:08
15 1:58
16 4:30
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