Disasters: Movie Music Album

Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

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Disasters: Movie Music Album Review

by Steven McDonald

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 Prague Philharmonic Orchestra feat: Crouch End Festival Chorus 05:08 Amazon
2 Prague Philharmonic Orchestra feat: Crouch End Festival Chorus 04:28
3 Prague Philharmonic Orchestra feat: Crouch End Festival Chorus 02:55 Amazon
4 Prague Philharmonic Orchestra feat: Crouch End Festival Chorus 05:11
5 Prague Philharmonic Orchestra feat: Crouch End Festival Chorus 04:18
6 Prague Philharmonic Orchestra feat: Crouch End Festival Chorus 08:27
7 Prague Philharmonic Orchestra feat: Crouch End Festival Chorus 06:33 Amazon
8 Prague Philharmonic Orchestra feat: Crouch End Festival Chorus 04:54
9 Prague Philharmonic Orchestra feat: Crouch End Festival Chorus 03:17
10 Prague Philharmonic Orchestra feat: Crouch End Festival Chorus 03:02
11 Prague Philharmonic Orchestra feat: Crouch End Festival Chorus 05:46 Amazon
12 Prague Philharmonic Orchestra feat: Crouch End Festival Chorus 07:46
13 Prague Philharmonic Orchestra feat: Crouch End Festival Chorus 04:22
14 Prague Philharmonic Orchestra feat: Crouch End Festival Chorus 03:08
15 Prague Philharmonic Orchestra feat: Crouch End Festival Chorus 01:58
16 Prague Philharmonic Orchestra feat: Crouch End Festival Chorus 04:30
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