Ennio Morricone
The Sound of Music [Original Broadway Cast]

Stage & Screen

The incidental music in films are often written off as mere background music, yet any aficianado of movie music knows that that is not the case. At their best, film composers are among the most important contemporary instrumental composers in modern music, and even at its worst -- many critics dismiss the sweeter, melodic work as saccharine and commercial -- film music can be pleasant mood music that is as soothing as easy listening. Film music is either released as complete scores or as collections spotlighting individual composers, such as Bernard Herrmann, Ennio Morricone or Nina Rota.

Stage & Screen Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
The Sound of Music~The Sound of Music Mary Martin
The Ecstasy of Gold
Ennio Morricone
Seventy Six Trombones Robert Preston
Welcome to Jurassic Park John Williams
Halloween Theme (Main Title) John Carpenter
Title Music from a Clockwork Orange Wendy Carlos
Peter Gunn
Hand Covers Bruise Trent Reznor / Atticus Ross
Theme from Shaft Isaac Hayes
Superfly Curtis Mayfield
Springtime for Hitler Mel Brooks / John Morris
The Omen, film score~Ave Satani
The Sound of Music~Climb Ev'ry Mountain Patricia Neway
Lawrence of Arabia Overture, Pt. 2 Maurice Jarre / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The Batman Theme Sinfonia of London Orchestra
Star Wars (Main Title) John Williams
Citizen Kane, film score~Prelude: Xanadu; Snow Picture
National Philharmonic Orchestra
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (Main Title) I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni
E.T. (Flying Theme) John Williams
Superman (Main Theme) Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Taxi Driver~Theme from Taxi Driver Bernard Herrmann
The Sicilian Clan Ennio Morricone
Linus And Lucy Colin Bailey / Monty Budwig / Vince Guaraldi / Vince Guaraldi Trio
Mr. Bojangles Sammy Davis, Jr.
El Cid: Overture Miklós Rózsa
My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time Les Brown / Doris Day
Oh, Good Grief! Vince Guaraldi Trio
The Ipcress File, film score~The Ipcress File John Barry
You Really Got Me Van Halen
On Her Majesty's Secret Service~We Have All the Time in the World John Barry
Then It's a Gift (End Title) MGM Studio Orchestra
The Trolley Song Judy Garland / MGM Studio Chorus
Too Much, Too Little, Too Late Johnny Mathis
The Harder They Come Jimmy Cliff
The Great Escape, film score~Main Title Elmer Bernstein
The Nightmare Before Christmas, film score~This Is Halloween, original demo for Nightmare Before Christmas Danny Elfman
Gypsy Woman The Impressions
Blush Response Vangelis
Bye Bye Blackbird Sammy Davis, Jr.
Latin Quarter Naked City
Got to Give It Up, Pt. 1 Marvin Gaye
Puttin' on the Ritz Fred Astaire
The Raiders March
John Williams
The Pink Panther, film score~The Pink Panther Theme Henry Mancini
Wouldn't It Be Loverly? Julie Andrews / Glenn Kezer / James Morris / Reid Shelton / Herb Surface
You're the Top Ethel Merman
It Was a Very Good Beer The Simpsons
Hill Street Blues Larry Carlton / Mike Post
With Plenty of Money and You Count Basie / Tony Bennett

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