I just love the opening fanfare for this track. It’s almost of a stature that it could be used as an Olympic Flame fanfare. The latter half of the cue features cimbalom, one of my favourite instruments.
Very synthy sounding score to an independent film, but it’s the thematic material of the theme that is the attraction and the actual sound of the synths becomes secondary.
Up to hearing this I had associated Salter with his horror score. This score here for the late ’50s TV show is about as western in style as western music can get. And it’s a great listen. A great re-recording from around the same time as the music was composed for the show. Light and airy music.
Not the highlight score of the series this one: a bit to industrial for me on the whole. But when the familiar themes are crow-barred into this track it raises the music out of the average.
One of the quieter episodes of this short score and it’s a lovely soaring piece featuring orchestra and chorus.
A short cue this one but it is long enough to show off how beautiful it is. Lovely acoustic guitar over a sea of strings.
I like the way the music builds in this short track from quiet beginnings to louder and ending with a strong emotional statement.
Starting off with a string ostinato, there’s a strong statement of a theme that I consider to be one of Preisner’s strongest. I am not as familiar with this as I should be and I could feel myself hoping the theme would be played when I began to hear the piano enter the track.
One of the quintessential “Bond in danger” pieces this one. Blaring brass with orchestra ticking down the time. It even has time for a sultry sax solo in the middle.
Great, but bare, track that is somehow slightly unsettling. Pizzicato strings hurry you along with scratchy low-register strings add to the awkward feel to the cue.