My Favourite Scores – 1943

For Whom the bell Tolls

  • For Whom The Bell Tolls
  • Victor Young
  • Classic Soundtrack Collector / 2013 / 58:49

I first came across Young’s Oscar-nominated score for For Whom The Bell Tolls as an 8-minute suite which was featured on the excellent Koch International Classics CD, “Shane: A Tribute To Victor Young” (New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard Kaufman). Listening to almost an hour of the original score highlights the quality of Young’s score.

Drawing from a number of influences, For Whom The Bell Tolls also covers a number of different emotions delivering a varied listen. [Read more…]