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Artist(s) Hayman, Richard, Conductor • Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period(s) 20th CenturyContemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Film and TV Music • Orchestral
Catalogue 8.555020
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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This collection of popular excerpts from award-winning science fiction film scores brings together the spectacular compositions of some of the greatest American film composers of our time. John Williams’s eighty-odd scores have earned him more than 35 Academy Award nominations, five Oscars and six British Film Awards. The unparalleled box office success, Star Wars, has not only kept its place as the outstanding film of its genre but has inspired Williams’s near contemporaries to write ‘space music’. They include Laurence Rosenthal, Jerry Goldsmith and writer-producer Glen A. Larson, whose Battlestar Galactica and its TV sequels have proved enduringly popular.


Review By Geoff Bennett,Limelight Magazine,December 2006

With 23 recordings to their credit, Richard Hayman and his team know their stuff and here they present music from a number of Hollywood space epics. This is the sort of stirring and mystical music that allows our imagination to take flight to a world of rocket ships, space travellers and exotic alien creatures. John Williams' expertise in the world of movie scores stands unrivalled in recent times and although Hayman is no match for the composer's own recordings, this disc, including additional repertoire, represents an enjoyable sci-fi collection at budget price.


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