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Music of Steel: Heroic Themes from the Movies by John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard, James Horner

Album Summary

>Williams, John : Superman
>Williams, John : Star Wars
>Williams, John : Raiders of the Lost Ark
>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell, Overture
>Strauss, Richard : Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Jarre, Maurice : Lawrence of Arabia
>Orff, Carl : Carmina Burana
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Gerrard, Lisa : Now We Are Free, song (for the film "Gladiator")
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

A compilation of heroic themes from some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, old and new. You will be transported through space, on horseback, in the jungle and through the clouds as these epic, sweeping themes make us remember why movies and music continue to be a truly super collaboration.

Features the themes to The Lone Ranger, Superman, Gladiator, and some of the most heroic themes ever created!



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Works Details

>Williams, John : Superman :: March
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Ensemble: Boston Pops Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1978

>Williams, John : Star Wars :: Main Title
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1977

>Williams, John : Raiders of the Lost Ark :: March
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1981

>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell, Overture :: Finale
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1829

>Strauss, Richard : Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 :: Prelude (Sonnenaufgang)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1896

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Ride of the Valkyries
  • Performers: Helga Dernesch (Voice); Brigitte Fassbaender (Voice); Claudia Hellmann (Mezzo Soprano); Berit Lindholm (Soprano); Birgit Nilsson (Voice); Vera Schlosser (Soprano); Marilyn Tyler (Soprano); Helen Watts (Voice)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 6 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Jarre, Maurice : Lawrence of Arabia :: Theme
  • Conductor: Stanley Black
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1962

>Orff, Carl : Carmina Burana :: O Fortuna
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 8 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Gerrard, Lisa : Now We Are Free, song (for the film "Gladiator")
  • Conductor: Gavin Greenaway
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Hans Zimmer (Composer) (1957 - ).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary