alfred hitchcock: the classic soundtrack collection (4 CD boxed set, £8.75)
This collection brings together five original, full soundtrack albums for Hitchcock films, along with numerous themes for others of his classic creations Totalling nearly five hours of music over four discs, this compilation offers a unique experience by isolating the scores from their original setting, thereby allowing the listener to hear them in unfamiliar surrounds. With a total of over 50 full length feature films to his name, Alfred Hitchcock remains one of the most influential and esteemed movie directors in cinema history. During his career, which spanned six decades, he created some of the finest and most critically acclaimed films ever made, for which he received any number of awards, and which are still hailed as classics. Hitchcock was a master too of choosing the right composers to score his celluloid creations, and the music was often as important as any other feature in his completed picture. Working regularly with esteemed music-writers such as Bernard Herrmann, Dimitri Tiomkin, Franz Waxman and Lyn Murray, the movie going public considered his choice in this area as important as that of his leading actors and actresses.
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