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May 7 2000

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Now Playing

Music from films now playing at our local megaplex—or cable channel.

PLAYLIST
Selection Source Performer(s) Comments
Ready to be Reborn The Skulls (OS 2000) Studio orchestra cond. by Randy Edelman From The Skulls, which opened with minimal fanfare (and no reviews) over a month ago and is still playing at several area theatres. The score is by Randy Edelman, whose many credits include The Whole Nine Yards, EdTV, 6 Days 7 Nights, The Last of the Mohicans, and The Mask. He previously worked with Skulls director Rob Cohen on Daylight, Dragonheart and Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, among others.
Snake and Skeleton The Skulls (OS 2000) Studio orchestra cond. by Randy Edelman The Skulls concerns dastardly doings within a secret and elite collegiate society clearly modeled on Yale's Skull and Bones Society (whose members include George ("Dubyuh") Bush).
A Closed Membership The Skulls (OS 2000) Studio orchestra cond. by Randy Edelman  
The Battle Gladiator (OS 2000) The Lyndhurst Orchestra cond. by Gavin Greenaway From the Ridley Scott film Gladiator, which opened in St. Louis to mixed reviews on May 5th. The score is by Hans Zimmer (Rain Man, Prince of Egypt, The Thin Red Line and others) and Lisa Gerrard (formerly of the rock group Dead Can Dance, and whose voice is heard briefly at the end of this cut).
Main Title Jesus (OS 2000) Studio orchestra cond. by Patrick Williams Score by Patrick Williams from the CBS mini-series Jesus, which premiers on May 14th.
Satan Jesus (OS 2000) Studio orchestra cond. by Patrick Williams Williams has extensive credits as a composer of film and television music, jazz and classical pieces as well as an arranger for a variety of artists including Frank Sinatra, Amy Grant, Barbara Streisand and Gloria Estafan
Brotherly Love and Stage Life Electric Shadows Percussion players of the Beijing Opera, China Symphony Orchestra cond. by Hu Bing Xu This new release is a collection of the film music of Zhao Jiping. This cut is from the score for Farewell My Concubine (1993).
Fate Electric Shadows Percussion players of the Beijing Opera, China Symphony Chorus, China Symphony Orchestra cond. by Hu Bing Xu From Raise the Red Lantern (1991). Zhao Jiping's other scores include Red Sorghum (1987), Ju Dou (1990), Red Firecracker Green Firecracker (1993), Temptress Moon (1995) and Seventeen Years (1999). This is one of those rare film music albums that is a pleasure to listen to on its own merits.
Portcullis Pt. 1 The 4th Floor (OS 2000) Studio orchestra cond. by Brian Tyler Music by Brian Tyler from the HBO thriller which was first broadcast on April 29th.
Portcullis Pt. 2 The 4th Floor (OS 2000) Studio orchestra cond. by Brian Tyler A relative newcomer to this field, Tyler's previous credits include the gonzo cult film Six-String Samurai (1998) and the courtroom drama Final Justice.
Jane and Collins The 4th Floor (OS 2000) Studio orchestra cond. by Brian Tyler  
Belle The 4th Floor (OS 2000) Studio orchestra cond. by Brian Tyler  


Acronyms and other mysteries defined:

OC: Unless otherwise indicated, the Original Cast recording of a Broadway show, along with the date.

OS: Unless otherwise indicated, the Original Soundtrack recording of a film, TV show, etc.


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