Epic Battles

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This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, films where a battle or contest is the movie; including Zulu, 300, The Hunger Games, Hotel Rwanda, The Hurt Locker, Master and Commander, Glory and more on the next edition of The Score.

Music highlighted in this episode

Epilogue from Battle of Britain

Ron Goodwin

BBC Philharmonic

Chandos CHAN 10262


River Crossing from Zulu Dawn

Elmer Bernstein

City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Silva Screen Records SILCD 1178


Zulu from Zulu

John Barry

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

epix soundtrax EK 66401


The Far Side of the World from Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Iva Davies/Christopher Gordon/Richard Tognetti

Richard Tognetti, Bruce Dukov, Simon Oswell, Steve Erdody, and Timothy Lanfauer, strings

Decca Records B00006071


Andante con moto - Alla marcia from Waterloo

Nino Rota

Orchestre Philharmoniqie de Monte-Carlo

EMI Classics CDC 7 54528


Horn of Plenty and Tenuous Winners/Returning Home from The Hunger Games

James Newton Howard

original soundtrack recording

Lionsgate B0016579-0


Message for the Queen, Goodbye My Love and Remember Us from 300

Tyler Bates

original soundtrack recording

Warner Bros 101272-2


Leave No Man Behind from Black Hawk Down

Hans Zimmer

original soundtrack recording

London 440 017 012 2


Message for the Queen from 300

Tyler Bates

original soundtrack recording

Warner Bros 101272-2


Closing Credits from Glory

James Horner

original soundtrack recording

Virgin Records 0777 7 86150 2 6


Finale and Children Found from Hotel Rwanda

Andrea Guerra

original soundtrack recording

Commotion CR005


Theme from Schindler's List

John Williams

The Boston Symphony

MCA MCAD-10969


The Way I Am from The Hurt Locker

Marco Beltrami/Buck Sanders

original soundtrack recording

Lakeshore Records LKS 34120


Burning the Past from Kingdom of Heaven

Harry Gregson-Williams

The American Film Symphony

BSX Records BSXCD 8929


Theoden Rides Forth, The Battle of the Hornburg, The Breach of the Deeping Wall, and Long Ways To Go Yet from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Howard Shore

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Warner Bros/Reprise 44376-2


2 Responses to “Epic Battles”

  1. Edgar Frame

    It is ironic that the tragedy of war has given us so many great compositions which stir the human soul.

  2. Gregory Carich

    Sorry you didn’t pick the music from the opening of “Gladiator.” That’s a great battle scene and the music (Holst’s Mars, the Bringer of War from The Planets) fit it.


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