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Audio : a taste of things to come! Entracte from KING OF KINGS recorded in Prague April 2017

Above are: Video of recording of SODOM & GOMORRAH... previously recorded by the Tadlow Music team

Video of BEN-HUR recording session in which we added the KING OF KINGS Entr'acte right at the end of the sessions...note this is Camera Sound

Audio of Final Mix of KING OF KINGS Entr'acte

After the success and acclaim of new digital recordings with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra made over the past 15 years of complete scores by Tadlow Music of EL CID, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, EXODUS, THE THIEF OF BAGDAD, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, THE BLUE MAX ,SODOM AND GOMORRAH (see attached video) and most recently BEN-HUR .... now comes their greatest challenge! The recording of one of the finest of all film scores by MIKLOS ROZSA for the 1961 Epic KING OF KINGS.

Critics and fans raved over BEN-HUR:

"The new Ben-Hur release is conducted by Nic Raine and features the City of Prague Orchestra and Chorus in a presentation that should become the standard for classic score reconstruction. It has been amazing to listen to the Prague Orchestra develop over the years from questionable, to serviceable, to solid, to exceptional. The sound quality of this recording is about as good as one could imagine. The sections that incorporate organ and full orchestra never find the keyboard overwhelming the sound picture, but it does come forward at the right moments. Piano lines can be discerned when necessary, adding accents, but always balanced within the ensemble. Given the modern recording techniques at play, the sheer craft of Rozsa’s orchestrations resonates here perhaps even more so than on the OST.With this release, they have outdone themselves, cementing their place in film music history as one of the finest re-recording ensembles for the medium". —Steven A. Kennedy FILM SCORE MONTHLY

In some 30 years of recording producer James Fitzpatrick has produced over 1000 CDs of Film Scores and New Recordings of Classic Film Music including new recordings of ZULU, THE LION IN WINTER, THE LAST VALLEY, ROBIN AND MARIAN, EL CID, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, EXODUS, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, VILLA RIDES!, TARAS BULBA, OBSESSION, QBVII, HOUR OF THE GUN, SALAMANDER, THE BLUE MAX, THE ALAMO, THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, DUEL IN THE SUN, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, CONAN THE DESTROYER, THE THIEF OF BAGDAD plus collections of the music of JOHN BARRY, MAURICE JARRE, JERRY GOLDSMITH, JOHN WILLIAMS, MAX STEINER, ALFRED NEWMAN and many more.... 

These have largely been totally funded by Tadlow Music along with Prometheus Records and in the past Silva Screen Records.

Now James Fitzpatrick is seeking additional funding directly from the people these recordings are aimed at...the soundtrack fans. And,unlike the abortive MOONRAKER Kickstarter campaign of a couple of years back, all rights have been cleared in advance.

Not only are these recordings aimed at CD sales to lovers of great film music but with each release the previously "lost" original written scores have been reconstructed and preserved for our film music heritage of some of finest music ever composed for the Cinema which not only can be heard afresh on CD but also made available worldwide for the ever popular film music concerts.

The cost of the recording this Double CD set will include restoration and reconstruction by Rozsa expert Leigh Phillips with the help of the original scores from sketches by Rozsa's orchestrator Eugene Zador of the complete film score, 10 recording sessions with the full 96 members of the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Nic Raine (himself one of Rozsa's orchestrators for his later films) and 2 or 3 sessions with the 80 voice City of Prague Philharmonic Choir Conducted by Miriam Nemcova ... plus editing, mixing and mastering in Cambridge by Gareth Williams. The total costs for all of these will be in the region of £80,000.... Tadlow Music are looking for part funding of this project with the balance coming from the "deep" pockets of James Fitzpatrick!

Risks and challenges

Over 30 Years of Experience of Recording and Releasing Classic Film Music to critical acclaim around the world with rights already cleared with publishers and recording has the blessing of Juliet Rozsa - daughter of composer Miklos Rozsa

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