“Ben Hur” Rides Again

“Ben Hur” Rides Again
New to our rental library is Miklós Rózsa's
BEN HUR CHORAL SUITE, culled from his
Oscar-winning score to William Wilder's 1959
blockbuster film. Throughout his career,
Rózsa composed award-winning music for MGM
Studios, and later in life, he returned to
these scores intending to rearrange them and
create several choral suites. However, he
died before completing this project.
Cincinnati Pops conductor Erich Kunzel
learned of Rózsa's endeavor and with the
encouragement of the composer's son Nick,
this new six-movement, 20-minute suite was
completed by Daniel Robbins, who arranged and
reconstructed the piece. In April, Telarc
released its world-premiere recording of The
BEN HUR CHORAL SUITE, with Kunzel leading the
Cincinnati Pops and the Mormon Tabernacle
Choir. For rental information, email us at
rental@schirmer.com.



Miklós Rózsa
BEN HUR CHORAL SUITE
Duration: 20'
SATB; 2(pic)+pic.2(ca).3(ebcl)+bcl.2(cbn)/
4331/timp.perc/hp.pf(cel,org)/str



BEN HUR CHORAL SUITE,
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra/Kunzel
Telarc CD 80631
Telarc SACD 60631

The only sufficient word for this disc is
‘blockbuster.’

— HighFidelityReview.com


Erich Kunzel once again displays his knack
for presenting film music as if it were born
for the concert hall...Telarc’s recording
offers vivid imaging, wide dynamics and
crystal-clarity...For film buffs and serious
music lovers alike this is just plain
terrific.

— ClassicsToday.com