New CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts. They include some great film soundtrack releases. The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post the CD is available on. There are eight jukebox listening posts in the Arts Reading Room, where you can listen to CDs from the audiovisual collection.
Cromwell : complete score & original 1970 motion picture soundtrack, composed and conducted by Frank Cordell.
A wonderful selection of film soundtracks are among recent arrivals into the collection. These include definitive re-releases with bonus tracks of original classic movie scores from epics such as True Grit featuring music by Elmer Bernstein, and Cromwell with a magnificent score composed and conducted by Frank Cordell. The opening Main Title track on Cromwell is a dramatic combination of full orchestra and choir that is well worth a listen. The recent reissue of the Murder on the Orient Express soundtrack features music by acclaimed British composer Richard Rodney Bennett, also known for his Four Weddings and a Funeral score.
There are also soundtracks for recent movie blockbusters such as Gravity, Superman Returns and The Book Thief with music by legendary film composer John Williams of Star Wars, Harry Potter, ET, Jaws and Close Encounters fame.
Also check out Contemporary World Music, one of our online databases for the following recent release of classic movie themes, available for anyone to use here in the Library via the website. If you’re one of our Victorian registered users you can log in from home and explore at your leisure!