THE DUELLISTS / THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS: THE FILM MUSIC OF HOWARD BLAKE - Original Soundtracks (CD includes Digital Download - 24 Bit Wavs, MP3, Digital PDF)

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The Airstrip One Company presents film music composed and conducted by Howard Blake (THE AVENGERS, THE SNOWMAN, FLASH GORDON) for two of his most sought-after film scores.

The first film score represented is THE DUELLISTS, the 1977 period drama directed by Ridley Scott, based on the story 'The Duel' by Joseph Conrad, starring Keith Carradine and Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney, Edward Fox and Cristina Raines. During the Napoleonic Era, Lieutenant d'Hubert (Carradine), an officer in the French army accidentally offends another officer, Lieutenant Feraud (Keitel) and sets off a life-long enmity that finds the two crossing swords time and again in an attempt to achieve “justice” and preserve their “honor.”

The second film score represented is THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS, the 1979 WWI spy adventure directed by Tony Maylam, based on the then-popular espionage novel written by Erskine Childers, starring Michael York, Simon MacCorkindale and Jenny Agutter. In 1901, two British yachtsmen stumble upon a German plot to invade the east coast of England with a flotilla of specially designed barges. To thwart the German plot, they will have to outwit not only the best sailors in the German Navy but the Kaiser himself.

Both scores contain beautiful lush orchestral music written by a classically-trained composer at the top of his game, performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra.

Includes a deluxe booklet with many rare stills from both films, liner notes that include an introduction by director Ridley Scott and retrospectives by actor Michael York and director Tony Maylam and insights into the making of both productions. This release contains over 70 minutes of music.

1. The Duellists-Main Theme (3:01)
2. Mme. deLeon's Salon (2:38)
3. Opening Titles (0:59)
4. Military Life (0:23)
5. Laura (1:47)
6. Armand & Adèle (1:32)
7. I Renounce Love (0:59)
8. Tarot (1:31)
9. Cellar Duel (0:58)
10. Cavalry Duel (2:13)
11. Jubilation (0:29)
12. Russian Winter (6:21)
13. The Chateau (1:11)
14. The Marriage (1:35)
15. The Challenge (0:49)
16. Pistols (1:05)
17. Final Duel in the Woods (3:29) 
18. The Lonely Walker (2:44)
19. End Credits (3:17)

20. The Riddle of the Sands (4:29)
21. A Walk in the Dunes (1:41)
22. The Dulcibella (1:10)
23. Sailing (4:46)
24. The Inn - Rowing Ashore (1:57)
25. Barge Building (3:51)
26. The Kormoran Moves In (1:12)
27. Into the Fog (1:26)
28. Carruthers Investigates the Barn (1:48)
29. The Train to Emden
30. Carruthers Reboards the Train (2:22)
31. Rehearsal for Invasion (5:03)
32. Sink the Dulcibella! (1:36)
33. End Titles (2:23)