La-La Land Records and Sony Music have teamed up for the release on March 13 of a remastered digital recording of Dimitri Tiomkin’s score for The Fall of the Roman Empire on CD. The source material comes from the original ¼-inch LP master audio tape that held nineteen tracks [music cues], supplemented with eight bonus mono music cues. The Fall of the Roman Empire, produced by Samuel Bronston and directed by Anthony Mann, features an all-star cast headed by Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, James Mason, Alec Guinness, and Christopher Plummer. Tiomkin’s music score was nominated for an Academy Award®.
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The recording was produced by veteran soundtrack producer Didier C. Deutsch and Mark G. Wilder. Wilder mastered the music using elements from the Sony Music vault. The 24-page booklet contains liner notes by Jeff Bond; the art direction is by Jim Titus. Sample tracks for the “Overture,” “Pax Romana,” and two additional tracks can be heard at La-La Land Records. The limited edition release, featuring more than one hour of music, is catalog number LLLCD 1202. Last fall La-La Land and Sony released 55 Days at Peking.
The music from the film is also available on a double CD produced by James Fitzpatrick for Prometheus Records with Dimitri Tiomkin’s complete 140-minute score for The Fall of the Roman Empire newly recorded by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Nic Raine.