The High and the Mighty Suite is now available from the Alfred Rental Library, a division of Alfred Music Publishing. The seven-minute concert suite for full orchestra showcases Dimitri Tiomkin’s music for the 1954 film. Arranged by Christopher Palmer and Patrick Russ, the suite includes an optional chorus, with Ned Washington’s lyrics from the film. Tiomkin received an Academy Award for his score. The suite was recorded in 2005 by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard Kaufman, and released by Varese Sarabande.
The Tiomkin suite is part of a growing Alfred Rental Library that includes film music by Patrick Doyle, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Miklós Rósza, Max Steiner, John Williams, and others. On a recent visit to Los Angeles, Olivia Tiomkin Douglas visited the Alfred office in Van Nuys. Accompanied by Patrick Russ, the two met with Dave Black, vice president and editor-in-chief for school and church publishing, and Gary Rautenberg, manager of library content. After the visit Olivia said, “I am pleased that Dimitri’s music from his many Warner Bros. films will now be available for performance by symphony orchestras around the world through Alfred Music Publishing. In addition to Dimitri’s recently released Oscar-winning score for The High and the Mighty, we can soon look forward to other award winners, such as Giant, The Old Man and the Sea, Rio Bravo, Dial M for Murder, and many more.”
The High and the Mighty Suite is item number TIODIM1 and can be ordered from Alfred’s web site. If your orchestra is planning to perform the work, please contact us so that we may include the concert details in our Upcoming Concerts section.
The Rental Library Division of Alfred Music Publishing was launched in July 2011. Alfred has been a world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922.
If your concert band or marching band is looking to perform Tiomkin’s rousing and energetic television theme for Rawhide, check out the variety of scores for sale at Alfred Music. Choose from three levels: very easy, easy, and medium.
UPDATE (January 2016): Dimitri Tiomkin’s film music concert suites are now available for rental from Schott/EAM.