February 2013
More suite music from Alfred Music

Giant and the Rio Bravo Concert Suite are now available from the Alfred Rental Library, a division of Alfred Music Publishing.

The twelve-minute concert suite for Giant for full orchestra showcases Dimitri Tiomkin’s music for the 1956 film. Arranged by Christopher Palmer and Patrick Russ, the four movement suite consists of a “Prelude,” the “Love Theme From Giant: There’s Never Been Anyone Else But You,” “Ballad of Jett Rink,” and the “Finale.” The Finale includes an optional chorus for “The Green Leaves of Summer.” Tiomkin received an Academy Award nomination for his score.

The eight-minute Rio Bravo concert suite for full orchestra includes the main thematic material from Dimitri Tiomkin’s music for the 1959 film. Arranged by Christopher Palmer and Patrick Russ, the three movement suite consists of the “Main Title (‘Rio Bravo’),” “Love Theme,” and “Deguello.” There is an  optional male vocal solo for “Rio Bravo,” with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster.

Both suites ware recorded in 2011 by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard Kaufman, and released by LSO Live in 2012, “The Greatest Film Scores of Dimitri Tiomkin.”

Alfred Music has future plans to rent additional suites from the LSO’s “The Greatest Film Scores of Dimitri Tiomkin,” including The Hitchcock Suite, The Land of the Pharaohs, The Sundowners, and The Old Man and the Sea. The Old Man and the Sea rental will be the full suite, not just the Theme that was recorded. 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. The Alfred Rental Library includes film music by Patrick Doyle, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Miklós Rósza, Max Steiner, John Williams, and others.

Giant is item number TIODIM2 and the Rio Bravo Concert Suite is TIODIM3. The scores can be ordered from Alfred’s web site for rental. 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.

UPDATE (January 2016): Dimitri Tiomkin’s film music concert suites are now available for rental from Schott/EAM.

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