NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: LAST VIKINGS / DR. LEAKEY AND THE DAWN OF MAN
Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume 20
Dates: 1972 / 1966
Time = 60:19
Two scores from National Geographic presentations. "The Last Vikings" looks at modern descendants of famed warriors along coast of Norway. Ernest Gold offers stirring music with emphasis on brass. Main "Viking" theme is surging line with complex shifts in harmony underneath. Also find exciting whaling episodes, gentle ideas for fishermen of Dyb, powerful music illustrating fierce Viking history. Ernest Gold conducts. "Dr. Leakey and the Dawn of Man" traces famous anthropologist through decades of work at Olduvai Gorge (Africa), culminates in landmark human skull discovery. Leonard Rosenman musically explores vast history, supplies incredibly dramatic score that joins raw, primal world of ancient man with intense, modern sensibility. Leonard Rosenman conducts. Limited to 1500 copies. SOLD OUT!