|Side A - Dracula|
|1.||Main Title from Dracula|
|2.||Arrival at Castle Dracula|
|3.||Plan Revealed / Plea for Help / Draculaís Rage|
|4.||The Mausoleum / Harker Stakes the Bride / Empty Casket|
|5.||The Diary / Van Helsing Finds Harker|
|6.||Sleep Well / Dracula Seduces Lucy|
|Side B - Dracula|
|1.||Lucyís Second Encounter / Garlic Flowers|
|2.||Aunt Lucy / Lucy is Released|
|3.||Mina Ensnared / It Was There|
|4.||Allergic Reaction / Minaís Submission|
|5.||Bloodstained Mina / The Cellar|
|6.||The Final Battle|
|7.||Rhapsody for Lucy (Lucie)|
|Side C: The Curse of Frankenstein|
|1.||Main Title from The Curse of Frankenstein|
|2.||A Brilliant Intellect / Itís Alive|
|4.||An Offer of Help / Goodnight Professor / The Professorís Brain|
|5.||The Creature / Heís Gone|
|Side D: The Curse of Frankenstein|
|1.||The Creature and the Blind Man / You Shoot Well / Iíll Give You Life Again|
|3.||Get Up / Final Confrontation / The Guillotine|
Added on Friday, March 20, 2020
Silva Screen Records presents Dracula + The Curse Of Frankenstein. Hammer Films has long held a special place in the hearts of horror fans, defining the British genre during the 1950ís with classics such as Dracula and The Curse of Frankenstein.
Hammer Films has long held a special place in the hearts of horror fans, defining the British genre during the 1950ís with classics such as Dracula and The Curse of Frankenstein.
Composer James Bernard scored both and went on to compose the music to a host of horror films for Hammer during the Sixties and Seventies.
His distinctive clashing harmonies, often doubling the musical theme a tone higher, raise the on-screen action to a frenzied pitch, terrifying 20th Century cinema goers to the degree that his scores have become synonymous with the titular monsters.
World Premiere Recordings of the Complete Scores from Two Classic Hammer Films of the 1950s
The Curse Of Frankenstein starred Peter Cushing as Baron Victor Frankenstein and Christopher Lee as The Creature. This outstanding 1957 horror film began a whole series of films starring these two great icons of terror and was one of the best movies from Hammer Productions. Dracula, made in 1958, also starred Peter Cushing (as Doctor Van Helsing) and Christopher Lee (as Count Dracula). It is difficult to overestimate the significance of Dracula as it set the tone for Hammerís movie output over the next two decades when British horror films were among the most admired and popular films. Dracula created international stars out of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.
The music for both these films was composed by James Bernard, who created music for many more classic Hammer films including: She * The Quatermass Xperiment * The Damned * Dracula: Prince Of Darkness * The Devil Rides Out * Taste The Blood Of Dracula * The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires.
A distinctive trait in Bernardís Hammer scores is their use of clashing harmonies, often created by doubling a motif a tone higher, as in his famous Dracula theme.
His music is also frenzied and pacey at times, frequently making use of percussion such as timpani and snares. He could also write lush, romantic melodies, however. such as appear in Frankenstein Created Woman, Taste the Blood of Dracula and Scars of Dracula.