アンジェロ・F・ラヴァニーノの世界初リリースとなる２作品のオリジナル・サウンドトラックをカップリング収録！スペインを舞台にした1958年の恋愛もの「SOLEDAD」とひとりの男が魚を求めて北海に遠征する1957年のドキュメンタリー「L'OCEANO CI CHIAMA」のサウンドトラック。５００枚限定盤。
Alhambra Records in Germany is very proud to release two lovely romantic scores by famous Italian composer Angelo Francesco Lavagnino which have never before been available on CD:
SOLEDAD from 1958 is a love story set in Spain and L'OCEANO CI CHIAMA from 1957 a Cinemascope documentary in colour about an Italian fishing expedition to the Northern Seas.
This wonderful CD project - our fourth Lavagnino CD - has only been possible thanks to the generous support of the three daughters of the composer - Bianca, Iudica and Alessandra Lavagnino -, who still had open reel tape copies of the original mastertapes in mono in their personal archive.
SOLEDAD was an Italian-Spanish co-production from 1958 where Lavagnino was reunited with Enrico Gras and Mario Craveri, the same documentary directors who a few years before had also made CONTINENTE PERDUTO and L'IMPERO DEL SOLE. This new project was their first venture into the feature film genre and starred Spanish actors such as Fernando Fernan Gomez, German Cobos and Pilar Cansino The story deals with the love affair of the young couple Manuel and Soledad, who are in love with each other, but Soledad's father gives her hand to the wealthy suitor Don Antonio Torres.
SOLEDAD represents the middle part of Lavagnino's unofficial Spanish trilogy which was preceded just a few months before in 1958 by the famous THE NAKED MAJA and would be followed in 1960 by LA SPOSA BELLA (THE ANGEL WORE RED), another US movie with Ava Gardner in the leading role. In all three scores Lavagnino incorporates splashes of Spanish folklore and typical instruments of the country like guitars and castanets into his compositions, but whereas the two other scores also have their fair share of somber and dramatic suspense tracks, SOLEDAD can be described more as a lyrical symphonic poem full of heartfelt melody and glowing romanticism. It is a musical feast of beauty and a sensual celebration of love. The exquisite love theme, which is sung by the then still young Italian singer Jula De Palma in the Main Title, dominates everything in the score and may be one of Lavagnino's most inspired melodic creations. Our CD presents the complete SOLEDAD score with more than 40 minures of music.
The second score on our CD comes from the 1957 documentary L'OCEANO CI CHIAMA which was co-directed by Giorgio Ferroni and Giovanni Roccardi and is almost unseen today.
The movie describes the various stages of the fishing of the cod which is effectuated in the Northern Seas by a ship prepared for this aim by a big commercial company.
Throughout, the music by Lavagnino plays an important part in underlining the feelings of the isolated men on board and in creating a maritime musical atmosphere. All in all, there are certainly more than 60 minutes to be heard in this quite short 75-minute movie, but only about 27 minutes of them have survived in very good condition in the Lavagnino estate. The 12 tracks with about 25 minutes (for listening purposes we have moved the jazzy jukebox source music ''Night Club'' to the bonus section at the end of the CD) form a delightful and diverse symphonic tone poem about the sea with wonderful musical seascapes.
This CD edition with 12-page booklet will be limited to 500 copies and will be available next week during mid-November.
1. MAIN TITLE 1:56*
2. BRIDAL PROCESSION 2:13
3. PACO'S DISAPPOINTMENT / WORK AND GAIETY 2:31
4. THE LAST DAY OF MAY (MEETING) 2:03
5. FLAMENCO 1:32
6. IDYLL / SAINT AGHATA'S DAY 3:23
7. PACO'S SONG 0:57
8. MANUEL'S SONG 1:42
9. FANFARE / BULLFIGHT 5:09
10. MANUEL VARGAS AND PACO MORALES 1:56
11. MARIA DE LA SOLEDAD ORTEGA 2:03
12. NIGHT WATCH / THE BROKEN JUG 3:24
13. COVERED WAGONS 2:30
14. MANUEL AND SOLEDAD 2:03
15. ADIOS, SOLEDAD! 1:14
16. THE JOURNEY / INVESTIGATION / NEWS! 4:43
17. FINALE (INSTRUMENTAL VERSION) 1:53
18. FINALE (VOCAL VERSION) 1:49*
19. SOLEDAD (MAIN TITLE) 2:36*
Orchestra conducted by G. M. Guarino
*Jula de Palma Vocal L'OCEANO CI CHIAMA Music composed y A. F. Lavagnino Orchestra Cinefonica Italiana Conducted by the composer
20. MAIN TITLE 1:30
21. LETTERS FROM HOME 1:48
22. THE SHIP SAILS 1:45
23. FISHING 1:21
24. CUTTING UP THE FISH 2:22
25. THE PORTUGUESE FISHERMEN 2:58
26. ARRIVAL IN GREENLAND 2:47
27. SORROW AND SOLITUDE / THE JOURNEY CONTINUES 3:08
28. THE STREETS OF ST. JOHN'S 1:08
29. SERENITY 3:15
30. FINALE 1:56
31. NIGHT CLUB 2:33