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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Theme from "The Horse Soldiers"



"I Left My Love"


Yesterday evening I watched one of Howard Hawks' masterpieces for fun again. "Red River" is one of the best western movies ever made, of course because John Wayne starred the movie. The music at the beginning inspired me to do this post. I love the dramatical orchestra music with beautiful singing men choruses. This here is not the "Red River" theme but from another John Wayne movie, "The Horse Soldiers" from 1959. In Germany, the movie was released as "Der letzte Befehl" ("The Last Command").

This is a rare acetate with the original theme song from the movie, which was played at the beginning (another version, though). The song is called "I Left My Love" and was composed by Stan Jones, I think. The acetate contains a slightly different studio version. Hope you like it, although it's not the usual style of music I post.

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