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Ben Hur

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Miklós Rózsa

Miklós Rózsa (arr. Stephen Melillo)


Subtitle: From the Motion Picture Score


General Info

Year: 1959 / 2008
Duration: c. 4:55
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $87.00; (digital) - $87.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Synthesizer
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle


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Program Notes

Ben-Hur is a 1959 American epic religious drama film, directed by William Wyler, produced by Sam Zimbalist for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and starring Charlton Heston as the title character. A remake of the 1925 silent film with the same title, Ben-Hur was adapted from Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.

In AD 26, Judah Ben-Hur is a wealthy prince and merchant in Jerusalem, who lives with his mother, Miriam, his sister, Tirzah, their loyal slave, Simonides, and Simonides' daughter, Esther. Judah's childhood friend, the Roman citizen Messala, is now a tribune. After several years away from Jerusalem, Messala returns as the new commander of the Roman garrison. Messala believes in the glory of Rome and its imperial power, while Judah is devoted to his faith and the freedom of the Jewish people. This difference causes tension between the friends, and results in their split after Messala issues an ultimatum demanding that Judah deliver potential rebels amongst the populace to the Roman authorities.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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