As you know, I'm a big fan of Italian sword-and-sandal (peplum) scores, and I was cataloging my CDs/LPs, and here's what I came up with. Do you know of other releases in this genre?
I know some of these (like Nascimbene's and some others') are more historical/biblical in nature, but since they were Italian composers writing this music back in the sixties when all the peplums were coming out, I included them. I'm leaving out more modern films like Donaggio's HERCULES and American films scored by non-Italians (like Les Baxter):
DE MASI: Toto Contro Maciste Il Figlio Dello Sceicco Solimano Il Conquistatore Maciste L'Eroe Piu Grande Del Mondo Maciste Nelle Miniere Del Re Salomone La Rivolta Delle Gladiatrici Seven Slaves Against Rome La Vendetta Di Spartacus
FUSCO: La Guerra Di Troia La Leggenda Di Enea
LAVAGNINO: Last Days Of Pompei Saffo Venere di Lesbo
LAVAGNINO/NICOLOSI: Ester E Il Re (Ester the King)
MARINUZZI: Hercules and the Captive Women
MASETTI: Hercules Hercules Unchained
NASCIMBENE: Alexander the Great Barrabas Constantine And The Cross Carthage En Flammes Solomon And Sheba Joseph And His Brethren The Vikings
NICOLOSI: The White Warrior Gli Invasori (Erik the Conqueror) Roma Contro Roma
ORTOLANI: Ursus Nella Valle Dei
PICCIONI: Duel Of The Titans (Romolo E Remo) Il Figlio Di Spartacus
RUSTICELLI: Arrivano I Titani The Thief Of Bagdad
SAVINA: Ursus Nella Terra Di Fuoco
TROVAJOLI: Hercules in the Haunted World (Ercole al Centro Della Terra)
USUELLI: Saul E David
And to go off-topic on a topic that was already off-topic, do you know anything about the CD called: "A Symphonic Tribute To Alberto Sordi?" I have never seen it listed or sold anywhere, and it apparently contains some otherwise-unavailable Lavagnino music. Here's one of only two places I've ever seen it mentioned on the web:
Yes, I saw the review earlier today, and although the reviewer loved THE BLOB, he apparently thought it was a re-recording, despite our prominent PR material as well as other things. If we did re-record it, then we did a lousy job because we re-recorded it in mono!
Still, I'm very happy the reviewer liked our CD so much -- that's always good news -- especially on a rainy southern California day like today.