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Believe it or not, the complete score for Oklahoma has never been released—until now! Thanks to the meticulous work of John Wilson and his team at Chandos, this glaring omission in the musical soundtrack catalogue has finally been corrected with the world premiere recording of Rogers & Hammerstein’s full work.

Additionally, Chandos has graciously provided FSMO with three (3) deluxe SACD/hybrid CD box sets of the new soundtrack, performed by the Sinfonia of London. For a chance to win a copy, simply email tburden@filmscoremonthly.com, using Oklahoma! as the subject header (and from an email address with an active FSMO account). Winners will be selected at random, and contacted directly.

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does this mean we have to subscribe or can just be able to post messages on FSMO?

First things first: It gives you an e-mail address to enter. You read it. It did not exclude readers from entering. It did not require more than you send an e-mail to enter.

Second: This recording is incredible.

Third: It is NOT a "soundtrack". A "soundtrack" is a recording from a film or video...music that was created/arranged/conducted/added to the video or film. It is a new recording, conducted brilliantly by John Wilson, and sung to perfection by a stunning cast.

Broadway cast albums are NOT soundtracks.

This recording is NOT a soundtrack.

It is the complete Broadway score.

I believe Oklahoma was the first Original Broadway Cast Recording, that set the precedent for all those after. Something to do with a dispute between record labels and the unions then, and the unions wouldn't allow the record label artists to record the songs as heard in the show. So some bright spark at one of the labels had the idea to get around that restriction by getting the cast to record it themselves. Or something along those lines.

I've heard a few of the tracks from this recording as Aedin Gormley played some on her RTE Lyric FM show recently. It does indeed sound very impressive.

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