The Airstrip One Company and Buysoundtrax presents film music composed and conducted by Howard Blake for two of his most sought-after scores. The first film score represented is THE DUELLISTS, the 1977 period drama directed by Ridley Scott, based on the story by
Joseph Conrad, starring Keith Carradine and Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney, Edward Fox and Cristina Raines. During the Napoleonic Era, an officer in the French army accidentally offends another officer and sets off a life-long enmity that finds the two crossing swords time and again in an attempt to achieve "justice" and preserve their "honor".
The second film score represented is THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS, the 1979 WWI spy adventure directed by Tony Maylam, based on the
then-popular espionage novel written by Erskine Childers, starring Michael York, Simon MacCorkindale and Jenny Agutter. Two British yachtsmen stumble upon a German plot to invade the east coast of England with a flotilla of specially designed barges. To the thwart
the German plot, they will have to outwit not only the best sailors in the German Navy but the Kaiser himself. Both scores contain beautiful lush orchestral music written by a classically-trained composer at the
top of his game. Includes a deluxe booklet with many rare stills from both films, liner notes that include an introduction by director Ridley Scott and retrospectives by actor Michael York and director Tony
Maylam and insights into the making of both productions. This release contains over 70 minutes of music.