Beautiful, melodic, passionate, powerful. These words describe the musical soundtracks to biblical movies. The stories deal with the most basic human emotions. . . . love, hate, greed and kindness.
The music to movies like Ben Hur, Samson and Delilah, Demetrius and the Gladiators, The Robe, and the gorgeous The Ten Commandments, match the majesty of these films. Today at 6pm Eastern Time / 3pm Pacific Time, we will pay tribute to The Ten Commandments as well as Ben Hur and the love theme from Spartacus. Oh, what beautiful music.
The movie, The Ten Commandments, was beautifully filmed and perfectly cast. Charlton Heston was so wonderful as Moses that he went on to play another bible hero, Ben Hur. Yul Brynner was spectacular as the Pharaoh (and in my mind he will also be the King of Siam).
The Ten Commandments was director, Cecil B. DeMille’s, last and most successful epic. What a masterpiece to leave the world. The movie, posters and music, by Elmer Bernstein, are among my very favorites. So join us today, as we listen to this beautiful music. Amen.