Concertos for Movie and Orchestra

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James Garner and Eva Marie Saint in the WWII drama '36 Hours.' Dimitri Tiomkin composed the score.

Most movie scores use the unified voice of the orchestra when musically enhancing the emotions of a film. But some feature an instrumental soloist with the orchestra, emulating the dramatic format of a classical concerto.

David Garland presents some examples of the latter approach, including music by Miklos Rozsa, Dimitri Tiomkin, Franz Waxman, Alberto Iglesias and others.