Elmer Bernstein.....truly one of the great Golden Age composers, along with Miklos Rozsa, Alfred Newman, Max Steiner, just to name a few. I'm a huge fan of movie scores and over the years have collected hundreds of soundtrack recordings. A number of years ago I had a chance to meet Elmer at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, as he was invited to lead the Youth Symphony Orchestra in one of their selections, which happened to be a suite from "The Magnificent Seven." When he talked to you, it was like he had always known you, a very warm person, and he was 80 years old at the time. If you're a fan of his, this is an excellent CD to purchase. If only more volumes of his compositions could be produced, as he has scored many many movies.