I've always loved choir music, particularly mens' choirs, and the opening track on this album, _Hymn to Red October,_ is incredible. I was gabber-flasted to find out that it was Poliduris' own composition, since it so strongly resembles actual Soviet patriotic music---the words being in real Russian didn't hurt a bit, either. I just wish they had included the words in English transcription, along with a translation, since my ability to transcribe Russian is, shall we say..._limited,_ and although I had and have access to Russian-language speakers, all they could do for me was to tell me what some individual words meant (I wasn't able to play the song for them.) The other tracks are also very good, ranging from stuff that keeps the listener on the edge of his seat to quiet stuff. The movie was wonderful, and, for a change, a fairly faithful adaptation, and this score was a worthy addition to the _Red October_ mythos. BTW, for those who are curious, I did a web search under the composer's name, and there is a website with the lyrics to _Hymn to Red October,_ or at least a translation. "Sail on, sail on, pride of the northern seas..."