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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Bendiksen: 'Greatest Good'

I was watching HD PBS last night, like I often do, and caught a great doc on the history of the U.S. Forest Service titled The Greatest Good.

There's a lot of great programming on PBS, and a lot of it has great music. Most of it is scaled down orchestral meat and potatos, but it is often very uplifting, melodic and pleasant to listen to.

The Greatest Good features a score by Norwegian/American composer Lance Bendiksen and is available at CD Baby (w/ clips available). While the dominant main theme leans into Legends of The Fall / Wyatt Earp territory, the score is appropriately evergreen and Americana.

In the hundreds-of-channels-universe, filled with pounding stock action music library tracks, PBS remains one of the last places you'll find consistently good orchestral music on TV.