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"Theme of Exodus" is a song with music by Ernest Gold, written for the 1960 film epic film on the founding of the modern State of Israel Exodus , the film was based on the 1958 novel Exodus by Leon Uris. The film features an ensemble cast, and its celebrated soundtrack music was written by Ernest Gold who won both Best Soundtrack Album and Song of the Year at the 1961 Grammy Awards for the soundtrack and theme to Exodus respectively. It is the only instrumental song to ever receive that award. [1]

Ernst Sigmund Goldner, known professionally as Ernest Gold, was an Austrian-born American composer. He is most noted for his work on the film Exodus produced in 1960.

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Following its initial film appearance, the theme has been recorded by many artists in both instrumental and vocal versions, and has also appeared in a number of subsequent films and television programs. The best-known cover version of the theme is an instrumental version. [2] This version was accompanied by The London Symphony Orchestra [3] Bob Marley incorporated portions of the theme into his song "Exodus". [4]

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References

  1. "Here is a List of Every GRAMMYs Song of the Year Winner Ever". CBS.com. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  2. "Theme of Exodus by Ernest Gold - Samples, Covers and Remixes". Whosampled.com. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  3. "Ernest Gold ‎– Theme Of Exodus". Discogs.com. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  4. Friedwald, Will (2017-11-07). The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. ISBN   9781101871751.