Marco Polo's series dedicated to rejuvenating long-neglected film scores continues with another fine disc devoted to the work of one of the greatest film composers, Bernard Herrmann.

Marco Polo's series dedicated to rejuvenating long-neglected film scores continues with another fine disc devoted to the work of one of the greatest film composers, Bernard Herrmann. His evocatively pungent, then poetic score for The Snows of Kilimanjaro (starring Gregory Peck) and the spine-tingling music for Five Fingers (with James Mason) are two of his better non-Hitchcock works, both from 1952. The scores have been meticulously restored by John Morgan and conducted with verve by William Stromberg; the cinematic images are hardly necessary for high-grade entertainment. The booklet includes photos from the films and recording sessions, as well as reproductions of vintage posters and sheet music; there are copious notes not only on the music and films but also on the 2000 sessions at Mosfilm Studios in Moscow. Also available: a disc of Herrmann's scores to Garden of Evil and Prince of Players. Distributed by Naxos/HNH International.—BB