Alien Score 1979 (Howard Hanson - Symphony No.2, 'Romantic')
The classical piece from the end titles to Alien (1979) is probably my favourite track from the whole film. It's actually excerpts From Symphony No.2, 'Romantic', a piece composed by Howard Hanson and first performed in 1930.
Try as I might, I couldn't find this on any of the official or bootleg scores out there. I did find a few on YouTube, but they just seemed to be a 3 minute section of the full 13m 41s Symphony crudely chopped out, although if you compare the full Symphony and the movie's audio side-by-side on a première timeline, they don't sync up. There's also one bootleg score; the 'Nostromo Enterprises Edition'
, which might well have this, but has long since dropped offline due to the MegaUpload fiasco.
Anyway, I loaded both the CD & DVD into première and had to chop the Symphony up into 10 sections to sync every part up, then mix between them to make it all seamless. My mix starts from the point at which the Alien is blown out of the spaceship's plasma vents, through to the end credits, which means about half the track is repeated towards the end.Alien_Score_-_End_Title_(Howard_Hanson_-_Excerpts_From_Symphony_No.2,_'Romantic').mp3.zip
It's 320k VBR LAME MP3, enjoy!