Silva Screen's 'Cinema Choral Classics II' is a fine follow-up recording to the succesful first volume. Featured is the superb Crouch End Festival Chorus (what a sound!) performing some wonderful choral works, including John Williams' 'Exsultate Justi' from Empire of the Sun, Dimitri Tiomkin's classic 'The Green Leaves of Summer' from The Alamo and Sergei Prokofiev's dramatic Alexander Nevsky. A lot of Patrick Doyle's emotionally charged music is also included, and the renditions of Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet and Sense and Sensibility are all decent. The most powerful moment on the album is one of the non-cinematic works, Basil Poledouris' 'Tradition of the Games' composed for the opening of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. It's a great piece and it's wonderful to finally have it on CD. A couple of odd inclusions mar the overall impression of the album, however. The 'choral mix' of Danny Elfman's Mars Attacks! is actually rather pointless, and the other Elfman piece, from Edward Scissorhands, falls out of place. As much as I love Elfman's music, 'Main Title/Ice Dance' isn't what I would consider a 'cinema choral classic'.