One of my favorite out-of-the-way jewels is A HANDFUL OF DUST by George Fenton, a perfect showcase for all the wonderful things he can do. It is by turns powerfully symphonic, jazzy, and supremely gentle and lyrical. I have been pleased to listen to this wonderful score for twenty years and once or twice a year. I fall into a period where it comes back into heavy rotation.
It may be difficult to find these days but I promise it is worth seeking out.
I pulled something out of my CD collection today that I have had since around 2000 but never played. I listened to the entire CD and it was wonderful. "THE AVENGERS" by JOEL MCNEELY. I should have played it many years ago ! The film was a mess and tanked, but McNeely wrote some great music ! An underrated effort by an underrated composer. It is going to be played many times !