Today we also have an archived review of the Wing Commander Movie Soundtrack from CineMusic. It's quite a positive review from a site that has many years of experience in grading the music you hear in movies. You can find the full review here.
Arnold's main theme opens the score with "Overture," a grand orchestral fanfare that has a dash of Stargate and a generous pinch of Independence Day. The liner notes include a comment from director Chris Roberts, "I guarantee you'll be whistling the title cue as you leave the cinema." And it is true--it is the sort of heroic anthem that one can hum easily, especially after the musical fireworks in "Big Damn Ending," the best (and appropriately titled) celebration of this theme.
If you never picked up the soundtrack, now is a great time to do so. Copies are available at Half.com for as low as $0.75 plus shipping. It might also hold you over until The Fatman's upcoming remix of the early Wing Commander music comes out this fall. You can find information about all the different Wing Commander music CDs here.