Posted by: G.K. Date: Friday, December 8, 2006, at 5:35 p.m. IP Address: p5494d62f.dip.t-dialin.net
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Re: John Barry tribute(Brendan Anderson)
> Oh I wouldn't say that at all. Arnold's style is unmistakable at this
> point. There are elements of his writing that run throughout all his
> different genres...you can hear it most often in his accompaniment figures
> such as:
> -His melodic layering is his most telling characteristic. No matter what
> is happening in the melody or accompaniment, it always involves some form
> of melodic theme or motif. Almost more than any other film composer
> working today, Arnold maintains melody all throughout his writing and also
> layers melodies on top of melodies to create a very "busy"
I wouldn't call melodic writing an exclusive Arnold- trademark. It is a pity that not more composers do it, but that doesn't automatically make it a unique trademark.