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Comments about the soundtrack for The Land Before Time (James Horner)

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Re: Classical Inspiration?
• Posted by: Ben   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, November 1, 2008, at 12:51 p.m.
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• In Response to: Classical Inspiration? (ssquared)
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> Anyone else think this soundtrack sounds INCREDIBLY similar to Prokofiev's
> "Peter and the Wolf." Not only is a lot of the instrumentation
> similar, but there is one part in "The Rescue & Discovery of the
> Great Valley" that is totally ripped off a Wolf theme from "P
> & W." Crazy shiz, man.

The whole score borrows heavily and even steals from Prokofiev. If you're familiar with Prokofiev's 'October' cantata or can obtain a copy, listen to the movement called 'Victory' and you'll hear virtually note-for-note one of the most extended themes in Land Before Time.

Not that i'm bothered - I love the film and I love Prokofiev so it actually makes me happier to credit him with the score.

Amazon - Prokofiev's October Cantata

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Classical Inspiration?  (5536 views)
       ssquared - Thursday, October 23, 2008, at 11:18 p.m.
    •    Re: Classical Inspiration?  (3984 views)
         Glass - Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at 4:28 p.m.
    •      Re: Classical Inspiration?  (5064 views)    We're Here
         Ben - Saturday, November 1, 2008, at 12:51 p.m.

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