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Comments about the soundtrack for The Man in the Iron Mask (Nick Glennie-Smith)

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Interesting and unusual orchestral solutions
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• Posted by: Sheridan   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, August 25, 2006, at 12:46 p.m.
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This score is full of interesting orchestral solutions.Although the music is set in 1662,synths are present to made this score a more interesting one than just a simple score full of 17th century French music.The synths accompanied by brasses,percussion and strings illustrate the excitement of action scenes.There are outstanding brass,percussion,string,percussion and piano sections.The woodwinds are also excellent.There are playful cues to illustrate the mood of the festivals that took place at the court of King Louis XIV,who was the Sun King.These cues contain virtouse string play and playful woodwinds and the brasses add a sense of pomp and grandeur that were probably felt by those French people at the 17th century who got entrance to these grand festivals and balls.There are soft and gentle tracks to illustrate the love of Christine and Raoul,the son of Athos.There are also tracks that are both gentle,soft and sad at the same time,yet,there are hints of hope - these tracks often illustrate the ambivalent emotions of the man in the iron mask,who is the brother of King Louis XIV.There are a lot of tracks that are highly emotional:either menacing and suspenseful to illustrate the fears,anger,tensions and heroism,or either heart-breakingly sad to reflect to the losses of individual men,to reflect those things that are stolen from them because of the laws of the society,so these things can' t be a part of their life.There is a beautiful choir which perfectly suits to the tone of the music,and perfect at picturing those emotions that are felt by the characters.Cymbal crashes add a sense of grandeaur to reflect to the glory of the 17th century France.I recommend this to anyone who is interested in interesting and unusual orchestral solutions.

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