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Jaw harps and Legends of the Fall

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Jaw harps and Legends of the Fall   Tuesday, December 2, 2003 (7:18 p.m.) 

It took me a while, but I finally noticed the jaw harps tonight, they kinda sound like samples of the chanting being altered electronically, but are really the jaw harps - an extra creepy effect.

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I always loved the LONG, Last track of Legends of the Fall, especially when the whole orchestra drops out, when Alfred saves his brother and father's life, and there is a glorious few notes from the brass section followed by passionate strings (near to the beginning of the track after the rythmic panpipes)
Now, in the Missing, in the " long ride home" there is (after the action music part), another glorious statement of an echoing theme by french horn and then trumpets and back and forth! I absolutely love when Horner lets the brass go at the melody once in a while!
Now, which "suite" is better and did anyone else think that he should do this amazing brass work more often?

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Re: Jaw harps and Legends of the Fall   Wednesday, December 3, 2003 (10:35 p.m.) 

I think Horner is very talented in using brass in unconventially subtle ways which can create very interesting and inspiring emotional effects. I think of his brass writing in a Beautiful Mind especially--in at least one of the darker tracks. I agree that his use of brass is effective as always in the Missing. I'd like to add that I like the last track of the Missing better than that of Legends of the Fall, too.

The whole soundtrack of the Missing seems to maintain a high level of
integrity--something not commonly found. There are so many soundtracks which seem to start out strong but then seem to fade in their integrity--A Perfect Storm, Black Beauty, A Beautiful Mind, Bicentennial Man, even Legends of the Fall, I think. But this score, as well as Horner's other most recent scores (Four Feathers, Radio, Beyond Borders) seem to be so painstakingly done, in avoidance of re-use of music from other scores, in originality, and in an overall sense of integrity and inspiration. What a wonderful breath of fresh air for Horner fans, especially... I really hope House of Sand and Fog follows this pattern!

In reference to the Missing, I haven't looked forward to the release of a new score and felt sincerely overwelmingly impressed with it as I have with this score since...well...Four Feathers! A. I. came before that, and then, well, there was a long stretch before then...

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Re: Jaw harps and Legends of the Fall   Thursday, December 11, 2003 (3:54 p.m.) 

I just received "The Missing" today and I am listening to it right now. It's pretty damn good so far. This is the Horner I love! His music is usually so deep and rich, and his music functions on so many levels...his last few scores have been downers.

As for the Legends of the Fall track (Alfred, Tristen, The Colonel, The Legend...), it remains one of the greatest cues I have ever heard from Horner, so I look forwrd to "The Long Road home".

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Re: Jaw harps and Legends of the Fall   Thursday, December 11, 2003 (6:38 p.m.) 

I got through the entire CD, and although "The Long Ride Home" is very good, I like the Legends of the Fall track (Track 13) a bit better. This track has A LOT of material in it, but I will listen to it at lengths to hear every piece of the score. One track I absolutely love is "Rescue and Breakout". What an amazing piece of action music... overall the whole album is nowhere near a copy of Horner's previous work, and although he uses some of the same instruments, I feel this album is truly unique and I did not hear Legends of the Fall or Thunderheart in there at all. Maybe I didn't listen to it close enough, but this album is definately a great sigh of relief for me...I've been getting sick of Horner's recent BORING efforts...

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