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Comments about the soundtrack for The New World (James Horner)

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The Angle-like music in the New World
• Posted by: Trevor Jensen   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at 11:04 a.m.
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When I first got the cd to the New World, I was actually expecting kind of a dark score with plenty of base melodies-the reality is James Horner has once again shocked me with his abilities as a composer to do the opposite and thus creating a beautiful, sweeping string, high hitting french horn angle like choir music.
Number three in the score is probably one of my faverites, for in the beggining he uses the 17 year old Hayley Westerna, the synthetic choir along with the real choir to provide a world I thing we all want to live in at one point.
I appreciate Horner's music and will continue to do so. James Horner grabbed me with his piano solos in the score, as he uses quite frequently in his other scores such as Casper and Deep Impact. The differance is the piano almost "paints a world of the most beautiful environment man cannot see today.
With all the crap he had to up with by Terrence Malick, Horner still achieves a real enjoyment in my house. Personally I thought it deserved an acadamy nomination for 2005's best original dramatic score.
James is my inspiration for writing my own orchestral music and conducting it. I will continue to listen to Horner's scores as I await the newest movie, his first 2006 movie, "All The King's Men". Hands up to Mr. James Horner!:)

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