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Comments about the soundtrack for The Omen (Jerry Goldsmith)

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Creepy; I love it!
• Posted by: Rebecca   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, January 31, 2011, at 1:45 p.m.
• IP Address: c-24-22-56-190.hsd1.wa.comcast.net

I guess I must be one of those sick exceptions they mentioned, because I love this music.
Having never seen any of the films, I look at the music strictly from the standpoint of a musician and sountrack enthusiast.
Jerry Goldsmiths music for the Omen is beautifully contrived. The rythmic, stride like pacing of the "Ave Santani" theme, which begins soft, then gradually builds is the perfect embodiment of approaching doom. The slightly discordant vocals add an additional edginess to the score, sometimes whispering, sometimes shouting. And in the midst of it all is the pipe organ, a classic horror film touch.
In sharp contrast to the rest of the recording is "Piper Dreams"; a simple, sweet melody that adds just the right touch of heart to an extreemly dark score.
This is such a well packaged piece, from start to finish. The perfect balance between evil and love.
If you hate creepy music, then avoid this album at all costs. Otherwise, grab your security blanket and enjoy one of Jerry Goldsmiths all time best.






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