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Bless the Child
(2000)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, and Co-Produced by:

Conducted by:
Allan Wilson
Guy Protheroe
Charles Thompson

Co-Orchestrated by:
Pete Anthony
Jon Kull
Bruce Babcock
Frank Bennett
John Bell

Co-Produced by:
Flavio Motalla
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
GNP Crescendo
(August 29th, 2000)
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Regular U.S. release. Promotional copies with slightly different art were pressed by GNP Crescendo in the weeks before the album's official release date.
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Buy it... if you can appreciate any Christopher Young horror score as long as it features deep choral chants and periodic moments of lavish, orchestral harmony.

Avoid it... if you consider Hellraiser II and The Fly II to be the pinnacle of Young's horror writing and want to avoid any lesser incarnations of that music.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,353
WRITTEN 10/5/03, REVISED 4/3/09
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Bless the Child: (Christopher Young) It is not often that films have to deal with real life timing when considering their production schedules, but the date January 1, 2000 had a special significance for the plethora of films dealing with primitive fears involving religious turmoil and, potentially, the end of the world. The best known entry in this predictable stock was End of Days, which was timed perfectly to dwell upon ridiculous Y2K fears. And then there was Bless the Child, the Kim Basinger and Jimmy Smits film that had a remarkably identical plot to End of Days but was plagued by a different kind of disaster. The Paramount production was re-written, re-shot, and re-edited extensively, pushing its release date well into 2000 and thus rendering the film somewhat moot. Not surprisingly, the incredibly bad timing that resulted from the delay, as well as the rehashing of the familiar, old gateway-to-hell scenario, led the film down the forgotten path to oblivion. Such cinematic floundering was no new experience for composer Christopher Young, who would often write noteworthy horror music for films that were destined to hit a brick wall and fail miserably at the box office. Unfortunately, Bless the Child was such a case once again, with Young hired to provide his classic horror sensibilities to a film that certainly didn't deserve such orchestral majesty and choral ruckus. This score in particular was reassuring to enthusiasts of Young's horror music, because at the turn of the century, Young was leaving this mode of music behind and dabbling in more electric organ-laced jazz for his newly discovered genre of arthouse drama. So despite the similarities that the music for Bless the Child shares with a number of previous Young horror scores, it was important for fans to know that the horror master could conjure a massive effort for the genre whenever necessary, regardless of the composer's experimentation with different, less ominous topics. Of course, Young would make the horror and suspense genres a staple of his later 2000's production, but the menacing choral style of Bless the Child still stands as a distinct entry in the composer's career and, not surprisingly, remains a favorite for many of his listeners.



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Cody - November 11, 2006, at 12:29 p.m.
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CS^TBL - August 14, 2005, at 4:39 p.m.
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Oh come on now!
Krishna Manohar - July 18, 2004, at 7:31 p.m.
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Powerful Choir!!
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Total Time: 53:11
• 1. Introitus (Entrance) (8:07)
• 2. Kyrie Eleison (Lord Have Mercy Upon Us) (11:47)
• 3. Dies Irae (Day of Wrath) (13:05)
• 4. Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) (13:06)
• 5. Lux Aeterna (Eternal Light) (6:45)

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