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The Contender/Deterrence
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2000 Citadel
2000 Promo
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Conducted, and Produced by:
Larry Groupé

Co-Orchestrated by:
Frank Macchia
Bruce Donnelly
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LABELS & RELEASE DATES
Citadel Records
(November 21st, 2000)

Promotional (Deterrence)
(2000)
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The promos released by the composer online were only available through his website at the time of their debut. The Citadel album is a limited commercial product, difficult to find in offline stores.
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Buy it... if you are curious about the interesting solo work of the orchestrator behind many of John Ottman's dynamic and creative early scores.

Avoid it... if you expect any of the material from the two functional scores represented on this album to achieve the same engaging personality of Ottman's music of the era.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #856
WRITTEN 11/13/00, REVISED 6/30/08
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The Contender/Deterrence: (Larry Groupé) While some orchestrators are content making a career out of collaborating with a composer or two behind the scenes, others branch out into their own composing careers. One member of the latter group is Larry Groupé, the well-known associate of popular 1990's and 2000's composer John Ottman. The conductor and an orchestrator of many of Ottman's most vibrant works, including the stunningly dynamic score for Incognito, Larry Groupé had already been composing his own scores for films and events throughout the late 1990's. Given that he was often credited for providing many of Ottman's more attractively sharp scores of that era, hopes for a successful solo career for Groupé were high (ten years later, however, that career has never really taken shape). In 1999 and 2000, respectively, Deterrence and The Contender represented two of the largest film scoring assignments that Groupé had landed, with The Contender being the first fully orchestral, mainstream film for which he could spread his wings. To celebrate Groupé's achievements of those two years, Citadel Records released the scores on one lengthy album. Both films are directed by Rod Lurie and revolve around the risks and uncertainty of modern, national American politics. Other than this generalization, however, the two films spin off into different patriotic directions. The Contender is a strongly character-driven drama with underlying themes of lobby and personal destruction, conveyed by a top-notch cast. The president is forced to choose a new vice president after the previous man's death, and a battle in confirmation hearings for the first female to possibly hold the job gets nasty.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
2000 Citadel Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 72:45
The Contender:

• 1. The Statesman (1:30)
• 2. I Stand For (1:12)
• 3. Timmy Meets the President (1:16)
• 4. Prophecy Fulfilled (0:40)
• 5. Marching Orders (1:51)
• 6. The Real Story (5:25)
• 7. Meet Mr. Makerowitz (1:22)
• 8. The Speech (2:50)
• 9. Nobody's Business (1:15)
• 10. The Deposition (0:56)
• 11. The Portrait Room (2:13)
• 12. Willy's Story (1:57)
• 13. End Title: The Chapel of Democracy (3:14)
Deterrence:

• 14. Main Title (3:28)
• 15. Deterrence (3:00)
• 16. The Garden Of Eden (2:07)
• 17. Omari Phone Call (2:42)
• 18. First Strike (1:35)
• 19. Lay Down the King (2:46)
• 20. Confrontation (1:11)
• 21. Addressing The Nation (1:52)
• 22. Decision 1 (1:20)
• 23. I Hate War (4:05)
• 24. Omari's Scheme (1:53)
• 25. We Attack (0:45)
• 26. Mr. Prime Minister (1:11)
• 27. Omari's Threat (1:23)
• 28. The Shooting (1:36)
• 29. Omari's Last Stand (1:56)
• 30. Pilots of Fate (1:10)
• 31. Phone with Bean (1:28)
• 32. Enter Mr. President (1:09)
• 33. Gambling vs. Certainty (1:10)
• 34. Report In (2:43)
• 35. Target Chosen (1:04)
• 36. The Dark March (3:01)
2000 Deterrence Promo Tracks   ▼Total Time: 47:02

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The insert of the promotional album includes no extra information about the score or film. The Citadel product contains a note about Larry Groupé by director Rod Lurie.
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