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Fields of Freedom
(2006)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Geoff Alexander

Performed by:
The London Symphony Orchestra
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Limited release, available primarily through Trevor Jones' official web site.
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Buy it... if you might enjoy measured variants of Trevor Jones' rhythmic styles from Dark City and Last of the Mohicans underlying the composer's typically respectful themes of broad scope.

Avoid it... if you maintain only a limited collection of Jones' scores, for most of the ideas in Fields of Freedom have been explored with more ambitious results in other efforts.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,490
WRITTEN 11/2/07
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Fields of Freedom: (Trevor Jones) The Greystone Films company has produced a variety of historical documentary dramas over the past twenty years, including short films for both television and special venues. Their efforts of 2006 were centered around Fields of Freedom and We Fight to Be Free, both of which featuring the music of veteran composer Trevor Jones. Fields of Freedom, a half-hour large-screen format film, was produced for the Gateway Center in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, debuting on a newly constructed, nearly IMAX sized screen for visitors to the historic Gettysburg National Military Park in March of 2006. While a film of several hours would be necessary to cover the many excruciating days of the entire battle, the thirty minutes of Fields of Freedom would concentrate on the experiences of two specific soldiers involved on each side of Pickett's Charge, arguably the most disastrous climax of the battle. The technical aspects of the production are its most highly advertised, with a suitable location in Maryland serving as the battlefield and considerable attention given to the visual and aural effects for the explosive battle scenes. No expense was spared when the score was involved, either. With no recognizable actors seen and few notable names on the crew (other than George H. W. Bush, who narrates the Gettysburg Address), Trevor Jones is the star of the occasion. As usual, he records with the always-capable London Symphony Orchestra, which also receives its due mention atop the credits. Jones would combine the power of the famed ensemble with some synthetic aides to produce a score that is likely to be among the highlights of the production's showings. He would infuse traditional tunes from the era in much the same way that previous Civil War scores have done, though outside of these occasional references, Jones' original material is easily identifiable as holding true to his established styles of composition and arrangement. Jones' score runs wall to wall in the film and opens with a respectful title theme one minute into the first cue. Performed by high strings and trumpet, this theme isn't quite as expansive in scope as some of Jones' more famous entries of similar nobility.

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Total Time: 29:52
• 1. Conflict at Gettysburg (2:06)
• 2. "Stonewall Jackson's Way" (1:05)
• 3. The Test of Leadership (1:20)
• 4. The Great Bombardment (4:54)
• 5. Peacemakers for Posterity (3:24)
• 6. In God We Trust (4:00)
• 7. Lines of Engagement (1:51)
• 8. They Also Served (2:33)
• 9. Valley of the Shadow of Death (5:17)
• 10. Destiny of a Nation (3:29)

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