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Man to Man
(2005)
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Composed and Co-Orchestrated by:

Co-Orchestrated and Conducted by:
James Shearman

Co-Orchestrated by:
Lawrence Ashmore

Produced by:
Maggie Rodford

Performed by:
The London Symphony Orchestra
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
MovieScore Media
(December 27th, 2011)
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Limited CD release with a first edition of 1,000 copies. A digital download version was available a week later. The album initially retailed for $18 and is the tenth entry in the label's "Discovery Collection."
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Buy it... if you consistently appreciate Patrick Doyle's fully orchestral drama mode, his predictably optimistic tone and instrumental techniques providing respect and glory to this tale of intellectual exploration.

Avoid it... if you have difficulty embracing the enthusiastic tone of Doyle's melodramatic lyricism and bright fanfares, especially with the surprising absence of much native African influence in this work.
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Man to Man: (Patrick Doyle) Director Regis Wargnier extended his career of exploring challenging topics of the human condition to the central region of Africa circa 1870 with his 2005 film, Man to Man. From that area, a Scottish doctor and a female associate capture two pygmies and transport them to Edinburgh for study. The doctor's colleagues view the Africans as inhuman subjects to study, though after discovering that these pygmies are actually intelligent people in their own way, he is rejected by his community for suggesting that they may not be an evolutionary throwback after all. While the plot may seem on the surface to be progressive rhetoric packaged in a historical drama, Wargnier has a tendency to prevail by instilling deep emotional connections in his films. Unlike his most famous movies, though, Man to Man didn't receive substantial international recognition, despite the casting of Joseph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas in the lead roles. One constant in Wargnier's projects has been the music of Scottish composer Patrick Doyle, and this collaboration has often yielded the most dramatically poignant music of the latter man's career. Dating back to Doyle's early days, these successes have included Indochine, Une Femme Francaise, and Est-Ouest, and their 2011 work together, La Ligne Droite, led to arguably the finest piece of art to ever grace the composer's career. The general posture of Doyle's music for Man to Man is similar to some of those other scores, with an overflowing sense of melodrama evident once again in the 2005 work. The director encourages him to establish and maintain a very fluid and thematic personality in these scores, and that lyricism was interestingly engrained in Man to Man in such a way that Doyle largely refrains from challenging passages of suspense and action altogether. There are brief moments of darker rhythmic performances by the London Symphony Orchestra in this music, but the tone is generally consistent with Doyle's children's scores. There is a stubborn sense of optimism in his music that extends to Man to Man, and enthusiasts of the composer will be pleased to hear many of his standard techniques of glowing string layers on display once more. On the periphery, it's difficult not to get the impression that John Barry's historical output may have exercised some influence on this music as well, the grandly melodic statements, subtle woodwind friendliness, and muscular brass portions all reminiscent of ideas heard in Born Free, Zulu, and Out of Africa.



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Southall - January 21, 2012, at 9:48 a.m.
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Newest: August 29, 2012, at 5:53 p.m. by
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Awesome score!
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 38:56
• 1. Suite from "Man to Man" (4:28)
• 2. Main Title and The Rapids (3:18)
• 3. Paying the King (1:30)
• 4. Capsized (2:19)
• 5. Sea Sickness (0:51)
• 6. Abigail's Feeling (1:40)
• 7. Measuring the Pygmies (1:57)
• 8. Pygmy Chase (3:08)
• 9. Hitting Trees (1:43)
• 10. Likola Kills (2:07)
• 11. Alexander's Arrow (0:53)
• 12. The Net (1:00)
• 13. Apes and Mankind (2:37)
• 14. Baby (1:29)
• 15. The Kidnapping of Likola (1:17)
• 16. Alexander Cut (1:14)
• 17. Catching Elena (0:54)
• 18. In the Snow (2:06)
• 19. The Return of Likola (3:00)
• 20. Monkey Waltz (1:33)

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The insert includes a brief synopsis about the film and information about the score, including an interview with the composer.
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