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• Posted by: Ashi-taka469   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, September 13, 2002, at 7:46 p.m.
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• In Response to: "Unlistenable" french horn tracks (Ron Boerger)

> It's apparent the reviewer knows little of classical music. The 'nearly
> unlistenable' horn track ("Hogwarts Forever") is played to
> perfection, and in fact Williams has released this quartet through Hal
> Leonard ($14.95), where is is a welcome and rare addition to the modern
> horn quartet repertoire. Just because Williams elects to use tight,
> somewhat modern intervals rather than the boring thirds and fourths the
> reviewer seems to prefer hardly makes the track "unlistenable."

> I won't deny the soundtrack overall is somewhat of a disappointment, being
> somewhat simplistic as compared to most Williams efforts.

Now I'm not disagreeing with your statement, but I must remind you that filmscores are not, nor ever will be, classical music. Classical music is composed based upon the raw emotion eminating from within the composers soul (ah poetry ) where as film music is based upon the raw emotion the composer feels eminating from the actions on the screen. It is the difference between inter and intra personal inspiration. The results are quite contradicting. It should also be remembered that within both classical and film music there are other varying groups, like baroque and romantic, or hermanesque and whatever you'd like to call Thomas Newmann's style.

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