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Comments about the soundtrack for The Legend of Bagger Vance (Rachel Portman)

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• Posted by: Sheridan   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2007, at 5:39 a.m.
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This score is highly enjoyable because it contains jazz tracks, ethereal choir work, excellent string play, outstanding brasses and perfect and highly enjoyable piano work. The score perfectly captures the disillusioned character of Rannulph Junah, who cannot find the meaning of his life since he was take part in the 1st World War, and he was the only survivor of a dangerous mission. The music reflects to his fears, doubts, shyness, and his victories in the game of golf. It also illustrates his relationship with Bagger Vance, who teaches him the secret of how to play golf in an effective way, helps him to achieve victories in the field of this sport, gaining fame, and by doing so, helps him to find a meaning in his life.
Portman' s score keep the balance between the melancholic and elegiac elements and the happier, optimistic elements of the story. Portman always manage to find the balance between the key elements of the story, and that' s where her strenght in writing music lies. This said, this score is highly recommended. This score is capable of touching the essence of the human heart and soul.

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