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Comments about the soundtrack for Schindler's List (John Williams)

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Re: Trailer music by Wojciech Kilar
• Posted by: John
• Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at 10:37 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Trailer music by Wojciech Kilar (bubilli007)


> It's not taken,but it's simillar to it.I found the review about it and it
> true that Williams has taken same things to compose into track but not the
> hole piece of W.Kilar.Best regards,Bubilli007.:)

I guess there's more than one version of the trailer. The original theatrical trailer (see ) is absolutely unmistakably W.Kilar's Exodus. Its been edited down quite a bit to condense the theme for the trailer, but its the same composition. If you have the NAXOS CD of Kilar (readily available at budget price on Amazon and on iTunes), whilst its a different recording, you'll find the music in the trailer cuts in at about 3m 10s into the track, until about 6m 15s, with absolutely no room for any doubt.

The full track is over 23 minutes long and consists of variations of the same theme throughout, and has been often compared with Ravel's Bolero.

Incidentally, it took me years to find out what this music was, and I'm very grateful to this forum that I eventually found it.

John, UK

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Trailer music by Wojciech Kilar  (8748 views)
       Maxim - Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at 8:30 a.m.
    •    Re: Trailer music by Wojciech Kilar  (8816 views)
         bubilli007 - Monday, September 1, 2003, at 12:05 a.m.
      •      Re: Trailer music by Wojciech Kilar  (8201 views)    We're Here
           John - Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at 10:37 a.m.

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