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Braveheart [Original Score]

  • 1. Main Title
    2. Gift of a Thistle, A
    3. Wallace Courts Murron
    4. Secret Wedding, The
    5. Attack on Murron
    6. Revenge
    7. Murron's Burial
    8. Making Plans/Gathering the Clans: Making Plans / Gathering The Clans
    9. Sons of Scotland
    10. Battle of Stirling, The
    11. For the Love of a Princess
    12. Falkirk
    13. Betrayal & Desolation
    14. Mornay's Dream
    15. Legend Spreads, The
    16. Princess Pleads for Wallace's Life, The
    17. Freedom/The Execution/Bannockburn: Freedom / The Execution / Bannockburn
    18. End Credits
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 448295

  • Credits
    ProducerJames Horner
    EngineerShawn Murphy

    Personnel: James Horner (conductor, keyboards); Choristers of Westminster Abbey (vocals); Tony Hinnegan (kena, whistle); Eric Rigler (Uilleann pipes); Mike Taylor (bodhran, whistle); Ian Underwood (programming); London Symphony Orchestra.
    Recorded at EMI Abbey Road, London, England. Includes liner notes by Mel Gibson.
    All music written by James Horner.
    Original score writen by James Horner.
    Personnel: James Horner (keyboards); Mike Taylor (whistling, bodhran); Eric Rigler (Uilleann pipe).
    Audio Mixer: Shawn Murphy.
    Recording information: EMi Abbey Road, London, England.
    Director: Martin Neary.
    Photographer: Andrew Cooper.
    The haunting bagpipes, a shiver of strings behind can almost feel the cool fog rolling in from the sea, and across a Scottish field. A battlefield, in this case, in the year 1314. It was then that a band of half-starved, hopelessly outnumbered Scottish patriots fought for freedom at a place called Bannockburn. John Horner's soundtrack to "Braveheart," the Mel Gibson film about that epic struggle, is a lustrous, many-faceted, at times stirring piece of work. Even without the images from the film dancing through your head, Horner's themes have staying power and emotional substance. He maintains the feel of place throughout, but never relies too heavily on obvious instrumental cliches (the pipes, for instance, are used sparingly). No doubt, tracks like "The Battle of Stirling" will resonate a bit more if you've seen "Braveheart." That said, Horner's score has a rare quality: It is cinematic, but also enjoyable on its own as orchestral music.

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  • Genre: Rock
  • Label: 448 295-4LH
  • Distributor: n/a
  • Analog/Digital: DDD
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • Studio/Live: TODO
  • UPC: 028944829525
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