Lion In Winter CD (2001)

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Product Overview


Label Silva America
SKU 60500328
UPC 738572113124
UPC 14 00738572113124
Format CD
Release Date 9/25/2001
Author Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work California Dreams
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
CatalogID SSD-1131
Lable Name Silva America
Released 09/25/2001
Original Release 1968
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 50m : 18s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00738572113124
Album Notes and Credits
All music written by John Barry.
This is a digital recording of the complete 1968 score for THE LION IN WINTER.
Original score composed by John Barry.
Performed by The City Of Prague Philharmonic; Crouch End Festival Chorus; Nic Raine, David Temple (conductor).
Recorded at Smecky Studios, Prague, Czechslovakia and Sony Music Studios, London, England in April 2001. Includes liner notes by Terry Walstrom.
All tracks have been digitally remastered using HDCD technology.
Arguably his most ambitious and fully realized work, John Barry's original score to THE LION IN WINTER builds on the instrumental textures and dynamic tensions that characterize his earlier work (the James Bond films and BORN FREE, most notably), but goes beyond them to open a whole new chapter in the composer's evolution. Barry's music seems era-appropriate, yet contemporary, rooted in the dark, Gothic atmosphere of the Middle Ages, and drawing on the period majesty and influence of the Catholic church, the regal air of the period (the film takes place in 12th Century France during the reign of Henry II), and the turbulent emotions of the main character.
Employing a full chorus, Barry uses pentatonic Gregorian chants and Latin texts to ground the music historically, yet counterbalances these with modern-sounding chromatic scales, and passages that combine woodwinds, strings, brass, and percussion. Barry also uses the chorus for scene-specific drama, conjuring beautiful floating harmonies that echo events or emotions. A work of great complexity that supports the film perfectly, yet holds its own as an independent piece of music, A LION IN WINTER may be Barry's finest hour, and it won the Academy Award for Best Original Musical Score.
Disc 1
1 Lion in Winter, The
2 Allons Gai Gai Gai
3 Richard's Joust / Geoffrey's Battle
4 Chinon/Eleanor's Arrival
5 Fanfare For Philip / The Great Hall Feast
6 Herb Garden, The
7 To the Chapel
8 Eya, Eya, Nova Gaudia
9 How Beautiful You Made Me
10 God Damn You
11 Christmas Wine, The
12 To Rome
13 Media Vita in Morte Sumus
14 We're All Jungle Creatures
15 Mary, Queen of Scots Suite: Mary, Queen of Scots
16 Mary, Queen of Scots Suite: Elizabeth's Ride
17 Mary, Queen of Scots Suite: Vivre et Mourir
18 Mary, Queen of Scots Suite: But Not Through My Realm
19 Mary, Queen of Scots Suite: Mary and Darnley
20 Mary, Queen of Scots Suite: This Way Mary
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