Adventures Of Tintin:unicorn (Osc) CD (2011)

Artist: John Williams

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on 5/11/2012

I am not often a movie or music critic, or reviewer, but the very fact that I had to see if I could purchase this recording from Amazon speaks for itself. LOUDLY. I was really taken with the skillful storytelling in the score. Mr. Williams really helps to present the story to the audience. I know that is his job, but it is done so wonderfully. I really love the interplay of the various WOODWIND instruments, including, as I could tell, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, and even Accordian. (I don't know if accordian is classified as a woodwind, but I believe it has reeds to produce the sound.) The Kettle Drums also add significantly in punctuating different scenes. -- This score in totally not overdone , in that it doesn't take over the movie. It does however AUGMENT it nicely.

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Label Columbia Records/sony
SKU 225873438
UPC 886979758827
UPC 14 00886979758827
Format CD
Release Date 12/13/2011
Author John Williams
Associated Artist/Work Barry, John
Associated Artist/Work Barry, John (Conductor/Composer
Associated Artist/Work Boston Pops Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work City of Prague Philharmonic Orc
Associated Artist/Work Don Davis (Film Scores)
Associated Artist/Work Hollywood Symphony Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work Ingram, James (Vocals/Keys)
Associated Artist/Work Kaufman, Richard
Associated Artist/Work Laine, Cleo
Associated Artist/Work McNeely, Joel
Associated Artist/Work Mizzy, Vic
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Original Sountrack
Associated Artist/Work Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work The Boston Pops Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work Williamson, John
Technical Info
Producer John Williams
CatalogID 88697975882
Lable Name Sony Classical
Released 10/24/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 65m : 32s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00886979758827
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Mixer: Shawn Murphy.
Liner Note Author: Steven Spielberg .
In "Captain Haddock Takes the Oars," a cue from composer John Williams' score for director Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin, a low horn plays a light mystery theme reminiscent of the music for the television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents. The TV music was based on Charles Gounod's "Funeral March of a Marionette," and Gounod gets an acknowledged credit later in Williams' score when "Presenting Bianca Castafiore" finds opera singer Ren?e Fleming performing excerpts from his "Je Veux Vivre" from Rom?o et Juliette as well as some of "Rosina's Cavatina" from The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini. Such classical touchstones offer suggestions of Williams' influences in background music that places strong emphasis on the word "adventures" in the title. Occasionally, as in "Introducing the Thompsons and Snowy's Chase" and "The Milanese Nightingale," Williams brings in an accordion for a French style that recalls his contemporary Michel Legrand. "The Adventures of Tintin" itself has a jazzy feel, almost bebop in nature. But much of the score consists of program music intended to underlie action and suspense while simultaneously reassuring the listener/viewer that all will be well in the end. Williams does not exaggerate the effects for comic purposes as he does, for example, in his Indiana Jones scores. Rather, this is ear candy for a movie that is equally sweet. ~ William Ruhlmann
Disc 1
1 Adventures of Tin Tin: The Adventure s of Tintin, The
2 Adventures of Tin Tin: Snowy's Theme, The
3 Adventures of Tin Tin: The Secret of the Scrolls, The
4 Adventures of Tin Tin: Introducing t he Thompsons, and Snowy's Chase, The
5 Adventures of Tin Tin: Marlinspike H all, The
6 Adventures of Tin Tin: Escape from t he Karaboudjan, The
7 Adventures of Tin Tin: Sir Francis a nd the Unicorn, The
8 Adventures of Tin Tin: Captain Haddo ck Takes the Oars, The
9 Adventures of Tin Tin: Red Rackham's Curse and the Treasure, The
10 Adventures of Tin Tin: Capturing Mr. Silk, The
11 Adventures of Tin Tin: The Flight to Bagghar, The
12 Adventures of Tin Tin: The Milanese Nightingale, The
13 Adventures of Tin Tin: Presenting Bi anca Castafiore, The
14 Adventures of Tin Tin: The Pursuit o f the Falcon, The
15 Adventures of Tin Tin: The Captain's Counsel, The
16 Adventures of Tin Tin: The Clash of the Cranes, The
17 Adventures of Tin Tin: The Return to Marlinspike Hall and Finale, The
18 Adventures of Tin Tin: The Adventure Continues, The
Product Attributes
Artist Williams,John
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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