Passion of the Christ CD (2004)

Artist: John Debney

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Relive the awe with the stirring Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from the most powerful biblical movie of our time, Mel Gibson’s The Passion Of The Christ. Produced in Europe, this instrumental recording captures the same powerful emotions of the movie in a beautiful and moving orchestral score. Driven by a personal mission, Mel Gibson has created the most powerful biblical movie of our time, The Passion Of The Christ. It dramatically, graphically, and accurately captues the last 12 hours of Christ's life on earth based on the combined gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, And John. The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the official music from the highly anticipated movie, scored by 3X Emmy Award winner John Debney (Spy Kids, The Princess Diaries). Produced in Europe, this instrumental recording captures the powerful emotion of the movie in a beautiful score.


Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
SKU 60626720
UPC 827969204627
UPC 14 00827969204627
Format CD
Release Date 2/24/2004
Author John Debney
Compilation Appearance Great Composers Series
Compilation Appearance Great Movie Love Themes
Associated Artist/Work Acogny, George
Technical Info
Engineer Jake Jackson; Simon Rhodes; Wolfgang Amadeus
Producer John Debney; Mel Gibson
CatalogID 92046
Lable Name Sony Music Distribution (USA)
Released 02/24/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00827969204627
Album Notes and Credits
Original score composed by John Debney.
Lyricist: Lisbeth Scott.
Personnel: John Debney (vocals); Mel Gibson (vocals, chant); Aaron Martin, Shannon Kingsbury, Gingger, Ahmed el-Asmer, Shankar (vocals); Naser Mousa (oud); Karen Hua-Qi Han (erhu); Martin Tillman (electric cello); Ron Allen (flute); Jan Hendrickse (bamboo flute); Chris Bleth (duduk, woodwinds); L?von Minassian (duduk); Pedro Eustache (woodwinds).
Audio Mixer: Shawn Murohy.
Recording information: AIR Studios; Air Studios, London, England; EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England; Lyndhurst Hall, London, England.
Editors: Jennifer Monnar; Michael Ryan.
Translators: Father Bill Fulco; Fr. Michael Bazzi.
Unknown Contributor Role: Dan Savant.
Director Mel Gibson's THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, a graphically violent depiction of Jesus' last hours on earth, ignited a whirlwind of controversy in 2004. While there's no discernible riot-inciting content in John Debney's orchestral score for the film, it nevertheless invokes plenty of raw emotion. Debney takes a different approach than that of Gibson, who had the characters deliver their lines in Latin and Aramaic and kept things as period-perfect as possible. For his part, Debney takes a more modernistic approach, freely incorporating electric and electronic instruments into his score (not that string orchestras were exactly abundant in the age of Jesus either). The composer constructs an aural landscape alternately magisterial, foreboding, and elegant, but always fully intense enough to match up to the harrowing last hours of Jesus as portrayed in the film.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (3/26/04, p.75) - "[T]he virtuosic layering and cross-fading do create impressive soundscapes."
Disc 1
1 Olive Garden, The
2 Bearing The Cross
3 Jesus Arrested
4 Peter Denies Jesus
5 Stoning, The
6 Song Of Complaint
7 Simon Is Dismissed
8 Flagellation/Dark Choir/Disciples: Flagellation / Dark Choir / Disciples
9 Mary Goes To Jesus
10 Peaceful But Primitive/Procession: Peaceful But Primitive / Procession
11 Crucifixion
12 Raising The Cross
13 It Is Done
14 Jesus Is Carried Down
15 Resurrection
Product Attributes
Artist Debney,John
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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