Ararat [Original Motion Picture Score]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kathleen C. Fennessy
For Ararat, his most personal and ambitious film, Atom Egoyan The Sweet Hereafter turned to fellow Canadian Mychael Danna, with whom he has collaborated since 1987's Family Viewing Ararat is their ninth film together. The complex storyline weaves together the genocide of Armenians by Turkey's Ottoman Empire during World War I -- portrayed through the making of a more conventional historical epic film also called Ararat -- with a group of mostly Armenian characters in contemporary Toronto, many involved with the making of the film. They are all, to some degree or another, haunted by the genocide -- including the Turkish government's refusal to acknowledge that it ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kathleen C. Fennessy
For Ararat, his most personal and ambitious film, Atom Egoyan The Sweet Hereafter turned to fellow Canadian Mychael Danna, with whom he has collaborated since 1987's Family Viewing Ararat is their ninth film together. The complex storyline weaves together the genocide of Armenians by Turkey's Ottoman Empire during World War I -- portrayed through the making of a more conventional historical epic film also called Ararat -- with a group of mostly Armenian characters in contemporary Toronto, many involved with the making of the film. They are all, to some degree or another, haunted by the genocide -- including the Turkish government's refusal to acknowledge that it ever happened hence the controversy with which the film has been greeted in some quarters. In the liner notes, Danna notes that the soundtrack is, fittingly enough, "largely based on Armenian folk, church, and court melodies, played and sung by native musicians." It was recorded on location in Armenia at Etchmiadzin's ancient Church of Saint Gayane and in Toronto and London. The instrumentation ranges from the conventional for the orchestral pieces to the indigenous -- duduk, zurna, shvi, tar, kamancha, kanon, and dhol -- for the more exotic ones. The Canadian Opera Company's celebrated soprano, Isabel Bayrakdarian, is featured on the stunning "Oor Es Mayr Eem" in 2002, Bayrakdarian also released Joyous Light, a CD of Armenian liturgical music on CBC Records.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Warner SpeC. MKT. Uk
  • EAN: 5050466308023
  • Catalog Number: 663080

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Groonk - Nicholas Dodd (4:13)
  2. 2 Oor es Mayr Eem - Nicholas Dodd (4:15)
  3. 3 Siege - Nicholas Dodd (3:37)
  4. 4 Something in your heart - Nicholas Dodd (2:12)
  5. 5 Ancient history - Nicholas Dodd (1:06)
  6. 6 Need to be remembered - Nicholas Dodd (6:07)
  7. 7 The dance - Nicholas Dodd (3:30)
  8. 8 Mothers and sons - Nicholas Dodd (1:27)
  9. 9 Yeraz - Nicholas Dodd (2:56)
  10. 10 They will take my island - Nicholas Dodd (1:25)
  11. 11 Ani - Nicholas Dodd (1:25)
  12. 12 His land was lost - Nicholas Dodd (2:27)
  13. 13 Final stand - Nicholas Dodd (0:53)
  14. 14 Silent witness - Nicholas Dodd (1:21)
  15. 15 Call to action - Nicholas Dodd (1:05)
  16. 16 The power to imagine - Nicholas Dodd (2:11)
  17. 17 How did he die? - Nicholas Dodd (2:30)
  18. 18 Return to Ararat - Nicholas Dodd (2:41)
  19. 19 All that is sacred - Nicholas Dodd (2:07)
  20. 20 The ghost of my father - Nicholas Dodd (1:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mychael Danna Primary Artist
Nicholas Dodd Conductor
Arto Tuncboyaciyan Saz
Grigor Takushian Duduk
Artsvi Bakhchinyan Choir, Chorus
Isabel Bayrakdarian Soprano, Soprano (Vocal)
Technical Credits
Nicholas Dodd Orchestration
John Bradbury Orchestra Leader
Emmanuel Chamboredon Executive Producer
Mychael Danna Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes, Orchestration
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Brad Haehnel Score Mixer
Ron Searles Engineer
Ian P. Hierons Executive Producer
Andrew Lockington Composer's Assistant
Atom Egoyan Liner Notes
Bernie Grandman Mastering
Aparna Bhargava Composer's Assistant
Ian Hierons Executive Producer
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