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Band of Brothers (Music from the HBO Miniseries) [Original TV Soundtrack]
     

Band of Brothers (Music from the HBO Miniseries) [Original TV Soundtrack]

by Michael Kamen
 

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Michael Kamen's score for the television miniseries reflects the overall tone of the project. Band of Brothers is a fact-based account of a group of American soldiers preparing for and fighting in the European theater in the latter part of World War II, and it has a serious, heroic tone consistent with the "greatest generation" trend in such depictions of the

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Michael Kamen's score for the television miniseries reflects the overall tone of the project. Band of Brothers is a fact-based account of a group of American soldiers preparing for and fighting in the European theater in the latter part of World War II, and it has a serious, heroic tone consistent with the "greatest generation" trend in such depictions of the war. Thus, Kamen echoes Late Romantic classical music, with sweeping strings and deliberate piano patterns for a majestic, if somewhat sad mood. The series has scenes of violent action, but Kamen doesn't seem to have been called upon to support them with music. Rather, he creates cues for many of the individual soldiers ("Winters on Subway," "Nixon's Walk") and for smaller scenes ("Boy Eats Chocolate"). "Plaisir d'Amour" features an a cappella children's choir, and Beethoven's "String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131" fits right in. The longest cue is also the darkest, the 11-minute "Discovery of the Camp," as the soldiers come upon a German concentration camp. That gives a good sense of the overall sound of the score to a work in which the heroism of the characters is contrasted with the evil that they confronted.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/02/2010
Label:
Sony Classics
UPC:
0886976085728
catalogNumber:
760857

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Kamen   Primary Artist,Conductor
John Barclay   Trumpet
Caroline Dale   Cello
Robin McGee   Bass
Guy Protheroe   Choir Master
Maciej Rakowski   Violin
Jonathan Snowden   Flute
Peter Manning   Violin
London Metropolitan Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Contempo   String Quartet
Simon Mulligan   Piano
Dave Lee   Horn
Moya Brennan   Vocals
John Anderson   Oboe
Sally Heath   Piano
Julie Andrews   Bassoon
John Carney   Violin
Jonathan Rees   Violin
Zoe Kamen   Vocals

Technical Credits

Ludwig van Beethoven   Composer
Michael Kamen   Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Peter Cobbin   Engineering
Gary Goetzman   Executive Producer
Tom Hanks   Executive Producer
Dick Lewzey   Engineering
Stephen McLaughlin   Engineering
Michael Price   Producer
Geoff Foster   Engineering
Delphine Robertson   Soundtrack Supervisor
Geoffrey Alexander   Orchestration
Gabrielle Raumberger   Art Direction
Robert Elhai   Orchestration
Deva Anderson   Soundtrack Supervisor
James Brett   Producer
Blake Neely   Orchestration
Chad M. Goodson   Art Direction

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