Bless the Child [Music from the Motion Picture]

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
More than any other Hollywood composer of distinction, Christopher Young has consistently suffered the misfortune of writing his finest scores for truly mediocre films, and with 2000s Bless the Child he's delivered his most ambitious and darkest effort to date, contrasting the beauty and majesty of liturgical music with the unsettling otherness of dissonant strings, eerie vocals, and deep, snarling brass. Young employs the human voice for sinisterly inhuman purposes, contrasting the youthful innocence of a boy soprano with the creeping malevolence of a sinister adult baritone -- as solo performances give way to choral elements, the score's force expands to critical mass, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
More than any other Hollywood composer of distinction, Christopher Young has consistently suffered the misfortune of writing his finest scores for truly mediocre films, and with 2000s Bless the Child he's delivered his most ambitious and darkest effort to date, contrasting the beauty and majesty of liturgical music with the unsettling otherness of dissonant strings, eerie vocals, and deep, snarling brass. Young employs the human voice for sinisterly inhuman purposes, contrasting the youthful innocence of a boy soprano with the creeping malevolence of a sinister adult baritone -- as solo performances give way to choral elements, the score's force expands to critical mass, operating within a conventional classical context while simultaneously embracing avant-garde ideals. A masterpiece.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2000
  • Label: Gnp Crescendo
  • UPC: 052824806627
  • Catalog Number: 8066
  • Sales rank: 194,120

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Christopher Young Primary Artist
Caroline Dale Cello, Soloist
Guy Protheroe Choir Master
Allan Wilson Conductor
Anthony Scales Baritone, Soloist
London Metropolitan Orchestra Track Performer
Technical Credits
Neil Norman Executive Producer
Mark Banning Art Direction
Dick Lewzey Engineer
Johnathan Rees Orchestra Leader
Christopher Young Producer, Orchestration
Lar Anderson Score Coordinator
Bruce Babcock Orchestration
Pete Anthony Orchestration
Jon Kull Orchestration
Gernot Wolfgang Score Coordinator
Bruce Davey Executive Producer
Konstantino Christides Score Coordinator
Jasper Randall Score Coordinator
David "Snake" Reynolds Score Coordinator
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