Captain America: The First Avenger [Original Score]

Captain America: The First Avenger [Original Score]

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by Alan Silvestri
     
 

Director Joe Johnston (Jumanji, Jurassic Park III) was wise to tap award-winning composer Alan Silvestri for his film adaptation of the adventures of Marvel Comics' Captain America, as the longtime Robert Zemeckis collaborator has scored more than his share of patriotic gems, including ForrestSee more details below

Overview

Director Joe Johnston (Jumanji, Jurassic Park III) was wise to tap award-winning composer Alan Silvestri for his film adaptation of the adventures of Marvel Comics' Captain America, as the longtime Robert Zemeckis collaborator has scored more than his share of patriotic gems, including Forrest Gump, Predator, The Delta Force, and the Back to the Future trilogy. Appropriately stoic and expansive, the main theme for Captain America: The First Avenger feels both familiar and iconic, arriving early in the soundtrack (as all good superhero themes must) on a foundation of rolling military snares, sepia-toned brass, and long strings that evoke an endless sea of amber waves of grain. It's enjoyable and effective, but not groundbreaking, which pretty much sums up the score as a whole. Bombastic, melodramatic, and steeped in late-'70s/early-'80s big-budget adventure cinema, the Captain is well served here, even if it all feels a little old-fashioned at times (Alan Menken and David Zippel provide a clever homage to 1940s musicals with the USO-style production number "Star Spangled Man"). That said, it is awfully nice to hear a well-conducted orchestra, as opposed to a room full of expensive computers and keyboards, churn out a big traditional action score, and few do that as well as Silvestri.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/19/2011
Label:
Walt Disney Records
UPC:
0050087243128
Rank:
28225

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alan Silvestri   Primary Artist,Conductor
Star Spangled Singers   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

David Bifano   Producer,Score Coordinator
Dave Jordan   Executive Producer
Alan Menken   Composer,Producer
Dennis Sands   Engineering
Alan Silvestri   Composer,Producer,Orchestration
David Zippel   Text
Martin Erskine   Arranger
Joe Johnston   Executive Producer
Michael Kosarin   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Dave Metzger   Orchestration
Chris Barrett   Pro-Tools
Mark Graham   Orchestration
Thomas Bowes   Orchestra Leader
Kevin Feige   Executive Producer
Doug Besterman   Arranger,Orchestration
Jo Buckley   Assistant Contractor
John Ashton Thomas   Orchestration
Fiona Cruickshank   Stage Manager
Jake Gill   Stage Manager

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