Empire of the Sunby John Williams [composer]
John Williams's score from Steven Spielberg's generally overlooked EMPIRE OF THE SUN includes a variety of unforgettable thematic material, ranging from evocative lyricism ("Cadillac of the Skies") to quiet, poignant meditations that capture the shifting moods of a British child growing up in a WWII Japanese internment camp. This latter element is addressed in several chorale pieces, from the plaintive "Suo Gan" to the joyous "Exsultate Justi." In all, a memorable and moving work from one of the movies' great composers.
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- Warner Bros / Wea
Performance CreditsJohn Williams [composer] Primary Artist,Conductor
James Rainbird Vocals,Soloist
Ambrosian Junior Choir Track Performer
Technical CreditsJohn Williams [composer] Composer,Producer
John McCarthy Arranger,Director
Shawn Murphy Engineer
Armin Steiner Remixing
James Rainbird Contributor
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The music is absolutely beautiful! Suo Gan, which is a Welsh lullaby, and Exsultate Iusti are my two favourites. I highly recommend this for any classical and choral music lovers.
I love this soundtrack, it's so uniqe. Sou gan is beautiful. I don't know what it is, but every time I listen to sou gan I cry! The instermental songs are really good too. This soundtrack is highly reccamended.