Kingdom of Heaven [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Kingdom of Heaven [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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by Harry Gregson-Williams
     
 

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When Ridley Scott's Gladiator singularly revived the old Hollywood "Sword & Sandals" genre in 2000, it also propelled composer Hans Zimmer's rousing score onto every movie trailer that followed in its wake, so it's surprising to find the prolific -- but relatively unknown -- Harry Gregson-Williams taking the reins on Scott's similarly themed 12th centurySee more details below

Overview

When Ridley Scott's Gladiator singularly revived the old Hollywood "Sword & Sandals" genre in 2000, it also propelled composer Hans Zimmer's rousing score onto every movie trailer that followed in its wake, so it's surprising to find the prolific -- but relatively unknown -- Harry Gregson-Williams taking the reins on Scott's similarly themed 12th century Crusades epic Kingdom of Heaven. Williams approaches the era with a far more delicate touch than Zimmer, utilizing period and regional instrumentation, as well as lush choral arrangements to accentuate the film's romance and religiosity. While there are plenty of instances where thunderous percussion and sweeping brass paint gallant images of galloping horses and tattered flags, there are more moments that effectively portray the bloody fields and pious ruminations of war.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2005
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0827969441923
catalogNumber:
94419

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harry Gregson-Williams   Primary Artist,Conductor
Richard Harvey   Woodwind
Fretwork   Ensemble
Hugh Marsh   Electric Guitar,Electric Violin
Bach Choir   Choir, Chorus
Natacha Atlas   Vocals
Catherine Bott   Soprano,Soprano (Vocal)
Nigel Eaton   Hurdy-Gurdy
Brian Gulland   Vocals
London Session Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Frank Ricotti   Drums,Ethnic Percussion
Martin Tillman   Cello,Electric Cello
Robert King   Conductor
Paul Clarvis   Drums,Ethnic Percussion
Tim Garside   Drums,Ethnic Percussion
Jacob Heringman   Lute
Lisbeth Scott   Vocals
Mercan Dede   Drums,Ethnic Percussion
Iestyn Davies   Counter Tenor (Vocal)
Göksel Baktagir   Quanun
Neva Ozgen   Kemence
Yurdal Tokan   Oud
Nicole Tibbles   Soprano (Vocal)
Natasha Atlas   Vocals
Abdelkader Harir   Vocals
Hussein Zahawy   Drums,Ethnic Percussion
Kardes Turkuler   Ensemble
King's Consort Choir   Choir, Chorus
Dawson Miller   Drums,Ethnic Percussion

Technical Credits

Natacha Atlas   Composer
Peter Cobbin   Producer,Engineer,Engineering
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
Becky Bentham   Score Coordinator
Harry Gregson-Williams   Composer,Producer,Orchestration,Audio Production
Simon Gibson   Mastering
Paul Cremo   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Simon Changer   Digital Editing
Rebecca Morellato   Score Production Coordinator
Stephen Barton   Additional Music
Lauren Dooreck Camara   Art Direction
Dale Melidosian   Music Business Affairs
Lance Grode   Music Business Affairs
Natasha Atlas   Lyricist

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