Lincoln [Original Motion Picture Score]

Lincoln [Original Motion Picture Score]

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by John Williams [composer]
     
 

Director Steven Spielberg's 2012 Lincoln biopic eschewed the genre's usual trappings by focusing on a single month in the extraordinary life of the 16th president of the United States. Bereft of the weight of depicting a lifetime, he was able to play small ball with a big moment, something that hisSee more details below

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Director Steven Spielberg's 2012 Lincoln biopic eschewed the genre's usual trappings by focusing on a single month in the extraordinary life of the 16th president of the United States. Bereft of the weight of depicting a lifetime, he was able to play small ball with a big moment, something that his longtime composer counterpart John Williams does as well with his remarkably subtle score. Opening with a wistful, lovely clarinet cue, Williams sets the stage for what is essentially a cornucopia of measured yet soul-stirring, Aaron Copland/Randy Newman-imbued Americana that is delivered with the patience and grace of a true master. The score does away with much of the bombastic sentimentality that plagued the pair's prior outing, 2011's War Horse, but it does retain much of its heart, delivering melodies that elicit great sighs of nostalgia, melancholy, and stoic optimism, smelling of parchment and tobacco, and sounding for all the world like amber waves of grain.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2012
Label:
Sony Classics
UPC:
0887254468523
catalogNumber:
544685
Rank:
32646

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Performance Credits

John Williams [composer]   Primary Artist,Conductor
Charlie Bisharat   Fiddle
George Doering   Mandolin
Alan Estes   Percussion
Randy Kerber   Piano
Chicago Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Daniel Gingrich   Horn
Susan Nigro   Contrabassoon
Chicago Symphony Chorus   Choir, Chorus
David McGill   Bassoon
Steven Roberts   Guitar
Don Williams   Percussion
Stephen Williamson   Clarinet
Christopher Martin   Trumpet
Jeremy Moeller   Trombone
Carol Cook   Viola
Duain Wolfe   Choir Director
Robert Chen   Violin,Concert Master
Tommy Morgan   Harp
Eric Millstein   Percussion

Technical Credits

John Williams [composer]   Composer,Producer
Jim Taylor   Arranger
Shawn Murphy   Engineering
Steven Spielberg   Liner Notes
Mark Cavell   Licensing
Isabelle Tulliez   Product Development

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