Omen [2006 Original Soundtrack]

Omen [2006 Original Soundtrack]

by Marco Beltrami
     
 

For this "devilish" thriller, master film composer Jerry Goldsmith wrote the main motif and the entire layout for the chorus of "Ave Satani" in a single day. And after eight previous Oscar nominations, (PLANET OF THE APES, CHINATOWN, THE SAND PEBBLES, etc.), he finally took home the gold in 1976 for best original score. The music is eerie and darkly memorable, and… See more details below

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For this "devilish" thriller, master film composer Jerry Goldsmith wrote the main motif and the entire layout for the chorus of "Ave Satani" in a single day. And after eight previous Oscar nominations, (PLANET OF THE APES, CHINATOWN, THE SAND PEBBLES, etc.), he finally took home the gold in 1976 for best original score. The music is eerie and darkly memorable, and Goldsmith's particular genius for setting mood can be heard in "The New Ambassador" theme, an almost romantic, recurring passage that serves as an effective contrast to the soundtrack's more ominous "Killer's Storm." Conducted by Lionel Newman, the score is vintage Goldsmith: a rich musical tapestry with contrasting elements and motifs perfectly tailored for the film. When heard on its own, THE OMEN makes for equally rewarding listening.

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All Music Guide
Although it inevitably suffers in comparison to Jerry Goldsmith's Academy Award-winning score for the original 1976 version of the film, Marco Beltrami's score for 2006's remake of The Omen is nevertheless an intriguingly dark and sinister effort in the best tradition of the horror genre. While the concluding "Omen 76/06" resurrects Goldsmith's now-classic themes, Beltrami otherwise makes few overt nods to his predecessor -- instead his work rests firmly in the tradition of previous efforts like the Scream trilogy and The Faculty, emphasizing complex thematic structures and taut, suspenseful pacing. What undermines this incarnation of The Omen

Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2006
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206673623
catalogNumber:
066736

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Performance Credits

Marco Beltrami   Primary Artist
Pete Anthony   Conductor
Metro Voices   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Jerry Goldsmith   Composer
Bill Boston   Arranger
John Kurlander   Engineering
Robert Townson   Executive Producer
Erick Labson   Mastering
Marco Beltrami   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Richard Lancaster   Scoring Recordist
John J. Moore   Liner Notes
Buck Sanders   Synthesizer Arrangements
John Pryce-Jones   Business Consultant
John Moore   Liner Notes

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