The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn [Music from the Motion Picture]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
In "Captain Haddock Takes the Oars," a cue from composer John Williams' score for director Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin, a low horn plays a light mystery theme reminiscent of the music for the television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents. The TV music was based on Charles Gounod's "Funeral March of a Marionette," and Gounod gets an acknowledged credit later in Williams' score when "Presenting Bianca Castafiore" finds opera singer Renée Fleming performing excerpts from his "Je Veux Vivre" from Roméo et Juliette as well as some of "Rosina's Cavatina" from The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini. Such classical touchstones offer suggestions of Williams' ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
In "Captain Haddock Takes the Oars," a cue from composer John Williams' score for director Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin, a low horn plays a light mystery theme reminiscent of the music for the television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents. The TV music was based on Charles Gounod's "Funeral March of a Marionette," and Gounod gets an acknowledged credit later in Williams' score when "Presenting Bianca Castafiore" finds opera singer Renée Fleming performing excerpts from his "Je Veux Vivre" from Roméo et Juliette as well as some of "Rosina's Cavatina" from The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini. Such classical touchstones offer suggestions of Williams' influences in background music that places strong emphasis on the word "adventures" in the title. Occasionally, as in "Introducing the Thompsons and Snowy's Chase" and "The Milanese Nightingale," Williams brings in an accordion for a French style that recalls his contemporary Michel Legrand. "The Adventures of Tintin" itself has a jazzy feel, almost bebop in nature. But much of the score consists of program music intended to underlie action and suspense while simultaneously reassuring the listener/viewer that all will be well in the end. Williams does not exaggerate the effects for comic purposes as he does, for example, in his Indiana Jones scores. Rather, this is ear candy for a movie that is equally sweet.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/13/2011
  • Label: Masterworks
  • UPC: 886979758827
  • Catalog Number: 797588
  • Sales rank: 18,380

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Williams [composer] Primary Artist, Conductor
Peter Erskine Percussion
Gary Foster Saxophone
Bruce Dukov Violin
Guy Klucevsek Accordion
Richard Altenbach Violin
William Booth Trombone
Jacqueline Brand Violin
Darius Campo Violin
Gloria Cheng Keyboards
Wade Culbreath Percussion
Brian Dembow Viola
George Doering Guitar
Jeff Driskill Saxophone
Stephen Erdody Cello
Alan Estes Percussion
Renée Fleming Soprano (Vocal)
Julie Gigante Violin
Pamela Goldsmith Viola
Endre Granat Violin
Daniel Greco Percussion
Clayton Haslop Violin
Dan Higgins Clarinet, Saxophone
Greg Huckins Saxophone
Dennis Karmazyn Cello
Roland Kato Viola
Randy Kerber Keyboards
Dimitrie Leivici Violin
Bill Liston Saxophone
Warren Luening Trumpet
Edward Meares Bass
Bruce Morgenthaler Bass
Helen Nightengale Violin
Barbara Northcutt Oboe
Katia Popov Violin
Kim Scholes Cello
Jim Self Tuba
Alan Steinberger Keyboards
George Thatcher Trombone
James Walker Flute
Miwako Watanabe Violin
Roger Wilkie Violin
John Yoakum Saxophone
Marcia Dickstein Harp
Peter Limonick Percussion
Andrew Shulman Cello
Christina Soule Cello
John Walz Cello
Donald Williams Percussion
Drew Dembowski Bass
Susan Ranney Bass
Lisa Sutton Violin
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Mark Watters Clarinet
Natalie Leggett Violin
Gary Bovyer Clarinet
Christian Kollgaard Bass
Timothy Landauer Cello
Rafael Rishik Violin
Leslie Reed Oboe
Nico Abondolo Bass
Shawn Mann Viola
Darrin McCann Viola
Sara Parkins Violin
Robert Sanders Trombone
Armen Anassian Violin
Antony Cooke Cello
David Washburn Trumpet
David Parmeter Bass
Keith Greene Viola
Steven Gordon Viola
Irina Voloshina Violin
Eun Mee Ahn Violin
Andrew Martin Trombone
Roberto Cani Violin
Michael Valerio Bass
Sarah Thornblade Violin
Ralph Williams Clarinet
Allen Savedoff Bassoon
James Mason Saxophone
Aimee Kreston Violin
Gregory Goodall Percussion
Dave Walther Viola
Ana Landauer Violin
Alyssa Park Violin
Andrew Malloy Trombone
Andrew Duckles Viola
Henry Gronnier Violin
Donald Foster Clarinet
Judith Farmer Bassoon
Tereza Stanislav Violin
Malcolm McNab Trumpet
Serena McKinney Violin
Maya Magub Violin
Mark Adams Horn
Nina Evtuhov Violin
Armen Ksajikian Cello
Stuart Clark Clarinet
Thomas Diener Viola
Steven Schaeffer Percussion
Alex Iles Trombone
Kenneth Yerke Violin
Victoria Miskolczy Viola
Michael Nowak Viola
David Duke Horn
James Thatcher Horn
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick Cello
Phillip Levy Violin
Kenneth Munday Bassoon
Marlow Fisher Viola
Amy Hershberger Violin
Marc Sazer Violin
Steven Becknell Horn
Tamara Hatwan Violin
Jo Ann Turovsky Harp
Matthew Funes Viola
David H. Speltz Cello
Timothy Morrison Trumpet
Louise di Tullio Flute
Jon Lewis Trumpet
Michael O'Donovan Bassoon
Jeanne Skrocki Violin
David Weiss Oboe
Eric Hosler Violin
Geraldine Rotella Flute
Cecelia Tsan Cello
Kevin Connolly Violin
Brian O'Connor Horn
Technical Credits
Charles Gounod Original Material
John Williams [composer] Composer, Producer
Shawn Murphy Engineering
Gioachino Rossini Original Material
Steven Spielberg Liner Notes
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
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