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Eagle [Original Score]
     

The Eagle [Original Score]

by Atli Örvarsson
 
Composer Atli Örvarsson says the key words in his conversations with Kevin Macdonald, the director of The Eagle, were "handmade and authentic." The film, based on the historical novel The Eagle of the Ninth, is set in second-century Britain, and in order to be handmade and authentic, Örvarsson employed period instruments and some traditional themes. In

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Composer Atli Örvarsson says the key words in his conversations with Kevin Macdonald, the director of The Eagle, were "handmade and authentic." The film, based on the historical novel The Eagle of the Ninth, is set in second-century Britain, and in order to be handmade and authentic, Örvarsson employed period instruments and some traditional themes. In particular, he used a lot of Celtic music, played on Uilleann pipes, and lots of tribal drumming. But that is not to say that he stuck to this sort of thing. Rather, the period material acts as a flavoring to what is really largely an orchestral score. But it does give an individual feel to what otherwise might be generic. Örvarsson certainly has no trouble following the adventurous turns of the epic's plot, but the Celtic music brings things down to earth in a satisfying way.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/22/2011
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0738572135928
catalogNumber:
5075809

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Atli Örvarsson   Primary Artist,Dulcimer,Percussion,Vocals,Prepared Piano,Ram's Horn
Simon O'Dwyer   Horn,Vocals
Allan MacDonald   Vocals,Small Pipes
London Metropolitan Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Satnam Ramgotra   Ethnic Percussion
John Purser   Horn,Vocals
John Kenny   Horn,Alphorn,Carnyx
Andy Brown   Conductor
Gregory Knowles   Cimbalom
Thórhilder Örvarsdóttir   Vocals
Dave Fleming   Percussion,Vocals
Keyavash Nourai   Kamanche
Karlakór Alþyðu   Choir, Chorus
Gillian Tinglay   Harp,celtic harp
Eoghan Neff   Violin
Brian Hanlon   Bodhran
Vladimir Podgoretsky   Trumpet,Kaliuka
Torc   Group

Technical Credits

Simon O'Dwyer   Whistle
David Stoner   Executive Producer
Julian Kershaw   Orchestration
Richard Lancaster   Engineering
John Purser   Whistle
Christine Bergren   Music Business Affairs
Damien Doherty   Artwork
Jennifer Towle   Soundtrack Executive
Atli Örvarsson   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Reynold D'Silva   Executive Producer
Steve McLaughlin   Engineering
Richard Cooper   Engineering
Dave Fleming   Additional Music

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