The Monuments Men [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Timothy Monger
Veteran film composer Alexandre Desplat explores a variety of classic, militaristic, and action themes in his score for George Clooney's World War II caper The Monuments Men. From the opening notes of "The Roosevelt Mission," wistful trumpets play over marching snares, setting off a lovely melody that blossoms nostalgically before leading into the buoyant "Opening Titles," whose thumping brass theme recalls the playful pomp of classic wartime musicals. Throughout the 25 mostly orchestral tracks are situational action pieces; mournful, string-laden themes; and sections of brass-heavy, patriotic music that are well paired with the film's tone. At times, pieces even veer ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Timothy Monger
Veteran film composer Alexandre Desplat explores a variety of classic, militaristic, and action themes in his score for George Clooney's World War II caper The Monuments Men. From the opening notes of "The Roosevelt Mission," wistful trumpets play over marching snares, setting off a lovely melody that blossoms nostalgically before leading into the buoyant "Opening Titles," whose thumping brass theme recalls the playful pomp of classic wartime musicals. Throughout the 25 mostly orchestral tracks are situational action pieces; mournful, string-laden themes; and sections of brass-heavy, patriotic music that are well paired with the film's tone. At times, pieces even veer into a thrilling Morricone-esque fanfare, like on the track "Gold!" The "End Credits" display a classic bit of Hollywood whimsy with an upbeat snare march set to the tune of soldiers whistling. With dozens of film scores in a myriad of styles to his credit, Desplat is appropriately tasteful, adapting to a classic period style while still adding his own distinctive flourishes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/4/2014
  • Label: Masterworks
  • UPC: 888430340329
  • Catalog Number: 303403
  • Sales rank: 3,472

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Roosevelt Mission (1:20)
  2. 2 Opening Titles (2:38)
  3. 3 Ghent Altarpiece (2:38)
  4. 4 Champagne (1:00)
  5. 5 Basic Training (1:16)
  6. 6 Normandy (1:06)
  7. 7 Deauville (2:34)
  8. 8 Stokes (1:24)
  9. 9 I See You, Stahl (2:41)
  10. 10 John Wayne (2:17)
  11. 11 Sniper (2:35)
  12. 12 Into Bruges (1:52)
  13. 13 The Letter (3:17)
  14. 14 The Nero Decree (1:40)
  15. 15 Stahl's Chalet (0:52)
  16. 16 Jean-Claude Dies (3:30)
  17. 17 Siegen Mine (3:05)
  18. 18 Claire & Granger (3:28)
  19. 19 Gold! (1:29)
  20. 20 Heilbronn Mine (4:24)
  21. 21 Castle Art Hoard (2:02)
  22. 22 Altaussee (0:54)
  23. 23 Finale (9:18)
  24. 24 End Credits (1:08)
  25. 25 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (2:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alexandre Desplat Primary Artist, Conductor
London Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Nora Sagal Vocals
Technical Credits
Peter Cobbin Engineer
Hugh Martin Composer
Simon Rhodes Engineer
William Ross Orchestration
Ralph Blane Composer
Dominique Lemonnier Score Producer
Carmine Lauri Orchestra Leader
Alexandre Desplat Composer, Orchestration
Jonathan Allen Engineer
Nicolas Charron Orchestration
Xavier Forcioli Score Coordinator
Mark Cavell Licensing
John Barrett Pro-Tools
Sylvain Morizet Orchestration
Isabelle Tulliez Product Development
Jean-Pascal Beintus Orchestration
Romain Allender Programming
Jongnic Bontemps Programming
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