Ninth Gate [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

The Ninth Gate [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Wojciech Kilar
     
 

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From the opening notes of the bravura, crystal-pure aria "Vocalise," performed by Korean-born soprano Sumi Jo, we know that the soundtrack to Roman Polanski’s THE NINTH GATE will be anything but ordinary. Composer Wojcjech Kilar (BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, DEATH AND THE MAIDEN, THE TRUMAN SHOW) sets the stage for the satanic drama with layers of music that alternately

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From the opening notes of the bravura, crystal-pure aria "Vocalise," performed by Korean-born soprano Sumi Jo, we know that the soundtrack to Roman Polanski’s THE NINTH GATE will be anything but ordinary. Composer Wojcjech Kilar (BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, DEATH AND THE MAIDEN, THE TRUMAN SHOW) sets the stage for the satanic drama with layers of music that alternately sweep, drift, and drop in. Eschewing the usual clichés of scare flick soundtracks, THE NINTH GATE is full of surprising moments, as voices and music conjure the sounds of things that go bump in the night. Kilar makes his tension-building skills evident with a recurring, dreamlike dialogue between piano and strings, featuring the City of Prague Philharmonic & Chorus and Sumi Jo’s transcendent vocals. THE NINTH GATE soundtrack is an appropriately ominous goosebump-fest befitting a new thriller from a master of horror.

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The Ninth Gate, Roman Polanski's supernatural thriller about a book that can summon the devil, features an appropriately tense and eerie score by Wojciech Kilar, who also composed the award-winning music for Bram Stoker's Dracula. Sumi Jo's ethereal, operatic vocals grace "The Theme From The Ninth Gate," and the City of Prague Philharmonic and Chorus lend a brooding, Old World feel to pieces like "Corso" and "Bernie Is Dead." Piano and strings contribute to the ghostly, romantic aura of "Liana," while "Plane to Spain," "Chateau Saint Martin," and "The Motorbike" add to the score's continental atmosphere. Suspenseful in its own right, Kilar's music for The Ninth Gate reaffirms his skill as a film composer.

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Release Date:
06/05/2000
Label:
Imports
UPC:
5014929032122
catalogNumber:
955927
Rank:
48106

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