Terminal

Terminal

by John Williams [composer]
     
 

The score to Steven Spielberg's The Terminal -- about an Eastern European visitor, played by Tom Hanks, who is refused admittance into the United States and must reside in New York's Kennedy Airport until he can return home -- was composed and conducted by five-time Academy Award winner John Williams.See more details below

Overview

The score to Steven Spielberg's The Terminal -- about an Eastern European visitor, played by Tom Hanks, who is refused admittance into the United States and must reside in New York's Kennedy Airport until he can return home -- was composed and conducted by five-time Academy Award winner John Williams.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Director Steven Spielberg keeps coming up with different kinds of films, and composer John Williams, with whom he has collaborated on 21 of them now, keeps finding appropriate musical settings. For The Terminal, a film about an Eastern European trapped in the international arrivals airport terminal in New York when his country erupts into civil war, Williams seems to have taken inspiration from the main character's origins and the film's lightly comic mood. His main theme for this character, "The Tale of Viktor Navorski," playfully recalls "The Third Man Theme," even if it is played on a clarinet most of the time. There is also a love theme for the bittersweet romance Navorski enters into, and that minor-key motive echoes such familiar tunes as "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" and even the folk ballad "Barbara Allen." The soundtrack album is presented out of sequence from the film, and it is very much oriented to listening as opposed to simply mirroring the actions onscreen. This makes it a better audio experience, with Williams' themes being developed and finished. But it in some ways does not reflect the movie accurately. In particular, the big payoff of the film turns out to be Navorski's purpose in coming to America, which is to get an autograph from a jazz musician, Benny Golson. On screen, we see and hear Golson, but he is not featured on the soundtrack album, which is a shame.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/2004
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0602498628751
catalogNumber:
000292402

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Williams [composer]   Conductor
Edward Meares   Bass
Bruce Morgenthaler   Bass
Susan Ranney   Bass
Nico Abondolo   Bass
Michael Valerio   Bass
Ralph Vaughan Williams   Clarinet
Emily Bernstein   Clarinet
Steve Kujala   Flute
Geri Rotella   Flute
James Walker   Flute
Weldon Dean Parks   Guitar
Alan Estes   Percussion
Thomas Raney   Percussion
Jerry Williams   Percussion
Randy Kerber   Piano,Keyboards
William Booth   Trombone
Phil Teele   Trombone
George Thatcher   Trombone
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Andrew Malloy   Trombone
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Marissa Benedict   Trumpet
David Washburn   Trumpet
James Self   Tuba
Fred W. Greene   Tuba
Richard Altenbach   Violin
Jacqueline Brand   Violin
Franklyn d'Antonio   Violin
Joel Derouin   Violin
Julie Gigante   Violin
Endre Granat   Violin
Clayton Haslop   Violin
Dimitrie Leivici   Violin
Helen Nightengale   Violin
Katia Popov   Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky   Violin
Miwako Watanabe   Violin
Roger Wilkie   Violin
Kenneth Yerks   Violin
Lisa Sutton   Violin
Jeanne Evans   Violin
Tamara L. Hatwan   Violin
Rafael Rishik   Violin
Phillipe Levy   Violin
Eun Mee Ahn   Violin
Roberto Cani   Violin
Sarah Thornblade   Violin
Mark Robertson   Violin
Ana Landauer   Violin
Kenneth E. Munday   Bassoon
Paul Cohen   Cello
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello
David Low   Cello
David Speltz   Cello
Cecilia Tsan   Cello
John Walz   Cello
Timothy Landauer   Cello
Anthony Cooke   Cello
Kurt Snyder   Horn
Todd Richard   Horn
Jenny Kim   Horn
Chet Swiatkowski   Keyboards
Roland Kato   Viola
Victoria Miskolszy   Viola
Michael Nowak   Viola
Simon Oswell   Viola
Marlo Fisher   Viola
Shawn Mann   Viola
Keith Greene   Viola
Steven Gordon   Viola
Thomas Dienner   Viola
Dave Walther   Viola
Cassandra Richburg   Viola
Andrew Duckles   Viola

Technical Credits

John Williams [composer]   Producer,Composer (Music Score)
Steven Spielberg   Liner Notes
Patricia Sullivan   Mastering
Penny Bennett   Art Direction
Sheryl Gold   Music Business Affairs

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