World Trade Center: A True Story of Courage and Survival [Original Music from the Motio

World Trade Center: A True Story of Courage and Survival [Original Music from the Motio

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Scottish composer Craig Armstrong (Love Actually, Ray, The Quiet American) infuses director Oliver Stone's World Trade Center with all of the dread, sorrow, respect, and unity that the subject deserves. Like John Powell's tasteful and quiet score for the similarly themed United 93, Armstrong has chosen to

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Scottish composer Craig Armstrong (Love Actually, Ray, The Quiet American) infuses director Oliver Stone's World Trade Center with all of the dread, sorrow, respect, and unity that the subject deserves. Like John Powell's tasteful and quiet score for the similarly themed United 93, Armstrong has chosen to let the story provide the power, painting slow swaths of quiet melancholy with piano, cello, and choir over images of brutality, despair, and hope, much like Stone's use of Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" in his 1986 Academy Award-winning rendering of the Vietnam War, Platoon. Armstrong's subtle use of electronics and acoustic guitar helps to ground the more traditional classical elements of the score, providing a window into 2001 without opening it all the way. This is desperation at its most elegant and elegance at its most desperate.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/08/2006
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0828768805725
catalogNumber:
88057

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bruce Dukov   Concert Master
Craig Armstrong   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards
Randy Kerber   Piano
Pete Anthony   Conductor
Hollywood Studio Symphony   Performing Ensemble
Hollywood Film Chorale   Choir, Chorus
Catherine O'Halloran   Soprano (Vocal)
Susan Stevens Logan   Soprano (Vocal)
Alison Lawrance   Cello

Technical Credits

Craig Armstrong   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Budd Carr   Executive Soundtrack Producer
David Donaldson   Programming,Engineer
Geoff Foster   Engineer
Laura Kszan   Packaging Manager
Kaz Boyle   Programming

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World Trade Center: A True Story of Courage and Survival [Original Music from the Motio 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Craig Armstrong shines with this score. The instruments are amazing, and the tunes are chilling. I listened to the entire score last night and all I have to say is 'wow'. It's amazing. My favorites are the Piano Theme (2) and John Rescued/Resolution (16).