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

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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 ...
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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/8/2006
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 828768805725
  • Catalog Number: 88057
  • Sales rank: 73,293

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
Kevin Globerman Digital Editing
Laura Kszan Packaging Manager
Kaz Boyle Programming
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Goosebump-inducing

    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).

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