Angela's Ashes [Music From The Motion Picture]

Angela's Ashes [Music From The Motion Picture]

by John Williams [composer]


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Angela's Ashes [Music From The Motion Picture]

Composer John Williams (STAR WARS, SCHINDLER'S LIST, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN) continues to amaze with music that is fresh and concert hall worthy. He's responded to Frank McCourt's Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir of a harsh growing-up in Ireland with an inspired score. The soundtrack opens with "Theme from Angela's Ashes," a piece in which the lonely delicacy of the meditative piano is contrasted with the sweeping sound of a full orchestra. It immediately conveys the deep feeling of the story, and yet -- and here's Williams's wizardry at work -- the music has majesty without ever becoming ponderous. Narrating directly from the film, acclaimed screen actor Andrew Bennet introduces key tracks. His bittersweet, unsentimental, and moving words, laced with acerbic humor, are at one with the music that follows. Williams weaves Irish and Celtic influences into a lush, dramatic score that honors the dark and poignant beauty of the story.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/07/1999
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998900943
catalogNumber: 89009

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Performance Credits

John Williams [composer]   Primary Artist,Conductor
Billie Holiday   Vocals,Track Performer
John Ellis   Solo Instrumental,Oboe
Stephen Erdody   Solo Instrumental,Cello
Endre Granat   Concert Master
Randy Kerber   Solo Instrumental,Piano
John Williams   Conductor
Nat Gonella & His Georgians   Ensemble,Track Performer
John Ellis   Solo Instrumental,Oboe
Jo Ann Turovsky   Solo Instrumental,Harp
Andrew Bennett   Narrator

Technical Credits

John Williams [composer]   Producer
John Williams   Producer
Simon Rhodes   Engineering
Scott Rudin   Executive Producer
Alan Parker   Liner Notes,Executive Producer

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