House of Sand and Fog [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

House of Sand and Fog [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by James Horner


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House of Sand and Fog [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

One of James Horner's most hushed works, House of Sand and Fog is an aptly brooding, implosive musical counterpart to Vadim Perleman's adaptation of Andre Dubus III's heartbreaking, and bestselling, novel. Horner captures the aspirations of the Behranis, a family of Irani immigrants, in the score's opening tracks. Pieces such as "An Older Life" and "Waves of the Caspian Sea" are quietly hopeful, string-driven compositions that feel like they're going to blossom into the kind of lush, sentimental pieces for which Horner is renowned -- but they never do. Likewise, "'This Is No Longer Your House'" and "Kathy's Night" reflect the seeping frustration of Kathy Nicolo, an alcoholic young woman forced to give up her family's house, which the Behranis buy soon after. The musical themes of Nicolo and the Behranis come together, in a subdued manner on "Parallel Lives, Parallel Loves" and more urgently on "The Shooting, a Payment for Our Sins." But even the score's most dramatic moments are understated, providing more of a backdrop for the film's events than a commentary on them. Regret and nostalgia dominate House of Sand and Fog, particularly on "Behrani's Thoughts - Long Ago," "The Dreams of Kings," and "'We Have Traveled So Far, It Is Time to Return to Our Path'." These aren't the easiest emotions to depict in music, but Horner does an admirable job of turning these subtle emotions into a compelling score.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/09/2003
Label: Varese Sarabande
UPC: 0030206653229
catalogNumber: 066532

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Horner   Primary Artist,Conductor
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Phil Ayling   Oboe
Robert Becker   Viola
Brian Dembow   Viola
Arni Egilsson   Bass
Alan Estes   Percussion
Richard Feves   Bass
Rick Gerding   Viola
Julie Gigante   Violin
Pamela Goldsmith   Viola
Endre Granat   Violin
Clayton Haslop   Violin,Concert Master
Todd Hemmenway   Celli
Dennis Karmazyn   Celli
Randy Kerber   Keyboards
Miran Kojian   Violin
Armen Ksadjikian   Celli
Janet Lakatos   Viola
Roger Lebow   Celli
Dimitrie Leivici   Violin
David Low   Celli
Rene Mandel   Violin
Bruce Morgenthaler   Bass
Barbara Northcutt   Oboe
Robin Olson   Violin
Karie Prescott   Viola
Mark Robertson   Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky   Violin
Geri Rotella   Flute
David Shostac   Flute
Cecilia Tsan   Celli
Ian Underwood   Keyboards
Miwako Watanabe   Violin
Roger Wilkie   Violin
Ken Yerke   Violin
Peter Limonick   Percussion
David Riddles   Bassoon
John Walz   Celli
Drew Dembowski   Bass
Susan Ranney   Bass
Christian Kollgaard   Bass
Timothy Landauer   Celli
Rafael Rishik   Violin
Shawn Mann   Viola
Darrin McCann   Viola
Antony Cooke   Celli
Alan Grunfield   Violin
Hershberger   Violin
Keith Greene   Viola
Robert Berg   Viola
Emily Bernstein   Clarinet
Steven Gordon   Viola
Eun Mee Ahn   Violin
Roberto Cani   Violin
Michael Valerio   Bass
Andrew Schulman   Celli
Sarah Thornblade   Violin
Piotr Jandula   Viola
Aimee Kreston   Violin
Eric J. Hosler   Violin
Dave Walther   Viola
Ana Landauer   Violin
Sungil Lee   Violin
Shanti Randall   Viola
Hollywood Studio Symphony   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Cassandra Richburg   Viola
Steven Roberts   Clarinet
Bob Zimmitti   Percussion
Thomas Diener   Viola
Phillip Levy   Violin
Kenneth Munday   Bassoon
Marlow Fisher   Viola
Paul Cohen   Celli
Chris Ermacoff   Celli
Steven Edelman   Bass
Franklyn D'Antonio   Violin
Tamara Hatwan   Violin
Jo Ann Turovsky   Harp
Matthew Funes   Viola
Sarah Parkins   Violin

Technical Credits

James Horner   Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Simon Rhodes   Producer,Engineer,Engineering
Marc Gebauer   Stage Crew
Jay Selvester   Stage Crew
Kristen Smith   Stage Crew
Adrienne Burk   Artwork
David Sameth   Artwork

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