8 Songs, 1 Hour 6 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For his first concert work in three decades, film-composer James Horner (Titanic, Braveheart, Avatar) has written a crowd-pleasing double concerto for Norwegian violin- and cello-playing siblings Mari and Håkon Samuelsen. Lush, romantic, virtuosic, and coupled with haunting works by Arvo Pärt, Giovanni Sollima (with cellist Alisa Weilerstein) and Ludovico Einaudi, Pas de deux makes quite an impact. This version boasts a bonus in Johan Halvorsen’s thrilling transcription for violin and cello of Handel’s Passacaglia.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For his first concert work in three decades, film-composer James Horner (Titanic, Braveheart, Avatar) has written a crowd-pleasing double concerto for Norwegian violin- and cello-playing siblings Mari and Håkon Samuelsen. Lush, romantic, virtuosic, and coupled with haunting works by Arvo Pärt, Giovanni Sollima (with cellist Alisa Weilerstein) and Ludovico Einaudi, Pas de deux makes quite an impact. This version boasts a bonus in Johan Halvorsen’s thrilling transcription for violin and cello of Handel’s Passacaglia.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings
12 Ratings
ginoc009 ,

Exactly what you’d expect from Horner…but still good!

I’ve been listening to James Horner since I was 12 and while most of his themes are pretty much a variation of his Star Trek, Glory and Braveheart scores, he almost always writes music that soars. Pas de Deux is no different. All his recognizable motifs are in this piece but it still gives me chills and causes me to pick up the pace with what I’m doing. Plenty of other “respected” composers on both the classical and film score end of the symphonic spectrum don’t even rate that. If you like James Horner’s lush, sweeping style, this music is for you.

Mezzosoprano3 ,

Beautiful

Such a beautiful lush piece of music from one of the best film composers of our time. Sad to think this might have been one of his last pieces. Will deeply miss hearing what could have been.

VanDave ,

Exquisite

Simply marvelous. Lush harmonies. Soaring in places, delicate in others. Bravo Mr. Horner!

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