Lincoln (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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John Williams punctuated a month in Abraham Lincoln's life with the grand orchestral aplomb that’s synonymous with his life’s work. But something about Williams’ chemistry with Steven Spielberg can bring a whole package to life, and fittingly, Williams’ score for 2012’s Lincoln is no exception. Right from the opening composition, “The People’s House,” there’s a familiar emotional swell of orchestral melodies soaring with triumphant bombast. “Getting Out the Vote” cleverly incorporate old-timey fiddles and Dixieland shuffles that are indicative of Lincoln's era, but Williams adds a layer of sublime orchestration to flesh out the string-band style with more dimension. Similarly, “The Race to the House” leans heavily on sepia-toned instrumentation (more than in “Getting Out the Vote”), creating a hot and humid mood to match the pastoral patina of the old American South.
Saving Private Lincoln
"The Peterson House and Finale" sounds eerily like "Omaha Beach" mixed with "Hymn to the Fallen" from Williams' Saving Private Ryan score. Another masterpiece!
John Williams is simple amazing. He never seems to disappoint. Can't wait for the movie.
Finally no London Symphony Orchestra
The Union forever! Hurrah, boys, hurrah!
Down with the traitor, up with the star;
While we rally round the flag, boys, rally once again,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!
Born: February 8, 1932 in Flushing, NY
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
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- Genres: Soundtrack, Music, Classical
- Released: Nov 02, 2012
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