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false advertising

as much as I appreciate Alexander Desplat's work, I think it's bad business to put the title of the movie on an album and then sell a whole bunch of music which was barely in the film. the music that people remember from the film was written by Mahler, Holst, Respighi, Smetana, Brahms, Gorecki, and Zbigniew Preisner. among others. Desplat's music barely made it in the film. so while I understand film music fans wanting to hear Desplat's score, it would be nice if the studio tried to compile some kind of complication soundtrack with the music that was *really* in the film.

Complete Soundtrack...

While Alexandre Desplat's original score is beautiful in itself, here is the list of the primary classical pieces used in the film (and not included on the soundtrack above):

1. Tavener: Funeral Canticle (Excerpt)
2. Preisner: Life: Lacrimosa - Day Of Tears
3. Tavener: Resurrection in Hades
4. Respighi: Suite III: Siciliana. Andantino
5. Holst: Hymn to Dionysus
6. Smetana: Má Vlast: Vltava (The Moldau River)
7. Górecki: Symphony No.3: Il Lento E Largo
8. Couperin: 6e Ordre No. 5 - Les Baricades Mistérieuses
9. Berlioz: Agnus Dei
10. Patrick Cassidy: Funeral March

Cheers all!

This is NOT the music I was looking for

I'm giving this 2 stars because it's not that this is a bad collection of music, it's just that many of the most memoriable pieces, the ones that haunted me later and that made me want to buy this, are not on here. I had to search for an illegal collection to obtain these. Buyer beware.


Born: August 23, 1961 in Paris, France

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

French composer Alexandre Desplat is the son of a Greek mother and a French father who met in the U.S. while both were attending the University of California at Berkeley, married in San Francisco, and settled in France. He began studying the piano at age five, later switching to trumpet and then flute. Fascinated by both music and film, he decided to pursue a career as a composer of movie scores. Beginning with Ki Lo Sa? in 1985, his scores for television and film totaled 100 by 2007. In these...
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The Tree of Life (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Alexandre Desplat
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Soundtrack, Music
  • Released: May 24, 2011

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