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For Greater Glory

For Greater Glory
For Greater Glory

For a long time now I have always had the opinion that James Horner had reached his peak in composing and creating original sounding themes and melodies. In fact I have gone as far as to give some of his scores negative reviews in the past saying that they were repetitive and sounded like many other soundtracks that he has produced. FOR THE GREATER GLORY, is for me a breath of fresh air, or maybe it is simply a return to the James Horner I knew and loved from a few years ago. This score has a richness, an inventiveness and an emotion which I have not heard in Horner’s work since the days of KRULL, LEGENDS OF THE FALL, or WILLOW and although it contains many of the usual Horner musical trademarks i.e. growling brass, strident and fully emotive strings underlined by various percussive elements; on this occasion the composer does not wear them out or over use them. He instead utilizes them and interweaves them with romantic and patriotic themes Continue reading For Greater Glory