Kamis, Maret 07, 2013

Danny Elfman: Oz The Great And Powerful - an album guide

Classic FM mendeskripsikan setiap track dari Oz: The Great and Powerful, berikut kutipannya:
Main Titles Danny Elfman's soundtrack gets off to a fantastically glitzy start, with orchestral and choral bombast to spare - perfect vintage Hollywood fare.
A Serious Talk Delicate woodwinds form the main part of this conversation.
A Strange World While the visuals in this film are predictably stunning and other-worldly, the music has to match it - Danny Elfman's score is full of wonder here, with ethereal effects designed to evoke the mysterious and sumptuous world of Oz.
Fireside Dance Another sumptuous number from Elfman, this time with added dulcimer and a glorious (dare we say Rieu-esque?) waltz.
The Emerald Palace The location that so many people recognise from the original brings out the most lush orchestration you could imagine from Danny Elfman's score - it's foreboding and triumphant at the same time.
Treasure Room / Monkey Business We're pretty confident in suggesting that this particular portion of the movie will feature Finley, the flying monkey voiced by Zach Braff. As you'd expect, it's a suitably cheeky piece of scoring from Elfman.
Glinda Revealed This ethereal theme announces the arrival of Glinda, played by Michelle Williams.
The Munchkin Welcome Song A classic slice of Elfman whimsy and a return for some of the most notable characters from the first time round - The Munchkins!
The Bubble Voyage Mystical and exciting sounds from the orchestra give a fantastical sense of the visuals here - Elfman is the go-to guy for visually stunning stuff like this.
Meeting The Troops A lumbering theme for the titular troops from Elfman, and another highlight in the soundtrack. Listen out for the gentle celesta in the background as well, something that Elfman has often used in his scores.
What Army? More bombastic excitement from Elfman's score here.
Theodora's Entrance Mila Kunis made quite an entrance at the Oscars, but we bet her arrival in Oz The Great And Powerful is even better, if the score is anything to go by.
A Threat You can imagine how this slice of Elfman sounds just from the title alone - expect nervous strings and a sense of dread in the brass...
Bedtime / The Preparation Montage This is the soundtrack's longest section and is quick to assert Elfman's rather deft way with quieter passages.
Call To Arms ...in Danny Elfman's score things have gotten decidedly more dramatic...
Destruction Another dramatic bit of scoring, this time with lower-register brass dominating.
Oz The Great And Powerful The title track from the film, this is about as anthemic as Danny Elfman gets. Lovely stuff, and a great iconic way to cement James Franco's on-screen performance.
Time For Gifts A sweetly emotional finale to the film, which has by this point taken in some seriously breathtaking scenery, some lush orchestration from Danny Elfman
End Credits From Oz Danny Elfman's epic score finishes with a bang, and a little tour of some of the best themes in the film. Another corking soundtrack from one of the modern masters of the genre.
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