Merlin [Original Soundtrack]

Merlin [Original Soundtrack]

by Trevor Jones

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Overview

Trevor Jones' score for the 1998 NBC television mini-series Merlin artfully captures the epic sweep and rousing adventure one expects from such a quintessential sword-and-sorcery yarn. Eschewing the modern musical approach that underscored Gulliver's Travels, the composer's previous pairing with producer Robert Halmi, its majestic string arrangements (performed by the London Symphony Orchestra) vividly conjure a world of dungeons, dragons, and damsels in distress. While Jones communicates the otherworldly mysticism so integral to the King Arthur and Merlin mythos, the emphasis here is squarely on action. The classical sound and sensibilities summon the matinee thrills of Hollywood's golden age, but with the structural complexity that typifies all of Jones' most imaginative efforts.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/12/1998
Label: Varese Sarabande
UPC: 0030206592924
catalogNumber: 5929

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Trevor Jones   Primary Artist
London Symphony Orchestra   Track Performer
Janice Graham   Leader
Geoffrey Alexander   Conductor

Technical Credits

Trevor Jones   Producer,Orchestration
Kipper   Programming
Alan Silvestri   Composer
Philip Todd   Contributor
Robert Townson   Executive Producer
Gareth Cousins   Programming,Engineer
Simon Rhodes   Engineer
Geoffrey Alexander   Orchestration
Julian Kershaw   Orchestration
Edmund Butt   Orchestration
John Bell   Orchestration

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