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|1. Main Title|
|2. A Gift Of A Thistle|
|3. Wallace Courts Murron|
|4. The Secret Wedding|
|5. Attack On Murron|
|7. Murron's Burial|
|8. Making Plans/Gathering The Clans|
|9. Sons Of Scotland|
|10. The Battle Of Stirling|
|11. For The Love Of A Princess|
|13. Betrayal and Desolation|
|14. Mornay's Dream|
|15. The Legend Spreads|
|16. The Princess Pleads For Wallace's Life|
|17. 'Freedom'/The Execution/Bannockburn|
|18. End Credits|
A 1996 Academy Award nominee for Best Dramatic Score, Braveheart is one of composer James (Titanic) Horner's most accomplished works. Utilizing the full range of the London Symphony Orchestra, the Choristers of Westminster Abbey, and a small ensemble of traditional folk instrumentalists, Horner largely eschews the bombast typical of the genre and cuts a more emotionally complex--and satisfying--musical course through this 14th-century tale of betrayal and rebellion. This album presents ample evidence of why Horner is currently at the peak of his profession. --Jerry McCulley
Top Customer Reviews
From the opening track, the discerning listener will understand that Horner is trying to produce a romantic, melancholy, and almost mystical atmosphere. The strings intertwine to create a sense that this legendary story of honor and freedom is being lifted out of an ancient mist. Then the mystic drone of the bagpipe is heard, and it is at this point that anyone with a true soul begins to break down. It is very rare that music can really touch the soul; it is even rarer for a soundtrack to do so. For all its greatness, a John Williams score is generally too boisterous to pierce to the heart. But Horner knows not only how to excite the senses with the drumbeats and battle-horns of war, but also how to arouse the long-forgotten desire to live a legend. In the end, it is very hard to resist the desire to don a kilt and rush, sword drawn, at some modern-day tyrant.
In this way, Horner's Braveheart is a masterpiece.
This is a very moving soundtrack. While there is a common musical theme/or sound that runs through the entire soundtrack (which is typical of movie soundtracks), Horner's imagination gives each song a new twist, added verse, or slightly different melody that keeps the listener's attention. Moreover, I love the sound of bagpipes (despite the fact that I come from a Welsh background) ; )
The tracks themselves have many various textures from smooth melodious flowing music to gruff, fully orchestrated pieces that rattle your player until there is an abrupt stop in the music and you are left wanting more. The feeling of the movie definitely comes out in the music.
Having been an avid soundtrack collector for over 20 years now, I can safely say that this is one of the best sountracks out there. I highly recommend it.
This is just a little of the background to why I love the score to this movie so much. Watching it and listening to the music made me want to get up out of my chair and don a broadsword and shield on many occasions. The victory theme in the "The Battle of Stirling" truly made my heart soar and made me proud to be a Celt.
The love themes throughout this CD are touching to say the least, as are the more downright depressing numbers. After Gladiator, I thought there was no other music that could touch the senses as much as Zimmer's did for me... I was wrong.
Buy it! A movie score that has all your emotions wrapped up in 78 minutes. Enjoy.
Most recent customer reviews
received in time in perfect condition. nothing wrong to say about it. just filling this to get to 20 wordsPublished on Nov. 12 2011 by bouboisse
After Horner wrote this score, he was content to copy from it in ensuing movies (such as Courage Under Fire). Read morePublished on May 18 2004
This soundtrack is by far my favorite of any that I own. I listen to it practically everyday, and in every aspect it is perfect. Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2004
My hat's off to James Horner. His soundtrack for this incredible movie does both the world of movie soundtracks and Scottish folk music great justice. Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2004 by Amazon Customer
That's a beautiful soundtrack!
It's really moving and reminds you of the love and dramatic stuff of the movie. Read more
This CD is very nice. I have wanted it for so long and have put off buying it until yesterday. I bought it and loved it! Read morePublished on April 1 2003 by Jennifer R. Trepanier