I've been a great admirer of Patrick Doyle's film scores ever since he composed his auspicious debut, the score for the Kenneth Branagh film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play "Henry V". For "Eragon" he's composed one of his most original, sweeping scores yet, which doesn't imitate at all classic film scores from the likes of John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith or Howard Shore, whom most may remember well for his elegant scores for Peter Jackson's "The Lord Of The Rings" cinematic trilogy. If anything, Patrick Doyle's latest composition owes more to Gustav Mahler's vast symphonic scores, than anything by such great American film composers like Williams and Goldsmith. But I suppose comparisons will be made when people realize that this score was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, the United Kingdom's foremost symphony orchestra, which has recorded numerous film scores, including those for both "Star Wars" trilogies. Still, much to his credit, Doyle has composed an imaginative score which conveys successfully the vast range of emotions shown in the film by Eragon, the dragon Saphira and other major characters; it is truly a pity that this fine score is one of the few distinguished parts of what might have been a good fantasy film. Devout fans of classic film scores will most definitely wish to acquire this CD, even though it includes two songs which I don't think are nearly as memorable as those from Enya and Annie Lennox in Peter Jackson's "The Lord Of The Rings" films.