After his tremendous success for Stargate, David Arnold returns once again with another absolute jewel of a score to Independence Day. I am convinced that David Arnold is turning into the next John Williams, but we'll have to wait and see on that one. This soundtrack contains some of the best patriotic music I have ever heard written for a film. Complete with triumphant brass fanfares and incredible war drums, along with dancing strings, this makes for one heck of a score. "1969 - We Came In Peace" starts off the soundtrack with an ominous feel, leading into a trumpet solo and a full orchestra performance. Some spectacular action music is found throughout several of the tracks, most notably in "Fire Storm", "Base Attack", and "The Day We Fight Back". The action music is explosive with plenty of brass, snare drums, and strings that sounds incredible and makes you want to hear more. "Aftermath" contains a sorrowful theme that turns into a bright and joyous cue. "The President's Speech" is a very inspirational cue that crescendos into an orchestral delight. The best track of them all is the last one "End Titles" in which Arnold combines all of the themes into one long 9 minute suite that leaves you breathless. When the soundtrack is over, you still want to hear more because it is absolutely marvelous stuff. This should have gotten at least an Oscar nomination, if not an Academy Award. I definitely would of given it one hands down. If you haven't guessed already, get this soundtrack! It's a delight and an orchestral masterpiece.