The Lost Child is a true story of a Native American woman who discovers unconditional love, a nurturing spiritual heritage, and a father's affirmation. The story powerfully conveys the strength that comes from a loving, emotionally and spiritually connected family. Mckenzies score is melodic, pastoral, emotional and beautiful music to support the drama of The Lost Child. There are numerous solos with harp, cello, piano, classical guitar, flute, oboe, and clarinet; often with underlying muted strings. The Indian ethnic music is subtle, yet present in the wood flute playing the mother's weaving theme (track #7).
It is just one many scores by the composer that echo the same beautiful music. Mckenzie writes from his heart and doesn't miss with every cue with his music on this warm, lovely piece. It is a score I have listened to many times and am always emotionally affected by it in a positive way. Highly recommended.