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Saving Private Ryan (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
 
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Saving Private Ryan (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

15 Dec. 2000 | Format: MP3

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6:10
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4:05
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9:15
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4:37
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4:30
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5:54
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4:30
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11:02
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7:57
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6:10
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1998
  • Release Date: 15 Dec. 2000
  • Label: Polydor Associated Labels
  • Copyright: (C) 1998 SKG Music L.L.C.
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  • Total Length: 1:04:10
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  • ASIN: B003ZZHLTU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,949 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By "linsell2" on 13 Mar. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Saving Private Ryan (John Williams) John Williams, known for his sweeping orchestral pieces and hummable themes for characters and events, has retracted from his usual flare for the grand opus in Steven Spielberg's new film, Saving Private Ryan. He has, instead, created a memorial to the hundreds of thousands of American soldiers who risked their lives for our futures with piercing cues of integrity, honour, and emotion.
The score begins with snare drum and trumpet solos similar to that of JFK, another of Williams' compositions. He introduces a musical phrase that is heard throughout the film, but the most triumphant aspect of the score does not appear in the film. It is the brilliant tribute to America's fighting men and women, "Hymn to the Fallen," heard during the final credit roll of the film. "Hymn" begins like any other of Williams' thematic works: he states the theme (one of which develops over the course of its six minute running time) quietly, solemnly. Soon strings enter, joining the lone drum and horn; then the Tanglewood Chorus (of Boston) heightens the drama; and just when you believe the emotional height has been achieved, the Chorus rises an octave.
The subsequent tracks are low and ominous, primarily horn and drum motifs. These are moments of brilliance... of true Williams genius. Such musical phrases include a combination of military strictness and American romanticism --flowing violins and saddened trumpet calls. By comparison, "The Liberty Theme" is a close relative to "Hymn's" American heritage and ancestory. Hightlighted tracks are "Revisiting Normandy", "Defense Preparations", "Approaching the Enemy", and "The Last Battle".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By STEVENSEAGALFAN+THE WIFE on 19 Feb. 2015
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Great soundtrack from john Williams, the track called Hymn to the Fallen is so beautiful, it starts of very slow but builds up and builds up more, to a dramatic climax of pure perfection of beautiful sounds, you do feel like you are storming the beaches, if you love the film then you will love this.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Davis VINE VOICE on 4 Jun. 2011
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If you have enjoyed the intelligent film 'Saving Private Ryan' you may well like to have the equally enjoyable and sometimes moving score by John Williams. Having said that, I think that the best track here is 'High School Teacher' (which accompanies perhaps the best bit of the film - for me anyway) where the emotion is (slightly!) underplayed and therefore more effectively conveyed - there is a great sense of looming threat at the end. The Hymn to the Fallen I am less enthusiastic about - the chorus sounds corny and the whole piece rather contrived, almost a pastiche. I think that this type of tribute is done much more effectively in Samuel Barber's 'Adagio' and in Bernard Herrmann's fine 'For the Fallen'. I realise that many may disagree. Still, Private Ryan remains a fine film score.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P. J. on 3 Jun. 2013
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I bought this for the Hymn to the Fallen track which is brilliant.

The remaing tracks are bit repetitive.

CD is worth it for the 1st and last tracks alone.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Arthur Byrne on 17 Aug. 2010
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I enjoyed the movie and the music. I decided to purchace the CD and its very enjoyable to listen to in its own right.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Evans on 7 May 2013
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This sound track will become a classic. It is an emotive and thoughtful collection of music with stirring passages important in any collection!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stevie B on 15 May 2010
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A truly wonderful piece of music by John Williams, a moving tribute to All who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
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Good CD.Just listening to the music brings back images of the film.
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