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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars haunting and beautiful
John Debney's intense, melodic score adds much atmosphere to Mel Gibson's magnificent film, but can also stand on its own as intriguing and lovely listening. It uses a lot of background vocals and chanting to great effect, and fascinating instruments that give it a middle-eastern flavor; notable is the duduk, which is an ancient double-reed similar to the clarinet, often...
Published on 29 Feb 2004 by Alejandra Vernon

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3.0 out of 5 stars Works on screen, not on an album
I have heard about the Passion ever since Septemeber and have kept a close eye on its progress. In the back of my mind i was always wondering who the composer would be. I initially thought it would be either James Horner (who callobrated with Mel Gibson on Braveheart) or Hans Zimmer and/or lisa Gerrard. Never in a million years would i have thought John Debney to be a...
Published on 16 Mar 2004 by joeyin159


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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars haunting and beautiful, 29 Feb 2004
This review is from: Passion of the Christ (Audio CD)
John Debney's intense, melodic score adds much atmosphere to Mel Gibson's magnificent film, but can also stand on its own as intriguing and lovely listening. It uses a lot of background vocals and chanting to great effect, and fascinating instruments that give it a middle-eastern flavor; notable is the duduk, which is an ancient double-reed similar to the clarinet, often used in Armenian folk traditions.
It is a score that changes from gentle tenderness to percussive strength, always interesting in its many moods. A few tracks have lush string arrangements, and track # 9, "Mary Goes to Jesus" takes flight on wings of sound.
Other contributors to the score are Jack Lenz, Shankar & Gingger, with lyrics by Lisbeth Scott.
It is all at once inspiring, peaceful, and energizing music, and a score that I will be listening to many years from now.
See the film, and hear the music; this is the rare stuff that changes lives with its beauty, power, and truth.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting music from the film, 3 July 2004
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This review is from: The Passion Of The Christ - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Audio CD)
This is truly superb music in the same style as Hans Zimmer's Gladiator soundtrack. Just as the film made me weep, so too does this soundtrack have the same power to evoke the same reaction. Since seeing the film back in April, I have played this CD at least once a week, and some days I just put it on repeat for a couple of hours. For those who haven't seen the film and/or aren't 'into Christianity' then the music itself can easily stand apart from the film and be enjoyed for what it is - a CD containing some excellent classical pieces.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music That Surrounds, 15 Aug 2004
This review is from: The Passion Of The Christ - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Audio CD)
This is by far the best album in my collection. The compositions suited the film well and are robust and full enough stand as an album on it's own.
If you're after music that you can get lost in, this is for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Visceral and Mesmeric Masterpiece, 11 Feb 2007
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Adil J. Hussain (South Wales, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Passion Of The Christ - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Audio CD)
This score is enchanting. What I really loved about John Debney's soundtrack here was his mesmerising use of choral vocals and strings. At the end of track 8 is a great example of music that just gives you an awe of admiration for genius mix of melody,structure and emotion.

If you haven't seen the film, then play this CD all the way from start to finish - because this score contains lots of variation throughout the 15 tracks.

John Debney was a strange choice for composing this film, but he probably did a far better job than anyone could have done.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting and amazing, 19 Mar 2005
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This review is from: The Passion Of The Christ - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Audio CD)
Excellent soundtrack to an excellent film. Enough said.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another score from a master, 5 Jan 2008
This review is from: The Passion Of The Christ - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Audio CD)
Don't let the movie put you off this score. Whether you like the subject matter or not, Debney has worked another simply stunning score into his repertoire and one that should be bought and treasured by anyone who claims to love movie music.
For those who haven't heard of this composer, it serves as a brilliant introduction to his work and also implores you to purchase his other works. He doesn't get the headlines and he doesn't have the reputation otside film circles but listen to this or Cutthroat Island and then say he isn't a master of his art.
Breathtaking epic scroring that soars from heights to depths in feeling and emotion matching the journey depicted in the movie. Mel Gibson shows that he knew class when he found it. Buy this and treasure it. It's destined to become a true classic in future years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful and emotional piece of music, 21 Oct 2010
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M. Mulholland (Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Passion Of The Christ - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Audio CD)
This cd takes you along with Christ, through His Passion. The music is very thought provoking and you can imagine yourself going through everything He did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brooding and atmospheric throughout, 12 Oct 2010
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This review is from: The Passion Of The Christ - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Audio CD)
John Debney's "The Passion of Christ" soundtrack plays a key role in catching the atmosphere of the movie and in appealing to the sonic senses of the listener. It's 54 minutes long and contains 15 sections from the movie:

1. The Olive Garden (1.56)
2. Bearing The Cross (3.42)
3. Jesus Arrested (4.37)
4. Peter Denies Jesus (1.58)
5. The Stoning (2.25)
6. Song Of Complaint (1.33)
7. Simon Is Dismissed (2.25)
8. Flagellation/Dark Choir/Disciples (5.54)
9. Mary Goes to Jesus (2.47)
10. Peaceful But Primitive/Procession (3.36)
11. Crucifixion (7.38)
12. Raising The Cross (2.13)
13. It Is Done (3.37)
14. Jesus Is Carried Down (4.39)
15. Resurrection (5.04)

It's interesting to note that Mel Gibson is listed in the credits as providing some of the "chants/vocals".

As you may expect, this is, for the most part, a serious, dark, brooding and thought-provoking soundtrack. It's wonderfully recorded and produced and is a great accompaniment to the film. It contains grandeur in terms of its orchestrated production values, but also contains attention to detail that fire the imagination.

My personal favourite is "The Stoning", which is tucked away in the middle. It has Eastern influences and soaring majestic vocal undertones - a kind of mystic sound, that this film is renowned for.

If you appreciated the film, or were led to think by it, then you'll enjoy having this associated product.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds Familiar..., 29 Mar 2004
This review is from: The Passion Of The Christ - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Audio CD)
An excellent soundtrack, and one which sounds almost identical to Peter Gabriel's The Passion, the soundtrack to The Last Temptation of Christ. You could mix the two together and hardly notice the difference.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting, 26 Feb 2004
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C. P. Jackson "jacko_1984" (York, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Passion of the Christ (Audio CD)
What can i say except, what an excellent score!! Not since the likes of Gladiator or, it can be argued, LOTR has there been such a sountrack that is both haunting and emotionally draining than this! If the film is anything like the soundtrack we're in for one hell of a treat!
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