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Shadowlands - Original Film Soudtrack

Release Date: 12/08/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 55093  
Composer:  George Fenton
Conductor:  George Fenton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraMagdalen College Choir Oxford
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Track Listing
1. Veni Sancte Spiritus: Front Titles
2. Golden Valley, The
3. Quartet in D "The Randolph"
4. Wardrobe, The
5. Plot Thickens, The
6. Lake, The
7. O Little Town of Bethlehem
8. Once in Royal David's City
9. Friendship, The
10. Wedding, The
11. Sumer Is Icumen In
12. Drive to the Hotel, The
13. Golden Valley Part Two, The
14. Mrs. C.S. Lewis
15. Joy Goes Home
16. I'll Be Here Too
17. Silence, The
18. As a Boy and as a Man
19. Sanctis Solemniis
20. Joy and Douglas
21. Shadowlands (End Credits)

Personnel includes: George Fenton, Grayston
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Contains liner notes by Richard Attenborough.

Original music written by George Fenton.

Shadowlands boasts a luminous beauty and literary refinement well matched to the film's subject matter, the ill-starred relationship between British author and scholar C.S. Lewis and American poet Joy Greshman. George Fenton's score is romantic but never sappy, employing the London Symphony Orchestra and the Choir of Magdalen College to create a light classical suite that makes for pleasant if unchallenging listening. Fenton does a superior job of evoking the myriad facets of Lewis' identity. The music's classical leanings reflect his Oxford career, while the chorus and organ accompaniment at the core of themes like "Front Titles" summon up his conversion to Christianity. Still, too much of Shadowlands passes by without impact. It's lovely music, but it doesn't stick to the ribs. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Works on This Recording

Shadowlands by George Fenton
Conductor:  George Fenton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: 20th Century 

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