Alan Silvestri

The Abyss [Original Score]

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After a long collaboration with composer James Horner, filmmaker James Cameron tapped up-and-comer Alan Silvestri to handle musical chores for his 1989 undersea epic The Abyss, and the resulting score proved a marvel of craft and scale. Employing choral and orchestral elements to magical, larger-than-life effect, Silvestri communicates both the pulse-pounding adventure and the mystical otherness that together galvanize the film--his portrayal of the strange world below the water's surface is sublimely atmospheric, evoking the known and the unknown with vivid imagination.

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