Thomas Newman

The Horse Whisperer [Original Score]

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Thomas Newman's score for Robert Redford's The Horse Whisperer walks the perilously fine line between mystical and mawkish. There's no denying the magical, larger-than-life sweep of Newman's majestic arrangements and stately melodies, but there's also no shaking the emotional calculation at work here as well. The music doesn't merely tug the heartstrings; it yanks them. Wrought from lush synthesizers, backwoods strings, and French horn flourishes, The Horse Whisperer nevertheless boasts a surprising affinity for nuance that makes its climactic moments that much more dynamic. For all its sentimentality, this is music of uncommon beauty and artistry.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 0:55
2 1:36
3 2:21
4 1:45
5 3:17
6 1:23
7 1:23
8 1:59
9 3:00
10 0:47
11 1:00
12 3:15
13 1:30
14 1:33
15 3:21
16 1:15
17 1:26
18 1:58
19 2:52
20 1:14
21 2:52
22 2:28
23 3:06
24 1:00
25 1:14
26 3:39
27 1:49
28 3:44
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