James Newton Howard

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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A children's fantasy like The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep gives free rein to James Newton Howard's most grandiose music impulses -- this kind of project is a perfect fit for the composer's over the top sentimentality and unabashed histrionics, and for all of its excess, it's one of his most creative and heartfelt scores. With its soaring strings, broad melodies, and lush Celtic instrumentation, The Water Horse luxuriates in a kind of mystical otherness essential to Howard's musical vision -- heroic strings, sledgehammer brass, and eruptions of percussion all vie for space in the overstuffed arrangements. Despite its sheer density, the score works: Howard summons a genuine sense of childlike wonder sure to override even the most jaded listener.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
4:29 Amazon
The Water Horse, film score
2 1:08 Amazon
3 1:59 Amazon
4 2:58 Amazon
5 2:35 Amazon
6
Ann
1:27 Amazon
7 2:23 Amazon
8 1:59 Amazon
9 1:19 Amazon
10 1:37 Amazon
11 2:52 Amazon
12 6:34 Amazon
13 2:58 Amazon
14 3:03 Amazon
15 2:00 Amazon
16 2:04 Amazon
17 4:22 Amazon
18 1:40
19 3:03 Amazon
20 8:08 Amazon
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