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Suleyman The Magnificent: Original Soundtrack
Brian Keane
Suleyman The Magnificent: Original Soundtrack
Genres: World Music, New Age, Rock, Soundtracks
 
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Suleyman the Magnificent is the soundtrack for the film of the same name which focuses on the life of the great Sultan of the Ottoman empire. Sultan Suleyman reigned from 1520-1566 and was renowned as a consummate refor...  more »

      
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All Artists: Brian Keane
Title: Suleyman The Magnificent: Original Soundtrack
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Celestial Harmonies
Release Date: 1/23/1992
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: World Music, New Age, Rock, Soundtracks
Styles: Middle East, Turkey, Meditation, Progressive, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 013711302325, 013711302349

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Suleyman the Magnificent is the soundtrack for the film of the same name which focuses on the life of the great Sultan of the Ottoman empire. Sultan Suleyman reigned from 1520-1566 and was renowned as a consummate reformer of law and administration. His was a golden age of art and architecture. Brian Keane's soundtrack embodies this historic sense of greatness and splendor. The music is at once exciting and profound. Keane has brilliantly scored traditional Turkish melodies and his own original melodies from a combination of authentic Turkish instruments. These instruments include the tanbur (long necked lute), daire (drum), kanun (plucked boxed zither), and kaval (rim-blown flute--a pastoral instrument associated with shepherds and nomads). The film aired on the PBS network and was a winner of the American Film Festival and the Ohio State Film Festival awards. It was produced in conjunction with the opening of an art exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. for which major funding for the film was provided by the Republic of Turkey.

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Splendours of Ottoman Empire
07/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wonderfully evocative of the Ottoman Empire in the days of its greatness under Suleiman "The Lawgiver". One of my favourites is track 16 played on the Turkish flute, the Ney, called "The Gate of Heaven" - it absolutely reeks of mystery. Buy this CD."
Sublime
09/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Amazing, wonderful for middle eastern dance. It's good to watch the video for which it is the soundtrack to understand the swirling emotions and destinies of it's characters. I have worn out my tape, I love painting to it and dancing to it."
A wonderful album--sublime
HOT MIX | Southwest Desert | 07/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Brian Keane is one of my favorite tastes of the middle east, along with Michael Danna, Omar Tekbilek and Hossam Ramzy. I recommend these artists if you want to create an ambience of another world."