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Restoration by James Newton Howard


CD Details

All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Restoration
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Bp
Release Date: 7/15/1999
Album Type: Soundtrack, Import
Genre: Soundtracks
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731383570728, 731383570742, 743213552224


Album Description
Restoration by James Newton Howard

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Sumptuous and lovely
Catherine S. Vodrey | East Liverpool, Ohio United States | 03/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have actually never seen the movie "Restoration," but stumbled across the soundtrack some years ago. I have since given it as a gift to every classical music nut I know.

The soundtrack to "Restoration" is an uncannily seamless blend of orchestral and chamber music (mostly Henry Purcell) with the modern-day scoring of the peerless James Newton Howard. Purcell's "King Arthur" and "The Fairy Queen" are used here, and Howard melds his work with Purcell's so beautifully that I think somewhere in heaven, Purcell must be smiling down at Howard.

It's an astonishing soundtrack, filled with gorgeous music that suggests floral tapestries, lutists wandering through a grassy field, richly appointed thrones, crowned heads, corseted ladies and bewigged gentlemen, but most of all, an urgency implied by love and ardor. It's just magnificent. One of these days, I've got to see the movie!"
Pulcrissima Audire
Catherine S. Vodrey | 04/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Well, I've found a yet another use for Latin. This music is without question Most Beautiful to Hear. I love the movie Restoration. It is so visually stunning I would watch it all the time if I could. The same came be said for the soundtrack. This is the first time I have ever been struck by the music while watching a movie. The music is full of emotion and spirit. If you've never heard it, I pity you, and if you don't like it, I'm concerned about you! Everyone get this CD,it is the best that will ever be (with the exception of The Four Seasons). Et quid agitis hodie?"
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Catherine S. Vodrey | 02/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The music of this film stayed with me long after the movie was over. It is one of the most moving soundtracks I have ever heard. You will not be disappointed."