Mychael Danna - The Nativity Story: Original Motion Picture Score (2006)

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Mychael Danna - The Nativity Story: Original Motion Picture Score (2006)

Mychael Danna - The Nativity Story: Original Motion Picture Score (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 103 Mb
Genre: Soundtrack, Score, World Music | Label: New Line Records | # NLR39074 | Time: 01:07:20

This score follows not only Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem, but the centuries of musical reverberations thereafter. It plants its humble seeds in the Middle East where the gentle tones of Persian and Turkish ney flutes articulate melodic figures, and strident Roman horns and drums bind Herod the Great's soldiers to the military terminology of the age. The score then blossoms from these seeds, extending its tendrils across centuries of European traditions. Pre-Baroque instruments such as viola da gamba, vielle, harp, and recorders guide the score westward with the elemental sounds of strings and winds. The second half of the soundtrack covers Mary's isolation and her relationship with Joseph by weaving throughout the choral writing and knitting the work together into a dramatic, reverent whole.

When veteran film composer Mychael Danna entered 2006, he probably thought his tradition-drenched, Renaissance-inspired score to this film about the opening chapter of "the greatest story ever told" would be heard by more people than the quirkier one he wrote for Little Miss Sunshine. But Sunshine was a Best Picture Oscar nominee and this one proved to be just a reasonably popular Jesus story. Recorded in Los Angeles, The Nativity Story score artfully blends native Middle Eastern instruments like Persian and Turkish ney flutes with more traditional pre-Baroque European ones like the viola de gamba, vielle, harp, and recorders. Danna's dual intent seemed to be to ground the story in its geographical roots while also underscoring the power the story had over the Western world in subsequent centuries. In this cross-cultural world, Gregorian chants and gorgeous, celebratory yet solemn carols like "Veni, Veni Emmanuel" were perfectly at home with the Los Angeles Zimriyah Chorale re-creating a Second Temple-era chanting in Hebrew of the prophecy of Isaiah and the powerful, portentous Roman horns and drums. The second half of the score features recurring melodic themes whose haunting beauty underscores Mary's isolation and her controversial relationship with Joseph.

Review by Jonathan Widran, Allmusic.com

In the beginning, soundtracks to Biblical movies adhered to a Hollywood template with more fidelity than most people attend to the Ten Commandments. The first commandment of Biblical film scores was: "Thou shalt render orchestral grandeur unto the epic as did Elmer Bernstein on The Ten Commandments and Miklos Rozsa on Ben-Hur." Peter Gabriel's score to The Last Temptation of Christ, released as Passion, changed all that like the Second Coming. His mix of world-music elements, wailing singers, and otherworldly electronics prevailed, influencing countless film scores and emulated to almost plagiaristic perfection by John Debney's soundtrack for The Passion of the Christ. Mychael Danna departs from that path on The Nativity Story, the 2006 film interpretation of Mary's journey. His sound is more medieval and classical than Middle Eastern. Rather than blowing Turkish duduks à la Gabriel and Debney, he uses recorders and wood flutes. He likes building from simple folk themes to extravagant expanses where a lone flute segues into a sweeping string arrangement that morphs into slowly cascading voices. He taps into Gregorian chant and plainsong, and even when he uses Persian vocalist Azam Ali (from Vas and Niyaz), he has her singing an Abbess Hildegard-style hymn called "Nazareth." But this is a Hollywood Biblical epic and Danna bends to another commandment of the genre: "Thou shalt wring tears and awe-inspired wonder." You don't need to see the film to know that the heavens must be opening–as they only do in Hollywood–on "And Thou Bethlehem." Danna's The Nativity Story isn't a sea change like Gabriel, but it is a new tributary.

Review by John Diliberto, Amazon.com

Mychael Danna - The Nativity Story: Original Motion Picture Score (2006)

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Film at IMDB
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Tracklist:

01. Veni, Veni Emanuel (03:08)
02. Words Of The Prophet (01:53)
03. Nazareth (04:29)
04. You Shall Be His Wife (01:43)
05. The Annunciation (03:59)
06. To Elizabeth (02:43)
07. The Magi (02:00)
08. Why Is It Me? (01:29)
09. Corde Natus Ex Parentis (01:55)
10. Return Of Mary (02:22)
11. I've Broken No Vow (04:50)
12. Census (01:35)
13. The Journey (02:40)
14. Give Me A Sign (02:36)
15. The Shepherd (01:41)
16. And Thou Bethlehem (05:52)
17. Is There A Place For Us? (02:06)
18. A Star Shall Come Forth (03:09)
19. I Bring You Good Tidings (01:28)
20. The Strength I Prayed For (01:27)
21. The Shepherd's Gift (05:10)
22. In Rosa Vernat Lilium (04:45)
23. Silens Nox (02:40)
24. Rosa Aeterna Floret (01:28)


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Mychael Danna - The Nativity Story: Original Motion Picture Score (2006)

Mychael Danna - The Nativity Story: Original Motion Picture Score (2006)