Saturday, March 17, 2012
In marking the day, I decided to make a post featuring seven scores that might bring ya a bit of Irish-luck today. These fine scores were all composed for films that were principally set in or about Ireland. Now, you might find a few titles missing from the list here and that's most likely because you're confusing scores written for films which were set in Scotland and not Ireland. Don't worry lads and lasses, it happens all the time, but don't tell your Irish or Scottish friends you made such a mistake. And a word to ya before you go having a tizzy, because not every note of every score listed is 100% Irish in its instrumentation or composition. This ain't no Irish Folk Music list, my friend. So with that bit out of the way, I think you'll find some good music here to help ya pass ol St. Paddy's Day.
MICHAEL COLLINS by Elliot Goldenthal
FAR AND AWAY by John Williams
RYAN'S DAUGHTER by Maurice Jarre
ANGELA'S ASHES by John Williams
THE QUIET MAN by Victor Young
SECRET OF KELLS by Bruno Coulais
DURANGO by Mark McKenzie
So that about does it...or does it? Perhaps you were assuming Randy Edelman's score for LEAP YEAR was going to be on the list since the opening image comes from that film. While it's a decent rom-com score, it didn't quite make my top seven list and besides I'm thinking a picture including this fine lass is far bit better than a bunch of clovers, leprechauns, or old gents swiggin' down a pint or two. Wouldn't you agree?
Anyway, did I miss any good scores for Irish-based films? Let me know in the comments.