No-one is better suited than Williams to provide a score for a film that depicts such momentous and historic events. His full orchestral range can be heard in tracks such as "The People's House", in which woodwinds and violins create a pensive, purposeful atmosphere, and "The Purpose of the Amendment", where a measured symphonic opening swells to grandeur amidst trumpet calls. "With Malice Toward None" presents a hopeful theme with its serene strings, and the sombre side of events finds expression in "The Blue and Grey" with its contemplative solo piano theme.
The score was performed by the renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Chorus, with solos by a number of the orchestra's distinguished principal players, including concert-master Robert Chen and principal trumpetChristopher Martin. The original motion picture soundtrack of Lincoln, which Sony Classical will release on November 6, is sure to be treasured not only by those who are moved by Spielberg's masterful film, but also by the many fans of John Williams' stirring and memorable music.
1. The People's House
2. The Purpose of the Amendment
3. Getting out the Vote
4. The American Process
5. The Blue and Grey
6. "With Malice Toward None"
7. Call to Muster, and Battle Cry of Freedom
8. The Southern Delegation, and the Dream
9. Father and Son
10. The Race to the House*
11. Equality Under the Law
12. Freedom's Call
14. Remembering Willie
15. Appomattox, April 9, 1865
16. The Petersen House, and Finale
17. "With Malice Toward None" (Piano Solo)
*contains excerpts arranged and performed by Jim Taylor, traditional
SOURCE Sony Music