SOMETHING THE LORD MADE (2008)
Music Composed by Christopher Young.
14 Tracks (Playing Time = 40:57)
Produced by Flavio Motallo and Christopher Young. Orchestra conducted by Bruce Babcock. Orchestrations by Christopher Young, Bruce Babcock, Pete Anthony, Jim Honeyman, Gernot Wolfgang, Bill Liston, Frank Bennett.
1. Something The Lord Made (1:55)
2. Dr. Vivien Thomas (4:04)
3. Class Three (2:46)
4. An Expression Of Faith (2:39)
5. Towards The Great End (3:20)
6. Me Oh My (1:37)
7. Only God Can Fix Hearts (3:00)
8. Vena Cava (3:26)
9. Turning Blue Into Pink (1:44)
10. An Innocent Heart (2:11)
11. Building A By pass (5:23)
12. The Angel (2:23)
13. What Exactly Is God's Plan? (4:59)
14. Thanks Be (2:56)
This HBO Film (produced in 2004) has a wonderful score by Christopher Young which has just been released by BSX Records.
From the opening title track with a solo piano stating the eloquent hymn-like main theme, this is a highly sensitive score of deeply emotional music. It also includes some tracks with smooth jazz touches on such tracks as: "Class Three" and "Me Oh My."
But much of this soundtrack is of a more reflective nature and provides much to enjoy. In the CD flyer is a personal and poignant message from Christopher Young about the loss of his mother to cancer and how much this score was a reflection of her. Having just lost my sister to cancer, this score was a great comfort to me as well.
The score consists of soothing themes and a serene orchestral serenity.
Another nice touch is the listing all the musicians on the CD flyer, which is a tribute to this fine orchestra and not often done on soundtrack CDs. There are three pianists listed so I can't tell which one performs the main theme. The orchestra under Bruce Babcock's skillful direction is top notch.
This soundtrack is recommended for those who want something worth savoring like a fine wine.
SOMETHING THE LORD MADE is also something that Christopher Young "made" as a loving tribute to his late mother. It also demonstrates his supreme talent and sensitivity.
An important release for 2008.
Highly recommended to those who care deeply about quality film music.
-- Roger Hall, October 2008
This CD has received a Sammy Award for Best Overlooked New Film Score of 2008.
BSX Records BSX CD 8837
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