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The New World soundtrack

The New World (2005)
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 79404390582
Label: New Line Records
Label number: 39058
Running time: not on file
Shipping date: January 24th, 2006
Original score by James Horner
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1. The New World
2. First Landing
3. A Flame Within
4. An Apparition in the Fields...
5. Journey Upriver
...see complete tracklist
Press Quotes
"James Horner's sumptuous musical score, incorporating bits of Wagner, Mozart and others, emulates the steadiness of the wind while its repetitive refrains remind one of Philip Glass."
Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter

"The repeated Wagner excerpt remains the dominant musical signpost of the film, much as the Saint-Saens 'Carnival of the Animals' extract was for Days of Heaven. Among other pre-existing music, Mozart plays a leading role, and James Horner's original contributions to the score are discreet and dramatic."
Todd McCarthy, Variety

"After a brief credit sequence, James Horner's score gives way to chirping birds, blowing wind and what might be the rumble of distant thunder or a cannon blast. This cacophony then melts into the opening notes of the prelude to Wagner's 'Das Rheingold,' the first opera in 'Der Ring des Nibelungen.' A haunting drone meant to suggest the rippling of the Rhine River, the prelude begins as a whisper that grows progressively louder until it reaches a crescendo, signaling the moment when the Rhinemaidens realize that the Nibelung dwarf Alberich has forsworn love for gold and power. The musical chords ripple with escalating intensity as Indians run along the shore, excitedly pointing at the three ships."
Manohla Dargis, New York Times

"Malick's retelling of the Pocahontas story known to every American youngster (but generally underleveraged by American artists) begins with the image of the sky reflected in the water and the sound of a child's incantation. Virginia 1607: The wooden ships arrive, the music swells, and the members of the indigenous Powhatan tribe are amazed. (It's Wagner!)"
J. Hoberman, Village Voice

"Their forbidden love takes shape with tasteful restraint: They romp in the tall grass, she in thigh-high buckskin boots, he in rough breeches, as a piano tinkles sensitively but minimally in the background."
Stephanie Zacharek,

Soundtrack Q & A
Q: Did I hear a hint of Beethoven in this movie? (from Amanda in sacramento california)
A: I read elsewhere that it was Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 and Wagner's "Das Rheingold." (thanks to Jordon, San Marcos, Txadd more info
A: It's Mozart's "Piano Concerto No. 23 in A" I thought it was Beethoven also. (thanks to richard, lexington kentuckyadd more info

Q: I would like to know which song on the soundtrack was playing at the end when Pocahontas was chasing her son in the gardens and we see her grave? If it's not on the soundtrack, what is the name of the song? Thank you. (from T in New Jersey)
A: It's Richard Wagner's Vorspiel. (thanks to Kyle, Atlantaadd more info

Q: What song's playing when Rebecca meets the king and queen (James I and Anne)? A chorale piece. Thanks...
...from Jason in Ketchikan, Alaska (answer Jason's question)

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