Bram Stoker's Dracula [Bonus Track]

Bram Stoker's Dracula [Bonus Track]

by Wojciech Kilar

CD

Overview

The soundtrack to Francis Ford Coppola's overwrought horror film Bram Stoker's Dracula

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Release Date: 11/24/1992
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074645316529
catalogNumber: 53165

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Dracula [Sony] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The music from ''Bram Stoker's Dracula'' runs perfectly with the tone of the movie. There are so many great orchestrated numbers on this album. The best part of the album has got to be Annie Lennox's powerful ballad ''Love Song For A Vampire''. This song is by far, the greatest love song of all time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wojciech Kilar's score for bram stokers dracula is dark, powerful, and romantic. This has to be one of the most memorable pieces of music in film history, The romantic themes are brilliant in capturing love and heartbreak and have a timeless feel, outstanding work from Wojciech Kilar
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the most striking features of Wojciech Kilar's soundtrack from 'Bram Stoker's Dracula' is the sophistication of the orchestration. The music is scored for a large symphony orchestra and a chorus, and Kilar impresses the listener with his imagintive use of diverse orchestral tembres. Some of his melodies posess delicate beauty, particularly 'Love Remembered', however most of them lack thematic development, which meant that Kilar was often forced to resort to repetition making some of the music seem dull to the listener. Despite this some his pieces desrve to be studied more closely; for instance 'Lucy's Party' and 'Storm' are a testament to Kilar's talent as a composer. The former is a waltz, whose 3/4 rhythm is kept by a triangle and a suspended cymbal hit with a metal rod. The piece starts with a harp glissando followed by a fully developed exquisite melody for celesta accompanied by a piano. But the music's tranquility is only superficial; Kilar's use of unresolved sevenths makes the harmony sinister and intoxicating. As the melody progresses it becomes more chromatic and distubing ending with a macobre arpegio. The piece has the clarity of chaimber music and is very different from 'The Storm' concieved on a much grander scale. It starts with a short phrase from the harp followed by a horrible outburst from brass. The 'Party' theme is then heard, but this time the tempo is faster. A march-like repetitive 'Storm' theme for male chorus accompanied by timpani follows and is constantly interupted by more outbursts from brass. Later Kilar adds massive woodwinds depicting the tempest, and a grand piano, a side drum and strings playing col legno for rythmic effect. The opening harp theme is repeted by a solo female voice and the 'Party' theme is added on top. The piece ends with the chorus shouting five times, a cymbal crush and an unresolved dissonance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you loved the film by Francis Ford Coppola then you'll love this soundtrack featuring the movie's seductive music and the horror music.This features every song on the film.A must have for musci lovers.Includes still scenes from the hit movie.Music is composed by Wojciech Kilar. This is a really cool soundtrack.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not be more pleased with the score for Dracula, and when I first listened to the score not so long ago, I was both blown away and taken far off into a world made up of nothing but nightmares, and love. How do such things even have direct connections I do not know. The film score is both romantic and compelling, I think that no other composer could have captured Stoker's world of vampires better. It takes a vert special talent to shine the light of the supernatural world, and he did it. The film is a great triumphant picture, and the score brings to life the gothic style of Stoker, and Coppola's own ideas and manners. I could not be more blown away with the score for this film, it is amazing