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MAGGIE BOYLE

Maggie Boyle is a singer born in London who also plays the flute and the bodhran.
 
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CONVERSATION WITH JAMES HORNER

"If you build it he will come ..." Just like Ray Kinsella, the character played by Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams, a voice (or rather my intuition) led me to create the Association and the James Horner Film Music website. Every minute, every hour spent working for this project was partly guided by an objective I held close in my heart: publish a new, previously unreleased conversation with James Horner. I gave myself five years to get there. Next January we will celebrate four years of JHFM... Unlike the composer, who never listens again to his old music and who never

MAGGIE BOYLE IS GONE

There are voices so beautiful that they haunt you forever. Maggie Boyle’s was among them. Margaret Boyle, folk musician, who was a member of the trio Grace Notes and who worked with such artists as John Renbourn and Bert Jansch, passed away on November 6, 2014 at the age of 57 years. Mike Taylor of the music group, Incantation, recommended her for Patriot Games. In interpreting the traditional song, The Quiet Land Of Erin, for the film by Philip Noyce, she entered gracefully into the musical world of James Horner. His return two years later on Legends Of The Fall finally gave

LEGENDS OF THE FALL: AN ANALYSIS OF THE THEMES

It has been exactly twenty years, since the period from 8 to 19 April 1994, when James Horner recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the London Symphony Orchestra, one of the most lyrical and romantic pieces of music in his career: Legends Of The Fall. This anniversary is an opportunity to return to this score, whose impact has preserved all its strength for two decades. After Glory (1989) and before Courage Under Fire (1996), the composer met up with the American director Edward Zwick for this adaptation of Jim Harrison's eponymous short novel, which brought together on screen Brad Pitt, Anthony

PATRIOT GAMES: THE REVENGE OF A SCORE

What a lovely and fitting coincidence to have both scores composed by James Horner for the adventures of Jack Ryan released in extended versions within a month. Indeed, after Clear And Present Danger (1994) in June from Intrada, it was La-La Land Records’ turn to offer us Patriot Games (1992), which contains more than thirty minutes of previously unreleased music. This is an underestimated score and, despite its cold aspect (the horns and Tony Hinnigan’s pipes and flutes are not present) and some less accessible electro-percussive parts, Patriot Games deserves a second chance. The strength of this new limited edition of

PATRIOT GAMES 2-CD RELEASED BY LA-LA LAND RECORDS

While Intrada released a 2-CD set of Clear And Present Danger a few days ago, La-La Land Records has just announced the very soon release of another Horner 2-CD album. But not any new album, as it concerns the previous opus of Jack Ryan's adventures, Patriot Games. In this score, James Horner is very close to the spirit and colors of Thunderheart in his approach on both Celtic traditional instruments (violin, flute, bodhran, drum) and synthetic materials. Maggie Boyle's voice depicts the Irish culture and the synths performed by Ralph Grierson and Ian Underwood serve the tension and the action of


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