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JAMES HORNER FILM MUSIC | November 23, 2017 |

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  • 1.  	Legends Of The Fall (04:17) 2.  	The Ludlows (05:40) 3.  	Off To War (05:55) 4.  	To The Boys (02:49) 5.  	Samuel's Death (08:24) 6.  	Alfred Moves To Helena (03:01) 7.  	Farewell / Descent Into Madness (08:13) 8.  	The Changing Seasons, Wild Horses, Tristan's Return (05:11) 9.  	The Wedding (03:06) 10.  	Isabel's Murder, Recollections Of Samuel (03:58) 11.  	Revenge (06:20) 12.  	Goodbyes (03:12) 13.  	Alfred, Tristan, The Colonel, The Legend (15:09)

  • Orchestrations: Thomas Pasatieri et Don Davis.
    Solists: Jay Ungar, Kazu Matsui, Tony Hinnigan, Mike Taylor, Maggie Boyle and Dermot Crehan.
    Sound engineer: Shawn Murphy.
    Music editor: Jim Henrikson, Joe E. Rand.
    Music nominated for Golden Globes 1995





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