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JAMES HORNER FILM MUSIC | February 23, 2024 |

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  • 1.  	Main Title - A Desert Truce (06:34) 2.  	Horizon To Horizon (03:59) 3.  	The Wonders Of Wealth (01:49) 4.  	"I Have Chosen You" (03:22) 5.  	"You Were A Prince" (01:47) 6.  	Leaving As An Emissary (05:19) 7.  	Father And Son (01:50) 8.  	Phantom Army (01:48) 9.  	"So This Is War" (01:56) 10.  	The Blowing Sands (04:27) 11.  	Fresh Water (01:51) 12.  	One Brother Lives, One Brother Dies (06:44) 13.  	Battle In The Oil Fields (05:13) 14.  	A Kingdom Of Oil (08:43)

  • Orchestrations: James Horner, Randy Kerber, J.A.C. Redford.
    Sound engineer: Simon Rhodes
    Vocal solosDhafer Youssef
    Piano solos: James Horner
    Additional vocal solos: Fahad Al-Kubaisi, Susheela Raman
    Electronic music arranger: Simon Franglen
    Music editor: Dick Bernstein
    Orchestra contractor: Isobel Griffiths


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