Hidalgo [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Hidalgo [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by James Newton Howard



For the epic horse-race adventure Hidalgo, Oscar winning composer James Newton-Howard has somehow managed to create the first worldbeat cowboy score. By taking equal parts Lawrence of Arabia, Dances With Wolves, and a whole lot of Aaron Copland, Newton-Howard manages to seamlessly bend the styles to his will, resulting in a fresh, yet familiar slice of old-fashioned film scoring. The "Main Title" begins suspiciously, echoing Howard Shore's Lord of the Rings theme, before easing into a middle-eastern motif on "Arriving in the Desert." "The Race Begins" bursts out of the gate with heroic brass and swirling strings, employing the inevitable "Rodeo," with a hoof-clopping pizzicato that has become synonymous with the great American western. This is "high adventure" -- by the book Hollywood sound sculpting -- that like comfort food, provides the kind of instant gratification that the average filmgoer has come to expect. Though it may break little ground, Newton-Howard injects it with enough heart and wonder to keep it serviceable, believable, and satisfying -- if only for a few hours.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/02/2004
Label: Hollywood Records
UPC: 0720616241924
catalogNumber: 162419

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Newton Howard   Primary Artist
Ali Jihad Racy   Ney,Kavala,Buzug,Mijwiz
John Bilezikjian   Oud
Jim Walker   Flute
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Brad Dutz   Ethnic Percussion
Lakshminarayana Shankar   Double Violin
Robert Becker   Viola
Charlie Bisharat   Fiddle
William Booth   Trombone
Darius Campo   Violin
Douglas Davis   Cello
Brian Dembow   Viola
Arni Egilsson   Bass
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Alan Estes   Percussion
Pedro Eustache   Ney,Duduk
Mike Fisher   Ethnic Percussion
Armen Garabedian   Violin
Rick Gerding   Viola
Julie Gigante   Violin
Endre Granat   Violin,Concert Master
Alan Grunfeld   Violin
Clayton Haslop   Violin
Todd Hemmenway   Cello
James Kanter   Clarinet
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Miran Kojian   Violin
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello
Janet Lakatos   Viola
Dimitrie Leivici   Violin
Dane Little   Cello
David Low   Cello
Warren Luening   Trumpet
Michael Markman   Violin
Edward Meares   Bass
Bruce Morgenthaler   Bass
Barbara Northcutt   Oboe
Robin Olson   Violin
Simon Oswell   Viola
Brian Pezzone   Keyboards
Katia Popov   Violin
Joe Porcaro   Percussion
Emil Radocchia   Percussion
Mark Robertson   Violin
Jay Rosen   Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky   Violin
Geri Rotella   Flute
Jim Self   Tuba
Haim Shtrum   Violin
Kurt Snyder   Horn
George Thatcher   Trombone
Cecilia Tsan   Cello
Miwako Watanabe   Violin
Roger Wilkie   Violin
Ken Yerke   Violin
Gayle Levant   Harp
Marcia Dickstein   Harp
Peter Limonick   Percussion
David Riddles   Bassoon
Fred Selden   Ney,Duduk
Tom Boyd   Oboe
Drew Dembowski   Bass
Lisa Sutton   Violin
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Norm Hughes   Violin
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Gary Bovyer   Clarinet
Timothy Landauer   Cello
Jimmy Mahlis   Bouzouki
Rafael Rishik   Violin
Pete Anthony   Conductor
Jennie Hansen   Viola
Nico Abondolo   Bass
Shawn Mann   Viola
Darrin McCann   Viola
Antony Cooke   Cello
David Washburn   Trumpet
David Parmeter   Bass
Keith Greene   Viola
Steven Gordon   Viola
Irina Voloshina   Violin
Eun Mee Ahn   Violin
Roberto Cani   Violin
Tim Morrison   Trumpet
Liane Mautner   Violin
Ralph Williams   Clarinet
Allen Savedoff   Bassoon
Aimee Kreston   Violin
Charles Nenneker   Bass
Gregory Goodall   Percussion
Phillip Yao   Horn
Dave Walther   Viola
Sungil Lee   Violin
Shanti Randall   Viola
Andrew Malloy   Trombone
Leanne Becknell   Oboe
Hovig Krikorian   Vocals
Loganatha Shivam   Guitar,Saz
Steve Richards   Cello
Bob Zimmitti   Percussion
Charlie Besharat   Fiddle
Mike Fisher   Ethnic Percussion
Victoria Miskolczy   Viola
Michael Nowak   Conductor
David Duke   Horn
James Thatcher   Horn
Phillip Levy   Violin
Kenneth Munday   Bassoon
John A. Reynolds   Horn
Chris Ermacoff   Cello
Franklyn D'Antonio   Violin
Steven Becknell   Horn
Hidalgo Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Tamara Hatwan   Violin
Matthew Funes   Viola
Louise di Tullio   Flute
Marissa Benedict   Trumpet

Technical Credits

James Newton Howard   Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Mark Eshelman   Score
Richard Grant   Auricle Programming
Larry Mah   Score
Shawn Murphy   Engineer,Engineering
Steve Porcaro   Session Supervisor
Brad Dechter   Orchestration
Jeff Atmajian   Orchestration
Mitchell Leib   Music Executive
Marc Gebauer   Score
Pete Anthony   Orchestration
Jim Weidman   Producer
Jay Sylvester   Score
Desirée Craig-Ramos   Soundtrack Manager
John Kull   Orchestration
Adam Michalak   Score
James Hill   Score Producer
Bryan Clements   Score
James T. Hill   Electronic Score Supervisor
Pat Weber   Score
David Marquette   Score
Kirsten Smith   Score

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Hidalgo (Music Composed by James Newton Howard 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a rousing orchestral effort which opts for a mix of typical heroic, Wild West-style motifs - "The Final Three" - the odd overt nod to 'Lawrence of Arabia' - "Morning of the Race" - and Arabic ethnic-flavoured interludes such as the track "Arriving in the Desert". The ethnically-charged "Montage", replete wit soaring vocals, shows flashes of real inspiration. A good overall effort.