The Great Debaters [Original Score]

The Great Debaters [Original Score]

by James Newton Howard


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The Great Debaters pairs composers James Newton Howard and Peter Golub, in effect bringing together mainstream, big-budget Hollywood and its independent, low-budget sibling from the wrong side of the tracks. As one might expect, it's far from a seamless marriage: Howard's sweeping, epic melodies and Golub's homespun, acoustic folksiness make for an awkward fit, and never quite capture the film's period Southern locale. Howard ultimately fares better than Golub, if only because the inspirational, true-life narrative is right in the composer's wheelhouse -- cues like "Letter from Harvard" and "James' Speech" effortlessly achieve the kind of heroic, larger-than-life scale that remain his signature.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/15/2008
Label: Imports
UPC: 0030206686920
catalogNumber: 6686920
Rank: 138136

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hugh Burns   Guitar
John Parricelli   Guitar
Maya Beiser   Cello
Gavin Greenaway   Conductor
Rose Warren-Green   Conductor
James Newton Howard   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

James Newton Howard   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Richard Grant   Auricle Programming
Joel Iwataki   Score Mixer
Robert Townson   Producer,Executive Producer
Geoff Foster   Score Reader
Peter Golub   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Stuart Thomas   Producer,Technical Score Advisor
Chris Cozens   Auricle Programming
Dave Holden   Technical Score Advisor
Chris P. Bacon   Technical Score Advisor
Pamela Sollie   Score Coordinator
Rose Warren-Green   Orchestra Leader
Stuart Michael Thomas   Producer

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