Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Chronicles of Narnia 1 - The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Movie Suite

The Chronicles of Narnia
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Music by Harry Gregson-Williams

With aplomb we are discussing the movie suite from the first of the Chronicles of Narnia motion pictures, composed by Harry Gregson-Williams, best known for his other fine work on the Shrek movies and Kingdom of Heaven.  Right from the outset, we are filled with an ominous feel; yet with a deft lightness the music does not falter as the main theme is presented and re-worked throughout.  There is a little choral section near the middle of the piece that reminds us of the battle between good and evil before we rush on to the conclusion. We end with the main theme, quietly questioning whether any of this ever really happened. With a timing of 26:01, this movie suite is a great introduction to the Narnia legacy. Hope you enjoy.  -MJ



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