Limited Edition of 500 Copies
KeepMoving Records (KMRCD 017)
Release Date: April 4, 2015
|2.||Loss At The Table||0:56|
|5.||Sir Asbrey Of Westender||1:09|
|6.||The Abandoned Bandit Camp||1:29|
|7.||Burned At The Stake||1:14|
|9.||On The Road||2:20|
|10.||Angels Will Meet Her||3:51|
|13.||The Frozen Knight||3:47|
|14.||A New Way||3:31|
|15.||Follow The Sunrise Over The Top Of The Mountain||3:24|
|17.||Wrestling With Demons||3:34|
|20.||The Return Of The Westender / Finale||9:13|
|Total Album Time:||71:16|
The music for Westender was the first feature-length score of composer Rob Simonsen who has come a long way since writing this Medieval ensemble score. Apart from writing the music, Simonsen appears in the film as Glim, the court jester who wronged Asbrey.
The score utilizes several themes to create an epic atmosphere around the wanderings of Asbrey. The main Westender theme is first played by horns and then on the flute and strings in the opening cue 'Preamble'. The tune is often reprised for Asbrey but is also used for the whole of the movie. There's also Laytha's theme which can be first heard in 'Laytha Visits' and is later reprised in the first half of 'Resurrection'. Glim's theme is introduced in the second half of 'The Horseman' with some playful pizzicato strings. Asbrey's heroic knight theme is first heard in 'Sir Asbrey of Westender'this motive, mostly played on French horns, returns throughout the film to represent the hero's glory days, its intention is to be more pure and heroic than the main theme. 'Swift Vengeance' introduces a theme for the bandit villain Garner, while 'Jarlishan Fight' highlights a new piece in 5/4 with some tuned percussion.
The CD comes with an 12-page booklet with commentary by Gergely Hubai featuring a rich selection of quotes from Brock Morse and Rob Simonsen.
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