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The White Dawn

The White Dawn

Intrada (Special Collection Vol. 253)

Release Date: September 16, 2013

Conducted by Henry Mancini

Format: CD

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1. Arctic Whale Hunt 3:36
2. Main Title / Your Father's Ice Floe 6:32
3. Tricky Shaman Pt. I and II 3:09
4. Seal Scope and Little Indian Boy* 3:15
5. The Lesson and Little Indian Boy* 1:31
6. Trek to Warm Buns / A Goose for Daggett* 3:35
7. Eskimo Pie 3:47
8. The Wooly Booger Hornpipe 4:24
9. The Stone Path 1:27
10. The Escape and Home Boys Home 2:21
11. Return to Paradise Pt. I and II 5:32
12. Snow Buns and Native Song and Little Indian Boy* 2:30
13. New Bedford Igloo 0:48
14. Tricky Shaman—Act II / Shaman Gets His Rocks Off 1:45
15. Eskimo Wool 1:45
16. Bye Bye Sarkak 1:10
17. Panic Run 0:47
18. Dead Daggett 0:34
19. Old Woman's Song (Vocals by Akshooyooliak and Lou Gossett) 1:22
20. BONUS TRACKS: Main Title (film version) 2:25
21. The Escape and Home Boys Home (film version) (Vocals by Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms and Lou Gossett) 2:20
22. Return to Paradise Pt. I and II (film version) (Vocals by Akshooyooliak and Lou Gossett) 5:30
  Total Album Time: 60:05

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*Contains "Little Indian Boy" Composed by Henry Mancini and Folkways Records

For the 1974 Paramount film The White Dawn, composer Henry Mancini composed one of his most unique scores, creating an engrossing experience that is by turns both lyrical and savage.

Woodwinds predominate, with flutes bringing an earthy, mystical quality. He uses reeds, often dissonant and coming from the orchestra's lower register, to ominous effect. When bowed strings appear, they usually accompany the character of Daggett, emphasizing his romantic outlook on the world. Brass, when not in a seafaring vein, typically convey aggression and hostility. In addition to the ever-present drums, Mancini makes frequent use of mallet percussion, and enhances the score's dreamlike character with electronics and instruments such as autoharp and waterphone. Two additional themes are of particular importance:the first is a gentle, almost childlike tune that seems to represent innocence and joy and the second is a fragile love theme.

For this release, Intrada had access to the complete score in mono stored in perfect condition and presented here in its debut. Previously only a handful of selections had been rerecorded by Mancini, a selection of which was integrated into the score to The Right Stuff.

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