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Music by John Williams for Steven Spielberg's drama Lincoln
22-Oct-2012 -

Sony Music is pleased to announce the release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of Lincoln, a magnificent new score written by John Williams, the doyen of Hollywood composers, for a major new film by Steven Spielberg.
Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln, a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
No-one is better suited than Williams to provide a score for a film that depicts such momentous and historic events. His full orchestral range can be heard in tracks such as The People’s House, in which woodwinds and violins create a pensive, purposeful atmosphere, and The Purpose of the Amendment, where a measured symphonic opening swells to grandeur amidst trumpet calls. With Malice Toward None presents a hopeful theme with its serene strings, and the sombre side of events finds expression in The Blue and Grey with its contemplative solo piano theme.
The score was performed by the renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Chorus, with solos by a number of the orchestra’s distinguished principal players, including concert-master Robert Chen and principal trumpet Christopher Martin. The original motion picture soundtrack of Lincoln, which Sony Classical will release on November 6, is sure to be treasured not only by those who are moved by Spielberg’s masterful film, but also by the many fans John Williams’ stirring and memorable music.

The score is available from, Amazon UK, Amazon France, Amazon Germany and via iTunes.

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