1960, 2001, Music

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (2001) by Bernard Herrmann, performed by Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Joel McNeely

This is among the most traditional scores of Herrmann’s I’ve heard. It’s downright classical in its overture. I mean, shockingly traditional music for Herrmann. Not having seen this particular film, I don’t know how deliberate this is (I assume, because it’s Gulliver’s Travels that the music is trying to sound like 18th century music). But as a standalone score, it’s really conventional, even when it begins to resemble more of a score later on.

Don’t get me wrong, the music is fine, but it’s so conventional as to not be worth your time if you’re looking for landmark scores.


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