Portraying the legendary Yuri Gagarin, the Russian cosmonaut hero who was the first man in space and won the space race against USA, Russian theatrical feature film Gagarin: First in Space features an impressive score by up and coming composer George Kallis (Highlander: The Source) written for orchestra, choir and electronics.
It’s a classic film score in terms of scope and thematic richess, and one that offers a vast emotional landscape ranging from the epic and grand to the intimate and reflective. Standout dramatic cues such as “The Launch of Vostok” and “Orange Parachute” are contrasted by pieces that reflect the awe and wonder of space, and others that underscores the background family story of Gagarin. This is without doubt one of this year’s most impressive non-Hollywood orchestral scores!
MMS13007 • GAGARIN: FIRST IN SPACE (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Music Composed by GEORGE KALLIS Release date (digital): June 4, 2013 Release date (CD): August 13, 2013
1 The Night Before 1:04 2 Vostok 2:10 3 Yuri and Valentina 2:30 4 Goodbye Brothers 1:56 5 The Launch of Vostok 4:06 6 Earth from Above 1:56 7 Good News 2:05 8 Levity 2:04 9 Command Headquarters 1:10 10 Discussions 1:30 11 The Hanging 1:49 12 Cosmos 3:48 13 Goodbyes 2:12 14 Vostok in Space 2:40 15 The Tumble 0:56 16 Remember Me in Prayer 2:48 17 People in the Streets 2:54 18 Father 1:54 19 Falling and Remembering 1:49 20 Orange Parachute 4:08 21 Glory 3:10
I finally got around to listening to the samples today. I am impressed and will be buying this one.
While checking out this composer, I happened upon Highlander, The Source. I listened to a sampling in iTunes (only place I could find it) and surpisingly I liked some of it. I found some it too techno - video game like. That said, I may take a chance on this one as well. I am not familiar with the series - can anyone enlighten me or recommend it?