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 Posted:   Mar 5, 2018 - 1:30 AM   
 By:   Music Box Records   (Member)

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music Composed and Conducted by Georges Delerue

Newly remastered.
Expanded Limited Edition of 1200 units.
Over 75 minutes of music.
12-page CD booklet with French and English liner notes by Sylvain Pfeffer.

Ref: MBR-130
Release Date: March 12, 2018

In collaboration with Ajoz Films and Colette Delerue, Music Box Records proudly presents the remastered and expanded CD release of Georges Delerue’s original motion picture score to the 1988 historical drama film Chouans!, starring Philippe Noiret, Sophie Marceau, Lambert Wilson and Stéphane Freiss, and directed by Philippe de Broca (Cartouche, The African). This brand new album presentation highlights one of the most fruitful and successful collaborations between Georges Delerue and Philippe de Broca.

Chouans! tells the story of the royalist uprising of the Chouannerie in the western departements of France during the French Revolution. Céline (Sophie Marceau), a young woman, who was adopted by Count Savinien de Kerfadec (Philippe Noiret), must choose between two men who have been raised like her brothers, Tarquin Larmor (Lambert Wilson) and Aurèle de Kerfadec (Stéphane Freiss), while they take opposite sides in the conflict.

Composed six years after the Cinéscénie du Puy du fou and two years before The French Revolution, Chouans! is a rich score that amplifies the dramatic impact of Philippe de Broca’s film. The epic score expresses the whole scope of the quintessence of Georges Delerue’s lush and evocative style: a heartbreaking love theme characteristic of the composer’s neo-baroque writing style, a folk theme inspired by traditional Breton music for the Chouans, flavorful period dances, lavish baroque pieces, marching tunes and several powerful pieces for strings bringing to the film a dramatic dimension and creating an atmosphere of inevitable tragedy.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film in 2018, Music Box Records is very delighted to present the expanded release of one of the most prestigious scores composed and conducted by Georges Delerue. This present edition has been fully remastered from the original master tapes and features 26 minutes of previously unreleased music. The package includes a 12-page booklet with liner notes by Sylvain Pfeffer, discussing the film and the score. Limited edition of 1200 units.


1. Générique Début (1:46)
2. Prologue (1:00)
3. L'Envol de la Montgolfière (1:21)
4. Les Naissances (2:26)
5. Menuet (1:53)
6. La Fête au Château (1:44)
7. L’Ile de Pleumeur (1:26)
8. Aurèle et Céline (1:27)
9. Va vers la Joie (1:13)
10. Le Village Incendié (1:43)
11. La Machine Volante (1:42)
12. Laudamus (2:49)
13. Pavane (1:27)
14. Thème des Chouans (2:20)
15. Les Chouans devant le Château (4:59)
16. La Lanterne Magique (1:08)
17. Bouchard (1:04)
18. La Séparation (1:36)
19. Embuscade et Promenade (2:05)
20. Aurèle s'enfuit (1:06)
21. L'Adieu à Viviane (1:55)
22. L'Armée Risling (1:07)
23. Le Départ de Tarquin (2:34)
24. L'Envol (2:09)
25. Laisse-moi Rêver (1:12)
26. Danse Paysanne (2:08)
27. La Mort du Baron (1:21)
28. Retrouvailles (1:35)
29. De Profondis, Gloria et Marseillaise (2:58)
30. La Lettre Perdue (2:32)
31. La Mort de Viviane (2:22)
32. Le Camp des Chouans (1:22)
33. La Mort de Tarquin (1:21)
34. La Bataille (1:50)
35. Dans la Nuit (1:26)
36. L'Envol (2e version) (1:06)
37. Aurèle, le Chouan (1:22)
38. L'Évasion de Céline (6:29)
39. Générique Fin (3:06)

Total Time • 77:46

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To celebrate this new CD release, get other soundtracks composed by Georges Delerue (only Music Box Records catalogue) at special price until March 18, 2018.

 Posted:   Mar 5, 2018 - 2:59 AM   
 By:   MikeJ   (Member)

Wonderful news!! Not only one of the rarest Delerue scores but one of his greatest efforts!

 Posted:   Mar 5, 2018 - 3:09 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

Don't hesitate whether to buy it or not: buy it before it becomes out of print again for ages! It's a wonderful, majestic score by the French maestro, one of his best scores.

 Posted:   Mar 5, 2018 - 3:29 AM   
 By:   MCurry29   (Member)

Glorious news! Instant order.

 Posted:   Mar 5, 2018 - 5:04 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

One of my rare orders for a film I've never seen, but I think I'm going to love it. Only my second Delerue, I just have An Almost Perfect Affair.

 Posted:   Mar 5, 2018 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

When it's a Delerue, it's a must-have; just like Miklos Rozsa.

 Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 3:05 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Ha, my copy is on its way to me, my first soundtrack purchase of 2018. I hope it's not the last.

 Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Where is out resident Delerue lover extraordinaire? I can't even recall his user name.

 Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 12:09 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)


 Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

That's it.

 Posted:   Mar 13, 2018 - 4:04 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

My copy arrived yesterday, I played the first ten tracks & wow, did this guy have a gift for melody. I shall slowly get to know this soundtrack & see what other Delerue catches my fancy.

 Posted:   Mar 13, 2018 - 4:10 AM   
 By:   Mathias   (Member)

My copy arrived yesterday, I played the first ten tracks & wow, did this guy have a gift for melody. I shall slowly get to know this soundtrack & see what other Delerue catches my fancy.

Congratulations! You have a lot of beautiful and great music to discover.

 Posted:   Mar 13, 2018 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   PeteP   (Member)

Remember when this topped the "most expensive soundtracks" lists?

Good times.

 Posted:   Mar 13, 2018 - 2:50 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Unknown to Chouans, its quite shocking that I've never watched the film or heard the score before, I knew Delerue did the score, but i never got around to checking it out with all the great stuff labels keep producing. I'll listen to the samples knowing how good Delerue is its probable with another one of the maestro in my collection.

 Posted:   Mar 14, 2018 - 6:04 AM   
 By:   shureman   (Member)

Listening to this musical masterpiece now...beautifully transparent and dynamic ! The original 1988 Carrere issue suffered from the limited CD technology of the day, although the later Disques Cinemusique issue did improve upon the sound. For Delerue enthusiasts this release is a must ! Several previously unreleased tracks as well......

 Posted:   Mar 14, 2018 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   PatrickB   (Member)

Yes, it is a wonderful news as this expanded release was awaited since longtieme !
One of most awesome Delerue’ works in historical style.

Well done, Music box, thank you. Ordered.

 Posted:   Mar 14, 2018 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Does Music Box ship to the US and take PayPal? I am having trouble with the site. Never have a problem with other European labels.

 Posted:   Mar 14, 2018 - 5:21 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Oh man, the short sample for that end title alone makes this a must-purchase. Can't wait!

 Posted:   Mar 16, 2018 - 9:23 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I've just enjoyed listening to it for a second time and can recommend it unreservedly to those who might be unsure if it's a worthwhile improvement over previous releases. It most definitely is, for both sound and additional content. Superb disc!

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