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Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


Composer: Michael Brook
Label: Lakeshore Records
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 12 May 2015

Lakeshore Records release Michael Brook's score for Jerusalem. Filmed for the first time in 3D for IMAX® and Giant Screen theatres, Jerusalem immerses audiences into one of the world's most beloved cities. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home. Join renowned archaeologist, Dr. Jodi Magness, as she travels underground to solve some of this city’s greatest mysteries. Find out why, after thousands of years, Jerusalem and the Holy Land continue to stir the imagination of billions of people. Unprecedented access to the city's holiest sites, as well as rare and breathtaking aerial footage of the Old City, combine to make Jerusalem a unique and stunning cinematic experience...

Michael Brook pulls out all the stops to provide a beautiful score to a breathtaking film. The album contains 20 tracks (32 min, 43 sec) of wonderfully crafted and intricately composed music.

Brook has stated that the score represented a unique challenge, as director Daniel Ferguson was keen to invoke emotion whilst at the same time never taking sides on anything. The score uses traditional strings, percussion and instruments like harp and dulcimer, but they were electronically manipulate so that they didn't evoke a particular lineage. The results speak for themselves. Thank goodness they didn't choose the easy path of leaning on traditional instruments to create a lazy, cliched sound that would evoke a musical image of Jerusalem.

This is an impressive score and well worth seeking out.


Darren Rea

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