It’s easy to forget sometimes that Gold’s music slows down a bit and becomes such an emotional cornerstone for the time traveller’s escapades. The first half illustrates this well with some trademark strings/brass combinations typical of the composer’s music for Doctor Who. I like how, just as you think that the music is about to go all action-y, Gold pulls the orchestra back from the brink and continues on with the delicate scoring.
This short track gives a wonderful choral prelude to the Ark Theme that will feature in the climax to the film. Little hints of the Raiders theme itself then finishes off the track. A bit of an inconsequential addition to the collector’s edition of the score but nice to hear some variations of familiar themes.
This version here is one that Geoff Love recorded for his “Big Terror Movie Themes” album – one of the earliest film music albums I ever owned. This is a great rendition of Grusin’s excellent theme and Love manages to nail the whole feel of the original. Read the rest of this entry »