James Horner's "TESTAMENT" in Full Score **DIGITAL DOWNLOAD**
Full Orchestra - Complete Study Score - Digital Download
By James Horner. Score. 30 pages. Published by Chris Siddall Music Publishing.
1983 saw the release of director Lynne Littman’s adaptation of Carol Amen’s short story The Last Testament. Originally produced for PBS’s “American Playhouse”, the quality of the movie was considered so high that Paramount decided to purchase the rights for a full theatrical release, and received an Oscar nomination for lead actress Jane Alexander.
Testament is an unreservedly stark and disturbing experience, following a suburban family as they endure the effects of nuclear fallout.
At this point in his career James Horner had already hit the mainstream with his immense science fiction music, with this project falling between his two Star Trek offerings. His work here is built for an ensemble of only ten players, usually consisting of duets or solo horn or woodwind performances, with the occasional addition of a small choir. Whilst having an overall sombre tone, there are moments of hope and unexpected heroism, and Horner’s score is an excellent example of how much can be achieved with a small ensemble.
Now musicians, music students, conductors – any music lover – can study the complete score from Testament in this high-quality edition, carefully reproduced and edited from the original handwritten manuscript.
Includes foreword by Testament director, Lynne Littman
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