By Deseret Book Press Release
Lamb Of God Soundtrack Available For First Time
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- "Lamb of God" is one of the most widely seen
religious motion pictures of all time. Now, for the first time, the
soundtrack by Emmy Award-winning composer Kurt Bestor is available
(Shadow Mountain, $15.98 CD, $13.98 cassette).
A magnificent pairing of orchestral film score and contemporary
sacred choral music, "Lamb of God" is an inspirational treasure for
Bestor fans and sacred music enthusiasts alike.
Bestor notes, "The musical palette chosen for the "Lamb of God" score
is a traditional orchestra with choir. The style would best be
characterized as Twentieth Century tonal in the tradition of Barber,
Stravinsky, Vaughn-Williams, Elgar, and Britten. The choir, singing
in Hebrew and Latin, is used as a subconscious voice, enhancing in a
subtle way many of the deeper, more sacred messages of the Passion of
Included on the album is "Passion of the Lamb," a Bestor-composed
cantata, which features an orchestra and choir under the direction of
Barlow Bradford, associate conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Of this piece, the composer says, "The idea to write a piece of music
based on the Passion of Christ germinated many years ago when I
passed through Oberammergau, Germany, where every ten years they
present a dramatic presentation of the last seven days of the life of
Christ. Although it was not the magical tenth year when I was there,
the importance of the Passion remained with me."
Together, both "Lamb of God" and "Passion of the Lamb" present an
uplifting message of hope and inspiration, and make a powerful
addition to any music collection.
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