I posted this short video a long time ago, but it has since mysteriously disappeared from YouTube, so I see no reason to not post it again. 🙂
This video requires no introduction, unless you’ve never seen Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan.
Sure, I could probably find some recordings of it, but I think it’s more fun to just imagine the famous Jaws theme performed in a latin disco style.
Death is the Road to Awe pretty much encompasses the depth of the entire score and slowly builds in intensity towards the film’s climax.
You can hear the full composition in the video below. In case you’re wondering, Sarah is the violinist closest to the camera.
Unfortunately, my attempt to improvise a tripod for my iPhone failed miserably, so it’s a bit shaky, but the sound quality is spot-on.
I’m generally a pretty big fan of Michael Nyman, but for some reason I find the original soundtrack from Prospero’s Books to be a bit thin, which is why I was glad to find a full orchestral rendition of a few pieces by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in an album that was released to feature Nyman’s Piano Concerto.
The RPO’s rendition of Prospero’s Magic is a beautiful example of the depth that a full orchestra brings to this work.