Variations on a Rococo Theme Opus 33 Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
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Best Movie Soundtracks -1990s
Arguably Mel Gibson’s finest hour, Braveheart is the epic tale of 13th century Scottish warrior William Wallace (Gibson) who led his nation against the English enemy. James Horner’s soundtrack, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra was one of the stars of the film. Inspired by the setting, Horner’s score is laced with traditional Celtic (Horner used Irish bag pipes) and Scottish music that, in contrast to the violent, testosterone fuelled story, gives these haunting pieces a melodic, softer, gentler, more romantic feel.