Impressions of score for Master and Commander
Just Master and Commander yesterday and liked the score on the first hearing. I expected more bombast, but there\'s acutally a lot of duets--the lead and secondary characters play violin and cello, and their duets are worked into the story.
Some original music. Mostly by Bach, Vaughan Williams and Boccherini. Richard Tognetti, conductor of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, put together the score.
(I\'m not a big Russell Crow fan, and the plot is all fantasy--the British are entirely the good guys here against those terrible French. Apparently in the original novel by Patrick O\'Brien, the pursuing ship was American. Fox Studios: Fair and Balanced. I like the score, though.)