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Monday, November 12, 2007


Fields of Freedom
Music by Trevor Jones
Contemporary Media Recordings CMR-2007-4
10 Tracks 29:57 mins

Available from is the composer's score to the 30-minute Gateway Gettysburg production Fields of Freedom, which is based upon actual diaries by combatants on both sides of the bloody American Civil War battle, and which plays exclusively at the new state-of-the-art ginat screen theatre adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park.
Conductor Geoffrey Alexander leads the always excellent London Symphony Orchestra through Jones' emotive and exciting score, which features an epic and moving main theme, heard throughout, often in tandem with a thrilling, propulsive action theme, in the style the composer first established with his Dark City score. And of course, as is the norm for historical pictures these days, the score incorporates music from the period, like the Battle Hymn of the Republic, a very moving Shenendoah, and the march Stonewall Jackson's Way.
The score must be wall-to-wall in the film, because the album runs for almost the full 30 minutes and is a very satisfying listen throughout.
Visit the website to browse the label's catalogue and listen to music samples.

Greg O'Connor-Read of Top Dollar PR informs me that Ubisoft have approved the release of a couple of sample tracks from Jesper Kyd's score for their new game Assassin's Creed. These along with samples from another new Ubisoft game Beowulf, with music by Sascha Dikiciyan and Cris Velasco, can be heard by going to

And DirectSong has informed me that an expanded release of Jeremy Soule's acclaimed music for the Supreme Commander game is now available, which includes the music from the Supreme Commander Forged Alliance Expansion. In all, there are 17 new tracks, providing 44 minutes of new music, and if you already own the original soundtrack version, you can download the expanded release for no extra charge. To take a listen and find out what the press are saying about it, pay a visit to


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