The Bounty – Complete Score – Limited 2000 Copies – Vangelis


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Vangelis’ Oscar-winning 1981 score for Chariots of Fire had set a precedent in electronic film scoring (even though its primary instrument was, in fact, an acoustic piano). By eschewing music of the film’s 1924 time period and introducing a recognizably synthetic sound design, Vangelis proved capable of underscoring not milieu or period, but subtext, raw emotion, and psychological landscape, laying down an aesthetic musical tableau that expressed much of the story’s purpose and that of its characters. The same approach gave The Bounty a continual pulse of inevitable foreboding in the clash of personalities in conflict while also musically reflecting the dappled rhythm of winds and waves and shipboard sounds that were so much a part of the film’s sound design.Vangelis recorded the score playing freely to the visual image. He wrote nothing down on paper, but created the music on his keyboards. “With every movie I take a very spontaneous approach,” Vangelis told interviewer Dan Goldwasser in a 2001 interview posted on “By this I mean that as I’m watching the footage, I am composing, playing what comes naturally and spontaneously in that moment. In addition to the score for The Bounty, the recording features traditional Irish, Scottish and British folk shanties, along with bonus tracks — short suites from three other unreleased Vangelis scores: Bitter Moon, Francesco, and La Peste (The Plague), arranged by Hauser.
1. The Bounty – Main Title (4:22)
2. Bounty Leaving England (2:39)
3. Bonny Kate (2:13) (Traditional, Performed by Elizabeth Hedman)
4. Bligh In his Cabin (1:44)
5. Cape horn (3:16)
6. Failure At Cape horn (1:16)
7. Drowsy Maggie (1:46) (Traditional, Performed by Elizabeth Hedman)
8. Sailing On (2:21)
9. Mauatua Is Pregnant (0:56)
10. She Moved Through The Fair (4:32) (Traditional, Performed by Katie Campbell)
11. Leaving Tahiti (2:13)
12. Bligh To Boat (3:16)
13. Return To Tahiti/Purcell Confronts Bligh (1:40)
14. Christian and Young (1:56)
15. Finding Pitcairn / Burning The Bounty / Bligh Exonerated (3:53)
16. The Bounty – End Credit (14:41)
17. Medley from BITTER MOON (3:13)
18. Medley from FRANCESCO (2:45)
19. Theme from LA PESTE (The Plague) (4:00) (Soloist, Katie Campbell)
20. The Bounty – End Credit (Single edit) (5:05)
Total Time: (68:38)

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