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The Declaration - Richard Beddow - Empire Total War - The Soundtrack


2009
Label: Sumthing Else Music Works - SE-2061-2 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Stage & Screen •
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Beddow was able to work competently with a full orchestra to create an epic score for Viking: Battle for Asgardthough the result was highly derivative and somewhat uninteresting. In Empire: Total Warhe offers a similar orchestral sound while ensuring the score seamlessly blends with its 18th Century setting and naval battles. Joining him are three co-composers, orchestrator Nic Raine, and studio favourite, the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra. While Empire: Total War offers little as creative as Van Dyck's work on the series, is it at least interesting?

The "Empire Theme" reflects the tone of much of the score with an atmospheric militaristic orchestration. Soft and enchanting, the main melody is beautifully presented on woodwinds then strings against slow stirring accompaniment. While it retains a subdued tone throughout, the various nuances and affecting chord progressions in the second half sustain one's interest despite the simple set-up.

The team handle other subdued themes effectively too. Meanwhile scene-setters "The Colonials Plan for Battle" and "The Unchartered Waters" are filled with the weighty strings and dramatic nuances most would expect from a war epic. The latter's boundless strings and suspended chord progressions are especially effective while exploring the seas.

However, many will feel frustrated with the purely functional features, particularly The Declaration - Richard Beddow - Empire Total War - The Soundtrack used to the unique musicality of Jeff Van Dyck.

There isn't any harmonic exuberance or hybridised textures to be found, just emulations of Shore or Williams and regurgitations of studies of basic harmony and orchestrations.

The action themes are generally well done on the soundtrack. While these themes are hardly The Meaning - Supertramp - MP3, it's with the likes of "The Battle of Quebec" that Beddow and co.

That said, there is The Declaration - Richard Beddow - Empire Total War - The Soundtrack profundity to be found. There are a fair number of other emotional themes in the set.

For example, " Bunker Hill Deployment" certainly captures the bittersweet grandiosity of going out to battle while "The Price of Freedom" laments the fallen with passionate violins and wailing bamboo flutes. The last third of the soundtrack is especially refreshing and emotional with its stronger Eastern influences.

The battle themes for Azov, (Cant Get) Excited - The Monoxides - Galaxy Of Stooges, and Panpipat are all refreshing with their blend of heartfelt oriental instrument performances, dramatic orchestration, and furious percussion, much as Van Dyck's recent scores did.

The score nevertheless ends with conventional Western cinematic orchestration as it started. At the climax of the game, the suspenseful "Sailing into the Pulsar - Rank 1 - A Trip In Trance 4 and action-packed "The Fleets Last Stand" are especially memorable both thematically and emotionally.

The "End Credits" brings the score round full circle given its similar composition to "Empire Theme"; however, the orchestration is a little more colourful with its trumpet solos and uplifting backing despite adhering to convention. The score for Empire: Total War is certainly a professional one, but not really an artistic accomplishment. Beddow and co. They use the orchestra in a convincing manner and the orchestra itself achieve a dramatic performance.

What the score lacks is originality. A few exceptions aside, the cinematic writing is almost as derivative as it comes and the orchestration takes a no frills approach. This is especially significant here given the Total War franchise has always been known for Jeff Van Dyck's characteristic and evolving musicality.

That said, the score is still a improvement on all levels compared to Viking: Battle for Asgard. Most importantly, it's actually an interesting stand-alone listen this time, given the strong themes, emotional writing, and stylistic diversity.

Thanks to Sumthing Else Music Works, it is easily available to buy and may be a worthy investment for fans of dramatic yet straightforward orchestral music, or those who enjoyed the music in the successful The Day Squids Gerbil Died - Lunachicks - Drop Dead Live. Rate the album!

Body The "Empire Theme" reflects the tone of much of the score with an atmospheric militaristic orchestration. Summary The score for Empire: Total War is certainly a professional one, but not really an artistic accomplishment. Soundtrack consists of 32 tracks tracks with duration over about 60 minutes.

Album was The Declaration - Richard Beddow - Empire Total War - The Soundtrack by Sumthing Else. Sounds like Classical - that's what we can say about this album. Have something to say? Do it! Average album rating: 9.

CD CD. Mandalorian: Chapter 1 Original Score, The. Bonetones Original Game Soundtrack. Prescription for Sleep: Shovel Knight. Sofmap Digital Content Disc. All rights reserved. Full or partial copying is strictly prohibited. All trademarks, logos and images are belong to their legitimate owners. Sign up Forgot password? Empire Theme. The First Encounter. The Road To Independance. The Price Of Freedom. The Threat Of War. The Powhaten Attack. Boarders Redrawn. Opechancanough's Revenge. The Death Of General Braddock.

The British Plan Their Attack. The Battle Of Quebec. Plotting The Rebellion. The Colonials Plan For Battle. The War Of Independance. The Declaration. The American Dream. Uncharted Waters. The Pirates Attack. Planning The Azov Offensive. The Battle Of Azov. The Battle Of Bakhchisaray. Preparation For War. The Battle Of Panipat. Rebuild The Defences. Panipat - The The Declaration - Richard Beddow - Empire Total War - The Soundtrack Strike.

Sailing Into The Storm. The Fleets Last Stand. Empire Credits.


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  1. Sep 01,  · Richard Beddow has made some great music for Total War, his Empire music was good, I say, Shogun II's music was merely good too. However, Richard's "just good" doesn't compare to Jeff's "greatness". Though, whoever is the head of music they still needed to put in the classic "Divinitus" song, I mean a variation of and as far as I know they.
  2. Feb 28,  · A collection of all the music in Empire Total War, including campaign, battle, and deployment themes. Organized by culture (European, Native, Naval, Ottoman, Indian).
  3. Jun 30,  · Commercial (CD) published by Sumthing Else Music Works on Jun 30, containing original soundtrack from Empire: Total War with compositions by Richard Beddow, Richard Birdsall, Walter Mair, Simon Ravn performed by The Slovak National Symphony Orchestra (Robert Marecek, Lubomir Duris, Ivan Tvrdik, Dezider Cibulka, Chloe Lochbaum, Monika Polakova, Peter Maurer, .
  4. The Soundtrack Empire Total War · 1. Empire Theme 2. The First Encounter 3. The Road To Independence 4. Bunker Hill Deployment 5. Battle At .
  5. Jun 30,  · Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Empire Total War: The Soundtrack - The Creative Assembly on AllMusic - Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Empire Total War: The Soundtrack - The Creative Assembly on AllMusic - Empire Theme. Richard Beddow / Richard Birdsall.
  6. There were mixed reactions to the news that the score for Empire: Total War was being headed by Richard Beddow's team, not Jeff Van Dyck of the previous Total War soundtracks. Beddow was able to work competently with a full orchestra to create an epic score for Viking: Battle for Asgard, though the result was highly derivative and somewhat uninteresting.

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