Ansel Adams (Original Soundtrack Recording)

Ansel Adams (Original Soundtrack Recording)

by Brian KeaneBrian Keane


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With his score for Ansel Adams, Grammy-winning composer Brian Keane (Long Journey Home: The Irish in America) continues his association with documentary filmmaker Ric Burns -- a relationship that began with the Emmy Award-winning PBS film New York. With his evocative piano and guitar solos (the latter reflecting Keane's early years in a famed duo with Larry Coryell) and lushly orchestrated passages, Keane evokes the grandeur and fragility of the wilderness explored by famed photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams. The opening piece, "Benediction Piano," incorporates the sounds of the ocean and birds into a gentle solo keyboard melody. The tenderness of that theme takes wing in the expansive "Benediction Orchestral." Throughout, Keane conjures the zest and vitality of pure Americana, whether in the simplicity of a guitar solo in "Cowboy Song" or the hymnlike orchestral sound of "Ansel's Theme," which is reminiscent of the soaring dignity of Aaron Copland's classic "Fanfare for the Common Man." The breaking of ocean waves return on the closing piece, "Bach Prelude," performed by Adams himself. Like Adams's gorgeous photographs, Keane's music reflects the artist's love for the majesty of nature.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/23/2002
Label: Green Linnet
UPC: 0048248314022
catalogNumber: 483140
Rank: 38155

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brian Keane   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Conductor,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Barry Stramp   Kena,Native American Flute
Dan Barrett   Cello
Philip Aaberg   Piano
Dave Anderson   Fretless Bass Guitar
Marshall P. Coid   Violin
Jay Elfenbein   Bass,Bass Viol
Lawrence Feldman   Clarinet,Flute
Jill Jaffe   Violin,Viola
Jacqueline Schwab   Piano
Mike Terry   Synthesizer,Guitar
Bob Zubrycki   Violin
Robert Ingliss   English Horn,Oboe
Ira Spiegel   Natural Sounds
Roxanne Bergman   Violin
Ansel Adams   Piano
Michael Terry   Synthesizer
Dan Barrett   Cello
Marshall Coid   Violin
Robert Zubrycki   Violin
David Anderson   Fretless Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Brian Keane   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Orchestration,Engineering
Barry Stramp   Engineer,Orchestration,Engineering
Chip Davis   Composer
Philip Aaberg   Orchestration
Ron Bach   Engineer,Engineering
Rick Burns   Liner Notes
Tony Mills   Engineer,Engineering
John Montagnese   Engineer
Mike Terry   Engineer,Orchestration
Keith Chirgwin   Engineer
Cedrick Wright   Cover Photo
Ira Spiegel   Sound Design
Tommy Skarupa   Engineer,Engineering
Ansel Adams   Liner Notes
Keith Chergwin   Engineering

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