Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Remembering YAMATO's Musical Legacy - Mania.com


Remembering YAMATO's Musical Legacy - Mania.com

Hiroshi Miyagawa: There were two or three trumpets, two trombones, one each of flute, oboe and clarinet for woods, two horns, about fourteen people altogether for strings, and one each of piano, bass drum, guitar, Latin percussion and classical percussion. For just a regular show band, I think it was an extravagant ensemble. It wasn't such a grand orchestra, though. In terms of the number of people, there were maybe about 30 players or so.

More on the site above! I think the director made excellent use of the pieces he culled from the hard-wrought bounty created by a sleepless Mr. Miyagawa. The stirring recurrence of the theme "we will return" as the coffins are launched into the endless grave of space punctuates the loss at the heart of Earth's greatest battle, further from home than any man has ever known.

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