- Dragos Balan (Cello)
- Raquel Andueza (Soprano)
- Dimitris Psonis (Bells)
- Javier Romero (Cello)
- Jan Hendrickse (Bamboo Flute)
- Jonathan Williams (Cello)
- Javier Paxarino
- Alberto Iglesias
- Helene Greenwood
- Baaba Baal (Voice)
- Haig Sarikouyoumdjan
- Dhafer Youssef (Voice)
- Stuart Hall
Personnel: Vanessa Garde (programming).
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London.
The tale of Moses leading the Hebrews from the deadly plagues of Egypt does not call for a light touch. Acclaimed Spanish composer Alberto Iglesias (Talk to Her, The Constant Gardener, The Kite Runner) might have been a slightly unexpected choice to score Ridley Scott's biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, but, like Moses, he rises to the challenge with passion and drama. Though it lives up to contemporary standards, there is something refreshingly old-fashioned about Iglesias' big, theatrical score. With its massive choirs, heroic themes, and orchestral bombast, there is something of the golden age studio epic about it that is thrilling and fun. He employs a diverse mix of exotic voices and frequently uses an evocative Middle Eastern flair to tell a story that is high on action and adventure. Iglesias has always brought a classy romanticism to his work (particularly his scores for Pedro Almodóvar's films) and it's highly entertaining to hear him pull out all the stops and work in such a grandiose style. ~ Timothy Monger
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Works DetailsIglesias, Alberto : Exodus :: Gods and Kings, film score
- Performers: Dragos Balan (Cello); Raquel Andueza (Soprano); Dimitris Psonis (Bells); Javier Romero (Cello); Jan Hendrickse (Bamboo Flute); Jonathan Williams (Cello); Javier Paxarino; Alberto Iglesias; Helene Greenwood; Baaba Baal (Voice); Haig Sarikouyoumdjan; Dhafer Youssef (Voice); Stuart Hall
- Conductor: Nicholas Dodd
- Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
- Period Time: Contemporary
- Form: Film Score
- Written: 2014