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Last Express, The: Original soundtrack

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Name: Last Express, The
Characteristics: Adventure, 1st-Person Perspective, Detective / Mystery, Interactive Movie
Publisher: Broderbund
Developers: Broderbund, Smoking Car Productions
Original/port composer: Elia Cmiral (Dos)
PC Dos (1997)
PC Windows (1997) - Europe

Music info

Released: 1997
Format: Digital audio (WAV / Redbook Audio / MP3)
Composer of these tunes: Elia Cmiral
Info Source: synSONIQ Records
Music type: Original soundtrack
Num of tunes: 25
Num of CDs: 1
Catalogue Nr.: 0007089MAF
Play time: 34:31

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The Last Express was my first composition for a computer game, as well as my first serious assignment after moving to Los Angeles. It was a large project that took three months to complete. Before I could begin, however, I had to learn the requirements of writing for this new medium, and plan how to write such a large number of short cues. Director Jordan Mechner was a great help and a good teacher to help me navigate both the game and the new genre. The story has many unique characters of different ethnicities, exotic environments and a wide range of moods including suspense, drama and love. I developed groups of cues and assigned them themes or orchestral colors. Each group expresses a certain feeling and is tied thematically to the others in the group. This reduced the number of themes and kept me focused on the characters emotions. The main theme evokes a touch of sadness, romanticism, and tension on the eve of the First World War. The score relies on a small ensemble of strings with violin solo, some hand percussion, and extensive use of synthesizers for color and texture. Elia Cmiral, composer Elia Cmiral composed numerous film, theatre, and ballet scores in Sweden and Czechoslovakia before coming to the U.S. His recent film scores include Ronin, Stigmata, and Battlefield: Earth

From: http://www.synsoniq.com/productdetails.php?partner=13&pid=216&langchange=2


01. Departure 2:50
02. The Golden Egg 1:33
03. A Woman Traveling Alone 1:18
04. Anna and Cath 0:56
05. Retribution in Vienna 1:03
06. Duel Atop the Train 1:55
07. Nightmare 1:34 
08. Pursuit 2:03
09. Tatiana 0:54 
10. Kronos Sanctum 2:19
11. Death of Alexei 2:50
12. Goodbye, August 1:06
13. Joyride 1:12
14. A Loyal Friend 1:12
15. Death of Milos 0:38
16. Stop the Train 0:52
17. The Dream Shattered 0:59
18. Defying Kronos 1:05
19. Anna 1:07
20. A Narrow Escape 1:35
21. Runaway Train 1:54
22. Battle with Salko 1:23
23. Tsardas/The Firebird 1:14
24. War 2:53
25. End Titles 2:46

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