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Soundtrack review: Copernicus’ star (Abel Korzeniowski – 2011)

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Soundtrack review: Copernicus’ star (Abel Korzeniowski – 2011)



When “Copernicus’ Star” begins, I instantly remember why Abel Korzienowski has been on my composers to get excited about list from the first time I heard his music. I jump for joy when I hear this score. It’s exciting, beautiful, adventurous, fun, this score has no limits. It’s fresh, it breathes life and it’s perfect.

It stars with”Prologue” and the cue tells you what you’re in for…This score is all about excitement, orchestral wonder dreamy choirs. Just listen to “Prophecy”…It made me think of James Horner’s “A beautiful mind” with the way it’s constructed, but it does so much more than just bring back fond memories…it makes me feel like I’m dreaming and flying to the stars. I can tell it’s a score for an animation movie, but it rises above and beyond the great majority of similar compositions…It’s alive and happy, it invites you out to play, there’s not a dull moment here. The instrumentation is funny and brilliant; the choirs come in at the right time and I am just so happy to be able to listen to a gem like “Copernicus’ Star”…

…and who wouldn’t be when he hears a cue like “Aquarius”? Nonstop action fun, light and engaging, beautiful and diverse. Abel builds an entire world with this cue. The notes and instruments are jumping all around you before coming together in a gorgeous orchestral theme that takes my breath away. The more I listen to this score, the more excited I get, the more grateful I get, and I am wondering if I’ll be able to listen to anything else today.

“Copernicus’ Star” is one beautiful and  magical score. Everything is in its right place and I’m sure the music will find hidden resorts in all of you. It will make you want to jump, run, dance, play, live; it will paint your world in rainbow colors, it will fill the night sky with millions of playing stars and you will feel that life is truly beautiful.

Cue rating: 90 / 100

Total minutes of excellence: 38/48

Album excellence: 80%



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Mihnea Manduteanu

I have been listening to film music for 25 years and writing about it since 2014. I've written over 1000 reviews and I can't imagine myself doing anything else. I am also a member of IFMCA (International Film Music Critics Association).

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