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    Trying to locate music from the movie "We were soldiers"

    Ok...i watched the movie "we were soldiers" the other day and i must say the music is FABULOUS!!
    but i can't find..
    i think the composer is Nick Glennie-Smith - he's done a few other movies and stuff..

    but the music i'm trying to locate is from the scene in the middle of the movie where they're starting to ship all the soliders off to Vietnam.
    It's also played again - tho a little differently - right at the end of the film in the end of the credits
    any help anyone?
    EDIT: If you wish to hear the song and join in on the hunt, the music starts during the film around 36mins into it from the beginning.
    Last edited by Toninargo; Jul-12-2008 at 14:18.

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    Hi Toninargo,

    You are correct about the composer being Nick Glennie-Smith. There is a soundtrack available for this movie, according to the IMDb site (Internet Movie Database).

    Sometimes though, not all music that is used in a movie will be recorded on a soundtrack ... this has to do with licensing, permissions of performers, royalties to other music recording companies, and the list goes on.

    You might attempt to also write to the composer if the music isn't available on CD.
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    Hello Toninargo,

    Welcome aboard - Please do make yourself feel right at home and stay for a spell.

    Cheers,

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    Hi Toninargo – I haven't seen the movie, but I'm wondering if these links might be heading in the right direction:

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Were_Soldiers ... and scroll down to "Notable musical elements".

    • http://www.clannandrumma.com/sgtmac.html

    • http://compuball.com/av/sgtmackenzie.htm

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    how would i go about contacting the composer to try locate this music?

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    The "song" you are thinking of, which is set to Nick Glennie Smith's score, is indeed Sgt. Mackenzie's lament..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt._MacKenzie

    The track on the soundtrack is "Flying High" (on my album it's track 5, but on amazon, it's track 4 o.O)

    The Soundtrack is well worth getting, "what is war" is a cracker too : though sadly the drums in the piece lack the same "bite" when they were mastered in the movie.

    http://www.amazon.com/We-Were-Soldie...6480725&sr=1-2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    . . . You might attempt to also write to the composer if the music isn't available on CD.
    Quote Originally Posted by Toninargo View Post
    how would i go about contacting the composer to try locate this music?
    Might try 'googling' the composer. I found this on Wikipedia ... not much info there, but the internet is a wonderful tool for "armchair research".
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