Composer John Williams Creates 'Lincoln' Movie Soundtrack With Chicago Symphony Orchestra

By O'Jay Burgess on Dec 10, 2012 01:57 PM EST

Legendary American composer John Williams has created an album for the 2012 movie "Lincoln," by Steven Speilberg.The soundtrack to the film was released on Nov. 6 a few days before the movie's debut on Nov. 9.

The details about the album have been recently released via the Chicago Symphony Orchestra website who were involved in the musical project.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the CSO Chorus lent violinist Robert Chen, trumpeter Christopher Martin, clarinetist Stephen Williamson and bassoonist David McGill to the soundtrack. Also used for the performance was horn player Daniel Gingrich and pianist Randy Kerber. Duain Wolfe of the Chicago Symphony Chorus also worked with Williams on the piece.

The album was produced by Williams and edited by Ramiro Belgardt and Robert Wolff. The recording and mixing engineer was Shawn Murphy while the engineer was Brad Cobb. The contractor was Sandy De Crescent, preparer was Jo Ann Kane Music Service and mastering engineer was done by Patricia Sullivan, the project fell under the Sony Classical's label.

Williams produced a 17-track album that includes the 11-minute piece "The Peterson House and Finale." The collection is 58 and a half minutes long.

Williams is a noted composer from New York and is best known for his work on giant musical scores such as the "Star Wars," series, "Jaws," "Superman," and "E.T."

"Lincoln," has grossed under $93 million and stars Daniel Day-Lewis as the embattled 16th president. The movie is based on the Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography of the president entitles "Team of Rivals" The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln."

Lincoln (2012 film)- The Peterson House and Finale

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