Avatar-Suite / J. Horner
James Horner knew when he took on the scoring of Avatar that it would be the challenge of a lifetime. The music is both classic in its orchestral power, but also connects us to the soul of the Na’vi through the use of indigenous rhythms and vocals.
Travel back to Pandora with this suite from the film “Avatar”, featuring soulful Na’vi hymns and dramatic battle music. Standout portions of the Oscar-nominated score by James Horner have been seamlessly combined and adapted for performance as a concert piece.
Instrumentation: 2 Fl (2. a. Picc), 2 Ob, 2 Cl + 1 BCl, 2 Bsn // 8 Hrn (5-8 opt.), 4 Tpt (4. opt.), 2 Tbn + 1 BTbn, 1 Tba // Timp + 6 Perc + 1 Ethnic Perc // Hp, Pno // Chorus SATB opt. // Strings // Ethnic Flute (Kena or Pan Pipe, Whistle)
Short and long version available