Dances with Wolves – John Dunbar Theme / J. Barry
The John Dunbar/Dances With Wolves Theme offers the score’s defining theme, one which earns its rightful place in the hallowed halls of the pantheon of great cinematic themes. It serves as John’s personal identity and is primarily articulated by a solo trumpet nobile supported by strings and warm French horns. Within the notes Barry informs us of John’s innate goodness, nobility, heroism and altruism. But the theme also speaks to us transpersonally, offering an elegy to the passing of Native Americans caught in the onslaught of America’s relentless and irresistible march westward, propelled by its Manifest Destiny doctrine.
MOVIE MUSIC UK
John Dunbar Theme 2.30
Instrumentation: 2Fl,,2Ob,2Cl,2Bsn//4Hns,1Tpts,4Tbn,1Tba/Timp,2Perc,1Harp,1Harmonica (opt.)//Strings