Title - 'Calvary' (Varese Records)
Artist - Patrick Cassidy
'Calvary' is the new film from acclaimed writer/director John Michael McDonagh ('The Guard'), and stars Brendan Gleeson ('Harry Potter'), Chris O’Dowd ('Moone Boy'), Kelly Reilly ('Sherlock Holmes'), and amongst others Aidan Gillen ('Game of Thrones').
'Calvary’s Father James is a good man intent on making the world a better place, but he is continually shocked and saddened by the spiteful and confrontational inhabitants of his small country town.
Thus, celebrated Irish composer Patrick Cassidy — renowned for his acclaimed works based on Irish mythology — has brought forth a sombre, gray in nature accompanying score. Sure there are also comedic moments to be found here, but the fact that (for the most part) the film centers around some startling hostility and violence has not been overlooked by Cassidy.
Indeed, Cassidy's sweeping score - complete with choral arrangements and string numbers - is a very emotional and spiritual work of musical art; and contains certain tracks that will stay with you long after the CD has ended.
1. Na mBeannaiochtai (The Beatitudes I)† (4:11)
2. Calvary Theme (2:58)
3. Ben Bulben (3:54)
4. The Beach (1:33)
5. Don’t Change The Subject (:37)
6. Memories Fade (1:08)
7. Fiona Awakens (1:05)
8. Teresa (3:09)
9. Confession (2:18)
10. Freddy Joyce (:58)
11. Why Am I Here (1:40)
12. Your Church Is On Fire (1:21)
13. Veronica (1:44)
14. Third Act Revelation (3:20)
15. Bruno (:59)
16. Country Lane (:45)
17. Dream (:37)
18. But I Will Go On (2:41)
19. Forgiveness (1:03)
20. A Lone Figure (2:57)
21. Say Your Prayers† (4:02)
22. Na mBeannaiochtai (The Beatitudes II)† (4:16)