Stage Composer John Tams Talks ‘War Horse’ Score

As we reported last May, the score for War Horse will include a song by John Tams, composer of the songs for the stage version. Tams was recently interviewed and commented on the use of celtic music in John Williams’ score:

“There was a moment when I had a four-way conference call with Spielberg, John Williams [the composer] and Kathy Kennedy, one of Spielberg’s producers. The biggest thing with the music has been trying to prevent the over-celticisation of it. I love celtic music but the story has Devon as its hinterland and after Titanic celtic music became a Hollywood cliche, a trap waiting to be fallen into. We’ll have to wait and see how it turns out.”

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