Editors’ Notes John Williams punctuated a month in Abraham Lincoln's life with the grand orchestral aplomb that’s synonymous with his life’s work. But something about Williams’ chemistry with Steven Spielberg can bring a whole package to life, and fittingly, Williams’ score for 2012’s Lincoln is no exception. Right from the opening composition, “The People’s House,” there’s a familiar emotional swell of orchestral melodies soaring with triumphant bombast. “Getting Out the Vote” cleverly incorporate old-timey fiddles and Dixieland shuffles that are indicative of Lincoln's era, but Williams adds a layer of sublime orchestration to flesh out the string-band style with more dimension. Similarly, “The Race to the House” leans heavily on sepia-toned instrumentation (more than in “Getting Out the Vote”), creating a hot and humid mood to match the pastoral patina of the old American South. 

SONG
The People's House
1
3:43
 
The Purpose of the Amendment
2
3:07
 
Getting Out the Vote
3
2:49
 
The American Process
4
3:57
 
The Blue and Grey
5
3:00
 
"With Malice Toward None"
6
1:51
 
Call to Muster and Battle Cry of Freedom
7
2:17
 
The Southern Delegation and the Dream
8
4:43
 
Father and Son
9
1:42
 
The Race to the House
10
2:42
 
Equality Under the Law
11
3:12
 
Freedom's Call
12
6:08
 
Elegy
13
2:35
 
Remembering Willie
14
1:51
 
Appomattox, April 9, 1865
15
2:38
 
The Peterson House and Finale
16
11:00
 
"With Malice Toward None" (Piano Solo)
17
1:31
 

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