It's not overly sentimental and it's not too bombastic and sappy. It's just It gets a more lush treatment in "Here Comes Your King" but is mostly rather restrained. The Gospel of John is one of the best scores from Perhaps the best. Get it. Director Philip Saville delivers the pageantry. The meaning of the 'Word' has been conveyed by director Philip Saville with rigor and discipline. In the story of Jesus' life as recounted by His disciple John, this three-hour epic feature film draws its audience into antiquity by way of meticulous recreation, including an original musical score complete with instrumental sounds of the time.
This ambitious motion picture follows the Gospel precisely, neither adding to the story from other Gospels, nor omitting complex passages.
John is the best-loved but least understood of the gospels, presenting a uniquely human portrait of Jesus. Recorded with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, Composer Jeff Danna's score incorporates an eclectic and evocative mix of early and modern instruments. Internationally-renowned Egyptian percussionist, Hossam Ramzy applied himself to an extraordinarily diverse battery of percussion instruments, all of which originated in the ancient world.
Among them were early precursors of the tambourine sistrum and timbrels , ancient lutes, as well as a full range of drums of different pitches. French soprano Esther Lamandier, who is one of the world's foremost performers of reconstructions of ancient Hebraic music, performs Aramaic chants that are woven throughout the musical text. Included in the instrumentation are ancient harps known as psalteries, the rabab, a bowed, three-string fiddle of Byzantine or Arabic origin, and - perhaps most importantly for the film - the ney, an ancient flute originating in the Middle East and North Africa and dating from the 3rd millennium BC.
All this and much more are featured in the thoroughly epic and powerfully moving orchestral score. The composer sometimes introduces a great sweep without resorting to cliche or ever going saccharine - "Solomon's Porch" is outstanding - and other times keeps the music considerably more intimate when the ethnic instruments play more of a part , and this works very well too - the opening "For God so Loved the World" is a case in point.
More intensely dramatic is "Pilate's Dilemma", a piece of musical desperation. The Gospel of John is a genuinely surprising score, one of real quality that fortunately avoids the cliches of both Rozsa-style pomp and bombast which would be inappropriate for a film of this nature or Gladiator -style "world music" which hasn't been appropriate yet in any film it was used in - something I'm not sure will be true of the music for the other, more controversial biblical epic about to be released at the time of writing, though time will tell - and is the latest excellent work from a composer who continues to impress on a regular basis, one who is surely well on his way to rather eclipsing his brother, whose star seems to have been falling a little recently.
Luk And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on. Luk There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. Luk And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
Luk Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. Luk And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears , and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
Luk Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. Luk My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. Luk Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. Luk And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
It is not Mary the sister of Martha and Lazarus because although it is similar to the events in Matthew where Mary the sister of Martha and Lazarus annointed Jesus, that was in Bethany and the " woman It is very unlikely that it was Mary Magdalene either because she was mentioned by name only three verses later in Luke and Luke, the careful historian, doesn't add anything to identify or explain her such as "Mary Magdalene, who washed Jesus feet in Simon's house"; also, although she had demons cast out of her there is no evidence Mary Magdalene was a prostitute.
Mary Magdalen washed his feet with expensive oil and dried it with her hair. It is thought that Mary Magdalene was the Mary who washed our Lord's feet with her tears and anointed him with an alabaster jar of perfumed oil. However, Mary was a very common name at the time and the actual identity of the Mary is uncertain.
Mary Magdalene did not wash her hair. She washed the feet of Jeus with her tears and dried them with her hair. Jesus washed the feet of all His apostles. Mary of Bethany, sister of Lazarus. See John She washed Our Lord's feet with her own tears and anointed them with expensive perfume. Jesus washed everyone's feet at the Last Supper. Mary Magdalene did not come from Bethany , and was not the sister of Lazarus, she came from Magda.
Interestingly, Jesus, in less than a week, would wrap a towel around his waist and wash the feet of ALL his disciples, including Judas who would betray him, on Passover night. Our Heavenly Father places a high premium on humility and love, which are both critical in the character of a true Christian. Ask a Question! Question: What is the meaning behind Mary washing the feet of Jesus before his crucifixion?
Is the Shroud of Turin a fake? Was Christ dead for three full days? Timeline of the New Testament. The Gospel of John, film score. Jeff Danna feat: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Pilate's Dilemma Jeff Danna. Jesus And Nicodemus Jeff Danna. The Prayer Jeff Danna. Solomon's Porch Jeff Danna. The Betrayal Jeff Danna. Jesus At the Temple Jeff Danna. Cast Your Nets Jeff Danna.
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