Re: The Kiss

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Posted by Sarah on September 26, 1998 at 21:07:36:

In Reply to: The Kiss posted by Tom on September 26, 1998 at 17:28:25:

: In the film there is a piece of music called The Kiss. It is playing when they are chasing the indians near the end. Anyway, does anyone know where I can download the full version of this music without having to buy the whole soundtrack?

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: Tom

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"The Kiss" is actually two themes together: it starts with the solo fiddle playing The Gael and is joined by the orchestra playing the main theme of "The Kiss". The music in the scene you mentioned near the end is called "The Promontory"; it too begins with The Gael played by fiddles and a lute in unison (having begun with the ominous drumbeat) and they are then joined by the main theme, which is called, rather unoriginally, "Main Title".

I suspect what you are really after is The Gael written by Dougie MacLean -- it is that Celtic piece that I call the Theme of Life (because it plays at the fort as life amidst the war when a few people are trying to dance a reel at the fort and when Cora and Hawkeye meet to kiss; and again when Uncas is racing to save Alice's life and when Chingachgook is racing to avenge Uncas'). I too have been trying to find it. My research took me to the URL below but my inquiry got a negative answer about its general availability and the response (from someone there in the UK) suggested which Dougie MacLaen CDs I should buy! If you have better luck (although I suspect it was written for this movie) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know!!

Good luck,

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