Thursday, September 27, 2012
Something for Thursday
From the John Willaims score to Superman, here is "Leaving Home". The eerie music at the beginning comes just after Pa Kent's funeral, when young Clark Kent finds the remnants of his ship from Krypton hidden in the barn cellar; this is followed by some of the most gorgeous Americana Williams ever wrote as Clark bids farewell to Ma Kent before heading north. Williams's gift for melody in this phase of his career was so prolific that the wonderful theme that dominates the second half of this cue is heard in this one scene, and this one scene only.