“Grace & Providence”

 

 

 

 

 
Almighty King! whose wondrous hand
Supports the weight of sea and land;
Whose grace is such a boundless store,
No heart shall break that sighs for more.

Thy providence supplies my food,
And ’tis Thy blessing makes it good;
My soul is nourish’d by Thy Word,
Let soul and body praise the Lord!

My streams of outward comfort came
From Him who built this earthly frame;
Whate’er I want His bounty gives,
By whom my soul forever lives.

Either His hand preserves from pain,
Or, if I feel it, heals again;
From Satan’s malice shields my breast,
Or overrules it for the best.

Forgive the song that falls so low
Beneath the gratitude I owe!
It means Thy praise: however poor,
An angel’s song can do no more.

~ William Cowper

Soundtrack Review: The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Supremacy
(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Composer: John Powell
Running Time: 50 min.
Released: 2003

 

 

John Powell’s score for the second installment of the Jason Bourne Trilogy is as taut and propulsive as it’s subject matter. Powell – who also scored The Bourne Identity – opts for a less bombastic approach than he brought to the previous film, resulting in one of the best soundtracks the espionage genre has ever produced. Powell brings his signature blend of electronics and orchestra to create a score that’s remains fresh and interesting no matter how many times you listen to it. Just like the films.

Each and every track on this album is amazingly well-crafted and unique, but standouts include Goa, the simple but intriguing theme that opens the score; Nach Deutschland, a prime example of Powell’s expert blend of electronics and traditional orchestra; then there’s To the Roof, which is undoubtedly one of the most original action cues I’ve ever heard; Berlin Foot Chase features a tense staccato string motif that follows Bourne as he races to elude capture; Bim Bam Smash is just that – an sizzling, energetic song that coincides perfectly with one of the coolest car chases ever filmed; and finally comes the Bourne theme, otherwise known as Extreme Ways by Moby, which plays during the film’s end credits.

Buy the MP3 album on Amazon.com or iTunes.

Inception


Hands down one of the best Sci-Fi movies ever.
Incredible premise. Superb cast. Clever script. Mind-blowing visuals.
Fantastic score. Plenty to think about. And it’s just plain awesome.

“You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.”

(I’ll be posting a more in-depth review
of Inception on my movie blog Reel Quick.
There’s so much more to discuss…)