This album is full of magic and wonder. As a child having this story read to me I remember being filled with the same feelings. After all, the story, and the now the music, are meant to take you to another place, to a fantastic world that only barely touches our own. Sometimes the magic and wonder give way to a mystery, hinting to the idea that not everything in this world is friendly. I am especially thinking of the track, “The White Witch”. The mystery and suspense seem to hint to something bad, but don’t quite build up, then suddenly, bang! This happens twice on the track, which can be a bit counterproductive if you are looking to string the mystery along a little while longer. However, it is perfect for a descriptive scene where you have more control over the flow of events through narration. “The Wardrobe” is one of my favorite tracks. It would be on the other side of mystery as “White Witch”. The mood of the song is much safer. My only problem is that like on some of the other tracks it changes right at the end.
Overall this is a good album full of high fantasy but some of the tracks can be a little difficult because they have changes which alter the mood. The best example of this would be “Knighting Peter” which starts of slow and then is full of action, appropriate for a battle tracks maybe, and then suddenly disperses into a quiet mystery. Because of this the album tends to remind me of The Lord of the Rings soundtracks, which are great scores, but hard to use for gaming.
The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe