Press Release from Music Box:
Music Box Records presents on the same CD two original motion picture soundtracks for Costa-Gavras's films: Section spéciale (Special Section, 1975) composed by Éric Demarsan and Clair de femme (Womanlight, 1979) composed by Jean Musy.
The cynical humour that pervades the film Section spéciale inspired the composer Éric Demarsan to write a main theme in the shape of an old-fashioned and light-hearted waltz, a perfect evocation of the parody of justice implemented by Vichy government during World War II. The score also features percussive tracks with tense strings, and melodic pieces with romantic flute.
For Clair de femme, Jean Musy wrote three themes that emphasize the loneliness and emotional distress of the two main characters (Yves Montand and Romy Schneider). The touching, slow melody of the main theme is played on the panpipes. The album is rounded out by some pieces of source music and a lively pop version of Tomaso Albinoni’s Adagio in G minor that gives a sparkly touch of color to this grief-ridden movie.
The two scores have been fully remastered from the original master tapes. The package includes a 12-page booklet featuring exclusive liner notes by writer Sylvain Pfeffer discussing the films and the scores, based on new comments by Éric Demarsan and Jean Musy on their collaboration with Costa-Gavras. The release is limited to 300 units.