This is for NickM. If this doesn’t have the effect on you that you allowed as how Clint (in “Unforgiven”) should have on every right-thinking boy or girl of most genders, then you got a problem.
For here, HERE is Punch on steroids!
And it perfectly illustrates why great music played greatly doesn’t necessarily require 9000% gain on your amplifier.
I’m dog food. :>)))
By the way: the first hushed section comes to an end at 4:39 and the main theme recommences at once. I wouldn’t do it that way. I would kill all sound at the end of the quiet section–DEEP BREATH–then hit the main theme again. Doesn’t have to be either as harsh or as loud as it was at first, but there should be no elision between the sections. IMO, of course. RAB may differ. *g* (I also think the tempo speeds up ever so slightly, when it shouldn’t.)
I can’t resist adding this, from one of the commenters:
Actually I’m far more awestruck by the introduction. For me, it is like listening to the creation of the universe. I hear the collisions of atoms, stars, galaxies, big bangs followed by majestic nebulae and interstellar particles gracefully expanding. Don’t ever skip the incredible beginning.