- Released: October 25, 1990
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Varese Sarabande
- 1.Witness (Main Title) / Journey To Baltimore
- 2.The Murder
- 3.Book's Disappearance
- 4.Futility Of An Inside Job / Delerious John
- 5.Building the Barn
- 6.Book's Sorrow
- 7.Rachel And Book (Love Theme) / Beginning Of The End
- 8.The Amish Are Coming
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Composer Maurice Jarre is father to international synth-pop star Jean-Michel Jarre. With WITNESS, it looks as if the elder statesman took a cue or two from his scion. Tense yet atmospheric and poignant, much like the film it accompanies, Jarre's score ushers in the conflicting dualities of the film's Amish and modern-urban backdrops with windswept electronics.
WITNESS offers a soundtrack of differing moods and colors, from the new-age soundscapes of the opening sequence to the staccato, melancholic orchestral build-up and breakdown of the tense, closing number. Jarre has always been a master of audiovisual dynamics, and his blending of symphonic and electronic instrumentation makes for a compelling experience that can be enjoyed independently of the film.