of Africa

Accompanying Sydney Pollack’s cinematic, and indeed romantic, vision of Kenya – based on Karen Blixen’s autobiographical writings – John Barry’s Oscar-winning original score has always been enough to raise hairs. The »Main Title« has become ever-present on Top 10 lists, concert programmes and compilation albums ever since it was first heard against the film.  The stately horns of the opening bars give way to the now famous theme, soaring – as Karen and Denys do in that memorable scene – above the wide open African plains.