I was trying to avoid derailing the thread by giving my thoughts on the music itself. The OP seemed to be a fan of it already so why bother. But to me it was very much a boring ambient score that doesn't go anywhere.
Watching documentary/film about Salinger. Really like score so far. Some if its World War 2 music is the best I've ever heard capturing the spirit of the war and combat. It's out on cd. Thoughts?
I watched the documentary on PBS and was very much intrigued by it and it's score. The cues I enjoy are mostly on the second half of the cd which is 32 cues in total. I'm not a fan of Lorne Balfe, nor do I know very much about him. I had no idea who the composer was going in. But this score to my ears was a very strange and interesting mosaic and as you stated above portions of it are stirring. The reviews I've read have been mostly mixed to negative on the documentary and many of those same reviewers took the time to fire more than a few pot shots at Balfe's score. I don't know what they heard, or what they think they heard, or even what they wanted to hear. I thought the score worked very well in the context of the film and I remembered it long after the program ended. It's rare that I buy much of anything anymore concerning modern film scores. This one caught my ear and I'm glad a snatched up the one lonely copy sitting in the bin at f.y.e.