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Friendly Persuasion

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Friendly Persuasion (1956), based on the novel by Jessamyn West and directed by William Wyler, is the story of an Indiana Quaker family played by Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire and Tony Perkins. Touched by the Civil War, they struggle to remain true to their pacifist ideals. In this exploration of the American folk idiom, the melodist Tiomkin was at his creative best, producing the tender theme song ‘Thee I love’, with poetic lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, sung during the opening credits by Pat Boon. The memorable melody weaves its way throughout the score.

from notes by Jim Brown © 2011

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Tiomkin: The greatest film scores
Studio Master: LSO0720Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

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