CONQUEST OF PARADISE

The Star Clippers set sail to the sounds of Vangelis soundtrack for "Conquest of Paradise, 1492". As it was written to back a film about Columbus discovering the New World, and therefore it is a very appropriate tune for our clipper ships to set their sails to. There is more about Vangelis here.

The link above to YouTube should give you the words and music of "Conquest of Paradise, 1492" by Vangelis. These lyrics are an "invented" musical language, it's called: "wordpainting" [pseudo Latin]. So you can see that words that we sang on the Star Flyer were not quite correct, but given that the lyrics are "pseudo latin" anyway, what the heck.

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In noreni per ipe,
in noreni cora;
tira mine per ito,
ne domina.

In noreni per ipe,
in noreni cora;
tira mine per ito,
ne domina.

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In noreni per ipe,
in noreni cora;
tira mine per ito,
ne domina.

In romine tirmeno,
ne romine to fa,
imaginas per meno per imentira

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Conquest of Paradise on the soundtrack is a blend of orchestral electronics, choral vocals with additions of folk melodies and renaissance overtones. In this score Vangelis adds to his collection of of exceptional soundtracks.

The New World is reached in the film 1492: Conquest of Paradise, whose atmosphere was greatly enhanced by Vangelis' original score.

Premiered in 1992 the film Conquest of Paradise, directed by Ridley Scott commemorates the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the New World. The soundtrack was nominated as "Best Original Score - Motion Picture" at the 1993 Golden Globe awards. Other soundtracks by Vangelis include Chariots of Fire, Opera Sauvauge, Blade Runner.

The film never was much of a hit, but the soundtrack has remained popular over the years. Here are a few assorted YouTube clips that may or may not still be there.

YouTube link for Ridley Scott Conquest of Paradise which is shown in the clip at the top of this page.

YouTube link to a video with Gerard Butler's character Attila and the song 1492 The Conquest of Paradise by Vangelis. Shown above.

Star Trek and Star Wars to Conquest of Paradise by Vangelis. shown above

 

Clipper ship ocean crossing back to the first page of the Star Flyer's Indian Ocean crossing March & April 2007