I can’t say I’m a huge fan of the Ridley Scott film “The Conquest of Paradise.” The movie falls prey to the modern fixation with realism, and thereby loses sight of the power of art to dramatize the abstract meaning of history rather than relate its purely concrete chronology.
That said, I am a big fan of the Vangelis Soundtrack, and especially its title track, “The Conquest of Paradise.” In this work, the full significance of Columbus’s life’s work rings out with an uncommon grandeur. It’s the kind of music that inspires you to go that extra mile, when you’re a struggling “philopreneur.”
The above images link to Amazon, if you’d like to listen to a sample, and pick it up for yourself. Enjoy!
P.S. I also like the versions of this track by Origen and the Pan Flute adaptation by Santiago J, both of which can be found on iTunes.