Selections from Cinemusical’s review of The Ambassador’s Wife:

The Ambassador’s Wife and Other Stories is a collection of eleven quite gorgeous miniatures by composer George David Kieffer, most known perhaps as a song writer.

Kieffer has a really fine sense of melody which can be heard in the many gorgeous thematic ideas that appear here.  The music here feels much like a collection of film themes.  The opening track, “From Here”, presents a quality that is a blend of John Barry and maybe a lighter Morricone.

Sometimes there is a sort of Eastern European feel to the thematic writing (“The Clown Elegy” is a rather wittier moment of this).  Of additional interest is a recording of Kieffer’s Fanfare for the Olympics (a strong work in the style of Broughton or Debney) chosen as the official fanfare for the 2015 Los Angeles Special Olympics.

With a great sense of romantic musical language, strong thematic writing, and often witty orchestral writing, The Ambassador’s Wife proves to be a quite accessible collection of engaging orchestral music that should be quite attractive.

Steven A. Kennedy

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Click the picture below to watch the Christmas in Manhattan music video, featured single on The Ambassador’s Wife.