Filmworks XIX: The Rain Horse

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Filmworks XIX: The Rain Horse
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Soundtrack album by John Zorn
Released January 22, 2008
Recorded 2007
Genre avant-garde, jazz, classical
Length 40:42
Label Tzadik
Producer John Zorn
Filmworks chronology
Filmworks XVIII: The Treatment
(2006)Filmworks XVIII: The Treatment2006
Filmworks XIX: The Rain Horse
Filmworks XX: Sholem Aleichem
(2008)Filmworks XX: Sholem Aleichem2008
John Zorn chronology
Volac: Book of Angels Volume 8
(2007) Volac: Book of Angels Volume 82007
Filmworks XIX: The Rain Horse
(2008) Filmworks XIX: The Rain Horse2008
The Dreamers
(2008) The Dreamers2008

Filmworks XIX: The Rain Horse features a score for film by John Zorn. The album was released on Zorn's own label, Tzadik Records, in 2008 and contains music that Zorn wrote and recorded for the animated short film, The Rain Horse (2008), directed by Russian animator Dmitry Geller.[1] [2]


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars stating "One could cite every track here as extraordinary in some way, but taken as a whole, this soundtrack throws down the gauntlet to almost anyone composing film music -- especially for a chamber ensemble -- today. Morricone is still the king, but one can envision him applauding the elegance, taste, and slow-burning fire in this score".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Zorn

  1. "Tears of Morning" - 4:32
  2. "The Stallion" - 2:42
  3. "Tree of Life" - 3:01
  4. "Wedding of Wild Horses" - 4:21
  5. "Forests in the Mist" - 6:09
  6. "Dance Exotique" - 2:59
  7. "Bird in the Mist" - 4:01
  8. "Parable of Job" - 4:17
  9. "Encounter" - 2:10
  10. "The Rain Horse" - 4:16
  11. "End Credits" - 2:04



  1. ^ Tzadik catalogue
  2. ^ Dmitry Geller web site
  3. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed July 29, 2011.