This Bruce Broughton Western mix has turned out to be a lot harder than I was expecting it to be. There are so many tonal shifts between the scores that I'm worried that the resulting album will be a disjointed mess.
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple is written for a period accurate acoustic ensemble and synthesizer, which makes it an odd fit on the album. I may not end up using any selections from that score... which would be ironic considering that the album will open with the similarly styled prologue from Tombstone. True Women is a bold, dramatic score, but it strikes me as being more European than Western. The thoroughly Western Roughing It is so whimsical, it sounds strange in proximity to the harsher action cues heard in Silverado and Tombstone. Those two scores (Silverado and Tombstone) work fine together, Silverado and Roughing It work fine together, Tombstone and True Women work just fine together... but I can't seem to get them all to work together. That is to say, I can, but they seem to fall in really strange patterns. I dunno.
I'm putting this project down for the moment and will return to it tomorrow when I've had some time to think a bit more about it. Maybe I just need to get a little more familiar with Roughing It and True Women, but not tonight.