Wednesday, December 12, 2012

MovieScore Media surprises with another gorgeous and unknown gem: 90 MINUTES, by HENRIK SKRAM

90 MINUTES (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by HENRIK SKRAM
Release date (digital only): December 11, 2012

It wouldn't be the first time MovieScore Media releases a completely wonderful score by an unknown composer, as is practically what the label specializes at. If you want my advice, do not pass on this one. It's beautiful. Up there with Zbigniew Preisner's mesmerizing waltzes and musical fields, or the beautiful themes of Jan A.P.Kaczmarek, this is yet another small orchestral (with emphasis on piano and strings) gem by MovieScore Media. Chamber-musical and melancholic, it's a must-listen for this year. 

Go over MSM's site and listen for yourselves!

Beautifully crafted by newcomer Henrik Skram and performed with great sensibility by the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, the original score for Norwegian drama 90 Minutes (starring Aksel Hennie of Max Manus fame) is a mesmerizing listening experience where transparent writing for strings and melodic piano themes form the backbone of the soundtrack.

“Johan’s Theme and Variations” features in five versions throughout the album and is in its most clean version a nostalgic and elegant waltz for piano, plucked strings and harp that has an instant appeal akin to that of the melodic writing of such film music greats as Gabriel Yared and Zbigniew Preisner. MovieScore Media’s digital album also features a new recording of Puccini’s famous aria, ‘O Mio Babbino Caro’, featuring soprano Eszter Magyari.


1 Opening Title and Walking 2:32
2 Johan’s Theme and Variations I 2:37
3 Beaten 3:28
4 Johan’s Theme and Variations II 1:45
5 Transition 1:42
6 Johan’s Theme and Variations III 2:21
7 Coffee and Bed 2:05
8 Love Theme 2:15
9 The Dinner 4:55
10 Johan’s Theme and Variations IV 3:12
11 Theatre 4:15
12 Now You Can Leave 1:50
13 Johan’s Destiny 4:05
14 Strangler and Exit 3:05
15 Johan’s Theme and Variations V 3:05
16 O Mio Babbino Caro from “Gianni Schicchi” 2:58

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