Thursday, April 29, 2010


Composer JOHN DEBNEY reunites with director Jon Favreau for third time for “Iron Man 2” (Elf, Zathura). He recently recorded the score with full orchestra at world famous Abbey Road. Debney is incorporating both classical motifs and rock sounds into his original score. The Marvel sequel starring Robert Downey, Jr. opens in theatres on Friday, May 7, 2010 (US). The score album will be available through Sony Classical on July 6. Currently Debney is creating music for the upcoming “Predators” sequel/prequel; opening in theatres on July 9. In the fall, Debney will travel to the Vatican for a performance of “The Passion Oratorio” in St. Peter’s Square.

Debney was Academy Award® nominated score to “The Passion of the Christ” to his work on Disney’s “Hannah Montana: The Movie;” which Debney and Glen Ballard collaborated on the song “Butterfly Fly Away” performed by Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus. (Lyrics by Ballard, conducted and arranged by Debney.) . Last year he received critical acclaim for his score to the dramatic film “The Stoning of Soraya M.”

In addition to his Oscar® nomination, last year Debney received multiple Career Achievement Awards from the Burbank International Film Festival, the Hollywood Music in Media Awards and the Temecula Valley International Film Festival. Debney has received several Emmys®, a Dove® award for “The Passion of the Christ” and a CUE® award for the “The Passion of the Christ” and “The Princess Diaries.” Debney received a BAFTA® nomination for his score to the videogame “Lair” and was the youngest recipient of the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for Career Achievement, and has conducted concerts of his music with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe. Some of Debney’s film credits include “Idlewild,” a Prohibition-era musical starring the duo Outkast and featuring famed trumpeter Arturo Sandoval; the animated films “Barnyard” and “Chicken Little;” the comic-book inspired “Sin City” and the comedies “Elf” and “Liar, Liar.”

(extract from Ray Costa's pr)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Product Details

* Audio CD (May 25, 2010)
* Original Release Date: 2010
* Number of Discs: 1
* Format: Soundtrack
* Label: Walt Disney Records

Track Listings
1. The Prince of Persia
2. Raid on Alamut
3. Tamina Unveiled
4. The King and His Sons
5. Dastan and Tamina Escape
6. Journey Through the Desert
7. Ostrich Race
8. Running from Sheikh Amar
9. Trusting Nizam
10. Visions of Death
11. "So, You're Going to Help Me?"
12. The Oasis Ambush
13. Hassansin Attack
14. Return to Alamut
15. No Ordinary Dagger
16. The Passages
17. The Sands of Time
18. Destiny
19. I Remain Performed by Alanis Morissette

Be a part of the legacy, with the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Soundtrack. Anticipation mounts for this movie that is Jerry Bruckheimer produced and directed by Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) based on the popular video game series of the same name. Enjoy the music of this epic action-adventure about a rogue prince and a mysterious princess who race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time. Original score composed by Harry Gregson-Williams; famous for his work with The Chronicles of Narnia films.

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EDWARD SHEARMUR - "mother and child" (2010) [CD]

Naomi Watts - Annette Bening - Kerry Washington - Jimmy Smits and Samuel L. Jackson
Writer/director Rodrigo García (Nine Lives) teams with executive producer Alejandro González Iñárritu to craft MOTHER AND CHILD, a drama highlighting the powerful bond between a mother and her son. It's been years since Karen (Annette Bening) gave her daughter, Elizabeth, up for adoption, and the decision to abandon her child has always haunted her. Upon meeting laid-back Paco (Jimmy Smits), Karen permits her anxiety and mistrust to get the best of her. On the surface it appears that Elizabeth (Naomi Watts) is none the worse for never knowing her biological mother; she's a fast-talking lawyer who's just landed a high-profile job at a firm fronted by Paul (Samuel L. Jackson), though her unsavory penchant for exploiting others is about to blow up in her face.

Composer Edward Shearmur, known for his scores for Reign Of Fire, Charlie’s Angels and Miss Congeniality, proves equally adept at providing a sympathetic and touching musical palette for MOTHER AND CHILD.

Click HERE to listen to SOUND CLIPS from the score.

ROBIN HOOD by Marc Streitenfield, SOUND CLIPS from the [CD]

Click HERE to view the tracklisting and info, pre-order as well listen to SOUND CLIPS from the upcoming release for the Ridley Scott-directed movie that stars Russell Crowe as Robin Hood.

SOUND CLIPS from "LOST SEASON 5" (Michael Giacchino) [CD]

The epic story of LOST twists, turns and time shifts in its brilliant fifth season. When destiny calls, the Oceanic 6 frantically race back to the island. Discover what forced them to return and find out the fate of all those who were left behind.

Academy Award-winner Michael Giacchino’s music has played a huge role in the series from the very beginning, and our latest collection of LOST musical highlights contains over 60 minutes of Season 5’s touching and thrilling score.

LOST Season 5 is now available on DVD and BluRay — and the show’s thrilling sixth and final season is currently airing on TV.

Click HERE to find out more, pre-order and listen to the sound clips.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

MICHAEL GIACCHINO'S score for tv series "LOST", season 5 - comes on CD

Lost: Season 5 Original Television Soundtrack
The epic story of LOST twists, turns and time shifts in its brilliant fifth season. When destiny calls, the Oceanic 6 frantically race back to the island. Discover what forced them to return and find out the fate of all those who were left behind.

Academy Award-winner Michael Giacchino’s music has played a huge role in the series from the very beginning, and our latest collection of LOST musical highlights contains over 60 minutes of Season 5’s touching and thrilling score.

LOST Season 5 is now available on DVD and BluRay from ABC Home Video — and the show’s thrilling sixth and final season is currently airing on ABC.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 067 025 2
Release Date: 05/11/10

Track List:

1. Making Up For Lost Time (3:23)
2. The Swinging Bendulum (5:43)
3. Locke’s Excellent Adventure (4:01)
4. The Science Of Faith (2:19)
5. More Locke Than Locke (3:13)
6. Together Or Not Together (4:02)
7. Through The Window (2:07)
8. Dharma Delinquent (1:51)
9. La Fleur (2:36)
10. Crash And Yearn (2:28)
11. Your Kharma Hit My Dharma (2:05)
12. Alex In Chains (1:35)
13. I Hear Dead People (1:52)
14. For Love Of The Dame (3:17)
15. Follow The Leader (7:50)
16. Sawyer Jones And The Temple Of Boom (5:14)
17. The Tangled Web (1:41)
18. Dharma Disaster (5:17)
19. Blessings And Bombs (1:30)
20. Jack’s Swan Song (1:15)
21. Dharma vs. Lostaways (4:23)
22. The Incident (3:07)
23. Jacob’s Stabber (7:32)


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MOVIESCORE MEDIA releases Conrad Pope's "IN MY SLEEP"

MovieScore Media proudly announces that Conrad Pope's dark and sensual score for "In My Sleep" is now available for CD pre-order. Check out the audio samples!

Composed by: Conrad Pope

Sample Tracks
Name Number
Main Title 01
Finding Gwen 02
The Nightmare Begins 04
Morning After 05
Showdown 24

Play All Tracks by visiting this link here.

SAE says the following:

We are proud to work for the first time with composer Conrad Pope, who is one of the most respected in the Hollywood film music industry due to his duties as an orchestrator for A-list composers such as John Williams, Alexandre Desplat, John Powell, Mark Isham and Alan Silvestri. Among his latest credits is also current monster movie The Wolfman, where he contributed additional music to the Danny Elfman score. Pope's score for Allen Wolf's independent thriller In My Sleep, about a man who wakes up naked in the middle of a cemetary, is a tense and sensual thriller score written for orchestra with poignant parts for solo piano. It's a stylish score which might remind some listeners of the dark beauty of Basic Instinct.

And provides this tracklisting:

1. Main Title 2:31
2. Finding Gwen 1:49
3. Night Music 0:59
4. The Nightmare Begins 3:03
5. Morning After 2:20
6. Gwen at the Cemetary 2:22
7. Doubts 2:23
8. Blood Drops 2:27
9. Police Search 1:36
10. The Second Nightmare 3:33
11. Visions of Father 0:45
12. Awkward Date 2:49
13. Justin's Plea 1:17
14. Triangle Park 2:01
15. Hiding the Knife 2:57
16. Arrest 1:17
17. Going Home 4:10
18. Phantoms 0:20
19. Panic 2:07
20. Faceoff 2:54
21. Confession 1:35
22. Home to the Truth 1:28
23. Remembering Father 4:43
24. Showdown 2:47
25. Underwater 1:00
26. Desperate Resolution 1:48
27. A New Beginning 0:53
28. Distant Dream 0:47
29. Reconciliation (Finale) 1:24
30. Theme Song - In My Sleep 3:36
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010




From Avatar to Titanic, Innovative Director’s Range is Celebrated In New Collection.

Few directors can claim both the critical and commercial success of James Cameron. Cameron directed the highest grossing film in history (Avatar), a film which won a record-tying 11 Academy Awards™ (Titanic) and directed films from several beloved film franchises, (Terminator, Aliens, and Rambo).

The recording features music composed by James Horner, Jerry Goldsmith, Alan Silvestri, Brad Fiedel, and Cliff Martinez.




Silva Screen Records is set to digitally release MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF JAMES CAMERON in the UK and Europe on 26th April and in the US on 4th May.

From Avatar to Titanic, this new collection features music by James Horner, Jerry Goldsmith, Alan Silvestri, Brad Fiedel, and Cliff Martinez.

1. Avatar – War (James Horner)
2. Titanic - My Heart Will Go On – Instrumental (James Horner)
3. Titanic - Take Her To Sea, Mr. Murdoch (James Horner)
4. True Lies - Main Title / Harry Makes His Entrance / Escape From the Chateau (Brad Fiedel)
5. Terminator 2: Judgement Day – Desert (Brad Fiedel)
6. Terminator 2: Judgement Day - Trust Me (Brad Fiedel)
7. Terminator 2: Judgement Day- It’s Over (Brad Fiedel)
8. The Abyss End Credits (Alan Silvestri)
9. Aliens - Prelude / Ripley's Rescue (James Horner)
10. The Terminator (Brad Fiedel)
11. Rambo: First Blood Part 2 - Main Theme (Jerry Goldsmith)
12. Solaris - Don't Blow It (Cliff Martinez)

Marc Streitenfeld's "ROBIN HOOD" on CD.

Pre-orders are now being accepted. This CD will be available to ship on or after 5/11/10.

Academy Award Winner Russell Crowe
Academy Award Winner Cate Blanchett

Oscar Russell Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as Robin Hood, whose exploits have endured in popular mythology and ignited the imagination of those who share his spirit of adventure and righteousness. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.

Robin Hood chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard's army against the French. Upon Richard's death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Oscar'swinner Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff.

With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.

Director Ridley Scott, whose Gladiator brought a contemporary spin to the world of ancient Rome, takes a similar turn with the Robin Hood legend, with a striking new score by Marc Streitenfeld, who also collaborated on the director's Body Of Lies and American Gangster.

Kicking off the Summer blockbuster season, Universal Pictures will open ROBIN HOOD on over 3500 screens on May 14.

Varθse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 067 020 2
Release Date: 05/11/10

Track List:

1. Destiny (3:35)
2. Creatures (2:09)
3. Fate Has Smiled Upon Us (2:01)
4. Godfrey (3:32)
5. Ambush (1:14)
6. Pact Sworn In Blood (2:52)
7. Returning The Crown (1:13)
8. Planting The Fields (1:17)
9. Sherwood Forest (2:19)
10. John Is King (4:01)
11. Robin Speaks (2:31)
12. Killing Walter (1:58)
13. Nottingham Burns (2:11)
14. Siege (2:09)
15. Landing Of The French (2:46)
16. Walter's Burial (3:04)
17. Preparing For Battle (2:38)
18. Charge (1:18)
19. Clash (2:41)
20. The Final Arrow (2:29)
21. The Legend Begins (1:27)
22. Merry Men (1:48)

More on Varese, Here.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

BRUNO COULAIS - Babies [cd]


LOS ANGELES (April 16, 2010) – The trailer to Focus Features’ BABIES has become an internet sensation that the Today Show calls “three minutes of pure pleasure.” Indubitably the score by Annie award-winning composer Bruno Coulais (CORALINE, THE SECRET OF KELLS, WINGED MIGRATION) adds to the building buzz. Lakeshore Records announces that the BABIES soundtrack will be available in stores as well as iTunes and on May 4th. Beginning on Earth Day, April 22nd, his score to Disneynature’s OCEANS will be heard in theatres.

BABIES (opening Mother’s Day weekend) follows four of the world’s newest inhabitants from birth to first steps. Although the subjects live in different parts of the world – a small African village, a Mongolian farm, a bustling Tokyo and an environmentally conscious San Francisco the film joyfully captures the earliest stages of life that are at once unique and universal to us all.

“(Director) Thomas Balmès and I did not want to adapt the music to the nationality of the babies” said Bruno Coulais. “The music needed to show that no matter what their conditions are, wherever they live, these babies grow up happy as long as they are loved. We hoped to express that universal truth.”

“The music of BABIES was written for a very special orchestra,” said Coulais. “I used a lot of toys, a string quartet, a wind orchestra, ethnic instruments, piano and percussion. The words of the lyrics have no meaning. The vocals sound like the beginning of human language.”

Extracts from Ray Costa's pr.

Interview with composer of BIOSHOCK 2 / DANTE'S INFERNO : GARRY SCHYMAN

Gary Schyman

Composer Gary Schyman has written music for such popular games as Destroy All Humans, BioShock and Dante's Inferno. We talk with the composer about his work in games, the challenges of working with live orchestra and choir as well as his thoughts on the future of game music.

Check out the full article, HERE.

Marco Beltrami replaced John Powell on Jonah Hex.

Now, back to the age of Mastodon: The The band had been brought in by Hayward to collaborate on the score with Horton's composer John Powell back in September 2009. However, the reshoots and subsequent reediting meant Powell, who was already booked for Tom Cruise's Knight and Day and Doug Liman's Valerie Plame pic Fair Game, had to leave. "There was no animosity," says Hinds. "He was just like, 'If you haven’t figured out what you’re doing cinematically, I gotta go.'"

In his place, composer Marco Beltrami (Repo Men) was hired to work with Mastodon. (A spokesman for Warner Records said the label would not comment on the soundtrack nor Mastodon’s role in it.) “All of a sudden, there’s this new guy, who went in a different direction," continues Hinds, who by that point was on a world tour with the band. "And there was no way he could connect with me: They brought all the new scenes to us, but I was on tour this entire time, so I had no time to preconceive what I wanted the movie to sound like. Being so busy ... it's hard to be creative when you're going through the same motions every day [onstage]."

Hinds says that Beltrami wanted a more restrained, subtle approach than the vigorous shredding Mastodon recorded for Hex in L.A. last fall. "I totally had to go back and start over again," says Hinds, reached in Atlanta as he prepped for the band’s 37-date spring tour of North America, which begins in Charleston, South Carolina, tonight. "We’re still working on it. We wrapped a little of it today; we’re doing a little more tomorrow. Tomorrow is enough for me. I was finished months ago. We had such short notice to work on the thing."

Though constant last-minute change isn't a new phenomenon in Hollywood, Hinds, a first-time movie composer, has found the process frustrating. "I blew my wad over there," he says of the time Mastodon spent recording and composing in L.A. last fall. "It was some of the best shit I’ve ever written in my life. Now I’m just trying to finish with as much patience as possible."

More info here.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The UBEDA film music Festival secures the Philharmonic Orchestra of Málaga for its 6th edition.

- The Andalusian symphonic ensemble will be performing the film music composed by Michael Giacchino, Dave Grusin, Alex North and Patrick Doyle, among other guests yet to be disclosed.

The Philharmonic Orchestra of Málaga has become the official symphony orchestra of the VI International Film Music Festival ‘City of Úbeda’ thanks to the agreement reached by both parties. Given the high quality standards the Andalusian orchestra is famous for, the BSOSpirit Society – organiser of the event along with the City Council of Úbeda- is very proud to announce this exclusive relationship.

The Philharmonic Orchestra of Málaga will shortly start preparing the memorable inventory of scores to be performed and enjoyed by film music enthusiasts on the occasion of this year’s Festiva,l running from 14 to 18 July. Thus, given the line-up of guests, the music ensemble will be performing no less than an Academy Award-winning score, ‘Up’, under the baton of composer Michael Giacchino. The orchestra will furthermore be performing the music from yet another genius, namely Alex North’s Spartacus (as part of the tribute the Festival is intending to pay to the Maestro). In addition, Dave Grusin’s The Goonies and Nathan Barr’s True Blood (in a specific concert devoted to the hit HBO TV show) will find its way into what promised to be a very exciting program.

History of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Málaga

The Philharmonic Orchestra of Málaga (OFM) gave its inaugural concert on 14 February 1991. It was named at the time as Malaga's City Orchestra, a consortium between the Town Hall of Malaga and the Council of Andalusia, which had the conviction that a city like Malaga had to have an outstanding symphony orchestra.

In these years, the orchestra has been committed to offering its home city audience the highest quality standards possible coupled with the best conductors and soloists of the national and international scene. Its program has featured the principal musical works of the international repertoire while simultaneously making other risky bets in a delicate balance between the well-known and acknowledged works versus the need for innovation. At the head of the orchestra and its project, four recognised conductors have stamped their own personality: Octav Calleya, Odón Alonso, Alexander Rahbari and Aldo Ceccato. Among the guest conductors we can find several celebrated composers, such as: Jesus Lopez Cobos, Sergiu Comissiona, Rafael Frühbeck of Burgos, Krzysztof Penderecki as well as prestigious soloists Alicia de Larrocha, Boris Belkin, Alfredo Kraus, Joaquín Achúcarro, Montserrat Caballé, Ainhoa Arteta, Carlos Álvarez, etc. Currently, the Artistic Director and Resident Conductor is Edmon Colomer.

The orchestra - named Philharmonic Orchestra of Malaga since its 10th anniversary - has always tried to push its boundaries beyond the season's standard program, for which reason it has also come up in parallel with a number of exciting proposals. In addition to numerous recordings of very diverse nature and with different conductors, the orchestra has been regularly taking part in the Old Music Festival as well as in the Contemporary Music Cycle: a series of concerts especially devoted to Contemporary Spanish music. Moreover, the orchestra has also offered a Chamber music Cycle, in parallel to its symphonic season program.

The orchestra is also involved in several educational programs in collaboration with the Education’s Department of the Malaga’s Town Hall.

The Philharmonic Orchestra of Malaga has been acclaimed in the most renowned theatres and festivals circuits of our country, as well as in several European tours that have taken it to Sweden, Greece, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Germany.

The Town Hall of Malaga awarded the orchestra with the ‘Malaga Prize’ for the best musical work of the year 2001 and the company M Cardinal presented the orchestra with the ‘Culture Prize’, in addition to receiving many other distinctions from several entities associated with culture at provincial and national level.

In 2007, the SGAE (the Spanish ASCAP) awarded the orchestra with a special prize, in recognition of its important contribution to the development of Spanish contemporary music.

More info HERE and HERE.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Continuing to explore the rich and astounding qualities of Spanish film music, MovieScore Media proudly presents the colourful, exciting and very stylish score for Shiver (original title: Eskalofrio) by Fernando Velázquez. The composer came to international prominence with his highly effective and very beautiful horror score, The Orphanage, which earned him a Spanish Music Award and a European Film Award nomination. His music for Shiver makes use of very expressive instrumentation which makes the compositions constantly interesting.

This is a dark musical journey with a lot of frightening dissonance and aggressive orchestral writing, but with the same kind of musical elegance that graced The Orphanage.

Track titles:
1 Sunrise 1.22
2 Shiver 3.08
3 Welcome Home 2.55
4 Not a Place Where You Should Be Alone 2.09
5 Fabian 3.35
6 A Place Where the Sun Cannot Burn 2.56
7 Searching "That" 5.03
8 Alone in the Forest 1.27
9 A Friend 2.04
10 Julia and Antonio 4.52
11 Funeral 1.54
12 Alone in the House 2.13
13 Erika Hassel 4.12
14 I Don't Want to Be an Easy Target 1.45
15 Leo, Angela and Santi 5.48
16 Sunrise / So You Think I'm a Murderer Too? 2.40
17 Panic 1.18
18 Santi and Dimas 1.13
19 What Is Happening 2.43
20 The German's Car 1.43
21 The Murder 0.47
22 Finale 5.57
23 No... Not Yet 1.02

MMS10006 • SHIVER (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Release date (CD/download): April 13, 2010



SHREK FOREVER AFTER Original Motion Picture Score Music Composed by Harry Gregson-Williams

After challenging an evil dragon, rescuing a beautiful princess and saving your in-laws' kingdom, what's an ogre to do? Well, if you're Shrek, you suddenly wind up a domesticated family man. Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitchforks. What's happened to this ogre's roar? Longing for the days when he felt like a "real ogre," Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Now, it's up to Shrek to undo all he's done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one rue Love.

Composer Harry Gregson-Williams returns with a lush, magical score for the final chapter in the Shrek saga.

DreamWorks Animation will open Shrek Forever After on May 21.
Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 067 024 2 Release Date: 05/18/10

New MovieScore Media CDs: A TICKET TO SPACE & BIG CITY (Erwann Kermorvant)

MovieScore Media presents

(A Ticket to Space)

Music Composed by

Sound clips and more info:

CD distributed by Screen Archives Entertainment:

French composer Erwann Kermorvant, who studied film composition at UCLA and combines a distinct Hollywood sound with his very own voice, wrote a grand symphonic score for the French sci-fi comedy Un ticket pour l'espace (known as A Ticket to Space in English). The orchestral scoring is playing the drama and action seriously in the veign of some of the great comedy scores by Elmer Bernstein and Maurice Jarre, and the music pays tribute to the great science fiction film scores by composers such as John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith and James Horner.

Big romantic space music, great thematic material, some fun cinematic in-jokes, and ferocious action music for the giant mutant space turkey (!)... This score is too entertaining to be missed!

Track titles:
1 Overture 2.24
2 A Ticket To Space 1.21
3 Scolco 0.47
4 Space Center Alert 1.05
5 So Far, So Close / Gavotte 1.54
6 Practice, Practice! 2.27
7 Cider Kiss 1.31
8 The Wrong Stuff 1.49
9 Countdown 2.44
10 First Night In Space 1.12
11 The Code Breaker 1.45
12 Space... 1.37
13 Charlemagne / Towel Kung Fu 1.19
14 Distress Call 1.47
15 Trouble / Remember Me? 2.15
16 Room Service 2.20
17 Alien Turkey 2.37
18 Prisoner / Mouchette 2.01
19 Re-Entry 1.55
20 Final Poetry 1.53
21 Suite from "A Ticket To Space" 5.57

UN TICKET POUR L’ESPACE (A Ticket to Space) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Release date (CD only): March 30, 2010


MovieScore Media presents

Music Composed by

Sound clips and more info:

CD distributed by Screen Archives Entertainment:

Our second release of rousing orchestral music by Erwann Kermorvant is, just like Un ticket pour l'espace a film produced by Gaumont. Big City is a rare film - a French western - and the composers took the opportunity to write a score that reflects the great musical heritage of the genre.

Featuring infectious themes (the main theme will undoubtedly appeal to fans of Aaron Copland, Alfred Newman and... Bruce Broughton), powerful action with an emphasis on pounding percussion, beautiful romantic writing - and a very charming waltz too - this is a rich and highly entertaining score. Welcome to enter the musical world of Big City and Erwann Kermorvant - you won't be disappointed!

Track titles:
1 Once Upon the Time... 1.49
2 This Means War! 1.35
3 The Good, the Oil and the Beauty 3.48
4 The Battle 1.31
5 The Plan 1.32
6 The Drunk Waltz 2.28
7 First Night Alone 1.48
8 Business as Usual 1.34
9 Cats Chasing 1.22
10 The Trial 1.43
11 Return of the Beauty 2.41
12 Ambush / KKK 1.48
13 The Whip 2.50
14 Monologue 1.32
15 Deadly Solution 1.31
16 Painfull Memories / Face Off 1.51
17 The Last Stand / The Kiss 1.49
18 Farewell 1.11
19 Epilogue / End Credits 4.47

BIG CITY (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Release date (CD only): March 30, 2010

A talk with BEAR McCREARY

Here's a very interesting link to a talk Bear McCreary gave (with Raya Yarbrough at his side) in google talk. You can find it at the following youtube link, HERE.

But you can also find the video at Bear's blog where he also included some pictures of the event by clicking HERE.

He mostly addresses how he got the Battlestar galactica gig, his first job for Elmer Bernstein.

Avatar Music From The Motion Picture Music Composed And Conducted By James Horner [Deluxe] [+digital booklet]

This version contains: 20 songs and 1 digital booklet
Original Release Date: 11 Dec 2009
Format - Music: MP3, Digital Booklet PDF
Compatible with MP3 Players (including with iPod®), iTunes, Windows Media Player

Product details
Original Release Date: 11 Dec 2009
Release Date: 11 Dec 2009
Label: Atlantic Records
Copyright: 2009 Motion Picture Artwork, Photos and Fox Trademarks and Logos TM and 2009 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Total Length: 1:38:38
Genres: Soundtracks

01 - "You Don't Dream In Cryo...." (6:09)
02 - Jake Enters His Avatar World (5:24)
03 - Pure Spirits of The Forest (8:49)
04 - The Bioluminescence of The Night (3:37)
05 - Becoming One of "The People" - Becoming One With Neytiri (7:43)
06 - Climbing Up "Iknimaya - The Path To Heaven" (3:18)
07 - Jake's First Flight (4:50)
08 - Scorched Earth (3:32)
09 - Quaritch (5:01)
10 - The Destruction of Hometree (6:47)
11 - Shutting Down Grace's Lab (2:47)
12 - Gathering All The Na'vi Clans For Battle (5:14)
13 - War (11:21)
14 - I See You [Theme from Avatar] (4:20)
15 - Pandora (Bonus Track) (3:17)
16 - Viperwolves Attack (Bonus Track) (3:50)
17 - Great Leonoptryx (Bonus Track) (1:33)
18 - Escape From Hellgate (Bonus Track) (3:25)
19 - Healing Ceremony (Bonus Track) (2:21)
20 - The Death of Quaritch (Bonus Track) (5:20)

+ digital booklet

More info on this one, HERE.

STEVE JABLONSKY - Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

Nightmare On Elm Street Release Date: 4/27/2010

1.Freddy's Coming For You
2.Main Title
3.Missing Pictures
5.Quiet Drive
6.Jesse and Kris
7.Jesse and the Police
8.You Smell Different
9.A Man Named Fred Krueger
11.It's Hot In Here
12.The School
13.Where The Monster Lives
14.Wake Me Up
16.Like It Used To Be
17.One More Nap
18.Jump Rope

A Nightmare on Elm Street is an upcoming 2010 American slasher film written by Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer, directed by Samuel Bayer, and produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller. It is a remake of Wes Craven's 1984 slasher film of the same name and designed to reboot the franchise. The film stars Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger, a role made famous by Robert Englund, while Rooney Mara takes over the role of Nancy Thompson, originally portrayed by Heather Langenkamp. The remake is set to be released on April 30, 2010.

A group of suburban teenagers are being haunted in their dreams by a horribly disfigured killer known as Freddy Krueger.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

KLAUS BADELT - "L'Immortel" opens & soundtrack out now

Quoting Badelt, the composer of the film:

"L'immortel aka "22 Bullets" has had its opening weekend in France to an audience of more than 400,000. The action drama based on the true story of Charly Matteï, the Marseille godfather who wants to leave his past behind, features what I think are great performances of Jean Reno, Kad Merad and Richard Berry, who also directed. It was a great pleasure to work with him!

My score is available at major french stores like and I hope our fans outside France can get the soundtrack soon too - working on it...

This is also my first film with EuropaCorp, Luc Besson's fantastic european film empire. Thank you, Michael Wijnen and Alexandre Mahout at EuropaCorp, for a fun collaboration. Here is the official film site and also lots of info on"


Also be sure to visit's link on the CD.

KLAUS BADELT - Behind-the-Score Footage "Die Jagd nach der Heiligen Lanze"

Interview with Ramin Djawadi on Clash of the Titans

ASCAP (and others) recently uploaded a new interview with composer Ramin Djawadi, who just finished working on Clash of the Titans which premieres in theaters this weekend.

Here are the interviews:

More on the score, on its amazon page here.

PHILIP GLASS' "Itaipu" re-released on CD

The stunning Grant Gershon/LA Phil/LA Master Chorale recording of Itaipu has been re-released by Orange Mountain Music.
Itaipu & Three Songs for Choir a Cappella (2010) Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon, conductor

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Los Angeles Master Chorale - Conducted by Grant Gershon
1.Itaipu - Mato Grasso 11:54
2. Itaipu - The Lake 8:23
3. Itaipu - The Dam 11:17
4. Itaipu - To the Sea 4:52

Crouch End Festival Chorus - Conducted by David Temple
5 Three Songs - There are Some Men (Leonard Cohen) 2:52
6. Three Songs - Quand les Hommes (Raymond Levesque) 2:59
7. Three Songs - Pierre de Soleil (Octavio Paz) 4:02

Premiered on November 2, 1989 by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Shaw, Itaipú is a large-scale work for chorus and orchestra set to a Guaraní text. Itaipú is the world’s largest dam located on the border between Peru and Brazil. The piece is cast in four movements: Mato Grasso, The Lake, The Dam, To the Sea. The piece is part of the composer’s interest Brazil, but also in indigenous cultures of the Americas which continues to this day.

Itaipú also belongs to a part of Glass’ catalog that presents poetic depictions of people, places, traditions, and ideas. This series of works include operas about figures like Einstein, Gandhi, Akhnaten, Galileo, Kepler, Columbus; orchestral pieces like The Canyon, Days & Nights in Rocinha (the neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro), The Light (the Michelson-Morely experiments) and reflections on wisdom traditions in Symphony No.5 “Requiem, Bardo, Nirmanakaya,” and Symphony No.7 “A Toltec Symphony.”

Three Songs for Chorus a Cappella
Commissioned and written for the Québec Festival 1534-1984, Three Songs for Chorus a Cappella presents three short pieces set to poems by three different North American poets. The first song, There are Some Men, is by singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen (whose poetry was later the basis of an evening length song-cycle by Glass titled Book of Longing.) The second song, Quand les Hommes vivront d’Amour, by singer-songwriter/poet/artist Raymond Lévesque is a wish for peace and happiness through love. The third song, Pierre de Soleil, by poet Octavio Paz is mediation on existential selflessness (“les autres qui me donnent l’existence.”) Philip Glass has consistently written for choruses throughout his career including major operas (Satyagraha, The Voyage) and large orchestral works (symphonies Nos. 5 & 7, Passion of Ramakrishna). However, Three Songs is unique as the composer’s only a cappella choral work.

GRANT GERSHON is equally at home with symphonic and choral music, opera, and musical theater. He was named Music Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale in 2001, and in 2007 was named Associate Conductor/Chorus Master for Los Angeles Opera. During his tenure with the Chorale, he has led over 60 programs at Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Gershon has also expanded the choir's repertoire considerably, conducting dozens of world, U.S., West Coast and Los Angeles premieres. His Nonesuch recording with the Chorale of Steve Reich's You Are (Variations) was honored with the WQXR Gramophone America Award in 2006. The New York Times, Washington Post and Newsday, among others, selected it as one of the top ten classical recordings of 2005. In 2002 he made his first CD with the Master Chorale, featuring the world premiere recording of Esa-Pekka Salonen's first choral work as well as Philip Glass's Itaipú (RCM 12004). Gershon has also served as chorus master on two Grammy Award-nominated CDs, Sweeney Todd (New York Philharmonic Special Editions) and Ligeti's Grand Macabre (Sony Classical). He has appeared on the Great Performers series at Lincoln Center leading the LA Master Chorale, and on the Making Music Series at Zankel Hall. Gershon conducted the Minnesota Opera's world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's acclaimed opera The Grapes of Wrath, led subsequent performances of the work with the Utah Symphony, and also conducted the cast recording released in 2008 on P.S. Classics. In May 2009 he made his highly acclaimed Los Angeles Opera debut leading eight performances of Verdi's La Traviata. Gershon received his bachelor of music degree cum laude in piano performance from USC, and currently serves on the USC Thornton School of Music Board of Advisors.

The Grammy-nominated LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE has been cited as a national leader for its innovative and dynamic programming. Los Angeles Times states the Chorale “has become the most exciting chorus in the country under Grant Gershon.” Since its founding in 1964, LAMC has presented more than 500 concerts, including choral music from the earliest writings to the most recent contemporary compositions. In 2003 the Chorale became one of two resident companies in Walt Disney Concert Hall, launching a period of incredible artistic and organizational growth.

The Chorale has premiered 61 new works - 41 world premieres and 25 works commissioned by or through the LAMC - and has recorded 6 CDs. The Chorale's most recent recording with Gershon, Daniel Variations, was released on Nonesuch in spring 2008. LAMC performs a season of seven concerts at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, plus two performances of the Messiah Sing-Along; and the family-friendly Holiday Wonders concert in December; and also performs regularly with the L.A. Philharmonic.

The Los Angeles Master Chorale has more than 1,000 subscribers, serves over 40,000 audience members of all ages, and provides education outreach to approximately 13,000 children each year. In 2008, one of the Chorale's highly successful outreach programs, “Voices Within,” earned the coveted Chorus America Education Outreach Award.

Itaipu was originally released on "Glass/Salonen" - Recording Produced by Peter Rutenberg and Fred Vogler
Three Songs was originally released on "Songs from the Liquid Days" - Recording Produced by Jeremy Marchant

CD Produced by Don Christensen

Special Thanks to Terry Knowles and Kathie Freeman

Photo of Itaipu Dam by M. Cavalcanti

Executive Producers for Orange Mountain Music: Philip Glass, Kurt Munkacsi, and Don Christensen

Itaipu and three Songs are published by Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc. (ASCAP).

(p) and (c) 2010 by Orange Mountain Music.

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KLAUS BADELT's score for 2010 tv movie "Die Jagd nach der Heiligen Lanze" available to purchase online.

Klaus' entire score to the just-released German action-adventure TV movie "Die Jagd nach der Heiligen Lanze" ("The Lance") consisting of 47 tracks is now available to download at the mentioned site now, CLICK HERE to access the score's page.

Music by Klaus Badelt, Ian Honeyman and Christopher Carmichael.
Additional Music by Mark Anthony Yaeger.
Published by KB Publishing (GEMA), except i2i for Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Score produced & mixed by Klaus Badelt at Theme Park Studios, Santa Monica (USA)
Recorded at Theme Park Studios, Santa Monica (USA)
For Wunderhorn Music, Inc. (USA) -
Executive Music Producer: Robyn Klein
Score Production Manager: Simone de Leuw
Guitar and Bass: Mark Anthony Yaeger

Klaus, Ian & Christopher would like to thank: Stefan Raiser, Florian Baxmeyer, Felix Zackor, Reinhard Scheuregger, Gunther Pöschl, Christian Riffard, John Tempereau, Joel Sill, Hervé Lécoz & HLC Paris, Joanna Hernandez, Robin & Isobel Carmichael, Euphonix, M-Audio, Anthony Gallo & Rob Papen.

Stefan Raiser would like to thank: RTL, Filmstiftung NRW, FFF Bayern and Telepool for making this possible. Special thanks to our fantastic writer Derek Meister for his visionary script and to Klaus Badelt and his team for their untiring dedication which led to this amazing score

For Juliette, Lukas and Malona.


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Interview: James Peterson

James Peterson talks about The Red Canvas, the film music industry, and much more.

click here for the interview

James Peterson has certainly gained worldwide notoriety thanks to his incredible score for the 2009 movie, The Red Canvas . A native of Los Angeles, California, James has also worked doing music for commercials, television, and even concert pieces. His Moving Images Suite was recently used in a video during the 2010 Oscar ceremony.

This week we talked to this talented composer; you can listen to the interview in a new edition of Composer Talk.