Varèse Sarabande – CD Club, July: GLORIA (Bill Conti, 2000 copies), THE WAR OF THE ROSES / THE SANDLOT (David Newman, 2000 copies), AN UNFINISHED LIFE (rejected score, Christopher Young, 1000 copies), SKY BANDITS (Alfi Kabiljo, 1.000 cópias)

Film Score Monthly – July 10th: ELMER BERNSTEIN’S FILM MUSIC COLECTION: 11 CD box set limited to 2000 copies, including To Kill a Mockingird, Kings of The Sun, The Miracle, Toccata for Toy Trains (Elmer Bernstein), Helen of Troy, A Summer Place (Max Steiner), The Silver Chalice (Franz Waxman), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Torn Curtain (Bernard Herrmann), Madame Bovary, The Thief of Baghdad, Young Bess (Miklos Rozsa), Land of the Pharoahs, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, The High and the Mighty, Search for Paradise (Dimitri Tiomkin), Wuthering Heights (Alfred Newman), Viva Zapata!, Death of a Salesman (Alex North)

La-La Land Records – August: SPACEBALLS (John Morris, 3000 copies), TANGO & CASH (Harold Faltermeyer, 3000 copies). September: A NAME FOR EVIL / THE UNKNOWN (Dominic Frontiere)


FAST AND FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT – Brian Tyler (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 745 2)
ROVING MARS – Philip Glass ( Lakeshore 33867)
A SCANNER DARKLY – Graham Reynolds (Lakeshore 33863)
SUPERMAN RETURNS – John Ottman (Rhino 77654)
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: FILM MUSIC VOL. 3 – Ralph Vaughan Williams (Chandos 10368)
THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK – John Williams (Collector’s Choice 685, reissue)


The website Buysoundtrax.com is selling a limited number of copies of the original soundtrack to SUPERMAN RETURNS autographed by composer John Ottman for Buysoundtrax.com. They will only be offering 50 copies that will start shipping on 6/30/06.


Varèse Sarabande – THE ANT BULLY (John Debney, August 1st)

Lakeshore Records – LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (Mychael Danna & Various, July 11th)


DRIVER / STAR CHAMBER – Michael Small (Intrada Special Collection Volume 33) – 60:29
THE LAKE HOUSE – Rachel Portman (Lakeshore 33873)


Director, editor and composer John Ottman (The Usual Suspects, X2: X-Men United, The Fantastic Four) is the latest guest to confirm his attendance to the II International Film Music Conference – City of Úbeda (Spain). Merely one week after the European-wide release of Superman Returns, his most recent collaboration with film director Bryan Singer, John Ottman will contribute with parts of this score to one of the two concerts that will take place during the above-mentioned event. This 15 minutes world premiere performance will furthermore include highlights from Hide and Seek, The Fantastic Four as well as The Usual Suspects. Mr. Ottman has further announced his intention to also join his fellow colleagues in a panel focused on his professional career in Hollywood and to take part in all other activities envisaged to take place during the 4-days symposium.

For more information about this year’s Conference, please visit:


HERCULES / HERCULES UNCHAINED – Enzo Masetti (Digitmovies CDDM 057, 2 CDs)
I VAMPIRI / CALTIKI IL MOSTRO IMMORTALE / ROMAN VLAD – Roberto Nicolosi (Digitmovies CDDM 058, 2 CDs)
LA MORTE CAMMINA CON I TACCHI ALTI – Stelvio Cipriani (Digitmovies CDDM 056)

Trevor Jones’ Concert programme at SONCINEMAD – The organization of the SONCINEMAD International Film Music Festival, which takes place in Madrid between June 30th and July 2nd, released programme details about the Trevor Jones’ concert that will take place on the evening of July 1st at the Teatro Monumental de Madrid. The Orquesta Sinfonica y Coro de RTVE, conducted by the composer, will perform selections from The Dark Crystal, Merlin, Cliffhanger, Aegis, The Last Place On Earth, Fields Of Freedom, The Mighty, For Roseanna and The Last Of The Mohicans.


Intrada – IN FROM THE NIGHT / SILVER BELLS (Mark McKenzie, TV, limited edition of 1000 copies, June)
JOS Records – THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT (John Scott, July)
Varèse Sarabande – MONSTER HOUSE (Douglas Pipes, July 18th)

SUPERMAN RETURNS track listing – Rhino Records will release John Ottman’s score for the new Superman film on June 27th and as far we know Ottman’s score incorporates not only the classic John William’s “Superman March”, but also the “Love Theme”, the theme for the Kent family and the Krypton theme, all from the original 1978 score. Follows the album’s track listing: 1. Main Titles (3:49) 2. Memories (3:07) 3. Rough Flight (5:13) 4. Little Secrets / Power of the Sun (2:49) 5. Bank Job (2:21) 6. How Could You Leave Us? (5:49) 7. Tell Me Everything (3:13) 8. You’re Not One of Them (2:22) 9. Not Like the Train Set (5:12) 10. So Long Superman (5:31) 11. The People You Care For (3:27) 12. I Wanted You to Know (2:56) 13. Saving The World (3:12) 14. In the Hands of Mortals (2:11) 15. Reprise / Fly Away (4:15)


Perseverance Records – End of 2006 / Early 2007: CHINATOWN (Philip Lambros’ rejected score), DEADLY FRIEND (Charles Bernstein), SYBIL (Charles Bernstein), FILM MUSIC OF JUIM MANZIE (two volumes, includes Krocodylus, Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings and H.P Lovecraft’s Lurking Fear)


ABOMINABLE – Lalo Schifrin (Aleph 36)
CARS – Randy Newman (Disney 61349)
THE OMEN (2006) – Marco Beltrami (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 736 2)
SCARY MOVIE 4 – James L. Venable (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 735 2)
TRUE GRIT (Complete New Recording) – Elmer Bernstein (Tadlow 002)
UNITED 93 – John Powell (302 066 740 2)


On Thursday, May 18, Composer/Conductor John Scott and The Hollywood Symphony Orchestra presented its inaugural concert: an eclectic evening of works from memorable film scores that delighted avid movie music fans at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles. Maestro Scott led the newly formed 80-member orchestra with 40-voice Cantori Domino choir through compositions for the silver screen. Guests joined Scott and the actors at an after gathering backstage at the theater. The event was the first in a series of planned concerts, which continue in the fall. The concert featured the premiere of “Sayuri’s Theme” from “Memoirs of a Geisha,” the premiere of a new adaptation of Elmer Bernstein’s “Sweet Smell of Success,” and symphonic suites from Victor Young’s “Around the World in 80 Days,” John Scott’s “Greystoke – Legend of Tarzan,” and more. The finale was the world premiere of a new symphonic suite adapted from the critically acclaimed Scott score for Peter Snell and Charlton Heston’s “Antony and Cleopatra,” with special guests Samantha Eggar, Michael York, and Alan Mandell, reciting Shakespeare’s immortal dialogue. The concert was presented by the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra Society, the only world-class orchestra dedicated entirely to symphonic film music, integrated by 120 of Hollywood’s finest musicians and singers. For more information, visit www.hollywoodsymphonyorchestra.org.


The Union of Film Music Composers’ Award for ‘Best Original Film Music’ was awarded to Johan Soderqvist for “Brothers”. Alberto Iglesias won France Musique Radio Channel’s ‘France Music Award’ for his score for “The Constant Gardener”. This prize includes a commission for the composer to write a piece for performance at next years festival.


Varèse Sarabande – THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT (Brian Tyler, June 20th), STARGATE: THE DELUXE EDITION (David Arnold, July 4th)


STAY ALIVE – John Frizzell (Nicabella NRCD 001) – 39:15
X-MEN: THE LAST STAND – John Powell (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 732 2) – 61:38


The SONCINEMAD / 1st Madrid International Film Festival guests list is now enhanced with the special attendances of composers Tuomas Kantelinen, Rupert Gregson Williams and Bob Badami, along with solo musicians Hugh Marsh and Chris Bleth, both members of the Harry Gregson-Williams’ symphonic concert orchestra. Tuomas Kantelinen is a classically trained composer and has scored the music for over 30 feature films as well as many documentaries, shorts, ads and tv programs. He is Finnish and his country leading film music composer. He has mostly worked on Scandinavian and European films but did his US scoring debut on Renny Harlin´s dark thriller Mindhunters (2005). In addition to film music Kantelinen still writes commissioned classical pieces such as his 2000 opera “Paavo The Great” and several concertos for solo instruments. He is represented by The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency in L.A. (www.gsamusic.com). He has been awarded twice with the prestigious Jussi Award (the Finnish equivalent to the Oscar) for Best Film Music. Rupert Gregson Williams is a talented young British composer, brother of the well known Harry who gets frequently credited with additional music or conducting for various Hans Zimmer scores. His list of works with Zimmer includes Antz, The prince of Egypt, Hannibal and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron among others, and notable personal works are GBH, Urban Ghost Story, Virtual Sexuality, Muppets From Space, Take a Girl Like You, Thunderpants, What a Girl Wants and Undertaking Betty. During the last two years, he has seen his reputation quickly rising thanks to his scores for Hotel Rwanda and the recent Over the Hedge. Bob Badami, is a classic film music figure, working and developing his entire career under Musical Directing, Music Editing, Music Publishing and Music Supervising credits with artists like Hans Zimmer (Pearl Harbor, The Rock), Trevor Rabin (Armageddon, National Treasure), Danny Elfman (Batman, Nightmare Before Christmas), James Horner (Krull, Mighty Joe Young), Ennio Morricone (Love Affair), Harold Faltermayer (Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop), Thomas Newman (Scent of a Woman) and Alan Silvestri (The Abyss) among others. Hugh Marsh is a famous Canadian violinist, particularly known for his amazing electronic violin interpretations and performances. He walked In Hollywood at the end of the 90s, beginning his professional career with a firm friendship with composer Harry Gregson Williams, with whom he frequently collaborates on his personal projects. Currently he has landed some notable collaborations with Hans Zimmer as well, specifically on his new projects Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and The Da Vinci Code. Chris Bleth is a bright student of the great Djivan Gasparyan, lucky enough to be taught the secrets of Duduk by its worldwide master. Chris Bleth is also an ethnic and traditional wind instruments teacher himself. His status has risen during the last four years thanks to his frequent contributions to Harry Gregson Williams works like The Chronicles of Narnia”, Kingdom of Heaven, Seraphim Falls, John Debney (The Passion of Christ) and James Newton Howard (King Kong).