LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Atlantic – ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLES (Eric Serra, January 9th)Varèse Sarabande – THE HOLIDAY (Hans Zimmer, January 9th), CODE NAME: THE CLEANER (George S. Clinton, January 30th)Milan America – LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA (Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens, January 9th)La-La Land Records – THE LIBRARIAN (Joseph LoDuca, January 9th)Dramatico – MISS POTTER (Nigel Westlake, January 9th)Hit Parade – AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DATS (Victor Young, complete, January 9th)Lakeshore – CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER (Shigeru Umebayashi, January 23th)New Line – LITTLE CHILDREN (Thomas Newman, January 23th) Advertisements Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


BLOOD DIAMOND – James Newton Howard (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 780 2) – 61:37 HAPPY FEET (Score) – John Powell (Atlantic 94646)KING SOLOMON’S MINES – Jerry Goldsmith (Prometheus PCD 161)NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM – Alan Silvestri (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 778 2) – 53:35PAN’S LABYRINTH – Javier Navarrete (Milan 36190)PLANET EARTH – George Fenton (EMI 76648, 2 CDs)PLATOON / SALVADOR – Georges Delerue (Prometheus PCD 136)QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER (Expanded) – Basil Poledouris (Prometheus XPCD 162)THE SPY WITH MY FACE – Gerald Fried, Morton Stevens, etc (FSMCD Vol.9 No.18)WE ARE MARSHALL – Christophe Beck (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 779 2) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

JEFF DANNA GETS ANIMATED IN CHICAGO 10


(Los Angeles, CA) Award winning composer Jeff Danna scores Chicago 10, the documentary that will open this year’s Sundance Film Festival January 18. Directed by Brett Morgen, the film takes a groundbreaking approach to documentary filmmaking by combining live-action footage with animation to recreate the trials of the anti-war protestors at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The animated segments, which illustrate the events of the trial itself, include trial transcripts read by Hank Azaria, Nick Nolte and Mark Ruffalo. Chicago 10 is only the second non-fiction film in history chosen to open the prestigious festival in Park City, UT. The … Continue reading JEFF DANNA GETS ANIMATED IN CHICAGO 10

TYLER BATES SCORES ‘300’


Warner Bros Records Releases Tyler Bates’ 300 Soundtrack (Los Angeles, CA) — Based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, 300 is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 free Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian slave army. Facing impossible odds, their valor and sacrifice ultimately inspired all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy to fight for democracy. For this “Battle Epic” director Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead) engaged Tyler Bates to create a score that embodies expansive orchestral and choral … Continue reading TYLER BATES SCORES ‘300’

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Film Score Monthly – THE SPY WITH MY FACE: MUSIC FROM THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E MOVIES (Gerald Fried, Jerry Goldsmith, Nelson Riddle, Richard Shores)Varèse Sarabande – January 30th: CODE NAME: THE CLEANER (George S. Clinton), PARTITION (Brian Tyler)Tribute Film Classics – 2007: MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, FAHRENHEIT 451 (Bernard Herrmann)Naxos – 2007: THE SEA HAWK, DECEPTION.( Erich Wolfgang Korngold), SHE (Max Steiner), THE KENTUCKIAN / WILLIAMSBURG: THE STORY OF A PATRIOT (Bernard Herrmann) Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


BLIZZARD – Mark McKenzie (Intrada Signature Edition ISE1011) – 54:30CHILDREN OF MEN – John Tavener (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 769 2) – 70:32CINEMUSIC: FILM MUSIC OF CHUCK CIRINO – Chuck Cirino (BSXCD 8824)ERAGON – Patrick Doyle (RCA 704850) – 55:31FUR: AN IMAGINARY PORTRAIT OF DIANE ARBUS – Carter Burwell (Lakeshore 33893) – 47:22IL SOLDATO DI VENTURA – Guido & Maurizio De Angelis (Digitmovies CDDM 070)SPACEBALLS: 19th ANNIVERSARY EDITION – John Morris (La-La Land LLLCD 1050)SPASMO – Ennio Morricone (Digitmovies CDDM 068) – 40:59UCCELLACCI E UCCELLINI / CARTONI ANIMATI – Ennio Morricone (GDM CD Club 7038) – 47:18 Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

ENNIO MORRICONE TO RECEIVE HONORARY OSCAR


Composer-conductor Ennio Morricone, who has composed more than 300 motion picture scores over a 45-year career, has been voted an Honorary Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Morricone’s Honorary Oscar will be presented, along with other Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006, on Sunday, February 25, 2007 at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. Morricone has earned five Academy Award nominations for original score – for “Days of Heaven” (1978), “The Mission” (1986), “The Untouchables” (1987), “Bugsy” (1991) and “Malena” (2000) – but has not previously received … Continue reading ENNIO MORRICONE TO RECEIVE HONORARY OSCAR

GRAMMY 2006


Here are the Grammy’s nominations in the film music related categories: BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM FOR MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIATHE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE (Harry Gregson-Williams), THE DA VINCI CODE (Hans Zimmer), MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA (John Williams), MUNICH (John Williams), PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST (Hans Zimmer) BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK ALBUM FOR MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIABROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, CARS, GREY’S ANATOMY – VOLUME 2, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, WALK THE LINE BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIACAN’T TAKE IT IN (The Chronicles … Continue reading GRAMMY 2006

NEW SCORE ASSIGNMENTS


Klaus Badelt: RedlineChristophe Beck: License to WedPaul Buckley: Happily N’Ever AfterNiall Byrne: How About YouJeff Cardoni: Save MeNormand Corbeil: Ma fille, mon angeBurkhard Dallwitz: The Interrogation of Harry Wind • ChainsawRobert Duncan: Butterfly on a WheelIlan Eshkeri: Hannibal RisingGuy Farley: Dot ComPhilip Glass: No ReservationsNick Glennie-Smith: Children of GloryRupert Gregson-Williams: I Know Pronounce You Chuck and LarryAndrew Gross: ForfeitAndrea Guerra: L’uomo di vetroChristian Henson: ScorpionHeitor Pereira: Illegal TenderAlberto Iglesias: Savage GraceSteve Jablonsky: The HitcherDavid Julyan: OutlawChristopher Lennertz: The Perfect Christmas • The ComebacksStuart Matthewman: The Astronaut FarmerDavid Newman: NorbitRachel Portman: The Feast of LoveJohn Powell: Horton Hears a WhoTrevor Rabin: … Continue reading NEW SCORE ASSIGNMENTS

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


APOCALYPTO – James Horner (Hollywood 15802)CHARLOTTE’S WEB – Danny Elfman (Sony 702989)CLEOPATRA (1999, TV Movie) – Trevor Jones (CMR 1999)THE DEPARTED (Score) – Howard Shore (New Line 39078)DINOTOPIA – Trevor Jones (CMR 2002) – 61:14JONES: THE MADRID CONCERT – Trevor Jones (CMR 2006, 2 CDsTHE NATIVITY STORY (Score) – Mychael Danna (New Line 39074)QUO VADIS / BEM-HUR – Miklos Rozsa (CDLK 4332, 2 CDs) – 87:34TOM AND JERRY & TEX AVERY TOO! VOL. 1 – Scott Bradley (FSMCD Vol.9 No.17)WAXMAN: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION – Franz Waxman (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 777 2, 3 CDs) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

FILM COMPOSER JEFF DANNA WINS BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM SCORE AWARD AT 17th ANNUAL SOCAN AWARDS GALA


Resident Evil: Apocalypse Takes Canada’s Top Honor(Toronto) – Composer Jeff Danna has been honored with the SOCAN International Film Music award for his work on the Sony Pictures release, Resident Evil: Apocalypse. SOCAN (The Society of Composers Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) and the best of Canada’s music industry came together in recognition of some of this country’s most talented songwriters, composers, lyricists and music publishers at the 17th annual SOCAN Awards Gala. Hosted by country artist Jason McCoy, the SOCAN Awards acknowledge members’ and other music industry influencers’ outstanding achievements from the previous year. Other award recipients included: … Continue reading FILM COMPOSER JEFF DANNA WINS BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM SCORE AWARD AT 17th ANNUAL SOCAN AWARDS GALA

FILM COMPOSER CHRISTOPHE BECK TRIUMPHS AMIDST TRAGEDY WITH "WE ARE MARSHALL"


Warner Bros. will release film in theaters December 22nd.(Hollywood, CA) Film composer Christophe Beck scores the Warner Bros. “We Are Marshall,” which releases in theaters December 22. Based on actual events surrounding the 1970s plane crash that killed most of Marshall University’s football team, the film tells a story of perseverance and healing as the survivors attempt to rebuild their team and spirit. Matthew McConaughey stars as the determined new coach alongside Matthew Fox (“Lost”). McG, who made his mark directing award-winning music videos before moving into film, directs.With “We Are Marshall,” Christophe Beck further demonstrates his ability to deliver … Continue reading FILM COMPOSER CHRISTOPHE BECK TRIUMPHS AMIDST TRAGEDY WITH "WE ARE MARSHALL"

R.I.P.: SHIRLEY WALKER


After the Basil Poledouris death, another sad loss for the film music world: the composer-conductor-orchestrator Shirley Walker has died at the age of 61. She suffered a brain aneurism and did not regain consciousness. As a composer, her works included Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Willard, Batman: The Animated Series (TV), Space: Above and Beyond (TV) and the Final Destination trilogy. As a conductor-orchestrator she worked for composers like Hans Zimmer, regularly for Danny Elfman in films like Batman and Batman Returns, amongst others. Her final score, Black Christmas, will be heard in cinemas this holiday season. Continue reading R.I.P.: SHIRLEY WALKER

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Film Score Monthly – TOM AND JERRY & TEX AVERY TOO! VOL 1: THE 1950s (Scott Bradley, 2 CDs, December)Varèse Sarabande – January 9th: THE GOOD SHEPHERD (Marcelo Zavros, Bruce Fowler), THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS (Andrea Guerra), THE GOOD GERMAN (Thomas Newman)Hollywood – APOCALYPTO (James Horner, December 5th)V2 Records – BREAKING AND ENTERING (Gabriel Yared & Various, December 5th)EMI – PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER (Tom Tykwer, Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, December 5th)RCA – ERAGON (Patrick Doyle, December 12th)Lakeshore – FUR: AN IMAGINARY PORTRAIT OF DIANE ARBUS (Carter Burwell, December 12th)Atlantic – HAPPY FEET (John Powell, Score, December 19th)Deustche … Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES