LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


I CORPI PRESENTANO TRACCE DI VIOLENZA CARNALE – Guido & Maurizio De Angelis (Digitmovies CDDM 110)IL DIO CHIAMATO DORIAN – Peppino De Luca (Digitmovies CDDM 111)IL MAESTRO E MARGHERITA – Margherita Ennio Morricone (GDM CD Club 7051)JOE PETROSINO – Pino Donaggio (LKP 598) – 53:30LA DONNA DELLA DOMENICA – Ennio Morricone (Cinevox MDF 625) – 36:00MILANO PALERMO: IL RITORNO – Pino Donaggio (Warner Chappell WCR 4800)RUBA AL PROSSIMO TUO – Ennio Morricone (Digitmovies CDDM 109) – 41:13SON OF RAMBOW – Joby Talbot (Bulletproof 91041)STACATTO / PARIS SWINGS – Elmer Bernstein (DRG 19110) – 64:49 Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

MARK SNOW RETURNS TO ‘THE X-FILES’


(Hollywood, CA) Award-winning composer and X-Files theme creator Mark Snow returns to the paranormal with the score for “The X-Files: I Want to Believe.” Based on the hit sci-fi TV series, the 20th Century Fox film is directed by X-Files creator Chris Carter and reunites original cast members Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Andersen). For his score, Mark Snow incorporates an 80-piece orchestral rendition of his iconic theme as well as an original haunting, yet dramatic underscore. Best known for creating memorable music for leading TV shows, Mark Snow continues to receive accolades for his film work. Last year, … Continue reading MARK SNOW RETURNS TO ‘THE X-FILES’

R.I.P.: ALEXANDER COURAGE, EARLE HAGEN


Alexander Courage, composer of the original Star Trek theme and an Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated arranger for TV and movies, died May 15 at the Sunrise assisted-living facility in Pacific Palisades, Calif. He was 88 and had been in declining health since 2005. Courage’s fanfare for the Starship Enterprise, written in 1965 for the first of two Star Trek pilots, was heard throughout the three original seasons of the show and has been reprised in all of the Trek feature films and several of the TV series, especially Star Trek: The Next Generation in the 1980s and ’90s. Courage’s eight-note brass signature … Continue reading R.I.P.: ALEXANDER COURAGE, EARLE HAGEN

THE 2008 BMI FILM/TV AWARDS


BMI honored the composers of music featured in the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated prime-time network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs May 21 at its annual Film & Television Awards. Follows the full list of film music winners, and for exclusive pictures from the event click here:BMI Richard Kirk AwardChristopher Young BMI Classic Contribution AwardPeter Golub BMI Film Music Awards (alpha by composer)Tyler Bates: HalloweenCharlie Clouser: Saw IVMychael Danna: Surf’s UpAlexandre Desplat: The Golden CompassRandy Edelman: 27 DressesGeorge Fenton (PRS): Fool’s GoldHarry Gregson-Williams (PRS): Shrek the ThirdRupert Gregson-Williams (PRS): Bee MovieRupert Gregson-Williams (PRS): I Now Pronounce You Chuck … Continue reading THE 2008 BMI FILM/TV AWARDS

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST – John Williams (FSMCD Vol.11 No.6)AQUAMARINE – David Hirschfelder (La-La Land LLLCD 1069)THE BIONIC WOMAN – Joe Harnell (JHCD23)THE DAY THE TIME ENDED / THE DUNGEONMASTER – Richard Band (Intrada Signature Edition ISE1021) – 75:18DOCTOR WHO SERIES 3 – Murray Gold (Silva Screen 1250)FLOOD – Debbie Wiseman (Silva Screen 1247)THE ICE PIRATES – Bruce Broughton (FSMCD Vol.11 No.5)INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDON OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL – John Williams (Concord CRE-30825)PROUD MEN / TO HEAL A NATION – Laurence Rosenthal (Intrada Signature Edition ISE1018) – 47:53SILK – Ryuichi Sakamoto (Silva Screen 1253) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

TREVOR RABIN SCORES “GET SMART”


(Hollywood, CA) Platinum selling recording artist/award-winning composer Trevor Rabin scores the Warner Bros. action comedy, “Get Smart.” The film, directed by Peter Segal and starring Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway, opens June 20 (soundtrack available June 17 on Varese Sarabande). Based on the 1960s TV series, “Get Smart” follows protagonist Maxwell Smart (Carell) and his partner Agent 99 (Hathaway) on their mission to defeat crime syndicate KAOS and save the world from evil domination. Trevor Rabin, originally from South Africa, had never seen or heard of the series prior to working on the film adaptation. “I literally watched full seasons … Continue reading TREVOR RABIN SCORES “GET SMART”

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


AND WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE YOUR FATHER? – Barrington Pheloung (Silva 1254)IRON MAN – Ramin Djawadi (Lion’s Gate LGM2-0016)LOST – SEASON 3 – Michael Giacchino (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 892 2)MUTANT (EXPANDED) – Richard Band (Perseverance PRD 024)THE NIGHTCOMERS – Jerry Fielding (Intrada Special Collection Volume 63)SPEED RACER – Michael Giacchino (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 898 2)STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE – Danny Elfman (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 897 2)SUDDEN IMPACT – Lalo Schifrin (Aleph 40)WARGAMES – Arthur B. Rubinstein (Intrada Special Collection Volume 65) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

R.I.P.: BEBE BARRON


Bebe Barron, who, along with her husband Louis Barron, created the pioneering electronic score for Forbidden Planet (1956), died April 20, 2008 at the age of 82 of natural causes. Bebe Barron was born Charlotte Wind in Minneapolis, on June 16, 1925. She received an MA in political science from the University of Minnesota, where she studied composition with Roque Cordero, and she also spent a year studying composition and ethnomusicology at the University of Mexico. In 1947 she moved to New York and, while working as a researcher for Time-Life, studied composition with Wallingford Reigger and Henry Cowell. That … Continue reading R.I.P.: BEBE BARRON