UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES: Varèse Sarabande, Buysoundtrax, Watertower

Varèse Sarabande – SKYLINE (Matthew Margeson, November 16th), 20TH CENTURY FOX: 75 YEARS OF GREAT FILM MUSIC (Various, 3 CDs, December 7th), LITTLE FOCKERS (Stephen Trask, December 21st)
Buysoundtrax – November: NIGHT SINS (Mark Snow, TV), ON A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT (Aldo Shllaku), HALLOWEEN HORROR HITS (Various)


Limited Edition Soundtrack Collector’s Set Also Unveiled

BURBANK, Calif.–(October 27, 2010)–WaterTower Music is excited to announce the release of the original motion picture soundtrack for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, the latest installment of the Harry Potter film franchise. The album will be available everywhere Tuesday, November 16. Featuring 26 compositions by Golden Globe winner and Oscar- and Grammy Award-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat, the soundtrack provides the listener with over 70 minutes of new music from the film. All fans who purchase the CD will also receive a free download of the entire soundtrack in 5.1 Surround Sound Audio.

Additionally, a special limited collector’s edition of the soundtrack will be made available. Each numbered collector’s set features the full soundtrack, a bonus CD with extra music, an exclusive poster, picture disc vinyl, a DVD including video interviews and the soundtrack in 5.1 Surround Sound Audio, original Harry Potter film cells, autographed sheet music, and a numbered certificate of authenticity. This special set will be made available at retail stores in time for Christmas and is available by pre-order now at online retail. More details are available at www.deathlyhallowssoundtrack.com.

Alexandre Desplat is a three-time Academy Award® nominee for his scores for Fantastic Mr. FoxThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Queen. He also won a Golden Globe Award for The Painted Veil. His additional work includes the scores to Twilight Saga: New MoonJulie & JuliaSyriana and Birth. Desplat composed the captivating score, which was recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at the famed Abbey Road Studios. “I’m thrilled to be involved with the magical world of Harry Potter,” declared the composer. “It’s an extraordinary story of extraordinary people, which allows me to play with a world of extraordinary sounds.”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
, which opens nationwide on Friday, November 19, begins the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, the much-anticipated motion picture event to be told in two full-length parts. Part 2 opens nationwide on July 15, 2011.

To view a video on the making of the soundtrack visit: http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2010/10/27/harry-potter-countdown-exclusive-video-on-the-making-of-hallows-music/


A Bridge Too Far – John Addison (Kritzerland KR 20017-1)

Glory & Honor – Bruce Broughton (Intrada Signature Edition ISE1042) – 55:03

Howl – Carter Burwell (Lakeshore 34195)

A Raisin In The Sun / Requiem For A Heavyweight – Laurence Rosenthal (Intrada Special Collection Volume 148) – 66:31


Captain Blood: Classic Film Scores For Errol Flynn – Various (SBME 79342)

Captain From Casile: Classic Film Scores Of Alfred Newman – Alfred Newman (SBME 79362)

Casablanca: Classic Film Scores For Humphrey Bogart – Various (SBME 79372)

Dark Prophecy – Bill Brown (MMS10020)

Gone With The Wind: Max Steiner’s Classic Film Score – Max Steiner (SBME 79352)

Lost – The Last Episodes – Michael Giacchino (Varèse Sarabande 302 064 207 2, 2 CDs)

Lost Horizon: Classic Film Scores Of Dimitri Tiomkin – Dimitri Tiomkin (SBME 79332)

Sadismo – Les Baxter (Kritzerland KR 20017-0)

Sea Hawk: Classic Film Scores Of Erich Korngold – Erich Korngold (SBME 79322)

The Special Relationship – Alexandre Desplat (Varèse Sarabande 302 064 208 2)

Waiting For Superman – Christophe Beck (Lakeshore 34196)


One-of-a-kind Music and Gaming Event celebrates composer James Hannigan; Live Concert Performances by The Pinewood Singers and Soprano Tamara Zivadinovic

LONDON, England, October 21st, 2010 – British Academy award-winner James Hannigan, renowned for his original music scores featured in video game franchises such as Command and Conquer, Evil Genius, Harry Potter, Republic, The Lord of the Rings, Freelancer as well as contributing to the BBC sci-fi drama television series Primeval, will take part in an evening retrospective of his music for video games during GameCity 2010, the UK’s leading independent video game festival held in Nottingham from 26th-30th October. Presented as both a concert and discussion, this one-of-a-kind music and gaming event takes place on Thursday October 28th, 7.30pm at the 14th Century St. Mary’s Church in Nottingham. Tickets can still be purchased at http://www.gamecity.org/.

The concert will feature a selection of James Hannigan’s compositions performed by The Pinewood Singers and conducted by Allan Wilson (Sleepy Hollow, Fable), including the world premiere of Hannigan’s new theme for EA’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One video game, an exclusive arrangement of the Evil Genius theme for guitar, music from Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3, Command and Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight and The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Soprano Tamara Zivadinovic, the singer of “Soviet March 2” as featured in Red Alert 3 Uprising, will also be attending the event and performing her unique and powerful interpretation of the popular Command & Conquer anthem “Soviet March” for the first time in public.

In between the concert performances, there will be a conversation with composer James Hannigan on the subject of writing music for video games, looking at the creative process from composition through to recording themes like Hannigan’s “Soviet March” and “Yuriko’s Theme” from the Command & Conquer series – complete with unique live demonstrations of his interactive music at work.

The concert set-list includes:
“Soviet March” – Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 (EA)
“Evil Genius Theme” – Evil Genius (Rebellion)
“The Prophet’s Ascension” – Command and Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight (EA)
“Main Theme” – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One (EA)
“Rivendell” – The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest (WBIE)
“Welcome to Hogwarts” – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (EA)
“Yuriko’s Theme” – Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 (EA)

For more information on James Hannigan and the latest updates please visit: http://www.jameshannigan.co.uk/.

The James Hannigan concert is one part of GameCity 2010, the annual festival that explores and celebrates videogames culture. For full details of the festival line-up, visit http://www.gamecity.org/.


Alien Resurrection – John Frizzell (La-La Land LLLCD 1145, 2 CDs)

Badalamenti: Music For Film And Television – Angelo Badalamenti (Varese Sarabande 302 067 052 2)

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale – Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (Varèse Sarabande 302 067 048 2)

Let Me In – Michael Giacchino (Varèse Sarabande 302 067 053 2)

Mirrors 2 – Frederik Wiedmann (La-La Land LLLCD 1151)

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Ron Jones Project – Ron Jones (FSM BOX 05, 14 CDs)

Tobruk – Bronislau Kaper (Intrada Special Collection Volume 147) – 35:31

Tudors: Season 4 – Trevor Morris (Varèse Sarabande 302 067 049 2)

The War Wagon – Dimitri Tiomkin (Intrada Special Collection Volume 146) – 43:41


Come Imparai Ad Amare Le Donne (Expanded) – Ennio Morricone (GDM Club 7092)

Curse Of The Pink Panther – Henry Mancini (Quartet QRSCE014)

Eat It (Mangiala) – Ennio Morricone (Digitmovies CDDM 172)

Fimucite 2: Closing Night Gala 2008 (DVD & CD) – Various (Varese Sarabande VCL 0910 1113)

The Formula – Bill Conti (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0910 1112) – 25:40

A Gathering Of Eagles – Jerry Goldsmith (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0910 1110) – 50:03

Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue / Horror Express – Giuliano Sorgini / John Cacavas (Quartet QRSCE015)

Nightflyers – Doug Timm (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0910 1114)

Resident Evil: Afterlife – Tomandandy (Milan 36532)

Si Salvi Chi Vuole – Ennio Morricone (CEM 100009)

Snake Pit / Three Faces Of Eve – Alfred Newman / Robert Emmett Dolan (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0910 1111) – 75:15

Terminator 2: Judgment Day – Brad Fiedel (Silva 1337)

The Town – Harry Gregson-Williams & David Buckley (Silva 1343) – 41:52

Unforgiven / Way West – Dimitri Tiomkin / Bronislau Kaper (Kritzerland KR 20016-9)


“Largest Group of Musicians To Play On A Live-Action TV Series In Years” – Jon Burlingame (Variety)

(Los Angeles, CA) – Composer Bear McCreary’s soundtrack for the first season of Human Target will be released in two different configurations, a digital release from WaterTower Music on October 5th and a physical version from La-La Land Records, on October 19, 2010. McCreary earned his first Emmy Award® nomination for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music with Human Target.

WaterTower Music will be releasing a digital version, the equivalent of a two-disc set, featuring 160 minutes of music, on October 5th. Four of the 43 tracks on this set are from the season finale “Christopher Chance”, which featured an unprecedented 94 musicians. Many of the tracks on the set were spotlighted by McCreary on his blog (www.bearmccreary.com/blog) where he gave insight into his approach after each episode aired.

Also on October 19th, La-La Land Records will release a limited edition (2000 units) 3-CD physical version. The third disc contains bonus tracks including an alternate version of the “Main Title,” with exclusive demos and sketches that give an in-depth look at his creative process. For the first time ever, McCreary has allowed for the release of his works-in-progress, including an abandoned concept for the main title.

McCreary’s sweeping theme music is influenced by a more traditional approach to action/adventure scoring. Each episode of the first season of Human Target featured as much as 30 minutes of music played by an average of 60 musicians, making it the “largest group of musicians to play on a live-action TV series in years” according to a recent article in Variety.

“The real thrill of scoring Human Target comes from the unprecedented creative freedom I was given to create the kind of sweeping, thematic and adventurous score largely absent from both the small and large screen in recent years,” said McCreary.
“Part of what makes a great adventure score, in my mind anyway, is that it refuses to apologize,” described Steinberg. “It’s going to be bold. It’s going to be sentimental. It’s going to be epic. For some people, it might not work. But if it strikes that tuning fork in you, it’ll be nothing short of inspiring.”

“I love Bear’s music,” said series star Mark Valley. “And having watched one of the recording sessions with the orchestra, I was inspired by his swift and thorough process and moved by each of his compositions. And after watching the episodes, well, let’s just say this actor is very fortunate to have the layered complexity and vigor of Bear’s French horns playing in the background when his character walks into a room.”

Bear McCreary was among a handful of select protégés of late film music legend Elmer Bernstein and is a classically trained composer with degrees in Composition and Recording Arts from the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music. At the age of 24, Bear McCreary was launched into pop culture with his score for Battlestar Galactica, “the most innovative music on TV today” (Variety). Io9.com declared Bear McCreary one of the Ten Best Science Fiction Composers of all time, the only composer under 50 on the list (he is now 30), and the only one recognized for his work in television.

“Human Target was not only creatively challenging and rewarding, but a project that will forever impact the way I write music,” McCreary reflects. “Like my experiences on BSG, I’ve emerged from this a better composer for having done it.”
Video of the Human Target finale recording session: http://www.bearmccreary.com/blog/?p=4240