I Am Number Four – Trevor Rabin (Varèse Sarabande 302 067 090 2)

Masada – Jerry Goldsmith & Morton Stevens (Intrada Special Collection Volume 171, 2 CDs) – 149:29

Mulholland Falls – Dave Grusin (Kritzerland KR 20019-0)


The director of FIMUCITÉ, the only Spanish composer invited to the Film Music Festival of the Polish city, starred, together with the musicians and actors, the world premiere of the score of the TV series “Time of Honor”. Diego Navarro’s participation in Cracow received an ovation of more than 4,000 people

The Tenerife composer’s passion touched the more than 4,000 people who attended the fourth Festiwal Muzyki Filmowej celebrated in Cracow last Sunday. The director of FIMUCITÉ went as a guest conductor for the word premiere of the score of the TV series “Time of Honor”. With a spectacular staging in an old tank communist factory, Navarro conducted the prestigious Ausko Orkiestra Kameralne and the Polish National Radio Choir and received one of the closest ovations of that European important event, which made him return to stage even five times.

This new success means a closer cooperation between FIMUCITÉ, whose fifth edition will be from June 27 to July 2, and the Polish Festival. This collaboration began in 2009 with the aim to strengthen this kind of events in Europe. The Cracow FMF had Joe Hisaishi, composer of the score of two recent Japanese animation masterworks, “Princess Mononoke” and “Spirited Away”, and Navarro himself, the only Spanish composer invited, as guest composers. The latest was also congratulated after the concert by the main characters of “Time of Honor”, considered to be real celebrities in their country.

The two main European film music live events continue their alliance with this exchange of guests, which has already resulted in the First International Film Music Festivals Circuit, with the vocation to enrich each other with their projects since the most known composers and experts of film music have already attended both events.

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Varèse Sarabande (CD Club), Kritzerland

Varèse Sarabande (CD Club) – June 6th: THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR, VOLUME ONE (Bernard Herrmann. 2 CDs), SCREAM: THE DELUXE EDITION (Marco Beltrami, Christophe Beck), MY DEMON LOVER (David Newman), JERRY GOLDSMITH 80TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE CONCERT: FIMUCITE 3 (Cond. Mark Snow, Diego Navarro, CD/DVD combo)

Kritzerland – THE BERLIN AFFAIR (Pino Donaggio, June)


Age Of Heroes – Michael Richard Plowman (MMS11011)

The Belle Of New York – Johnny Mercer & Harry Warren (FSMCD Vol.14 No.10)

The Bunker – Robert Feigenblatt (HWRCD 006)

The Comedians / Hotel Paradiso – Laurence Rosenthal (FSMCD Vol.14 No.9, 2 CDs) – 153:06

The Cry – Dean Parker (HWRCD 004)

Cyborg: The Director’s Cut – Tony Riparetti & Jim Saad (HWRCD 005)

Kung Fu Panda 2 – Hans Zimmer & John Powell (Varèse Sarabande 302 067 092 2) – 64:28

Priest – Christopher Young (Amazon CDR)

Soul Surfer – Marco Beltrami (Amazon CDR)

The Tree Of Life – Alexandre Desplat (Lakeshore 34217) – 61:14



Varèse Sarabande– June 28th: SUPER 8 (Michael Giacchino), MONTE CARLO (Michael Giacchino), MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS (Rolfe Kent), TOO BIG TO FAIL (Marcelo Zarvos)

Quartet – June: KILLING ME SOFTLY (Patrick Doyle), WAR GODDESS (Riz Ortolani), IL GIARDINO DELL’EDEN (Stelvio Cipriani)


City Of Fear – Jerry Goldsmith (Intrada Special Collection Volume 170) – 29:24

Happets In The Kingdom Of The Sun – Zeltia Montes (Quartet QR008)

Il Deserto Dei Tartari (Desert Of The Tartars) – Ennio Morricone (GDM Club 7103)

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – Hans Zimmer (Disney 651192)
Socom 4 – Bear McCreary (La-La Land LLLCD 1175, 2 CDs) – 109:32
Until September – John Barry (Kritzerland KR 20018-9)

What’s New Pussycat? / Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You – Burt Bacharach / Lalo Schifrin (Quartet QRSCE027)

X-Files Volume One – Mark Snow (La-La Land LLLCD 1170, 4 CDs) – 311:27


The Secret Adventures Of Jules Verne – Nick Glennie-Smith (Perseverance PRD 040, 2 CDs)

White Lion – Philip Miller (MMS11009)


(Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the The Tree of Life — Original Motion Picture Soundtrack available digitally and in stores on May 24, 2011. The soundtrack features original music by Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1).

After composing the music for over 50 European films and being nominated for 2 Cesar Awards, Alexandre Desplat, burst onto the Hollywood scene in 2003 with his evocative score to Girl With The Pearl Earring, which earned him nominations from the Golden Globes, BAFTA and European Film Awards. He has since been nominated for four Oscars in the last five years.

Desplat’s reputation was solidified by his critically acclaimed scores to Jonathan Glazer’s film Birth and Stephen Gaghen’s film Syriana, which earned him yet another Golden Globe nomination. The Queen garnered him his first Academy Award nomination. In the same year he was also won a Golden Globe Award for his score to The Painted Veil. His credits also include The Golden Compass, Lust, Caution, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Julie & Julia, Twilight Saga: New Moon, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1, and the Academy Award winning film The King’s Speech, which brought him his fifth Golden Globe nomination and fourth Academy Award nomination. In 2010, Desplat was selected as one of the nine luminaries to serve as a juror for the 63rd Cannes Film Festival.

From Terrence Malick, the acclaimed director of such films as Badlands, Days of Heaven, and The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life is the impressionistic story of a Mid-western family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick’s signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.

“At Terrence’s request,” Desplat described, “I did not wait for the film to be edited and I wrote and recorded various pieces born from our many conversations out of London, Austin, Paris and Los Angeles. During several months I dreamed of skies, rivers, emergence of life, tenderness of brotherhood, father and son relationship, loving mothers, rising suns.”

He continued, “the score for The Tree of Life had to convey the river – like the motion of life, a fluid stream from birth to death, keeping a sense of Innocence, Purity, Simplicity. But it also had to oppose the Good and Evil, Light and Darkness, Happiness and Sorrow. And express how Love can slowly morph to Anger and back again.”

Desplat was careful to select keys that were strongly related and appropriately ‘light’ for the film. In addition, “for some orchestral pieces, I used musical patterns unfolding in arborescence, alternatively motionless or very active, from the quietest dynamic to fortissimo. I also wrote several melodies that felt like ageless hymns or lullabies, keeping in mind that Simplicity remained the main concept.”
Fox Searchlight Pictures presents The Tree of Life, in select theaters on May 27, 2011. The Tree of Life – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Lakeshore Records will be released digitally and in stores on May 24, 2011.