Grammy Award Winning Arranger Nan Schwartz contributes orchestrations for Oscar nominated scores ARGO and LIFE OF PI


Schwartz receives Grammy-nomination “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist” for “Wild is the Wind” performed by Whitney Kaufman and the London Symphony Orchestra. (West Hollywood, CA) January 31, 2013—Grammy award winning arranger/composer Nan Schwartz contributed orchestrations to two Oscar nominated film scores this year: ARGO and LIFE OF PI. The score for ARGO won the Satellite Award, the…

HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS SLAYS OSCAR-NOMINEES AT BOX OFFICE


SCORE BY HANS ZIMMER PROTÉGÉ ATLI ORVARSSON Now In Theaters  (West Hollywood, CA)- January 31, 2013—If the words “other-worldly,” “mysterious,” and “extreme” can be used to describe the preternatural landscapes and stirring emotions that Iceland evokes in our imaginations, then Icelandic composer Atli Orvarsson has certainly hit home with his score for the film Hansel and…

Soundtrack Review: ARGO (Alexandre Desplat)


Music composed by Alexandre Desplat Label: WaterTower Music Catalog:  WTM39382 Release Date: October 9, 2012 Rating: **½ Frenchman Alexandre Desplat tends to be the most balanced of the great film composers out there and on Argo he went to the opposite direction, but the effect is not the best cut, as some would say. The complete bulk…

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 01/24/2013


Dave (Expanded) – James Newton Howard (La-La Land LLLCD 1234) – 67:25 Duello Nel Texas – Ennio Morricone (Digitmovies DPDM 005) E Alla Fine Lo Chiamarono Jerusalem L’Implacabile – Franco Micalizzi (Digitmovies CDDM 229) Flight Of The Intruder – Basil Poledouris (Intrada Special Collection Volume 227) – 55:25 Gangster Squad – Steve Jablonsky (Varese Sarabande 302 067 178 2) Joe Kidd – Lalo Schifrin (Intrada Special Collection Volume 234) – 43:21 Poliziotto Solitudine E…

Soundtrack Review: TRON: UPRISING (Joseph Trapanese)


Music composed by Joseph Trapanese Label: Walt Disney Records Catalog: D001405902 Release Date: January 8, 2013 Rating: **** Joseph Trapanese can be called the bloke who makes a tremendous job but does not appear much, that can be said because Mr Trapanese worked on Tron: Legacy from scratch to the final product and arranged the new orchestral…

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 01/17/2013


Carrie – Pino Donaggio (Kritzerland KR 20017-5) Hot Spell / The Matchmaker – Alex North / Adolph Deutsch (Kritzerland KR 20023-6) Hud / The Lonely Man – Elmer Bernstein / Nathan Van Cleave (Kritzerland KR 20023-8) Le Conformiste / La Petite Fille En Velours Bleu – Georges Delerue (Music Box MBR 022) Uncovered – Philippe Sarde (Quartet QRSCE054) Vendredi Ou La Vie Sauvage – Maurice Jarre (Music Box MBR 02)

JOHN DEBNEY SCORES ‘jOBS’


Film Premieres at Sundance Film Festival January 25, 2013  (West Hollywood, CA) January 17, 2013 — Academy Award-nominated Composer John Debney scores the Steve Jobs biopic jOBS, premiering at the Sundance Film Festival January 25, 2013. Debney will be attending the Sundance premiere. jOBS stars Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs and is directed by Joshua Michael Stern. The film…

MARK ISHAM COLLABORATES WITH ALICIA KEYS TO SCORE ‘THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE’


(Los Angeles, CA)- January 17, 2013—Award-Winning Composer Mark Isham (Crash, A River Runs Through It) teams up with Award-Winning Songwriter/Executive Producer Alicia Keys (“Girl on Fire”) to score Director George Tillman Jr.’s new drama The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on January 25, 2013…

CHRISTOPHER TYNG SCORES ‘SUITS’


Season 2 Returns Tonight, Thursday January 17, 2013 at 10/9c (Los Angeles, CA) January 17, 2013—Composer Christopher Tyng returns to the hallow halls of Pearson Hardman Law Offices to score the return of the second season of USA Network’s Suits. Created by Aaron Kosh (The Deep End), Suitswill premiere tonight, Thursday January 17, 2013 at 10/9c starring…

CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ SCORES ‘IDENTITY THIEF’


Lennertz rteams with director Seth Gordon to score new comedy Film Releases Friday, February 8, 2013 (West Hollywood, CA) January 14, 2013—Award-winning composer Christopher Lennertz scores Identity Thief, the new Aggregate Films/Universal Pictures crime comedy in theatres nationwide Friday, February 8, 2013. Identity Thiefmarks Lennertz’s second collaboration with director Seth Gordon; they previously worked together on Horrible Bosses. The…

UPCOMING SOUNTRACK RELEASES – January 22 to February 12


January 22 Gangster Squad – Steve Jablonsky – Varese Sarabande Parker – David Buckley – Varese Sarabande January 29 Boss – Brian Reitzell – Lakeshore Focus Features 10th Anniversary: A Collection of Film Score – various – Lakeshore Magic City – Daniele Lupi – Silva Silent Hill: Revelation – Jeff Danna – Lakeshore Stand Up Guys – Lyle Workman – Lakeshore February 5 …

THE 2013 OSCAR NOMINATIONS AT THE FILM MUSIC CATEGORIES


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina – Alexandre Desplat, Argo – Mychael Danna, Life of Pi – John Williams, Lincoln – Thomas Newman, Skyfall BEST ORIGINAL SONG – “Skyfall” – Skyfall – “Everybody Needs A Friend” – Ted – “Pi’s Lullabye” –  Life of Pi – “Suddenly” – Les Miserables – “Before My…

MASTERWORKS BROADWAY ANNOUNCES 50TH ANNIVERSARY REISSUE OF ‘BYE BYE BIRDIE’ ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK


Newly Remastered With Three Bonus Tracks CD and Digital Download Available January 8, 2013 Masterworks Broadway will release a newly remastered version of Bye Bye Birdie – The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, in conjunction with the film’s 50th anniversary. Bye Bye Birdie opens a new chapter in the label’s celebrated campaign to preserve the music of…