LAKESHORE RECORDS RELEASES ‘EMPEROR’ SOUNDTRACK


Featuring Original Music by Alex Heffes

(February 26, 2013– Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the Emperor – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on March 5, 2013.  Alex Heffes (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play) composed the original score.

“Emperor is a film that deals with the meeting of two cultures at the crossroads of 20th Century world history,” said Heffes.  “This is a rich and complex backdrop for scoring a movie.”

Alex Heffes is an award-winning British film composer whose scores scores have been nominated for BAFTA, Ivor Novello, European Film Academy, NAACP, Black Reel and ASCAP awards. In 2011 he was awarded discovery of the year by the World Soundtrack Academy and in 2012 was awarded best film score of the year at the Ivor Novello Awards in London.

Heffes originally rose to prominence with his scores to Kevin Macdonald’s Academy Award-winning films One Day in September, The Last King of Scotland and BAFTA-winning Touching the Void. More recent scores include The Rite starring Anthony Hopkins, Charles Ferguson’s Academy Award-winning Inside Job, Catherine Hardwicke’s fantasy thriller Red Riding Hood and the upcoming feature The Tomb, starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Continue reading “LAKESHORE RECORDS RELEASES ‘EMPEROR’ SOUNDTRACK”

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SILCD1397Music composed by Howard Shore. The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nic Rayne, Evan Jolly
Label: Silva Screen
Catalog:  SILCD 1397
Release Date: February 26, 2013
Rating: ****

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