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Dario Marianelli: The Secret Garden

Dario Marianelli: The Secret Garden - film score album cover For The Secret Garden composer Dario Marianelli has carefully chosen a palette of orchestral colours and a set of thematic elements. He combines these in inventive ways to create a score which is mysterious and magical and takes us on an exciting journey of discovery. More...


Alexandre Desplat: Airlines

Alexandre Desplat: Airlines - album cover Airlines is a concept album from film composer Alexandre Desplat. It features some completely new arrangements based on music from his film scores and some new concert works, all showcasing the talents of flautist Emmanuel Pahud. More...

Star Trek: Picard by Jeff Russo

Jeff Russo - Star Trek: Picard - TV score album cover Jeff Russo is no stranger to the Star Trek universe having scored 2 seasons of "Discovery". With Star Trek: Picard he brings all his Trek experience together into a character-driven score for the long-awaited return of the Next Generation captain. More...

Dracula by Arnold and Price

David Arnold and Michael Price: Dracula - TV score album cover This Dracula score is largely orchestral and paints a charged gothic atmosphere of the strange and mysterious, with occasional scares and bursts of action. It is another fine and highly enjoyable score from the established composer partnership of David Arnold and Michael Price. More...

Marco Beltrami: Music for Film

Marco Beltrami: Music for Film - album cover Released as part of Film Fest Gent, Music for Film showcases the music of Marco Beltrami with suites from his scores. These demonstrate his superb orchestration and use of sound - the album's cover may be black and white, but the musical contents are full of colour. More...

David Copperfield by Christopher Willis

Christopher Willis: The Personal History of David Copperfield - film score album cover Christopher Willis has concocted a sumptuous score for Iannucci's The Personal History of David Copperfield. Its splendidly neoclassical music pays homage to the styles of a range of British composers, while also celebrating the richness of Dickens' novel. More...

The Nightmare Before Christmas, Live Concert

Danny Elfman's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Live in Concert - poster Tim Burton's Nightmare before Christmas: Live in Concert is now touring the UK. It features the music, songs and voice of Danny Elfman with many of the original cast and special guests. If you're a fan of the film or the composer, this show is not to be missed and comes highly recommended. More...

Two Striking Films - article by John Caps

Disasterpeace: Under the Silver Lake - film score album cover The article Two Striking Films includes reviews of two recent film scores - "Under the Silver Lake" by Disasterpeace (Rich Vreeland) and "King Charles III" by Jocelyn Pook. The article's author John Caps asks Is This Post-Millennial Scoring? More...

Good Omens by David Arnold

David Arnold: Good Omens - TV score album cover The TV Series of Good Omens has a lot to live up to in terms of fan expectation. However David Arnold's music turns out to be an essential part of the result, delivering superb musical humour and characterisation. More...

God of War by Bear McCreary

Bear McCreary: God of War - game score album cover Everything about the God of War game score is gorgeous, enthralling choral elements with a wonderful soloist, well-chosen instrumentation, and an exquisite set of melodies. Somehow Bear McCreary's music turns a mythical world into something totally believable. More...

James Newton Howard: News of the World

James Newton Howard: News of the World - film score album cover News of the World is a latter-day Western movie starring Tom Hanks. The music score by James Newton Howard is partly thematic and partly soundscape with orchestral and solo strings featuring strongly in both roles, from a warm classical violin to a folk-like fiddle. More...

Enola Holmes by Daniel Pemberton

Daniel Pemberton: Enola Holmes - film score album cover Enola Holmes is adapted from the first novel in Nancy Springer's YA series about Sherlock's younger sister. The film's composer Daniel Pemberton imbues the score with a youthful confidence, featuring plenty of action and adventure, plus a whole gamut of moods and emotions. More...

Dario Marianelli: Pinocchio

Dario Marianelli: Pinocchio - film score album cover There are fewer film releases at the moment, but a new live action version of Pinocchio is now hitting our screens. Composer Dario Marianelli has put together a score full of folk instrumentation and melodic invention to bring out the magic of this fairy tale. More...

Thomas Newman: Finding Nemo

Thomas Newman: Finding Nemo - film score album cover We head back to 2003 for Thomas Newman's first animated feature. With its quirky gestures and uniquely stylistic orchestrations, Finding Nemo established the composer firmly in this genre, and he went on score a further two films for Pixar. More...

Alexandre Desplat: Little Women

Alexandre Desplat: Little Women - film score album cover Alexandre Desplat's score for Little Women is wholesome and speaks from the heart with a simple innocence. The tone and orchestral palette are consistent throughout, but Desplat rarely repeats himself and instead provides a constant source of invention. More...

John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music

John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music & Absolute Jest - album cover Featuring two orchestral works by John Adams, Naive and Sentimental Music & Absolute Jest, this is an excellent recording by the RSNO conducted by Peter Oundjian with the Doric String Quartet. The recording's clarity beings out every jesture of Adams' suberb music. More...

Doctor Who Series 11 by Segun Akinola

Segun Akinola: Doctor Who Series 11 - double album cover With Doctor Who Series 12 due to screen on New Year's Day, we look back at Segun Akinola's music for Series 11. This showcases his first series as composer for the Doctor Who Music, with a distinct new approach to the show's long-standing Theme and incidental music. More...

The Ribbon by Jonathan Galland

Jonathan Galland: The Ribbon - film score album cover The Ribbon is an animated short which has done incredibly well on the festival circuit. The score by composer Jonathan Galland has also garnered a string of awards and deservedly so, taking the film through an emotional roller-coaster in the space of a few minutes. More...

Dumbo by Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman: Dumbo - film score album cover For Tim Burton's reimaging of Disney classic Dumbo, the soundtrack has predictably remained true to the original songs, but composer Danny Elfman's film score is thoroughly well crafted giving many musical moments to enjoy. More...

Mary Poppins Returns by Marc Shaiman

Marc Shaiman: Mary Poppins Returns - film score album cover Mary Poppins Returns ticks all the right boxes in this vibrant sequel to the 1964 film. Composer Marc Shaiman delivers on the Score and Songs, with lyrics co-written by Scott Wittman. His musical extravaganza delivers all the fun and magic with a large Spoonful of Sugar. More...

Mary Queen of Scots by Max Richter

Max Richter: Mary Queen of Scots - film score album cover Mary Queen of Scots tells the story of the power struggle between the Scottish Queen and her cousin, England's Queen Elizabeth I. The film score by Max Richter speaks not only of regal majesty but also of love and violence set amidst troubling times. More...

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