|Founded in 1986, Pixar has scored massive success worldwide with its eleven feature length animated films. Music has been an integral part of their movies and the company have won many Academy Awards and Grammys.
This six track collection highlights many of their greatest moments with music from Randy Newman, Michael Giacchino and Thomas Newman.
|Many film trailers feature music from other films, resonant pieces that provide instant recognition but have no connection to the eventual score. Here is a 16 track compilation of the some of the most popular cues currently in use. These include themes that have racked up close to 100 usages between them, Aliens, Stargate, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and O Fortuna from Carmina Burana.|
|The folk music of the Celtic lands (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle Of Man, Cornwall, Brittany and Galicia) have long held influence over performers and composers across the world. This enchanting 14 track collection gathers together film themes that have utilised this mysterious and haunting music. Highlights include James Horner’s heart-wrenching themes to Braveheart and Titanic alongside Howard Shore’s towering achievements with The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy which landed him three Academy Awards. Also features the chilling lament of Women Of Ireland from Barry Lyndon contrasted by the joyous mass brawl put to music that is The Donnybrook from The Quiet Man.|
|In 1969 cinema topped a decade of change in the film business with an astonishing release slate of films that remain over 40 years later big screen classics. The music was equal to the images on screen as well with stylish and innovative new scores from the likes of John Barry, Burt Bacharach and Ennio Morricone. Add to that music from veterans of the stature of Ron Goodwin and Jerry Fielding and you have a wonderful snapshot of the perfect film year|
|John William’s music for Star Wars introduced a new audience to the style of the legendary Hollywood symphonic scores. Now one of the most familiar themes in cinema history this collection hand-picks music from each film. An added bonus is the track Cantina Band in which John Williams revisited his jazz roots for the memorable bar scene in Star Wars: A New Hope|
|Ennio Morricone, also known as Maestro, remains at the age of 83 one of the most eminent film composers in history. Despite never winning an Oscar for his music he was bequeathed an honorary statuette in 2007 for his “magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music.” This collection brings together highlights of his Western themes which remain ageless.|
|Hans Zimmer remains the most prolific and innovative film composer working today with his music a major component of an endless stream of Hollywood blockbusters. Despite his extensive catalogue and critical praise he has only received seven Academy Award nominations, triumphing once with The Lion King. This collection brings together many of his greatest moments in film composition including his breakthrough, Rain Man, the groundbreaking Crimson Tide and his stunning score for Inception.|
|Alternative Themes for a Gothic Valentine’s Day… The dark side of Love
From neurotic Marnie, blood sucking Dracula and all out war of the sexes in Kill Bill to “train wreck” mentality of Betty Blue, Bonnie and Clyde’s blood fest and “bunny boiling” Fatal Attraction this is an ideal anti-Valentine compilation for the more cynical amongst us.
Featuring music from:
Performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and London Music Works
|Composer Atli Örvarsson’s epic and exciting Celtic-flavored score to Kevin Macdonald’s Roman epic adventure
Based on Rosemary Sutcliff’s classic novel The Eagle of the Ninth, the story is set in 2nd-Century Britain and follows two men on their dangerous and obsessive quest to solve the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in Scotland. Starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell and Donald Sutherland.
Atli Örvarsson is rapidly joining the ranks of Hollywood’s most dynamic young film composers. His recent film scores include Season of the Witch, The Code, Vantage Point and Babylon A.D.
In 2006, Örvarsson joined Hans Zimmer’s state-of-the-art musical “think tank” Remote Control Productions where he collaborated with Zimmer on several scores, including Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Angels & Demons, The Simpsons Movie, and The Holiday.
As winner of the renowned Pete Carpenter Fellowship for young composers, Atli moved to Los Angeles in 1998 to join Mr. Post’s team as composer and orchestrator on all three Law and Order series and NYPD Blue.
Atli Örvarsson talks about his work with director Kevin Macdonald:
||Prince William and Miss Kate Middleton will be married in Westminster Abbey on April 29th, 2011.
Throughout the United Kingdom this will be a day of celebration with a national holiday declared to allow for street parties and the chance to watch the glittering ceremony.
This release celebrates much of the wonderful and truly memorable music that has featured at past royal weddings and also includes contemporary sounds that have grown popular in the past few decades.
Highlights include Lesley Garrett’s delicate reading of Lakmé’s The Flower Duet, William Walton’s stirring music for Henry V and Craig Armstrong’s tender Balcony Scene from Romeo & Juliet.
The album also features the stirring hymn I Vow To Thee My Country, Princess Diana’s personal choice for her wedding to Prince Charles and sadly also played at her funeral.