Elmer Bernstein // James Newton Howard // Carter Burwell // Alberto Iglesias // Elliot Goldenthal // Gabriel Yared // Jóhann Jóhannsson // John Williams // Nicholas Britell // Mychael Danna // Alexandre Desplat // Patrick Doyle // Michael Giacchino // Angelo Badalamenti
Supported by the Film Fest Gent’s World Soundtrack Awards, Tribute To The Film Composer is the sixth release in the WSA series on Silva Screen Records. The music is performed by the Brussels Philharmonic and conducted by Dirk Brossé.
Every year, an outstanding film music composer is invited to present their work during the annual World Soundtrack Awards Gala & Concert and in 2020 the spotlight is on past winners. The Academy celebrates 20 years of the World Soundtrack Awards with an anniversary concert on 24th October and album devoted to all thirteen Awards winning composers.
Tribute To the Film Composer album highlights the variety of the composers’ output and it features exclusive premiere studio recordings. Some of the tracks are concert arrangements, adapted by the composer for a life beyond the film or TV score. Other tracks are new recordings of cues that have never been released on a soundtrack album or which were not even used in the film.
The album’s title is derived from the playful closing album track, John Williams’s 2002 homage to his peers. Lasting less than five minutes, the Tribute To The Film Composer piece skilfully weaves through 23 different film themes by various composers who were nearly all either acquaintances or very close friends of the legendary John Williams.
Due to Covid restrictions, this year’s online concert will be free for fans to watch and the organisers are hoping this will further widen the already International WSA fanbase.
01. ELMER BERNSTEIN World Soundtrack Awards Fanfare 1:33
02. JAMES NEWTON HOWARD Red Sparrow Overture 6:36
03. CARTER BURWELL Fear – Main Title 2:32
04. ALBERTO IGLESIAS Hable con ella – Soy Marco 2:17
05. ELLIOT GOLDENTHAL Cobb – The Homecoming 6:16
06. GABRIEL YARED Troy (Suite) 5:19
07. JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON / RUTGER HOEDEMAEKERS When at Last the Wind Lulled 2:13
08. JOHN WILLIAMS Hook – The Face of Pan 4:06
09. NICHOLAS BRITELL Succession (Suite) 4:25
10. MYCHAEL DANNA Monsoon Wedding (Suite) 3:15
11. ALEXANDRE DESPLAT The Imitation Game (Suite) 4:33
12. PATRICK DOYLE Murder on the Orient Express – Never Forget (Instrumental Version) 4:12
13. MICHAEL GIACCHINO Star Trek, into Darkness and Beyond (Suite) 7:23
14. ANGELO BADALAMENTI Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me – The Voice of Love 4:02
15. JOHN WILLIAMS (Arr.) Tribute to the Film Composer 4:25
Performed by BRUSSELS PHILHARMONIC & VLAAMS RADIOKOOR
Conducted by DIRK BROSSÉ