Little Princess [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Little Princess [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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by Patrick Doyle
     
 

The arrival of British composer Patrick Doyle in the film music community during the late '80s was a gift that has benefited many movies and also produced many wonderful soundtracks, from his work on Kenneth Branagh's films (HENRY V) to this eloquent remake of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's tale, masterfully brought to the screen by director Alfonso… See more details below

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The arrival of British composer Patrick Doyle in the film music community during the late '80s was a gift that has benefited many movies and also produced many wonderful soundtracks, from his work on Kenneth Branagh's films (HENRY V) to this eloquent remake of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's tale, masterfully brought to the screen by director Alfonso Cuaron. Using a relatively subtle, restrained tone instead of the heavy dose of Hollywood schmaltz generally found in films of this nature, Doyle's score incorporates everything from a children's chorus to ethnic Indian instruments (including a sitar) to give A LITTLE PRINCESS an unique and gentle sound in the process. The music has a grace and warmth almost totally absent from much of today's generic Hollywood underscoring and a touching finale (a full vocal rendition of "Kindle My Heart," the film's main theme) that packs more of an emotional punch through its simplicity and lyricism than any other "children's" soundtrack of the 1990s.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/09/1995
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206562828
catalogNumber:
5628

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Patrick Doyle   Primary Artist
Gary Kettel   Percussion
New London Children's Choir   Choir, Chorus
Craig Pruess   Percussion,Sitar
Frank Ricotti   Percussion
David Snell   Conductor
Kuljit Bhamra   Percussion
Paul Clarvis   Percussion
Peter Manning   Leader
Glyn Matthews   Percussion
Kuljid Bhamra   Percussion
William Lockhart   Percussion

Technical Credits

William Blake   Lyricist,Text
Michael Haydn   Composer
Paul Hulme   Engineer
Robert Townson   Executive Producer
Patrick Doyle   Composer,Lyricist,Liner Notes,Text
Maggie Rodford   Producer
Lawrence Ashmore   Orchestration
Peter Manning   Orchestra Leader
Alfonso Cuarón   Liner Notes
Abigail Doyle   Contributor

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