Creation: The True Story of Charles Darwin [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Screen composer Christopher Young has a reputation for writing film scores that are better than the films in which they appear, particularly when he works in the horror genre. His work on director Jon Amiel's Creation, given the subtitle "The True Story of Charles Darwin," as heard on this soundtrack album, answers the question of what he can do when he is given a more prestigious project to work on. He has also been given a budget and used it to employ an 80-piece orchestra. He uses these resources to create a score that ties into the time period of the film. In particular, he is interested in evoking the styles of Late Romantic and Post-Romantic concert music, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Screen composer Christopher Young has a reputation for writing film scores that are better than the films in which they appear, particularly when he works in the horror genre. His work on director Jon Amiel's Creation, given the subtitle "The True Story of Charles Darwin," as heard on this soundtrack album, answers the question of what he can do when he is given a more prestigious project to work on. He has also been given a budget and used it to employ an 80-piece orchestra. He uses these resources to create a score that ties into the time period of the film. In particular, he is interested in evoking the styles of Late Romantic and Post-Romantic concert music, especially as purveyed by French composers who were near contemporaries of Darwin 1809-1882, especially Saint-Saëns 1835-1921 and Debussy 1862-1918. Allowed relatively long cues on this album, he develops his ideas in contemplative passages with prominent single-note piano motifs complemented by sweeping string sections. This is music meant to echo the ruminations of the 19th century genius who presented theories still reverberating in the 21st century, even as the music it echoes provided the bridge from the Romantic to the Modern eras.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/2/2010
  • Label: Lakeshore Records
  • UPC: 780163412123
  • Catalog Number: 34121

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Christopher Young Primary Artist
Allan Wilson Conductor
Technical Credits
David Blumberg Orchestration
Christopher Young Composer, Producer
John Bergin Art Direction
Richard Bronskill Orchestration
Peter Fuchs Engineering
Skip Williamson Executive Producer
Sean McMahon Orchestration
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
Benoît Grey Orchestration
Samantha Barker Score Coordinator
Brian McNelis Executive Producer
Flavio Motalla Producer
Brandon Verrett Score Coordinator
David Shephard Orchestration
Joohyun Park Score Coordinator
Sunna Wehrmeijer Score Coordinator
Peter Bateman Score Coordinator
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