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by James Newton Howard, Joshua Bell

The soundtrack to the motion picture Defiance features music by James Newton Howard with violin solos by Joshua Bell. Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, and Jamie Bell star in this tale of survival and salvation during World War II.  See more details below


The soundtrack to the motion picture Defiance features music by James Newton Howard with violin solos by Joshua Bell. Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, and Jamie Bell star in this tale of survival and salvation during World War II.

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Newton Howard   Primary Artist
Joshua Bell   Primary Artist,Violin
Tony Lewis   Cello
Peter G. Hanson   Violin
Mark Berrow   Violin
John Bradbury   Violin
Nicholas Bucknail   Clarinet
Nick Cooper   Cello
Liz Edwards   Violin
Richard Edwards   Trombone
Tristan Fry   Percussion
Roger Garland   Violin
Rusen Gunes   Viola
Nick Ingman   Conductor
Garfield Jackson   Viola
Skaila Kanga   Harp
Paul Kegg   Cello
Gary Kettel   Percussion
Greg Knowles   Cimbalom
Martin Loveday   Cello
Rita Manning   Violin
Chris Pitsillides   Viola
Anthony Pleeth   Cello
Maciej Rakowski   Violin
Simon Rayner   Horn
Johnathan Rees   Violin
Frank Ricotti   Percussion
George Robertson   Viola
Jonathan Strange   Violin
David Theodore   Oboe
Cathy Thompson   Violin
Allen Walley   Bass
Richard Bissill   Horn
Dermot Crehan   Violin
Steve McManus   Bass
Maurice Murphy   Trumpet
Mary Scully   Bass
Peter Lale   Viola
Paul Willey   Violin
Richard Clews   Horn
Patrick Kiernan   Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki   Violin
Frank Schaefer   Cello
Jonathan Snowden   Flute,Piccolo
Bruce White   Viola
Andrew Parker   Viola
David Fuest   Clarinet
David Daniels [cello]   Cello
Rolf Wilson   Violin
Peter Davies   Trombone
Julian Leaper   Violin
Stephen Maw   Bassoon
Gavin McNaughton   Bassoon
Donald McVay   Viola
Anthony Pike   Clarinet
Michael McMenemy   Violin
Richard Watkins   Horn
Everton Nelson   Violin
Nigel Black   Horn
Rachel Bolt   Viola
Deborah Widdup   Violin
Anna Noakes   Flute,Piccolo
Dai Emanuel   Violin
Emlyn Singleton   Violin
Warren Zielinski   Violin
David Pyatt   Horn
Andy Wood   Trumpet
Chris Worsey   Cello
Stacey Watton   Bass
Natalia Bonner   Violin
Gustav Clarkson   Viola
David Stewart   Trumpet
Daniel Newell   Trumpet
Christopher Clad   Violin
Morgan Goff   Viola
Patrick Lannigan   Bass
Simon Baggs   Violin
Laurence Davies   Horn
Beatrix Lovejoy   Violin
Vicci Wardman   Viola
Ian Balmain   Trumpet
Richard Skinner   Bassoon
Melissa Phelps   Cello
Perry Montague-Mason   Violin
Matthew Draper   Oboe
Steve Rossell   Bass
Thomas Bowes   Violin
David Vines   Trumpet
Joe Knight   Cello
Sue Bohling   Oboe
Katie Wilkinson Khoroshunin   Viola
Mike McMenemy   Violin
Nick Barry   Viola
Chris Clad   Violin
Tom Pigott-Smith   Violin
Christopher Tombling   Violin
John Thorne   Viola
Boguslav Kostecki   Violin
James McLeod   Violin
Gabrielle Lester   Violin
Ralph de Souza   Violin
Karen Jones   Flute,Piccolo
Jonathan Evans-Jones   Violin
Jo Knight   Cello
Dan Newell   Trumpet
Rose Warren-Green   Violin
Jonathan Williams   Cello
Christopher Laurence   Bass
Jonathan Rees   Violin
Katherine Gowers   Violin
Nicholas Bucknall   Clarinet
Peter Hanson   Violin
Richard Berry   Horn
Jon Thorne   Viola
Steve Morris   Violin

Technical Credits

James Newton Howard   Composer,Producer
Richard E. Grant   Auricle Programming
Joel Iwataki   Score Mixer
Randy Kerber   Orchestration
Simon Rhodes   Scoring Recordist
Brad Dechter   Orchestration
Jeff Atmajian   Orchestration
Jim Weidman   Producer
Morris Rund   Songwriter
Stuart Thomas   Score Consultant
Chris Cozens   Auricle Programming
Dave Holden   Score Consultant
Chris P. Bacon   Score Supervisor
David Hage   Music Librarian
Pamela Sollie   Scoring Coordinator
Jennie Goldstein   Songwriter
Matt Ward   Score Consultant
J. Jaffe   Songwriter
Richard Grant   Auricle Programming
Rose Warren-Green   Orchestra Leader

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Defiance 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
LiadanESM More than 1 year ago
James Newton Howard, unsurprisingly has delivered yet again with "Defiance," which you can enjoy thoroughly even w/o seeing the movie-I should know. Howard gives us a rare setup with a solo violinist featured in (or carrying) many of the tracks. While I don't go for violin solos so much, they work well in this soundtrack, delivering plaintive, intense pieces that are both hopeful and desperate in their carriage. The rest of the soundtrack follows suit, with a feel that is deep, yet sweeping with tracks that are reposing and emotive (track 1, 2, 3, and 10 for instance) balanced well by more forceful and powerful tracks (aka 5, 6 and 12 for example). The recording, delivery, etc are all great, to be typical of J. N. Howard, the pieces are original and have enough variety so you don't hear the same thing over and over, but at the same time there's a definite "theme" to the soundtrack. This CD is great for anyone who is familiar with Howard's work, and is a great addition; for the newcomers, you can't go wrong staring with this. Check my "recommended" for additions that run along the lines of this CD. :) Enjoy!
drcmaint More than 1 year ago
This was what I was expecting. It was like seeing the movie in your mind's eye while listening. Although, you need to just sit back and just listen, tuning out the other world noises, to be enjoyable.
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