Dr. Seuss: Horton Hears a Who! [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Horton Hears a Who! is a whimsical and zany film, and its soundtrack appropriately follows suit. Created by British composer John Powell who is also credited with playing the "30 foot water system, euphonifaffamelophone, [and] trombugle" in the liner notes, the original score bounces between genres with all the energy of Dr. Seuss' prose. Gothic choirs, Spanish tangos, string sections, big band horns, and '70s-styled funk, all have there place here, as does the sort of fast, furtive music that so often underscores the action sequences in animated movies. The pieces are short, often only 60 seconds in length, but they flow together with a fluidity that rarely disrupts the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Horton Hears a Who! is a whimsical and zany film, and its soundtrack appropriately follows suit. Created by British composer John Powell who is also credited with playing the "30 foot water system, euphonifaffamelophone, [and] trombugle" in the liner notes, the original score bounces between genres with all the energy of Dr. Seuss' prose. Gothic choirs, Spanish tangos, string sections, big band horns, and '70s-styled funk, all have there place here, as does the sort of fast, furtive music that so often underscores the action sequences in animated movies. The pieces are short, often only 60 seconds in length, but they flow together with a fluidity that rarely disrupts the album's progress. Powell may not be conjuring up anything we haven't heard before that is, apart from the euphonifaffamelophone gizmo, but familiarity doesn't keep Horton Hears a Who! from emerging as a smart, diverse, and often surprisingly classy soundtrack.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/2008
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206688825
  • Catalog Number: 066888

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fall From Tree (1:06)
  2. 2 Cave Of Destiny (0:31)
  3. 3 Jungle Of Nool (0:46)
  4. 4 Horton Takes A Luxurious Bath (1:42)
  5. 5 Enter The Kangaroo (1:13)
  6. 6 Banana Wars (1:02)
  7. 7 Saved (2:21)
  8. 8 Into Whoville / Breakfast With The Mayor (3:04)
  9. 9 Club Nool (1:41)
  10. 10 The Town Council (1:12)
  11. 11 Hello (2:16)
  12. 12 Dr. Larue (1:16)
  13. 13 The Quest (retrieved from the composer’s 8-track archives) (1:35)
  14. 14 The Bridge Work (2:28)
  15. 15 Horton Dance! (0:23)
  16. 16 Handle With Care (1:20)
  17. 17 Bedtime (1:55)
  18. 18 Snow Day (1:17)
  19. 19 Morton Tells Of The Kangaroo’s Duplicity (2:30)
  20. 20 Vlad Attack (1:54)
  21. 21 Power Grab (2:45)
  22. 22 Kite Flying Day (1:22)
  23. 23 Mountain Chase (2:07)
  24. 24 Clover Field Search (2:16)
  25. 25 Memory Game (1:04)
  26. 26 For The Children!!! (0:58)
  27. 27 Angry Mob (2:40)
  28. 28 Roping And Caging (1:02)
  29. 29 We Are Here (1:03)
  30. 30 Symphonophone (1:12)
  31. 31 JoJo Saves The Day (2:22)
  32. 32 Hall Of Mayors (1:31)
  33. 33 Horton Suite (6:51)
  34. 34 A Big Ending (0:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Powell Primary Artist, Dulcimer, Guitar, Piano, Marimbula
Bruce Dukov Concert Master
Walt Harrah Vocals
Beth Andersen Vocals
Rick Baptist Trumpet
Joan Beal Vocals
Dick Bolks Vocals
Susan Boyd Vocals
Aleta Braxton Vocals
Johnny Britt Vocals
Amick Byram Vocals
Alvin Chea Vocals
Craig Copeland Vocals
Randy Crenshaw Vocals
George Doering Dulcimer, Guitar
Monique Donnelly Vocals
Michael Fisher Hand Percussion
Roger Freeland Vocals
Linda Harmon Vocals
Karen Harper Vocals
Scottie Haskell Vocals
Dan Higgins Baritone Saxophone
Luana Jackman Vocals
Clydene Jackson Vocals
Harry Kim Trumpet
Darlene Koldenhoven Vocals
Rick Logan Vocals
Melissa MacKay Vocals
Bobbi Page Vocals
Don Shelton Vocals
Sally Stevens Vocals
Carmen Twillie Vocals
Mervyn Warren Vocals
Dicky Wells Vocals
Elin Carlson Vocals
Rob Verdi Bass Saxophone
Steve Amerson Vocals
Bob Joyce Vocals
Susan Judy Vocals
Guy Maeda Vocals
Pete Anthony Conductor
Michael Redman Vocals
Mike Geiger Vocals
Greg Whipple Vocals
Samela Beasom Vocals
Edie Lehmann Boddicker Vocals, Choir Conductor
Sean McDermott Vocals
Drew Harrah Vocals
Dick Wells Vocals
Reid Bruton Vocals
Vatsche Barsoumian Vocals
Amy Fogerson Vocals
Hollywood Studio Symphony Performing Ensemble
Jennifer Barnes Vocals
Cindy Bourquin Vocals
Jonathan Mack Vocals
Jody Golightly Vocals
Donna Davidson Medine Vocals
Claire Fedoruk Vocals
Elissa Johnston Vocals
Monica Lee Vocals
Eric Bradley Vocals
Joanna Bushnell Vocals
Agostino Castagnola Vocals
Debbie Hall Gleason Vocals
Christian Ebner Vocals
Diane Freiman Reynolds Vocals
Jenny Graham Vocals
Sandie Hall Brooks Vocals
John West Vocals
Gerald White Vocals
Michael Lichtenhauer Vocals
Fletcher Sheridan Vocals
Tonoccus Mcclain Vocals
Karen Whipple Vocals
Stephen Amerson Vocals
Christy Crowl Vocals
Scott Dicken Vocals
Christy Crowl Dicken Vocals
Shawn Kirchner Vocals
Edward Bruner Vocals
Scott Graff Vocals
Christine Guter Vocals
Christen Herman Vocals
Nan Kohler Vocals
Marc Pritchett Vocals
Eyvonne Williams Hines Vocals
Rich Logan Vocals
Eyvonne Williams-Hines Vocals
Terri Koide Vocals
Tim Davis Vocals
Monica L. Lee Vocals
Susan Stevens Logan Vocals
John West Vocals
Leanna Brand Vocals
Michael Lichtenauer Vocals
Donna Medine Vocals
Michael Geiger Vocals
Rob Verde Bass Saxophone
Nike St. Clair Vocals
Don Shelton Vocals
Elissa Johnston Vocals
Eric Bradley Vocals
Technical Credits
Randy Kerber Orchestration
Shawn Murphy Engineer
Robert Townson Executive Producer
Paul Mounsey Programming, Additional Music
Tom Steel Stage Manager
Brad Dechter Orchestration
Tim Lauber Engineering
Conrad Pope Orchestration
Tom Cavanaugh Business Consultant
Dave Metzger Orchestration
Pete Anthony Orchestration
Andrew Kinney Orchestration
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
James McKee Smith Programming, Additional Music
Germaine Franco Score Production Coordinator
Daniel Lerner Engineer
Rick Giovinazzo Orchestration
John Powell Composer, Producer
Jane Cornish Orchestration
Kevin Kliesch Orchestration
Francesco Perlangeli Stage Manager
Denis St. Amand Engineer
John Ashton Thomas Programming, Orchestration, Additional Music
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    movie music buff

    This album was great. I am a big fan of John Powell's and it is great to such a mature sound in this score. His colorings and use of whimsical instruments make for a very up-beat sound!! Great Movie, Even Better Soundtrack!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A little dissapointed

    I saw the movie twice. I liked the ending song but was dissapointed when they didn't have it on the sound track. Don't waste your money on this, go buy the movie on dvd when it comes out.

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