In America [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

In America [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

     
 
Composed by Gavin Friday (former frontman for Ireland's notorious Virgin Prunes) and multi-instrumentalist and arranger Maurice Seezer, the score for Jim Sheridan's In America is every bit as subtle, charming, and utterly beautiful as the film. Given the film's narrative, Friday and Seezer follow suit and provide nuances to each

Overview

Composed by Gavin Friday (former frontman for Ireland's notorious Virgin Prunes) and multi-instrumentalist and arranger Maurice Seezer, the score for Jim Sheridan's In America is every bit as subtle, charming, and utterly beautiful as the film. Given the film's narrative, Friday and Seezer follow suit and provide nuances to each theme, drawing from the image as much as pointing to it. Performed by the Friday-Seezer Ensemble, the score knits together everything from cabaret music, jazz, and classically themed pieces to Celtic melodies and (of course) American traditional themes to create a tapestry that is at once haunting, humorous, tender, and taut. This is serial music that is rich in thematics and suggestion; it never veers far from understatement but keeps melodic invention as a prime focus of its execution.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/25/2003
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678370625
catalogNumber:
83706

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gavin Friday   Vocals
Michael Blair   Percussion,Drums,Marimbas
Andrew Boland   Percussion
Renaud Pion   Bass Clarinet,Cor anglais,EWI,Turkish Clarinet
Maurice Seezer   Synthesizer,Piano,Accordion
Moore   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Irish Film Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Brian Byrne   Conductor
Triona Marshall   Harp
Emma Bolger   Dialogue
Friday-Seezer Ensemble   Ensemble
Rod Quinn   Drums
Paddy Considine   Dialogue
Djimon Hounsou   Dialogue

Technical Credits

Gavin Friday   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Andrew Boland   Engineer,Percussion Programming
Bono   Composer
Maurice Seezer   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Orchestration,Percussion Programming
Geoff Bywater   Musical Supervision
Tom Cavanaugh   Business Consultant
Michael Knobloch   Musical Supervision
Christine Bergren   Business Consultant
Liz Barrett   Art Direction
David Donohue   Musical Supervision

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