Life of Pi [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Composer Mychael Danna (Capote, Little Miss Sunshine) skillfully spins out a lustrous sheen of Eastern mysticism and old-school silver screen sentimentality for his third collaboration with director Ang Lee, a film adaptation of author Yann Martel's cosmic zoological fantasy fable Life of Pi. Largely orchestral, with only a smattering of the electronic elements that he has used in the past, Danna sets the pieces in motion early on with the lovely "Pi's Lullaby," which introduces the work's most affecting and predominant melody, one that is revisited in various shapes and forms throughout the film. Working in traditional instrumentation from the protagonist's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Composer Mychael Danna (Capote, Little Miss Sunshine) skillfully spins out a lustrous sheen of Eastern mysticism and old-school silver screen sentimentality for his third collaboration with director Ang Lee, a film adaptation of author Yann Martel's cosmic zoological fantasy fable Life of Pi. Largely orchestral, with only a smattering of the electronic elements that he has used in the past, Danna sets the pieces in motion early on with the lovely "Pi's Lullaby," which introduces the work's most affecting and predominant melody, one that is revisited in various shapes and forms throughout the film. Working in traditional instrumentation from the protagonist's native India, while maintaining an accessible, emotional center, Danna stays true to the story's spiritual underpinnings, resulting in a moving yet unassuming score that supports the film's lush visuals without resorting to bombast.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/2012
  • Label: Sony Classics
  • UPC: 887254772521
  • Catalog Number: 547725
  • Sales rank: 48,082

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mychael Danna Primary Artist
Bruce Dukov Violin, Concert Master
Sid Page Violin
Pandit Jasraj Vocals
Richard Altenbach Violin
Nick Ariondo Accordion
Jacqueline Brand Violin
Darius Campo Violin
Wade Culbreath Percussion
Jeff Danna Guitar
Brian Dembow Viola
George Doering Mandolin
Stephen Erdody Cello
Julie Gigante Violin
Daniel Greco Percussion
Glen Holmen Mandolin
Dennis Karmazyn Cello
Katie Kirkpatrick Harp
Edward Meares Bass
Helen Nightengale Violin
Carol Pool Violin
Katia Popov Violin
Kim Scholes Cello
Doug Tornquist Tuba
Cecilia Tsan Cello
Josefina Vergara Violin
Roger Wilkie Violin
Daniel Kelley French Horn
Andrew Shulman Cello
Drew Dembowski Bass
Susan Ranney Bass
Julie Rogers Violin
Ulhas Bapat Santoor
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Natalie Leggett Violin
Timothy Landauer Cello
V. Selvaganesh Kanjira
Leslie Reed Oboe
Nico Abondolo Bass
Chris Bleth Ney
Shawn Mann Viola
Sara Parkins Violin
Antony Cooke Cello
Anwar Khurshid Sitar
Irina Voloshina Violin
Eun Mee Ahn Violin
Roberto Cani Violin
Rose Corrigan Bassoon
Michael Valerio Bass
Trevor Handy Cello
Oscar Hidalgo Bass
Timothy Loo Cello
Sarah Thornblade Violin
Ralph Williams Clarinet
Gregory Goodall Percussion
Phillip Yao French Horn
Dave Walther Viola
Ana Landauer Violin
Alyssa Park Violin
Neel Hammond Violin
Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan Ensemble
Tereza Stanislav Violin
Joel Pargman Violin
Alma Fernandez Viola
Mark Adams French Horn
Yelena Yegoryan Violin
Robert Brophy Viola
Bombay Jayashri Vocals
Nina Evtuhov Violin
Bob Zimmitti Percussion
Armen Ksajikian Cello
Stuart Clark Clarinet
Thomas Diener Viola
Alex Iles Trombone
Phillip Teele Trombone
Victoria Miskolczy Viola
Michael Nowak Conductor
Phillip Levy Violin
Chris Ermacoff Cello
Marc Sazer Violin
Robert Thies Piano
Steven Becknell French Horn
Tamara Hatwan Violin
Lily Ho Chen Violin
Dave Everson French Horn
Matthew Funes Viola
Heather Clark Flute
Jenni Olson Flute
Thomas Fetherstonhaugh Vocals
Kevin Connolly Violin
Schola Cantorum of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School Children's Chorus
Dylan Hart French Horn
Aruna Kalle Sarungi
Rajesh Srinivasan Mridamgam
Jatinder Jeetu Bansuri
Courtney Grueschow Sitar, Tanpura
Giovanna Clayton Cello
Technical Credits
Bruce Fowler Orchestration
Mychael Danna Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Orchestration
Walt Fowler Orchestration
Isobel Griffiths Choir Contractor
Geoff Foster Engineer
Brad Haehnel Engineering
Tom Steel Stage Manager
Ang Lee Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Ron Searles Engineer
Tim Lauber Engineering
Conrad Pope Orchestration
Tom Cavanaugh Music Business Affairs
Jean Dréjac Original Material
Christine Sirois Stage Manager
Hubert Giraud Original Material
Stephen Marsh Mastering
Dan Parr Orchestration
Kevin Kaska Orchestration
Mark Cavell Licensing
Bombay Jayashri Songwriter
Lucy Whalley Choir Contractor
Sai Shravanam Engineer
Joseph Newlin Orchestration
Carl Rydlund Orchestration
Denis St. Amand Stage Engineer
Isabelle Tulliez Product Development
Rob Simonsen Orchestration, Additional Music
Clifford Tasner Orchestration
Tanay Gajjar Engineer
Duncan Blickenstaff Programming
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