Maleficent [Original Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The soundtrack to Maleficent, a reimagining of Disney's Sleeping Beauty from the villain's perspective, puts the focus on James Newton Howard's foreboding yet witty score. Stormy brass and percussion duke it out with sparkling strings and woodwinds on pieces that range from the tumultuous ("Maleficent Suite," "Battle of the Moors," "Path of Destruction") to the light-hearted ("Welcome to the Moors," "Aurora and the Fawn"). Lana Del Ray rounds out the album with an equally eerie and alluring version of "Once Upon a Dream," which serves as a reminder as to why she's become one of the most in-demand soundtrack contributors of the 2010s.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The soundtrack to Maleficent, a reimagining of Disney's Sleeping Beauty from the villain's perspective, puts the focus on James Newton Howard's foreboding yet witty score. Stormy brass and percussion duke it out with sparkling strings and woodwinds on pieces that range from the tumultuous ("Maleficent Suite," "Battle of the Moors," "Path of Destruction") to the light-hearted ("Welcome to the Moors," "Aurora and the Fawn"). Lana Del Ray rounds out the album with an equally eerie and alluring version of "Once Upon a Dream," which serves as a reminder as to why she's become one of the most in-demand soundtrack contributors of the 2010s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/27/2014
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050087296001
  • Catalog Number: 001908702
  • Sales rank: 2,694

Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Newton Howard Primary Artist
Mark Berrow Violin
John Bradbury Violin
Paul Cassidy Viola
Simon Chamberlain Piano
Nick Cooper Cello
Roger Garland Violin
Martin Humbey Viola
Garfield Jackson Viola
Helen Kamminga Viola
Skaila Kanga Harp
Paul Kegg Cello
Gary Kettel Percussion
Martin Loveday Cello
Rita Manning Violin
Paul Milner Trombone
Mark Nightingale Trombone
Ben Parry Children's Choirmaster
Andy Pask Bass
Maciej Rakowski Violin
Frank Ricotti Percussion
Sonia Slany Fiddle, Violin
Robert Smissen Viola
David Theodore Oboe, Cor anglais
Cathy Thompson Violin
Trinity Boys Choir Children's Chorus
Allen Walley Bass
Sam Walton Percussion
Dudley Bright Trombone
Clare Finnimore Viola
Martin Kelly Trombone
Mary Scully Bass
Helen Tunstall Harp
Peter Lale Viola
London Voices Choir, Chorus
Paul Willey Violin
Philippa Ibbotson Violin
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Frank Schaefer Cello
Bruce White Viola
Martin Owen Horn
David Fuest Bassoon, Contrabassoon
David Hartley Celeste
Stephen Henderson Percussion
Paul Clarvis Percussion
Peter Davies Trombone
Leila Ward Oboe, Cor anglais
Ian Humphries Violin
Helen Keen Flute
Julian Leaper Violin
Anthony Pike Bassoon, Contrabassoon
Edward Vanderspar Viola
Pete Anthony Conductor
Richard Watkins Horn
Nigel Short Choir Master
Stephen Williams Bass
Nick Hitchens Tuba
Jane Marshall Oboe, Cor anglais
Everton Nelson Violin
Nigel Black Horn
Rachel Bolt Viola
Deborah Widdup Violin
Anna Noakes Flute
Roger Argente Trombone
Lorraine McAslan Violin
Emlyn Singleton Violin
David Pyatt Horn
Fiona Bonds Viola
Ian Burdge Cello
Paddy Lannigan Bass
Roger Linley Bass
Andy Wood Trombone
Roger Harvey Trombone
Chris Worsey Cello
Philippe Honore Violin
Nina Robertson Flute
Natalia Bonner Violin
Owen Slade Tuba
Reiad Chibah Viola
Camilla Pay Harp
Laurence Davies Horn
Vicci Wardman Viola
Martin Burgess Violin
Dave Daniels Cello
Perry Montague-Mason Violin
Rachel Roberts Viola
Robert Plane Clarinet, Bassoon, Contrabassoon
Thomas Bowes Violin
Joely Koos Cello
Kate Moore Trumpet
Chris Baron Percussion
Josephine Knight Cello
Stephen Mair Bass
Leon Enrique Bosch Bass
David Swinson Children's Choirmaster
Anthony Lewis Cello
Debbie Preece Violin
Tom Pigott-Smith Violin
Nicholas Korth Horn
Max Baillie Viola
Christopher Tombling Violin
Gabrielle Lester Violin
Roger Montgomery Horn
Ralph de Souza Violin
Karen Jones Flute
John Thurgood Horn
William Lockhart Percussion
Caroline Dearnley Cello
Jonathan Evans-Jones Violin
Jonathan Williams Cello
Michael Thompson Horn
Julia Knight Viola
Jonathan Rees Violin
Alastair Mackie Trumpet
Phillip Eastop Horn
Katherine Gowers Violin
Jacqueline Hartley Violin
Richard Berry Horn
Andy Parker Viola
Paul Mayes Trumpet
Ed Tarrant Trombone
Paul Kimber Bass
Philip Cobb Trumpet
Michael Kidd Horn
Lana Del Rey Vocals
Tony Woolard Cello
Corinne Bailey Horn
Steve Wright Viola
Tim Gill Cello
Benedict Hill Children's Voices
Emma Hodgson Trombone
Darren Smith Trombone
William Gardner Children's Voices
Warren Zelinski Violin
Steve Morris Violin
Technical Credits
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky Original Material
James Newton Howard Composer, Producer
Sammy Fain Composer, Lyricist, Adaptation
Scott Holtzman Music Business Affairs, Legal Advisor
Jack Lawrence Composer, Lyricist, Adaptation
Shawn Murphy Engineer, Score Mixer
Dave Collins Mastering
Jeff Atmajian Orchestration
Mitchell Leib Soundtrack Executive
Pete Anthony Orchestration
Jon Kull Orchestration
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
Lewis Jones Scoring Recordist
Chris Cozens Auricle Programming
Marcus Trumpp Orchestration
Jane Cornish Orchestration
Mark Graham Music Librarian
Thomas Bowes Orchestra Leader
Pamela Sollie Scoring Coordinator
Donna Cole-Brulé Music Business Affairs, Legal Advisor
Sunna Wehrmeijer Arranger
Richard Grant Auricle Programming
Peter Bateman Orchestration
John Ashton Thomas Orchestration
Sven Faulconer Arranger
Andrew Glen Auricle Programming
Dan Heath Producer
Jo Changer Assistant Contractor
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