Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The similarity between the Harry Potter series of fantasy novels for young adolescents and the Percy Jackson series of fantasy novels for young adolescents is reinforced by the choice of Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter movies, to direct the first Percy Jackson movie, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Columbus' choice of Christophe Beck as the film's composer also seems appropriate, since Beck cut his teeth writing music for the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (winning an Emmy in the process) and has gone on to a series of often youth-oriented Hollywood comedies. Beck brings to bear the full resources of the A-list of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The similarity between the Harry Potter series of fantasy novels for young adolescents and the Percy Jackson series of fantasy novels for young adolescents is reinforced by the choice of Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter movies, to direct the first Percy Jackson movie, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Columbus' choice of Christophe Beck as the film's composer also seems appropriate, since Beck cut his teeth writing music for the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (winning an Emmy in the process) and has gone on to a series of often youth-oriented Hollywood comedies. Beck brings to bear the full resources of the A-list of Hollywood orchestral musicians here, and they play a highly conventional big orchestral score to accompany the story of a teenager contending with the gods of Mount Olympus. Beck likes to have the many horns carry his alternately heroic and wistful melodies, while the massed strings provide rhythmic underpinning. It's not hard to tell what sorts of activities the musical cues accompany, as titles like "The Fury" indicate that feats of derring-do are being enacted on the big screen while Beck's galloping music fills the theater. He reserves his big main theme, appropriately enough, for a cue called "Hollywood." Indeed, this is Hollywood 101, nothing that hasn't been heard before, just as the film is strongly suggestive of similar sorts of entertainment that have sopped up lots of money from multiplexes in recent years. But it is effectively done all the same.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/16/2010
  • Label: Abkco
  • UPC: 018771032427
  • Catalog Number: 03242
  • Sales rank: 18,106

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Prelude (2:29)
  2. 2 The Minotaur (5:09)
  3. 3 Chiron (2:02)
  4. 4 Victory (1:32)
  5. 5 The Fury (2:16)
  6. 6 Dyslexia (1:02)
  7. 7 The Hydra (6:53)
  8. 8 Medusa (2:42)
  9. 9 Son of Poseidon (1:56)
  10. 10 The Parthenon (3:42)
  11. 11 Hollywood (2:32)
  12. 12 Lost Souls (2:34)
  13. 13 Fighting Luke, Part 1 (3:54)
  14. 14 Fighting Luke, Part 2 (2:47)
  15. 15 Hades (2:46)
  16. 16 Mount Olympus (1:26)
  17. 17 Poseidon (3:07)
  18. 18 Homecoming (3:06)
  19. 19 End Credits (7:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Christophe Beck Primary Artist
Jim Walker Flute
Bruce Dukov Violin
Richard Todd Horn
Chris Mann Tenor (Vocal)
William Booth Trombone
Jacqueline Brand Violin
Aleta Braxton Alto (Vocal)
Darius Campo Violin
Wade Culbreath Percussion
Brian Dembow Viola
Monique Donnelly Soprano (Vocal)
Stephen Erdody Cello
Alan Estes Percussion
Julie Gigante Violin
Endre Granat Violin
Karen Harper Alto (Vocal)
Angie Jaree Alto (Vocal)
Dennis Karmazyn Cello
Roland Kato Viola
Randy Kerber Keyboards
Dimitrie Leivici Violin
Dane Little Cello
Edward Meares Bass
Bruce Morgenthaler Bass
Barry Perkins Trumpet
Katia Popov Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky Violin
Kim Scholes Cello
George Thatcher Trombone
Doug Tornquist Tuba
Roger Wilkie Violin
Elin Carlson Soprano (Vocal)
Nikki Hassman Soprano (Vocal)
Daniel Kelley Horn
Peter Limonick Percussion
Drew Dembowski Bass
Lisa Sutton Violin
Wayne Bergeron Trumpet
Natalie Leggett Violin
Christian Kollgaard Bass
Timothy Landauer Cello
Rafael Rishik Violin
Leslie Reed Oboe
Nico Abondolo Bass
Chris Bleth Oboe
Shawn Mann Viola
Darrin McCann Viola
Antony Cooke Cello
David Parmeter Bass
Samela Beasom Soprano (Vocal)
Eun Mee Ahn Violin
Edie Lehmann Boddicker Alto (Vocal)
Roberto Cani Violin
Sean McDermott Tenor (Vocal)
Michael Valerio Bass
Oscar Hidalgo Bass
Sarah Thornblade Violin
Ralph Williams Clarinet
Allen Savedoff Bassoon
Aimee Kreston Violin
Gregory Goodall Percussion
Dave Walther Viola
Ana Landauer Violin
Jennifer Barnes Alto (Vocal)
Alyssa Park Violin
Cindy Bourquin Alto (Vocal)
Jonathan Mack Tenor (Vocal)
Jody Golightly Tenor (Vocal)
Jasper Randall Tenor (Vocal)
Andrew Malloy Trombone
Claire Fedoruk Soprano (Vocal)
Jenny Kim Horn
Andrew Duckles Viola
Joanna Bushnell Soprano (Vocal)
Agostino Castagnola Tenor (Vocal)
Diane Freiman Reynolds Soprano (Vocal)
Kimberly Switzer Alto (Vocal)
Donald Foster Clarinet
Tereza Stanislav Violin
Gerald White Tenor (Vocal)
Malcolm McNab Trumpet
Serena McKinney Violin
Mark Adams Horn
Searmi Park Violin
Lori Moran Soprano (Vocal)
Robert Brophy Viola
Shawn Kirchner Tenor (Vocal)
Nina Evtuhov Violin
Tim Davies Conductor
Armen Ksajikian Cello
Drea Pressley Alto (Vocal)
Stuart Clark Clarinet
Terri Koide Soprano (Vocal)
Tim Davis Tenor (Vocal)
Alice Kirwan Murray Alto (Vocal)
Tiffany Yi Hu Violin
Chris Gambol Tenor (Vocal)
Steven Schaeffer Percussion
Alex Iles Trombone
Kenneth Yerke Violin
Jennifer Graham Soprano (Vocal)
Phillip Teele Trombone
Victoria Miskolczy Viola
Michael Nowak Viola
Michael Lichtenauer Tenor (Vocal)
David Duke Horn
Donna Medine Alto (Vocal)
James Thatcher Horn
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick Cello
Kenneth Munday Bassoon
Marlow Fisher Viola
Amy Hershberger Violin
Marc Sazer Violin
Steven Becknell Horn
Tamara Hatwan Violin
Jo Ann Turovsky Harp
Elissa Johnston Soprano (Vocal)
Matthew Funes Viola
Kate Reddish Viola
Jon Lewis Trumpet
Heather Clark Flute
Michael O'Donovan Bassoon
Nike St. Clair Alto (Vocal)
Nancy Sulahian Alto (Vocal)
Michele Hemmings Alto (Vocal)
Lesley Leighton Soprano (Vocal)
Karen Whipple Schnurr Soprano (Vocal)
George Sterne Tenor (Vocal)
Amber Erwin Alto (Vocal)
Jeanne Skrocki Violin
Jonathan Davis Oboe
Geraldine Rotella Flute
Harriet Fraser Soprano (Vocal)
Marie Hodgson Soprano (Vocal)
Tyler Azelton Soprano (Vocal)
Shalini Vijyayan Violin
Nicole Baker Alto (Vocal)
Leberta Loral Alto (Vocal)
Cecelia Tsan Cello
Andrew Shulamn Cello
M.B. Gordy Percussion
Kevin Connolly Violin
Brian O'Connor Horn
Technical Credits
Tom Bergersen Arranger
Peter Howard Music Business Affairs
Iris Keitel Marketing
Tracy Jordan Marketing
Michael Kirk Marketing
Tom Steel Stage Manager
Dave Collins Mastering
Tim Lauber Engineering
Casey Stone Engineering
Tom Cavanaugh Music Business Affairs
Dominic Gonzales Stage Manager
Dale Voelker Art Direction
Jasper Randall Choir Contractor
Kevin Kliesch Orchestration
Christophe Beck Composer, Producer
Alisa Coleman Soundtrack Executive
Tim Davies Arranger, Orchestration
Jake Monaco Orchestration, Score Coordinator
Denis St. Amand Engineer
Douglas Romayne Stevens Arranger
Greg Dennen Stage Manager
Joe Trapanese Arranger
Thomas Bergersen Arranger
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    I like this book because it has a lot of action. In addition it'

    I like this book because it has a lot of action. In addition it's about god's and imortal's which is my favorite kinds of book's. also Percy goes through harsh moment's and still survives. For example when he had to fight the bull man and it killed his mother. Thus people should read this book if there interested in action, thriller, or adventure book's.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Book, must read! By FAT 3rd Grader

    Oh no! The Greek gods are going to have a fight and they are going to use the earth as the battle field. Twelve year old Percy Jackson is the only one who can save them. Weird things are happening to Percy Jackson. Sally Jackson (Percy's mom) finally takes him to a camp called Camp Half-Blood where Percy finds he is son of Poseidon. Percy's friend Grover (After a long hiding) he has goat legs and he is called a satyr. Percy meets a girl named Annabeth at camp.

    Then Zeus accuses Percy stealing his master Bolt. In this book they go to places like a water bed store or the St. Louis arch and the Los Vegas Lotus Casino to try to find the bolt. So will they ever find the bolt? Find out in Percy Jackson and the Olympians the Lightning Thief. I recommend this book to 3rd graders and up.

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