Rise of the Guardians [Original Score]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Composed, conducted, and produced by Alexandre Desplat (Girl with the Pearl Earring, The King's Speech), the soundtrack for Dreamworks Animation's Rise of the Guardians is as spirited and surprising as it is refreshingly old-fashioned. Desplat must have tucked away some extra magic after completing the scores for the final two Harry Potter films, because his work here is steeped in Hogwarts-inspired whimsy. Opening track "Still Dream," a sweet and sentimental ballad performed by soprano Renée Fleming, sets the tone, suggesting a classic old-world Disney approach to the fable, but Desplat never lets things dissolve into treacle, providing a muscular main theme ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Composed, conducted, and produced by Alexandre Desplat (Girl with the Pearl Earring, The King's Speech), the soundtrack for Dreamworks Animation's Rise of the Guardians is as spirited and surprising as it is refreshingly old-fashioned. Desplat must have tucked away some extra magic after completing the scores for the final two Harry Potter films, because his work here is steeped in Hogwarts-inspired whimsy. Opening track "Still Dream," a sweet and sentimental ballad performed by soprano Renée Fleming, sets the tone, suggesting a classic old-world Disney approach to the fable, but Desplat never lets things dissolve into treacle, providing a muscular main theme that, along with the main melody from "Still Dream," weaves itself throughout the film with a quaint yet confident majesty.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2012
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206717525
  • Catalog Number: 067175
  • Sales rank: 49,557

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Still Dream (3:14)
  2. 2 Calling The Guardians (2:08)
  3. 3 Alone In The World (2:06)
  4. 4 Fanfare Of The Elves (0:55)
  5. 5 Wind Take Me Home! (1:30)
  6. 6 Dreamsand (2:04)
  7. 7 Pitch On The Globe (0:58)
  8. 8 The Moon (1:33)
  9. 9 Snowballs (1:32)
  10. 10 Busy Workshop (1:34)
  11. 11 Sleigh Launch (1:47)
  12. 12 Nightmares Attack (7:18)
  13. 13 Tooth Collection (2:24)
  14. 14 Jamie's Bedroom (2:33)
  15. 15 Jack & Sandman (4:20)
  16. 16 Memorial (1:23)
  17. 17 Guardians Regroup (1:00)
  18. 18 Easter (3:41)
  19. 19 Jack Betrays (3:22)
  20. 20 Kids Stop Believing (2:37)
  21. 21 Jack's Memories (2:25)
  22. 22 Pitch At North Pole (2:02)
  23. 23 Jamie Believes (3:02)
  24. 24 Jack's Center (4:54)
  25. 25 Sandman Returns (2:38)
  26. 26 Dreams and Miracles (2:20)
  27. 27 Oath Of The Guardians (3:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alexandre Desplat Primary Artist, Conductor
London Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Renée Fleming Vocals
Dave Arch Piano
London Voices Choir, Chorus
Paul Clarvis Ethnic Percussion
Terry Edwards Choir Director
Huw Davies Guitar
Lurie Morar Cymbalom
Technical Credits
Richard King Engineering
Robert Townson Soundtrack Executive Producer
Alex Firla overdub engineer
Conrad Pope Orchestration
Nan Schwartz Orchestration
Alison Burton Studio Manager
Andrew Dudman Engineering
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
Chris Cozens Auricle Programming
Clifford Jay Tasner Orchestration
Dan Butler Music Business Affairs
Carmine Lauri Orchestra Leader
Alexandre Desplat Composer, Orchestration
Jennifer Schiller Music Business Affairs
Jonathan Allen Engineering
Colette Barber Studio Manager
Xavier Forcioli Programming
Liz McNicoll Music Business Affairs
David Lindsay-Abaire Lyricist
Bill Newlin Orchestration
Susan Thampi Management
Romain Allender Programming
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  • Posted August 3, 2013

    One of the best soundtracks! LOVED this! Powerful and memorable!

    One of the best soundtracks! LOVED this! Powerful and memorable!

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