×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Sleepy Hollow [Original Soundtrack]
     

Sleepy Hollow [Original Soundtrack]

4.4 11
by Danny Elfman
 
Perhaps not since Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock has there been so perfect a spookiness-making match of composer and director as Danny Elfman (Men in Black, Good Will Hunting) and Tim Burton. The orchestral and choral combination that Elfman used so brilliantly in scoring Burton's Edward Scissorhands -- not to

Overview

Perhaps not since Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock has there been so perfect a spookiness-making match of composer and director as Danny Elfman (Men in Black, Good Will Hunting) and Tim Burton. The orchestral and choral combination that Elfman used so brilliantly in scoring Burton's Edward Scissorhands -- not to mention Batman Returns and Mars Attacks! -- creates an edgy and darkly theatrical effect in Sleepy Hollow. For Burton's dreamy, faithfully adapted retelling of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Elfman masterfully conjures up a nocturnal tapestry of sound. Typical of his style is "Masbath's Terrible Death," where a passage with a single oboe is used ominously to usher in a full orchestra that rises to a near-grand operatic level of excitement. No less effective is "A Gift," gentle, dreamlike, and lyrical with a dark undertone. Another peak moment is "Tree of Death," which sets swirling violins against brass, drums, and eerie choral murmurings, highlighting Elfman's skill at evoking a grand, fantastical sound.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow reunites the distinctive director with his equally noteworthy musical collaborator, Danny Elfman. His orchestral score for the film features the mix of darkness and wonder that has graced Burton's previous films and other fantasy and horror movies like Army of Darkness and Dolores Claiborne. Much of Sleepy Hollow's score is grim and tense, using eerie strings, haunting vocals, and ominous brass and percussion to convey the supernatural suspense of Burton's version of Washington Irving's classic tale. However, Elfman also captures the ethereal, romantic side of the story on gentle woodwind and string pieces. A highly dramatic, evocative score, Sleepy Hollow may or may not be enjoyable listening outside of the film's context, but it definitely adds another level of depth to an already compelling movie.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/1999
Label:
Hollywood Records
UPC:
0720616226228
catalogNumber:
162262

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Danny Elfman   Primary Artist
Allan Wilson   Conductor
Vic Fraser   MIDI Manager
Rolf Wilson   Concert Master
Julian Bratolyubov   MIDI Manager
Ron Vermillion   MIDI Manager
Metro Voices   Choir, Chorus
London Oratory School Schola   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Danny Elfman   Producer
Steve Bartek   Orchestration
Isobel Griffiths   Orchestration
Mark McKenzie   Orchestration
Shawn Murphy   Engineering
Alan Silvestri   Composer
Vic Fraser   MIDI Tech
David Slonaker   Orchestration
Marc Mann   Orchestration
Conrad Pope   Orchestration
Julian Bratolyubov   MIDI Tech
Ron Vermillion   MIDI Tech
Scott Rudin   Executive Producer
Daum Bentley   Composer
Albert Olson   Orchestration
Tim Burton   Executive Producer
Jonathan Allen   Engineer,Additional Music
Jenny O'Grady   Choir Contractor
Adam Schroeder   Executive Producer

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Sleepy Hollow [Original Soundtrack] 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Towards the end of the film (after you have heard the incidental themes a couple times), I thought I was hearing a reworking of the main melody from Beautiful Dreamer (waken to me) in a couple of different scenes. But I'm not sure if it's just my imagination. Anyone know how to find out? Anyone have Danny's phone or email?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundtrack is really worth having! It follows the movie clearly. It also has 6 pics from the movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is worth the effort. Its absoulutly a wonderfully, amazingly made soundtrack.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must buy soundtrack! The movie was great itself, but it goes beyond to perfection with this CD. It has bone chilling music you can't stop hearing. Its worth your time and money. You won't be dissopointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best that you'll ever find. Go buy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Its a nail-bitting, intelligent, gripping soundtrack. You can visulize scences from the movie with this music, it really fits the movie. Its a well done soundtrack. Go buy it for yourself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The soundtrack is extremly worth buying and worth your time. I listen to it just about everyday for about 5 or 6 months, about 3 times per day. It really relaxes you too. And if you've seen the movie,even if your memeory bites, you could actually visualize every scene. You have to buy it. I definnetly recomend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundtrack can't get any better. A must buy disk. A wonderful tal, Sleepy Hollow by washington irving retold differntly (better), with tim burtons and his crew. This CD is the best, you've got to have it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best movie ever!! This soundtrack to this is perfect. It matches nicely with John Williams and other great soundtracks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The score that Danny Elfman composed is one of his very best works, after I was blown away by his score for Batman, I thought nothing else could go beyond his batman composure. Sleepy Hollow is very eerie,and it makes you feel very good. You feel like your being swept away by your emotions, and taken off into a distant realm.
Guest More than 1 year ago
boring... dont know what the other reviewers were talking about...pretty boring cd.... worst investment i've ever made... (unfourtantly 0 stars aren't aviable here....)