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Golden Compass [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
     

The Golden Compass [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Alexandre Desplat
 
This fantasy adventure, based on author Philip Pullman's bestselling, award-winning novel, is set in an enchanting alternative world similar to Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings. The musical score is by award-winning composer Alexandre Desplat (The Painted Veil, Syriana), with an end-title song written and performed by Kate Bush.

Overview

This fantasy adventure, based on author Philip Pullman's bestselling, award-winning novel, is set in an enchanting alternative world similar to Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings. The musical score is by award-winning composer Alexandre Desplat (The Painted Veil, Syriana), with an end-title song written and performed by Kate Bush.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
For the children's fantasy adventure The Golden Compass, Alexandre Desplat delivers his most sweeping score to date -- this is music rich in ideas, approaches, and textures, and if at times it moves in too many opposing directions, it nevertheless derives consistency from the depth and purity of the composer's vision. Desplat's bold, richly appointed melodies are ideally matched to the symphonic grandeur of the arrangements -- the action themes crackle with energy and suspense, and even the more intimate moments benefit from the larger-than-life scale, underlining the epic drama of the onscreen narrative.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/22/2008
Label:
Watertower Music
UPC:
0794043910128
catalogNumber:
39101

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Performance Credits

Alexandre Desplat   Primary Artist,Flute,Piano,Conductor
Kate Bush   Vocals
Nicholas Bucknail   Clarinet
Simon Chamberlain   Piano
Tristan Fry   Timpani
Skaila Kanga   Harp
Gary Kettel   Gong,Tibetan Bowls
Greg Knowles   Cimbalom
John Lenehan   Piano
Anthony Pleeth   Cello
Frank Ricotti   Gong,Tibetan Bowls
Dave Arch   Piano
Maurice Murphy   Trumpet
London Voices   Choir, Chorus
Alison Stephens   Mandolin
David Hartley   Piano
Paul Clarvis   Percussion,Gong,Tibetan Bowls
Conrad Pope   Piano
Gavin Greenaway   Conductor
Vincent Segal   Electric Cello
Peter Clarke   Piano
Richard Watkins   French Horn
Robert Winn   Flute
Jan Hendrickse   Woodwind
Billy Lyons   Woodwind
John Alley   Piano
London Oratory School Schola   Children's Chorus
Owen Slade   Tuba
Nicholas Perry   Woodwind
Catherine Edwards   Piano
David Hage   Piano
Lee Ward & Group   Children's Choirmaster
Thomas Bowes   Violin,Concert Master
Lee Ward   Children's Choirmaster
Bill Lyons   Woodwind
Gerard McCann   Piano
Nigel Woodhouse   Mandolin
Morin Khuur   Vocals
Michael Ormiston   Vocals
Magdalen College Choir, Oxford   Choir, Chorus
Terry Edwards   Choir Director
Nicholas Bucknall   Clarinet
David Walter   Piano

Technical Credits

Kate Bush   Composer,Producer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Peter Cobbin   Engineering
Del Palmer   Engineering
Bill Ives   Director
Paul Broucek   Executive Producer
Andrew Dudman   Engineer
Jake Jackson   Engineer
Lori Silfen   Music Business Affairs
Jason Cienkus   Soundtrack Executive Producer
James Brett   Arranger
Sam O'Kell   Engineer,Pro-Tools
John F.X. Walsh   Music Business Affairs
Alexandre Desplat   Composer,Programming,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Jonathan Allen   Engineer,Engineering
Benjamin Ealovega   Session Photographer
Karen Elliott   Scoring Coordinator
David Walter   Composer's Assistant

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