Trick 'R Treat: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
In his liner notes, which take up seven of the 12 pages of the CD booklet for the Trick 'r Treat soundtrack album, writer/director Michael Dougherty reveals that at one point in the production process for the film, composer Douglas Pipes was told "that the score would have to be a synthesized abomination" due to budget constraints. This did not turn out to be the case, no doubt at least in part because of Dougherty's strong feelings about film music in general and music for horror films in specific. ."..[A] lot of today's scores tend to be just random shifting tones and electronic droning," he complains, adding, "modern horror music tends to be a forgetful hodgepodge ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
In his liner notes, which take up seven of the 12 pages of the CD booklet for the Trick 'r Treat soundtrack album, writer/director Michael Dougherty reveals that at one point in the production process for the film, composer Douglas Pipes was told "that the score would have to be a synthesized abomination" due to budget constraints. This did not turn out to be the case, no doubt at least in part because of Dougherty's strong feelings about film music in general and music for horror films in specific. ."..[A] lot of today's scores tend to be just random shifting tones and electronic droning," he complains, adding, "modern horror music tends to be a forgetful hodgepodge of white noise and loud [strings] without a single note that evokes a moment or character from the film." Clearly, Dougherty was determined this would not be the case with a film that represented the first screenplay he ever wrote and his directorial debut, even if it was a straight-to-video horror anthology. Thus, he not only brought in Pipes, who had distinguished himself with his score to Monster House, but he also spent the money to hire an 85-piece orchestra of first-call Hollywood musicians. With Dougherty's inspiration, Pipes has delivered a score that makes obvious homages to the kind of music his writer/director admires, specifically the dramatic and romanticized work of Bernard Herrmann in his scores for Alfred Hitchcock movies like Psycho (with dozens of string players slashing across their instruments violently) on the one hand, and on the other delicate, contemplative keyboard themes like the one John Carpenter wrote for the first Halloween film and Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" theme as used in The Exorcist. That makes this score far more ambitious than one might expect for a picture that isn't even being given a theatrical run, but it demonstrates the composer's talent and will add to the enjoyment of horror fans who seek the film out in its digital, home video, and television distribution.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/29/2009
  • Label: La-La Land Records
  • UPC: 826924110324
  • Catalog Number: 1103
  • Sales rank: 99,703

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Main Titles (2:20)
  2. 2 Meet Charlie (0:45)
  3. 3 It's Halloween, Not Hanukkah (3:12)
  4. 4 Charlie Bites It (1:42)
  5. 5 Father and Son (6:18)
  6. 6 Meet Rhonda (1:33)
  7. 7 To the Quarry (1:42)
  8. 8 The Halloween Schoolbus Massacre (4:55)
  9. 9 The Elevator/Laurie on the Prowl (2:02)
  10. 10 Halloween Prank (4:24)
  11. 11 Not a Trick/Red and Black (3:51)
  12. 12 Laurie's First Time (2:48)
  13. 13 Old Mr. Kreeg (1:52)
  14. 14 Pumpkin Shooter/Meet Sam (12:03)
  15. 15 The Bus Driver (0:39)
  16. 16 The Neighborhood (1:51)
  17. 17 Trick 'R Treat (0:30)
  18. 18 End Credits (6:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Douglas Pipes Primary Artist
Walt Harrah Vocals
Richard Altenbach Violin
Phil Ayling Oboe
Brian Dembow Viola
Stephen Erdody Cello
Christine Ermacoff Cello
Alan Estes Percussion
Armen Garabedian Violin
Rick Gerding Viola
Julie Gigante Violin
Endre Granat Violin
Bruce Morgenthaler Bass
Katia Popov Violin
Jay Rosen Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky Violin
Kim Scholes Cello
David Shostac Flute
Sally Stevens Vocals
George Thatcher Trombone
Doug Tornquist Tuba
Cecilia Tsan Cello
Josefina Vergara Violin
Roger Wilkie Violin
Peter Limonick Percussion
Andrew Shulman Cello
John Walz Cello
Susan Ranney Bass
Natalie Leggett Violin
Bruce Babcock Conductor
Rafael Rishik Violin
Jennie Hansen Viola
Nico Abondolo Bass
Darrin McCann Viola
Antony Cooke Cello
Agnes Gottschewski Violin
Keith Greene Viola
Robert Berg Viola
Steven Gordon Viola
Irina Voloshina Violin
Roberto Cani Violin
Michael Valerio Bass
Galina Golovin Violin
Ralph Williams Clarinet
Nicolas Philippon Bass
Lisa M. Sutton Violin
Gregory Goodall Percussion
Phillip Yao Horn
Dave Walther Viola
Ana Landauer Violin
Sungil Lee Violin
Marina Manukian Violin
Alyssa Park Violin
Lorenz Gamma Violin
Andrew Malloy Trombone
Debbie Hall Gleason Vocals
Sharon Jackson Violin
Donald Foster Clarinet
Tereza Stanislav Violin
Malcolm McNab Trumpet
Fletcher Sheridan Vocals
Nina Evtuhov Violin
Terri Koide Vocals
David Duke Horn
Steve Roberts Clarinet
Marlow Fisher Viola
David H. Speltz Cello
Jon Lewis Trumpet
Heather Clark Flute
Sandie Hall Vocals
Kristy Morrell Horn
Ann White Vocals
Geraldine Rotella Flute
James M. Kanter Clarinet
Kirkpatrick Cello
Kevin Connolly Violin
Brian O'Connor Horn
Technical Credits
Brad Haehnel Engineer
Michael V. Gerhard Producer
Douglas Pipes Composer, Producer
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