Year One [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Year One [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Theodore Shapiro
     
 

As a composer who has become a favorite of the prominent movie comedians of the 21st century (Will Farrell, Ben Stiller, etc.), Theodore Shapiro has, in a sense, a double burden in coming up with music for these comics' humorous efforts. He must create music that matches the genres and settings of the films, and he must also join in theSee more details below

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As a composer who has become a favorite of the prominent movie comedians of the 21st century (Will Farrell, Ben Stiller, etc.), Theodore Shapiro has, in a sense, a double burden in coming up with music for these comics' humorous efforts. He must create music that matches the genres and settings of the films, and he must also join in the fun by at least gently sending up the whole thing. Those twin burdens are apparent in his music for Year One, director Harold Ramis' showcase for Jack Black and Michael Cera, set in what is called the "Ancient World." That puts Shapiro in mind of various Middle Eastern styles, as well as the sort of movie music that Maurice Jarre wrote for Lawrence of Arabia, of course. He manages to evoke these sounds well, but he also contemporizes them and provides a comic wink by throwing in the occasional trip-hop rhythm or an electric guitar. After all, this isn't really a movie about the cradle of civilization. It's a movie about Jack Black's comic shtick, and the composer must be most attentive to underlining the laughs.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/23/2009
Label:
Lakeshore Records
UPC:
0780163409024
catalogNumber:
34090
Rank:
364891

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Theodore Shapiro   Primary Artist
Hollywood Studio Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
George Doering   Guitar
Pedro Eustache   Wind
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Brian Kilgore   Percussion
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Joel Shearer   Guitar
Pete Anthony   Conductor
John F. Robinson   Drums
Tojan   Ensemble
Ludwig Goransson   Oud

Technical Credits

Richard E. Grant   Auricle Programming
Randy Kerber   Orchestration
John Magnussen   Orchestration
Carmen Rizzo   Programming
Bryan Carrigan   Digital Editing
Chris Fogel   Engineering
Judd Apatow   Executive Producer
Bruce Babcock   Orchestration
Pete Anthony   Orchestration
Jon Kull   Orchestration
Skip Williamson   Executive Soundtrack Producer
John Kull   Orchestration
Theodore Shapiro   Composer,Producer
Brian McNelis   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Stephanie Mente   Art Direction
Jon Magnussen   Orchestration
Richard Grant   Auricle Programming
Ludwig Goransson   Technical Score Advisor
John Ashton Thomas   Orchestration

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