I Am Legend [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

I Am Legend [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard


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James Newton Howard's score for the post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama I Am Legend flies in the face of expectations -- while the film's subject matter would seem tailor-made for sleekly modern, electronics-dominated music, the composer instead favors a more classicist approach, tapping the Hollywood Studio Symphony and Hollywood Film Chorale to create widescreen drama rooted in the classic cinematic tradition. Howard embraces the film's messianic themes, juxtaposing hymn-inspired melodies and classical sensibilities alongside more conventional action themes. The more ethereal elements offer a nice contrast to the aggressive brass and battering-ram percussion that characterize I Am Legend as it reaches its climax, and in fact linger in the memory far longer.

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Product Details

Release Date: 01/15/2008
Label: Varese Sarabande
UPC: 0030206687828
catalogNumber: 066878
Rank: 119321


  1. My Name Is Robert Neville
  2. Deer Hunting
  3. Evacuation
  4. Scan Her Again
  5. Darkseeker Dogs
  6. Sam's Gone
  7. Talk To Me
  8. The Pier
  9. Can They Do That?
  10. I'm Listening
  11. The Jagged Edge
  12. Reunited
  13. I'm Sorry
  14. Epilogue

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Newton Howard   Primary Artist
Roger Wilkie   Conductor
Pete Anthony   Conductor
Tim Morrison   Trumpet
Hollywood Studio Symphony   Performing Ensemble
Grant Gershon   Vocals,Choir Director,Choir Conductor
Hollywood Film Chorale   Choir, Chorus,Choir Director
Steven Richards   Vocals
Malcolm McNab   Trumpet
Chris P. Bacon   Conductor
Daniel Bubeck   Vocals
Steven Rickards   Vocals
Daniel Beck   Vocals
Daniel Roihl   Vocals
Timothy Morrison   Trumpet
Dan Roihl   Vocals
Tim Morrison   Trumpet

Technical Credits

James Newton Howard   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Vincent Cirilli   Score
Mark Eshelman   Score
Richard Grant   Auricle Programming
Joel Iwataki   Engineering
Alan Meyerson   Engineering,Score Mixer
Robert Townson   Producer,Executive Producer
Roger Wilkie   Orchestra Leader
Brad Dechter   Composer
Jeff Atmajian   Composer
Jim Weidman   Producer,Audio Production
Jon Kull   Composer
Kevin Globerman   Score
James Howard   Composer
Stuart Thomas   Technical Score Advisor
Adam Michalak   Score
Keith Zajic   Album Administrator
Greg Vines   Score
Dave Holden   Technical Score Advisor
Chris P. Bacon   Technical Score Advisor
Mark Graham   Music Librarian
Julia Newmann   Scoring Assistant
Pamela Sollie   Scoring Coordinator
Andrew Hauschild   Music Librarian
Dick Hebert   Album Administrator

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