Rise of the Guardians [Original Score]

Rise of the Guardians [Original Score]

by Alexandre Desplat
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Rise of the Guardians [Original Score]

Composed, conducted, and produced by Alexandre Desplat (Girl with the Pearl Earring, The King's Speech), the soundtrack for Dreamworks Animation's Rise of the Guardians is as spirited and surprising as it is refreshingly old-fashioned. Desplat must have tucked away some extra magic after completing the scores for the final two Harry Potter films, because his work here is steeped in Hogwarts-inspired whimsy. Opening track "Still Dream," a sweet and sentimental ballad performed by soprano Renée Fleming, sets the tone, suggesting a classic old-world Disney approach to the fable, but Desplat never lets things dissolve into treacle, providing a muscular main theme that, along with the main melody from "Still Dream," weaves itself throughout the film with a quaint yet confident majesty.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/13/2012
Label: Varese Sarabande
UPC: 0030206717525
catalogNumber: 067175
Rank: 75952

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alexandre Desplat   Primary Artist,Conductor
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Renée Fleming   Vocals
Dave Arch   Piano
London Voices   Choir, Chorus
Paul Clarvis   Ethnic Percussion
Terry Edwards   Choir Director
Huw Davies   Guitar
Lurie Morar   Cymbalom

Technical Credits

Richard King   Engineering
Robert Townson   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Alex Firla   overdub engineer
Conrad Pope   Orchestration
Nan Schwartz   Orchestration
Alison Burton   Studio Manager
Andrew Dudman   Engineering
Chris Cozens   Auricle Programming
Clifford Jay Tasner   Orchestration
Dan Butler   Music Business Affairs
Carmine Lauri   Orchestra Leader
Alexandre Desplat   Composer,Orchestration
Jennifer Schiller   Music Business Affairs
Jonathan Allen   Engineering
Colette Barber   Studio Manager
Xavier Forcioli   Programming
Liz McNicoll   Music Business Affairs
David Lindsay-Abaire   Lyricist
Bill Newlin   Orchestration
Susan Thampi   Management
Romain Allender   Programming

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Rise of the Guardians [Original Score] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
DarcyLizzy More than 1 year ago
One of the best soundtracks! LOVED this! Powerful and memorable!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago