The Number 23 [Original Motion Picture Score]

The Number 23 [Original Motion Picture Score]

by Harry Gregson-Williams

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The Number 23 [Original Motion Picture Score]

Despite the presence of usually stylish director Joel Schumacher and usually comic actor Jim Carrey, it would be hard to mistake The Number 23 for anything other than a thriller based on a listen to the soundtrack album, and that goes for just about any point on the album; the CD is as disturbing an experience when set to random sequencing as it is when played from the beginning. Composer Harry Gregson-Williams, apparently allowed a reasonable budget, has hired a full orchestra along with some guest soloists (trumpeter Jon Hassell, violinist Hugh Marsh, cellist Martin Tillman, and guitarist Peter DiStefano) and mixed the acoustic instruments with electric ones and a lot of synthesizer sounds. The programming does the heavy lifting of creating odd percussion tracks, quick, dramatic crescendos and sudden, jarring climaxes, but the strings provide more conventionally unsettling effects. The combination makes for a musical bed that effectively supports a story of paranoia and conspiracy theory.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/20/2007
Label: Watertower Music
UPC: 0794043908125
catalogNumber: 39081

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harry Gregson-Williams   Primary Artist
Jon Hassell   Trumpet,Soloist
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Hugh Marsh   Violin,Electric Violin,Soloist
Richard Todd   Horn
Phil Ayling   Oboe
Jacqueline Brand   Violin
Brian Dembow   Viola
Stephen Erdody   Celli
Julie Gigante   Violin
Endre Granat   Violin
James Kanter   Clarinet
Dennis Karmazyn   Celli
Armen Ksadjikian   Celli
Janet Lakatos   Viola
Dane Little   Celli
Charles Loper   Trombone
Edward Meares   Bass
Bruce Morgenthaler   Bass
Katia Popov   Violin
Karie Prescott   Viola
Geri Rotella   Flute
George Thatcher   Trombone
Martin Tillman   Cello,Soloist,Electric Cello
Doug Tornquist   Tuba
Cecilia Tsan   Celli
Miwako Watanabe   Violin
Roger Wilkie   Violin
Ken Yerke   Violin
Daniel Kelley   Horn
Andrew Shulman   Celli
Drew Dembowski   Bass
Susan Ranney   Bass
Lisa Sutton   Violin
Peter DiStefano   Electric Guitar,Soloist
Timothy Landauer   Celli
Rafael Rishik   Violin
Nico Abondolo   Bass
Shawn Mann   Viola
Darrin McCann   Viola
Antony Cooke   Celli
David Parmeter   Bass
Robert Berg   Viola
Irina Voloshina   Violin
Eun Mee Ahn   Violin
Roberto Cani   Violin
Michael Valerio   Bass
Liane Mautner   Violin
Sarah Thornblade   Violin
Piotr Jandula   Viola
Nicolas Philippon   Bass
Aimee Kreston   Violin
Eric J. Hosler   Violin
Dave Walther   Viola
Ana Landauer   Violin
Shanti Randall   Viola
Cassandra Richburg   Viola
Allison Allport   Harp
Donald Foster   Clarinet
Radu Pieptea   Violin
Armen Ksajikian   Celli
Jeanne Evans Skrocki   Violin
Dennis Karamazyn   Celli
Brian D. A. O'Connor   Horn
Thomas Diener   Viola
Kenneth Yerke   Violin
Shanti D. Randall   Viola
Steven Holtman   Trombone
James Thatcher   Horn
Marlow Fisher   Viola
Chris Ermacoff   Celli
Jo Ann Turovsky   Harp
David H. Speltz   Celli
Kate Reddish   Viola
Michael O'Donovan   Bassoon
Kevin Connolly   Violin
Brian O'Connor   Horn

Technical Credits

Mal Luker   Engineering
Kirk Ross   Art Direction
Harry Gregson-Williams   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Lori Silfen   Music Business Affairs
Bob Bowen   Music Executive
Jason Cienkus   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Malcolm Luker   Engineering
Stephen Barton   Programming
John F.X. Walsh   Music Business Affairs
Halli Cauthery   Programming
David Buckley   Programming

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