The Shipping News [Music from the Motion Picture]

The Shipping News [Music from the Motion Picture]

by Christopher Young


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The Shipping News [Music from the Motion Picture]

Christopher Young's score to The Shipping News -- the tale of a widower who rebuilds his life by moving with his daughter and aunt to Newfoundland -- has an appropriately pure, rustic feeling, thanks to its heavy use of uilleann pipes, pennywhistles, harps, fiddles, and hurdy gurdys, as well as strings, guitar, and piano. For the most part, as on the title track, "The Gammy Bird," and "Killick-Claw Harbor," this translates into a mellow, earthy prettiness; although pieces like "Deep Water Down," "Mooncussers," and "Death Storm" have a more sinister bent; while "Dutsi Jig" and "Seal Flipper Pie" have a more lively, Celtic feel. Despite its length and somewhat lulling tone, The Shipping News has enough diversity and engaging moments to make it work equally well within or without the confines of the film that inspired it.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/26/2002
Label: Milan Records
UPC: 0731383598326
catalogNumber: 35983

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Christopher Young   Primary Artist
Nigel Eaton   Hurdy-Gurdy
Miriam Keogh   Harp
Hugh Webb   Harp
Allan Wilson   Conductor
Dermot Crehan   Fiddle
Robin Jeffrey   Guitar,Psaltery
Stuart Hall   Guitar,Psaltery
Tony Hinnegan   Penny Whistle
Robert White   uillean pipes
Philharmonia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Emmanuel Chamboredon   Executive Producer
Robert Fernandez   Engineer
Christopher Young   Producer,Orchestration
Pete Anthony   Orchestration
Jon Kull   Orchestration
Jodi Tack   Art Direction
Konstantino Christides   Score Coordinator
Keith Walner   Executive Producer
Wael Binali   Score Coordinator
Jasper Randall   Score Coordinator
Lasse Hallstrom   Liner Notes
Bobby Fernandez   Engineering
Konstantinos Christides   Score Coordinator

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