Trick R Treat [Original Soundtrack]

Trick R Treat [Original Soundtrack]

by Douglas Pipes


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Trick R Treat [Original Soundtrack]

In his liner notes, which take up seven of the 12 pages of the CD booklet for the Trick 'r Treat soundtrack album, writer/director Michael Dougherty reveals that at one point in the production process for the film, composer Douglas Pipes was told "that the score would have to be a synthesized abomination" due to budget constraints. This did not turn out to be the case, no doubt at least in part because of Dougherty's strong feelings about film music in general and music for horror films in specific. ."..[A] lot of today's scores tend to be just random shifting tones and electronic droning," he complains, adding, "modern horror music tends to be a forgetful hodgepodge of white noise and loud [strings] without a single note that evokes a moment or character from the film." Clearly, Dougherty was determined this would not be the case with a film that represented the first screenplay he ever wrote and his directorial debut, even if it was a straight-to-video horror anthology. Thus, he not only brought in Pipes, who had distinguished himself with his score to Monster House, but he also spent the money to hire an 85-piece orchestra of first-call Hollywood musicians. With Dougherty's inspiration, Pipes has delivered a score that makes obvious homages to the kind of music his writer/director admires, specifically the dramatic and romanticized work of Bernard Herrmann in his scores for Alfred Hitchcock movies like Psycho (with dozens of string players slashing across their instruments violently) on the one hand, and on the other delicate, contemplative keyboard themes like the one John Carpenter wrote for the first Halloween film and Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" theme as used in The Exorcist. That makes this score far more ambitious than one might expect for a picture that isn't even being given a theatrical run, but it demonstrates the composer's talent and will add to the enjoyment of horror fans who seek the film out in its digital, home video, and television distribution.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/29/2009
Label: La-La Land Records
UPC: 0826924110324
catalogNumber: 1103

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Douglas Pipes   Primary Artist
Walt Harrah   Vocals
Richard Altenbach   Violin
Phil Ayling   Oboe
Brian Dembow   Viola
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Alan Estes   Percussion
Armen Garabedian   Violin
Rick Gerding   Viola
Julie Gigante   Violin
Endre Granat   Violin
Bruce Morgenthaler   Bass
Katia Popov   Violin
Jay Rosen   Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky   Violin
Geri Rotella   Flute
Kim Scholes   Cello
David Shostac   Flute
Sally Stevens   Vocals
George Thatcher   Trombone
Doug Tornquist   Tuba
Cecilia Tsan   Cello
Josefina Vergara   Violin
Roger Wilkie   Violin
Peter Limonick   Percussion
John Walz   Cello
Susan Ranney   Bass
Lisa Sutton   Violin
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Bruce Babcock   Conductor
Rafael Rishik   Violin
Jennie Hansen   Viola
Nico Abondolo   Bass
Darrin McCann   Viola
Antony Cooke   Cello
Agnes Gottschewski   Violin
Keith Greene   Viola
Robert Berg   Viola
Steven Gordon   Viola
Irina Voloshina   Violin
Roberto Cani   Violin
Michael Valerio   Bass
Andrew Schulman   Cello
Galina Golovin   Violin
Ralph Williams   Clarinet
Nicolas Philippon   Bass
Gregory Goodall   Percussion
Phillip Yao   Horn
Dave Walther   Viola
Ana Landauer   Violin
Sungil Lee   Violin
Marina Manukian   Violin
Alyssa Park   Violin
Lorenz Gamma   Violin
Andrew Malloy   Trombone
Kristy Morrell   Horn
Debbie Hall Gleason   Vocals
Sharon Jackson   Violin
Donald Foster   Clarinet
Tereza Stanislav   Violin
Malcolm McNab   Trumpet
Fletcher Sheridan   Vocals
Nina Evthuhov   Violin
David Duke   Horn
Steve Roberts   Clarinet
Marlow Fisher   Viola
Chris Ermacoff   Cello
David H. Speltz   Cello
Jon Lewis   Trumpet
Heather Clark   Flute
Sandie Hall   Vocals
Ann White   Vocals
James M. Kanter   Clarinet
Kirkpatrick   Cello
Teri Eiko Koide   Vocals
Kevin Connolly   Violin
Brian O'Connor   Horn

Technical Credits

Brad Haehnel   Engineer
Michael V. Gerhard   Producer
Douglas Pipes   Composer,Producer

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