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Dominik Scherrer's Agatha Christie's Marple
14-Nov-2020 - Quartet Records, in collaboration with MovieScore Media, has released the premiere CD edition of the hit ITV series Agatha Christie's Marple with music by Dominik Scherrer"I had to look for instrumentation that worked for both the pastoral and the evil, and settled for an ensemble dominated by woodwinds and strings," says Dominik Scherrer about the music. "The shimmering muted strings and melodic woodwinds of Vaughan Williams were an inspiration. We had London’s top musicians performing soaring violin and cello solos. Utilizing the extreme ranges of instruments, hitting the lowest open strings on the cellos and basses hard, haunting bassoon solos, and screechy high violins at the top of their range could produce truly frightening textures, only to be followed by a beautifully played, plaintive cor anglais solo". For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Jeff Beal's Jay Sebring...Cutting To The Truth
11-Nov-2020 - From Notefornote Music comes the original score for the documentary Jay Sebring...Cutting To The Truth. The movie is about the life of artist, designer, and entrepreneur Jay Sebring, who was murdered alongside Sharon Tate by followers of Charles Manson.  Directed by Jay Sebring's nephew, Anthony DiMaria, the film tells the real story of an innovator who revolutionized hair salons for men. The soundtrack features the score by four time Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal (House of Cards, Console Wars, Shock And Awe, Challenger: The Final Flight, Appaloosa). For more info and ordering, visit Notefornote Music.

Hans Zimmer's Man Of Steel
10-Nov-2020 - Music on Vinyl presents Man Of Steel, the soundtrack to the film of the same name composed by Hans Zimmer. While popular among fans, the score was polarizing among critics. Popular reception to the score was positive and the album rose to #4 on iTunes during the first week of its release and opened at number 9 on the Billboard 200. Hans Zimmer has crafted an entirely new set of themes for Man of Steel, which is grittier and darker than any of its predecessor. This is a very special edition, containing a 4-page insert and exclusive fridge magnet. The gatefold sleeve got a silver-spot varnish on the Superman logo on the front cover. Available as a limited edition of 2000 individually numbered copies on translucent red vinyl! For more info and ordering, visit Music on Vinyl.

Arthur Valentin Grósz A Pásztor (The Shepherd)
9-Nov-2020 - Kronos Records presents the soundtrack for László Illés' World War II drama  A Pásztor (The Shepherd).  Set in Hungary in 1944, with the central character being an old shepherd, who lives alone on a farm. After his daughter is murdered by the Nazis and witnessing the horror of war close up, he decides in his grief and anger at the cruelty of their oppressors  to save as many Jewish lives as he possible can. The music was composed by Hungarian composer Arthur Valentin Grószwho created a score that reflects the many emotions of the film's storyline, it underlines only too well the sense of desperation, hopelessness and devastation felt by some of the characters and also supports and enhances the narrative of the film. The music is poignant and thematic in places with subtle and affecting musical interludes that become mesmerizing and haunting. For more info and ordering, visit Kronos Records.

31-Oct-2020 -
Marco Beltrami & Marcus Trumpp Love And Monsters
30-Oct-2020 - Quartet Records and Paramount Music present the exciting monstrous score composed by Marco Beltrami and Marcus Trumpp for Paramount’s new fantasy, Love And Monsters (Monster Problems).They have crafted a mesmerizing, haunting orchestral score that draws inspiration from those larger-than-life science fiction classics from the ’50s and ’60s. It is an intense, exciting and highly vigorous score with thick orchestral colors—lyrical, dark and rhythmic, including a haunting main theme. This score is brilliantly performed by The Slovak National Symphony Orchestra. The booklet features art design by Dan Goldwasser. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.

Andrew Dickson's Vera Drake/All Or Nothing
29-Oct-2020 - Caldera Records presents Andrew Dickson’s music for Mike Leigh’s films Vera Drake and All Or Nothing. While Vera Drake is hailed as one of Leigh’s major works, it is also the crowning opus of Andrew Dickson’s film career. By then, he and the director had already worked together for more than 20 years. For the first time in their films, Dickson and Leigh decided to use a choir. For the folk-like main theme of the film, Dickson used the germ of a sinister song about a fairground he had written previously and which had been performed by a 15-year old P.J. Harvey, a Mercury Prize-winning singer with whom Dickson performed in his local band in Bridport. Also included on this CD are selection from Andrew Dickson’s scores for Someone Else’s America and Oublie-Moi. For more info and ordering, visit Caldera Records.

Various Short Cuts 2019
16-Oct-2020 - Quartet Records in collaboration with MovieScore Media, presents Short Cuts 2019, the follow-up to last year’s initiative to collect together the most memorable short film scores of each year. The 2019 selection is headlined by such as fan favorites as Academy Award winner Rachel Portman (ARCHIE), Christopher Young (FANBOY), Bear McCreary (THE TOLL ROAD) and Joe Kraemer (THE WOUND) to name a few. The animated titles in the 2019 selection include a wide-range of topics from the three colorful shorts featuring the music of Kevin Smithers through Chad Cannon to Daniel Alcheh. Although the tracks themselves have a different feel to them due to the diversity of both the represented genres and the composers involved, they hope this selection of the best short scores from 2019 proves that great film music is still alive and well – sometimes it’s just hiding in the unlikeliest places! For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Daniel Pemberton's The Trial Of The Chicago 7
7-Oct-2020 - Varèse Sarabande Records is thrilled to announce the upcoming soundtrack CD release on November 20 of the Netflix film The Trial of the Chicago 7. The album is comprised of the original score by 3-time Golden Globe®-nominated composer Daniel Pemberton and three original songs performed by breakthrough Polydor recording artist Celeste. Pemberton and Celeste co-wrote the film’s focus track Hear My Voice” as recently announced byVariety.  Varèse Sarabande Records will also  digitally release The Trial of the Chicago 7 album on October 16, the same day the film debuts worldwide on Netflix. Pre-order is available October 8, with the track “Hear My Voice,” available for immediate download as an instant grat. For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.  
The Film Music Of Franco Bixio
3-Oct-2020 - Quartet Records in collaboration with Cinevox Records presents The Film Music Of Franco Bixio, a collection of renowned Italian composer Franco Bixio that showcases four premiere scores on a 2-CD set. These four scores, DESERTO DI FUOCO (1971), ISTANTANEA PER UN DELITTO (1975),  DIARIO SEGRETO DA UN CARCERE FEMMINILE (1974) and IL TUO PIACERE È IL MIO (1973) are presented on two discs produced and mastered by Claudio Fuiano from original master tapes courtesy of Cinevox. The richly illustrated 16-page booklet contains liner notes by Gergely Hubai discussing each film and score in detail. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Hans Zimmer's The Holiday
14-Sep-2020 -
Varèse Sarabande Records is thrilled to announce the upcoming first-ever LP release of The Holiday Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Academy Award®-winning composer Hans Zimmer. The Holiday was released by Sony Pictures on December 8, 2006, and has since become a modern-day annual holiday classic for movie enthusiasts around the world.  Of Zimmer’s timeless soundtrack, Screen Rant says, “Utilizing strings and pianos to perfection, the music really does blend together nicely.” The LP will be pressed on snow white vinyl discs, perfect for any record lover’s holiday collection. Varèse Sarabande will release the first-ever LP edition of The Holiday on November 6, 2020, with pre-order available since September 15, 2020.
John Addison's Swashbuckler
4-Sep-2020 - Quartet Records, in association with Universal Pictures, Universal Music Special Markets and Geffen Records, is glad to continue celebrating the centenary of John Addison with an expanded, remastered edition in a 2-CD set of his exciting, classic symphonic adventure score for SwashbucklerIt is an orchestral tour-de-force that features a memorable main theme but also encompasses a fresh and original score full of tunes, motifs, adventure, romance, tension and mystery. This restored 2-CD set showcases the score as recorded for the film, featuring a selection of alternate cues, as well as the remastered original album prepared by the composer for MCA Records in 1976 (reissued on CD by Intrada Records in 2008), which utilizes different mixes and edits in some cues for a better home listening experience. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Devin Burrows' The Wretched
23-Aug-2020 - La-La Land Records presents composer Devin Burrows(DEADHEADS) original motion picture score to the acclaimed big-screen horror/thriller/fantasy sensation The Wretched, starring John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda and Jamison Jones, and written and directed by The Pierce Brothers. Composer Burrows pulls inspiration from both modern and classic film scoring motifs and unleashes a thrillingly nail-biting orchestral ride that buoys the film’s outlandish witch-driven scares as well as its brooding, haunting atmospherics and character-driven drama. This is a notable genre score from one of 2020’s most celebrated horror offerings. Produced by the composer, and mastered by Tom Hutten, this is a limited edition of 1000 copies. For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
Pino Donaggio's The Order
29-Jul-2020 - Quartet Records presents the world premiere release of the adventure score composed by Pino Donaggio for The OrderPino Donaggio’s music focuses on Middle Eastern flavor and religious splendor with a majestic choral hymn representing the constructive aspects of faith. Besides several action cues that could be expected with the genre, there’s a lovely romantic theme for the relationship between Rudy and Lt. Dalia Barr as well as a high-energy klezmer piece recorded for one of the more off-kilter chase sequences. Performed by The Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra & Chorus conducted by Natale Massara, this release has been remixed by Paolo Steffan from recently discovered original multi-tracks under the composer’s supervision. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Bert Shefter's Sins Of Jezebel
26-Jul-2020 - The grand release by Kronos Records is Sins Of Jezebel from 1953, the film about the biblical story of King Ahab and Jezebel, his young bride to be, whos name became eponymous of wickedness and shamelessnes. This truly epic soundtrack was composed and conducted by Bert Shefter, whom many of us usually know as coworking with Paul Sawtell. This was one of his earlier, solo ventures and one of his greatest if not the greatest works. This is the first time ever that this 1953 epic has a release in any format, almost 70 years after the film release! The music composed by Shefter is big, epic and very rich in melodic content and despite the only known surviving sources did not run very long, the majority of the important music heard in the film is there for the world to finally listen to in all its glory. For more info and ordering, visit Kronos Records.
John Addison's The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
13-Jul-2020 - Quartet Records and Universal Pictures present the world premiere release of the exciting, charming, classy score composed by John Addison for The Seven-Per-Cent Solution. The film posits a meet-up between Sherlock Holmes and Sigmund Freud, who while trying to cure the famous detective’s cocaine addiction, becomes involved—along with Dr. Watson—in a most mysterious case. Addison’s score uses elements of pastiche but integrates them easily into his own distinctive voice. Principal themes include a sinuous and harmonically ambiguous idea for Holmes; a lush, romantic theme for Vanessa Redgrave’s character; a Spanish-flavored theme; and, for action scenes, an irrepressible Hungarian czardas. The album also includes the premiere release of a song written by Stephen Sondheim specifically for the film. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Ennio Morricone Dies At 91
6-Jul-2020 - Ennio Morricone, the Oscar winner whose haunting, inventive scores expertly accentuated the simmering, dialogue-free tension of the spaghetti Westerns directed by Sergio Leone, has died. He was 91. The Italian composer, who scored more than 500 films — seven for his countryman Leone after they had met as kids in elementary school — died in Rome following complications from a fall last week in which he broke his femur. Ennio Morricone was born on Nov. 10, 1928, in a residential area of the Eternal City. His father, Mario, was a trumpet player, and the trumpet was the first instrument the youngster played. He began writing music at age 6. When he was about 8, Morricone first met Leone in elementary school (the two would not connect again for more than two decades). He attended the Santa Cecilia Conservatory, where he studied under Goffredo Petrassi, a major Italian composer.
Howard Shore's Sliver
23-Jun-2020 - La-La Land Records and Paramount Pictures present the world premiere release of Howard Shore’s original motion picture score to the 1993 feature film thriller Sliver. Renowned composer Shore unleashes a mesmerizing orchestral score – a broiling and seductive noirish brew of sensuality and danger that proves to be a perfect complement to the film’s psychological deep dive into mystery, sex and murder. A notable 90’s score from a powerhouse talent, SLIVER is finally here for film music fans with its debut release in any format. Produced by Dan Goldwasser and mastered by James Nelson, this special presentation includes bonus tracks of additional music Christopher Young composed for the film and exclusive, in-depth liner notes by writer Daniel Schweiger, along with sharp art design by Goldwasser. For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.

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