John Debney's The Young Messiah
Lakeshore Records has released The Young Messiah - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD February 26, 2016. The album features the film’s original score by Academy Award®-nominated composer John Debney (DRAFT DAY, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST).
“This film was simply not complete until John had finished the score,” said director Cyrus Nowrasteh. “For this filmmaker he is answer to many prayers. He is so much more than a composer and artist - though that would be enough - but he’s also a faith-driven man who takes this story on with all the heart, soul and belief such a score requires.”
Remaining true to the character of Jesus revealed in the Bible, THE YOUNG MESSIAH is an inspirational story about the childhood of the Savior for the whole family. When the mystery of Jesus’ divinity begins to unfold in His early years, He turns to His parents for answers. But Mary and Joseph, in an effort to protect their child, are afraid to reveal all they know. How do you explain the ways of the world to its Creator? How do you teach the Teacher? How do you help the Savior who came to save you?
Follow the young Messiah as He and His family take the extraordinary journey from Egypt to Nazareth and on to Jerusalem – where His true identity and profound destiny are revealed.
“Our director Cyrus is an absolute master story teller,” Debney explained. “We worked very closely to enhance every moment of the film. He is a great collaborator and I found his story sense of great help in creating the sound of the score. The score highlights the place and time and yet also conveys the emotion and beauty of the love between a son and his mother and father.”
“John’s music is filled with power and reverence and an immediacy that puts you inside the child Jesus, a place where no other films has gone,” said Nowrasteh. “The tenderness, the love, the danger, the panorama, the vistas, are all present in the music he has written.”
“For me the key moment in the film is at the end when Mary speaks to her son about his true nature,” said Debney. “It is a wonderfully acted scene anchored by the amazing Sara Lazzaro as Mary. It is such a crucial scene that I scored it a number of ways. The music had to be emotional yet transparent. It had to be perfect. Cyrus guided me there.”
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