“See You Soon” by Stephen Barton
12 Monkeys (2018)
Hey friends! I just scored the new Freeform/Disney holiday original rom-com Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas, starring Aisha Dee and Kimiko Glenn, produced by Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky, and directed by Theresa Bennett. Premieres tonight at 9pm on Freeform! Part of their annual 25 Days of Christmas celebration. Probably will show up on a streaming service after? Hulu most likely. Maybe Disney+ sometime in the future? Who knows.
Got to have a great recording session with a lovely string section and harp and guitar group, with an incredible crew. (Piano is me! As per usual.) Really happy with how this score turned out.
Rom-coms are near and dear to my heart, as they were probably the kind of movies I watched and re-watched the most growing up (explains a lot), so writing this kind of score was such a joy. And this rom-com is extremely adorable and clever, and it’s a Christmas movie.
I hope you watch and enjoy!
Bernard Herrmann/The Day The Earth Stood Still | Soundtrack Suite 1951
Hildur Guðnadóttir x Joker
Themes from SINTEL for Concert Band (Score Video) | Beardsworth, M
A rearrangement of the main themes from my SINTEL film score for Concert Band, complete with full score video!
This new suite has been arranged with an intermediate-level concert band in mind, while featuring the same colourful textures and complex John William-inspired detail as the full film score and orchestral suite.
It’s also my first completed musical work for concert band - it was an enlightening experience writing this and learning the cliches and guidelines on how to write for concert band. Thanks to @benevolentgentleman for offering feedback and advice!
Check it out on my YouTube channel!
October 6, 2019
Attacking Brides by Alan Silvestri
It is the month of Halloween and I can’t not talk about one of my favorite monster movies of all time. It would be a crime. So here we are.
Attacking Brides is so dynamic–it begins frenetically and only continues to build in tension as it moves through its rises and falls. It whittles in small pieces of theme that we will come to recognize over the course of the movie, and fills us in on the panic this town has been experiencing for quite some time.
It is our first, true introduction to the vampires of this movie. We learn their strengths, their weaknesses and their power. We feel the breaks and pauses of their attacks just as surely as the terror of their first strike. We learn their names, their personalities, and come to understand them as creatures of the night.
When the heavy drums come in and are interspersed by moments of grand silence, we feel the building expectation of something coming our way. We know the moment it will emerge again, and all we can do is hope to make it through.
Attacking Brides is not just a score piece–it is a scene brought to life through sound alone. If you’ve seen the movie, you can listen to this song and know which precise moment each note corresponds to. The imagery and the musicality become so intertwined that one would not be complete without the other. It is amazing artistry and I fall in love with it every time I hear it.
And, it also makes me want to watch the movie every single time I hear it. I can’t help it. This moment:
shaped my childhood. And I was a sucker for a good monster story forever after.
When they give you the aux
When they give you the aux
Normally I don’t let albums sit in my iTunes library without cover art, but for this expanded edition of Bronisław Kaper ‘s gorgeous score to Auntie Mame (1958) I just didn’t find any images I was happy with until today, when I stumbled upon an Italian poster for the film; here it is next to the album cover I made from it.