– Film Scores –

Closer To Truth

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Directed by the intellectual wild child, Peter Getzels. He is the poster boy for making ADD work FOR you! I LOVED writing for him. Here are two string tracks that say everything about Peter’s taste in music – and maybe something about mine also.

Certain Guys

Certain Guys

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A feature film. The director of this film is a very talented man named Stephen James. I only mention that so that when he is incredibly famous, I can document the fact that I worked with him first.

The Homecoming
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This is the scene where everyone cries in the film Certain Guys.

A Trail of Hershey Kisses
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This is the scene in Certain Guys where everyone laughs.

Holocaust: The Untold Story

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Paul Sparrow’s documentary on The New York Times’ non-involvment with reporting the Holocaust during World War II. This features Janice Martin on her 1708 Stradivarious violin. She is a beautiful player. Her solo CD is out now on Sonoris (#SCD5159). Check out her performance of the Corigliano Sonata for violin and piano.

War Stories

War Stories

These tracks are from a huge multi screen project at the Newseum when it was in Arlington, VA.

The pieces evoke the Civil War, World War I, and The Korean War respectively. The images are an incredibly powerful anti-war message.
It was a powerful piece aired on a screen that was one hundred and twelve feet long, divided into nine screens at times, three at times, one enormous image at times.

Paper Clips

Paper Clips

This is a Suite of the orchestral score to the movie Paper Clips. It includes the song Alison Krauss sang in the film, Jubilee.

Paper Clips Orchestral Theme

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This is from wonderful documentary called Paper Clips. It is the story of the people of Whitwell, Tennessee and their junior high school’s project designed to teach their kids about the Holocaust. It is an astonishing little film that makes almost everyone weep – mostly tears of hope and joy. Miramax has picked this up and it has played on HBO. We’ll see where it goes from here. Congratulations to Bob Johnson, Joe Fab and Elliot Berlin, the amazing guys who made this film.

Paper Clips (Small Group Cue 1)

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There were three sorts of music for Paper Clips – these cues were from the chamber group sessions featuring Janice Martin, again. I just love her playing. Also Greg Watkins is on double bass with Robert Sullivan on guitar and Lukasz Czyner on cello. I think the sound here perfectly reflects the Appalachian setting with the overtones of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe.

Paper Clips (Small Group Cue 2)

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The third group of sessions took place in Nashville with Alison Krauss. She sang the end titles and two tunes for the interior of the film. She was not only flawless and inspiring, she was funny. I don’t think I have ever worked with such a genuinely funny singer. And as you can imagine, she stole my heart.

Charlie Barnett to score "An Open Door" by Sonny Izon

Charlie Barnett to score "An Open Door" by Sonny Izon

An Open Door is a feature-length documentary on the uplifting story of how a small Asian nation was able to save over 1,300 Jews as they fled the pogroms of Nazi Germany. It is written, produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Noel M. Izon and co-produced by author Sharon Delmendo. This is the third film in his World War II trilogy Forgotten Stories.
This unique film will explore the rare confluence of the Pacific and European theaters. It juxtaposes momentous events in history such as the passage of the Nuremberg Laws and the inauguration of the Philippines as a Commonwealth of the United States.
An Open Door is the story of a deep friendship borne of common adversity and intense love for freedom. Together, Filipinos and Jews struggled, endured and ultimately prevailed.