In this film about US cemeteries in Europe, director Robert Uth manages to deliver a message about the heroism and the ageless futility of war all at the same time. It was a pleasure working with him on this difficult film. He brought things out of me I didn’t know were there. This aired on Memorial Day 2009.
Listen to excerpts of the soundtrack:
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The Chronicles of Narnia Deluxe Box Set
Part of the The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe box-set, deluxe edition is an amazing documentary about CS Lewis. It is called The World of Narnia. M. David Melvin directed this gem. The story is compelling and structured to mirror The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis’ masterpiece.
We went for a chamber orchestra sound for the most part, recording with a 40 piece orchestra. The result is very “British,” I think. Jon Baumgarten played the solo flute parts and Terri Lazar played all the violin solos. Tim White brought his round, perfect trumpet tone to this score. As always, the musicians are the best part of the gig.
The small team that worked on this film was one of the best I have ever worked with. Dave Melvin, of course, and John Laux, the editor, were the key ingredients to making a really great film out of what might have been nothing more than a DVD extra. I am truly proud of this piece. I hope it gets some airtime and some sort of life of its own.
Listen to excerpts of the soundtrack:
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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.
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.