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: