MIRACLE ON 34th STREET
Composed and Conducted by BRUCE BROUGHTON
INTRADA Special Collection Volume 8
Just in time for the holidays, INTRADA releases a new album to an old classic. Or more accurately, a new album to a new classic. Twentieth Century Fox's 1994 remake of MIRACLE ON 34th STREET (1947) had some big footsteps in which to follow. A stellar cast and crew were assembled, including Richard Attenborough as St. Nick, Mara Wilson as little Susan, director Les Mayfield and writer/producer John Hughes, who all took on the monumental task of recreating the magic 47 years later. But who could musically evoke the magic of this sparkling tale? Look no further than Bruce Broughton, who composed a score for massive orchestra, plus mixed choir and boys choir. The result is a beautiful, heartfelt work, capturing the mystery, sentiment and power of the Christmas holiday. As Broughton describes his score:
"It has one uncommon 20th Century emotion in it: joy. No one is being pushed out a window, no one's being stabbed or shot or run over. So when you hear the music from beginning to end, it just makes you feel good."
An album was released at the time of the film, primarily consisting of songs with some 12 minutes of Broughton's score. This new release features Broughton's music alone and runs approximately 68 minutes.
For artwork, track listing, and audio clips, please visit http://www.intrada.com/vol8.htm
Available Exclusively from INTRADA and select soundtrack retailers: December 2002
Also due imminently from the Intrada Store is the original 1947 soundtrack to MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET from Percepto. More details here: http://www.percepto.com/projects/011/index.html