Release Date: June 21, 2011
Conducted by Cesar Benito
Galiza Filme Orquestra
Formats: CD, Digital
Average Rating: 3 stars (1 user)
|1.||The Idea for the Book||1:40|
|2.||Works of Art||0:58|
|4.||Mom & Dad||1:49|
|12.||Best Things in the World||2:02|
|15.||Don't Ask Questions||1:21|
|17.||When I Was Gone||2:10|
|18.||It's Not Fair||5:09|
|19.||Tones of Cards||2:25|
|Total Album Time:||49:25|
Continuing and expanding on our recent devotion to high quality Spanish film music, we are excited to work for the first time with the very talented Los Angeles-based composer Cesar Benito. His score for Gustavo Ron's film adaptation of the Sally Nicholls novel Ways to Live Forever is a very beautiful and sensitive score which combines optimistic quirkiness with soulful seriousness in a way that recalls the fine-tuned drama music of such masters as Thomas Newman, Mychael Danna and Johan Söderqvist.
Although the story has a lot of very sad elements, the director wanted the music to be light, bright, even uplifting. The composer says that he tried "to be inventive", combining "the sounds of a symphony orchestra with other ethnic, less common, instruments and musical effects to portray the lively and imaginative personality of the protagonist". The result is a score that is very engaging, moving and simply beautiful.
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Released: July 23, 2013