Artist: Harry Gregson-Williams

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Album:The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Original Score

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Original Score

Harry Gregson-Williams

Not to be confused with the collection Songs Inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia, this album is Harry Gregson-Williams’s instrumental score for the movie. Marking the composer’s third collaboration with director Andrew Adamson (after both Shrek flicks), this score also is one of the more mature offerings from Gregson-Williams, best known for his work on family films. The music is lush and assured, if a bit predictable. Indeed, it fits squarely in the current style popular for big epics—even using (on a few tracks) the vocals of Lisbeth Scott, which…

Album:Shrek: Music from the Original Motion Picture

Shrek: Music from the Original Motion Picture

Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell, Various Artists

Like The Muppet Show or The Simpsons, Shrek is tiered with visual appeal, fantasy, and sophisticated humor that appeals to children and adults on two mutually exclusive levels. Judging by the soundtrack alone, there is some genuine emotion coming from this movie; Rufus Wainwright, the Proclaimers, and especially the Eels all pen winsome, longing tunes. Dana Glover’s “It Is You (I Have Loved)” represents the soundtrack’s requisite glossy ballad, but it’s better than most, and John Powell’s climactic, orchestral “True Love’s First Kiss” makes…

Album:Chicken Run: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Chicken Run: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

John Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams

With a film as wildly, intelligently entertaining as Chicken Run, the score needs to be something special just to keep pace. Not a problem, then, for John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams, a pair who have worked (together and separately) on other animated films (The Tigger Movie, Antz) and action films (Enemy of the State, Face/Off)--which has prepared them well for a film in which a gaggle of chickens re-enact The Great Escape. Powell and Gregson-Williams's score is perfectly suited to the action on screen: classic…

Album:Shrek 2: Original Motion Picture Score

Shrek 2: Original Motion Picture Score

Harry Gregson-Williams

The runaway success of Dreamworks’ original digitally animated spoof of classic fairy tales (and the Disney versions in particular) quite naturally spawned a sequel that follows the further misadventures of the lovable green ogre, his donkey pal and Princess Fiona. But while the second installment’s pop song-score is responsible for much of its crisp pace and contemporary cultural savvy, this eclectic (mostly) orchestral score by composer Harry Gregson-Williams largely serves to anchor the film in the very genre it’s lampooning. Yet it’s also music that serves as…

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