MovieScore Magazine has confirmed that Howard Shore will be doing the score for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. You can read their official announcement on MovieScore here!
Shore is best known for composing the score of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, and he is scheduled to begin work on the Eclipse score next week.
Howard Shore is on board to compose the original score for the third film in the Twilight series, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Temple Hill Entertainment today confirmed to MovieScore Magazine that the Lord of the Rings composer is going to write the music for the film, following in the footsteps of Carter Burwell (who scored the first film in 2008) and Alexandre Desplat (who wrote the music for the second, New Moon). Shore has begun work, spotting the movie, this week.
This is pretty amazing, he did the score for LOTR- one of the biggest movie sagas ever. Are you excited about this? Share your thoughts in the comments!
Soundtrack Examiner had an interview with, Alexandre Desplat, composer of the New Moon movie score.
I really was blown away by your work on this score. Now, on the New Moon soundtrack, you submitted a song called “The Meadow.” Was that actually a demo track for what would become the New Moon score?
A: No, not at all. It’s actually the original version of the love theme that I wrote for the film. It’s the love theme in its most basic, simplified state. The score was actually recorded about a month later. And I just thought the solo piano would be the best option to match with the other songs that were on the soundtrack. I think an orchestral piece at the end would have been a bit strange or inappropriate. I wanted the music to have a real sense of movement and emotion.
Obviously, you had to be aware of how massive the fan base is for the Twilight saga, with the films, books, and chart-topping soundtracks. Did that add any pressure to you when writing the score?
A: There was absolutely no pressure at all. I was working with a good friend, Chris Weitz, who was very protective and enthusiastic of the work. And I simply took it as another film project. I didn’t think for one second that this was a huge deal. I’d actually made that mistake before, thinking that what I was doing was going to turn into something massive, and it really derails your train of thought and puts too much pressure on you. I think I’ve grown up a little bit.
Read the whole interview HERE!
According to Carter Burwell’s official website he said that he will not be making any music for New Moon.
Read it here (located at the bottom of his page under the FAQ).
Will you work on the sequels to Twilight?
As I understand it, the director of New Moon, Chris Weitz, has hired Alexandre Desplat to composer the music for the film. Desplat composed the music for Weitz’ earlier film The Golden Compass. I don’t know if they’ll use any of my themes from Twilight, such as “Bella’s Lullaby”.
Carter Burwell, the composer who wrote music for Twilight got nominated for the International Film Music Critics Association Award for Best Original Score For A Horror/Thriller Film.
Although he did not win in that category Carter Burwell did win Best Original Score For A Comedy Film for the music he wrote in the movie Burn After Reading.
View the list of winners of the IFMCA Awards here.
View the nominees here.
The MP3 version of Twilight The Score has been released on iTunes and Amazon! The CD version is set to release on December 9
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There is now a track listing and image for the Twilight movie score on Amazon.
Click read more to see the track listing, and order it here.
Composed, orchestrated and conducted by the award-winning Carter Burwell, the Twilight score is a must-have companion to the movie experience. Burwell is a renowned composer who is well known for his work on most Coen Brother films, including The Big Lebowski, Fargo, Burn After Reading, plus films including Being John Malkovich, Gods and Monsters, and more.