Nominated for both a Grammy and an Academy Award, the soundtrack combines lush, reflective incidental music with mid-20th-century big-band compositions, and Isham skillfully integrates these themes as they relate to the contrasting lifestyles of the film’s central characters.
A selection of jazz-oriented titles made by the Isham Jones Orchestra, a fine dance band of the period. Included are rare sides by the Marigold Entertainers (a predecessor band) and a selection of titles recorded for World radio transcriptions in 1934. Extensive liner notes by Kurt Weisbecker are included in the 24 page booklet.
This music is soothing, relaxing and somewhat whimsical. It's perfect for the movie or just to listen to while relaxing. It definitely evokes thoughts of oceanic themes.
Original music from Season Two of hit ABC TV series! Following in footsteps of Season One music (also available on Intrada), Isham expands upon ideas, styles established earlier, adds dynamic new themes into mix. Sequences grow larger, more expansive. Action, magic, darkness, romance, fantasy all part of composer's musical realm. As stories bring in new crossovers between worlds of Storybrooke, Neverland, Enchanted Forest and others, Isham develops new material with keen sense of melodic, dramatic flair. He even creates new musical language for post-curse magical Storybrook. Music plays strong role throughout ABC series, often becomes another character in each episode. Season Two CD also premieres short but imposing main title. Album produced by composer. Michael Nowak conducts Hollywood Studio Symphony.
Intrada is proud to announce the release of Mark Isham's score to the hit ABC TV series Once Upon a Time. Isham needed to come up with a score that spanned the entire spectrum of emotions – not only breathing life into quieter moments, but also being romantic, sweeping, and epic. The result was a score for the series that is both beautiful and heartfelt and has become integral to the fabric of the show. For this release representing music from various episodes, Mark Isham has compiled over an hour of music carefully produced to provide listeners with a musical journey that captures the essence of the show.