After a year and a half grinding through the whole How to Train Your Dragon soundtrack, I thought I was too musically-spent to pick up arranging ever again – until I saw Rise of the Guardians (during exam time as well – how wonderful is that?)
Like many people, the film left me spellbound. But while most of them went on drooling over Jack Frost, I turned to the music. Although Alexandre Desplat’s score cannot rival HtTYD in epicness, he certainly created very memorable themes to go along with the wonderful storyline and characters. Plus, the piano carries a greater weight in this film, which makes me happy.
With an outburst of productivity, I arranged five of the following tracks in the course of four days – a new record. So, lesson learned: never give up believing!
Please note that the availability of these scores depends on DreamWorks’ decision over publishing official sheet music. Should that become the case, I’ll have to take these down so not to interfere with publisher sales.
If you have any comment, question or suggestion, feel free to leave it below, or send me an e-mail at email@example.com. Feedback will be much appreciated.
P.S. Who else here was enough of a classical music geek to recognize Stravinsky’s Firebird in Santa’s first scene (when he plays with the train set), or pick out a hint of Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody during the sleigh launch? Leave a comment below if you did!
|1. Still Dream (purchase instructions)||Piano Solo||->||->|
|3. Alone in the World||->||->|
|4. Fanfare of the Elves||->||->|
|5. Wind Take Me Home!||->||->|
|21. Jack’s Memories||->||->|
|23. Jamie Believes||->||->|
|27. Oath of the Guardians||->||->|
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Rise of the Guardians belongs to and is © 2012 DreamWorks Picture.
Original score to the film is composed by Alexandre Desplat.
The soundtrack to the film is distributed by Varese Sarabande.