In some interesting merchandising news BSX Records and Silva Screen Records are offering fans the opportunity to buy Music of the Twilight Saga collections.
According to the Soundtracks Examiner:
As if anticipating the dry spell between the final two TWILIGHT films, BSX Records and Silva Screen Records (most likely unwitting of the other) jumped at the opportunity to tide fans over until BREAKING DAWN: Part 2 rears its head in November. Even if you own all of the scores for the TWILIGHT films, there is reason to check out both labels’ offerings.
MUSIC FROM THE TWILIGHT SAGA: For Chamber Orchestra (on BSX Records) is an interesting listen, because what The Redfeld Ensemble does is level the playing field of the musical integrity of the individual scores, as though they were attempting to make all of the music sound like it was written by one composer.
Where Burwell’s TWILIGHT was sincere and minimalist, the Ensemble amplifies some of the subtler moments and injects them with a bit of energy or color. On the flipside, they downplay some of the more horror-inspired elements touched upon in Alexandre Desplat’s NEW MOON. And while his score was more grandiose, epic, and note-heavy, they turn it down just a notch, so that some of the heavier parts are not quite as leaden.
At the other end of the spectrum, you have MUSIC FROM THE TWILIGHT SAGA: Performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, which aims for a more on-the-nose, clinical re-representation of the score music from the films. But more so than on the BSX album, the City of Prague Philharmonic dresses up Burwell’s work with full-bodied orchestration, enhanced instrumentation, and coaxing out more of the background themes, which makes listening that much more dramatic.
And even though it’s a cover version, the swooning acoustic guitar in “The Lion Fell in Love with the Lamb” will still pluck at your heart strings with each strum. With each passing listen, I might actually be convinced that these recordings of Burwell’s material are actually better than the original score.
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