Various Artists - A Single Man

A Single Man

Various Artists

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CD Album 19 tracks £8.99
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Description

Various Artists - A Single Man

Abel Korzeniowski’s elegiac, string-lead score to fashion designer Tom Ford’s stylish directing debut based on Christopher Isherwood’s 1964 novel

Set in 1962, A Single Man stars Colin Firth as a teacher grieving over the death of his partner and planning suicide to end his pain. The film follows an unhappy single day in the life of an unhappy single man.

Abel Korzeniowski’s score beautifully complements the film and is supplemented by additional music from Shigeru Umebayashi. The source music included eclectically ranges from opera to Booker T & The MG’s. The soundtrack has was nominated for a 2010 Golden Globe Award.

Polish born Korzeniowski’s credits include a new score for silent classic Metropolis, Battle For Terra and Copernicus’ Star.

Shigeru Umebayashi has been scoring Japanese and Chinese films for over 25 years including box office hits In The Mood For Love and House Of Flying Daggers.

Reviews

“a quietly powerful score”
- Empire Magazine (4*)

“This is the type of score that can make you fall in love with film music.”
- Soundtrack Geek

“…bittersweet yet elegant… a captivating score”
- Scorenotes.com

“…a suspenseful, dramatic power worthy of Bernard Herrmann”
- Film Music Magazine

“Also big ups to Polish composer Abel Korzeniowski's deeply affecting score”
- The Playlist

“The film score written by Abel Korzeniowski and Shigeru Umebayashi is variegated and full of lush orchestral themes that salute Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann, among others.”
- Hollywood Reporter

”Korzeniowski’s new score for Tom Ford’s A Single Man is destined to become a film music classic. The Polish composer combines pulsing post-minimalism and elegant neo-romanticism with bright melodies, lush orchestration and warm colours (notably harp, piano and solo violin) to create a dazzling and dramatic score of extraordinary power and beauty”.
- The Irish Times

Tracklisting

CD Album (SILCD1323)
  1. Abel Korzeniowski - Stillness Of The Mind
  2. Abel Korzeniowski - Drowning
  3. Abel Korzeniowski - Snow
  4. Abel Korzeniowski - Becoming George
  5. Shigeru Umebayashi - George's Waltz (I)
  6. Abel Korzeniowski - Daydreams
  7. Abel Korzeniowski - Mescaline
  8. Abel Korzeniowski - Going Somewhere
  9. Bernard Herrmann - Variation On Scotty Tails Madeleine
  10. Shigeru Umebayashi - Carlos
  11. Alfredo Catalani - La Wally | Act I: Ebben? Ne Andro Lontana
  12. Harold Arlen | Ted Koehler - Stormy Weather
  13. Steve Cropper | Lewie Steinberg | Booker T. Jones - Green Onions
  14. Richard Rodgers | Lorenz Hart - Blue Moon
  15. Abel Korzeniowski - Swimming
  16. Abel Korzeniowski - And Just Like That
  17. Shigeru Umebayashi - George's Waltz (II)
  18. Abel Korzeniowski - Sunset
  19. Abel Korzeniowski - Clock Tick
Download Album (SILED1323)
  1. Abel Korzeniowski - Stillness Of The Mind
  2. Abel Korzeniowski - Drowning
  3. Abel Korzeniowski - Snow
  4. Abel Korzeniowski - Becoming George
  5. Shigeru Umebayashi - George's Waltz (I)
  6. Abel Korzeniowski - Daydreams
  7. Abel Korzeniowski - Mescaline
  8. Abel Korzeniowski - Going Somewhere
  9. Bernard Herrmann - Variation On Scotty Tails Madeleine
  10. Shigeru Umebayashi - Carlos
  11. Alfredo Catalani - La Wally, Act I: Ebben? Ne Andro Lontana
  12. Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler - Stormy Weather
  13. Steve Cropper, Lewie Steinberg, Booker T. Jones - Green Onions
  14. Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart - Blue Moon
  15. Abel Korzeniowski - Swimming
  16. Abel Korzeniowski - And Just Like That
  17. Shigeru Umebayashi - George's Waltz (II)
  18. Abel Korzeniowski - Sunset
  19. Abel Korzeniowski - Clock Tick