The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack) by Harry Gregson-Williams on Apple Music

16 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

The film adaptation of C.S. Lewis' second novel in the The Chronicles of Narnia series begins with the valiant Prince Caspian's kingdom suffering under the control of his evil uncle King Miraz, and composer Harry Gregson-Williams introduces the score with an immediately dark and audacious tone in "Prince Caspian Flees." These shadowy and ominous overtones are aurally animated throughout most of the soundtrack with Gregson-Williams getting the most out of a big orchestra and three distinguished choirs — The Bach Choir, The Apollo Voices, and The Crouch End Festival Chorus. "Raid On The Castle" charges forward with dramatic, galloping movements and gripping tension as ghostly voices sing menacingly to accompany a grisly battle scene. Sweeping strings lift up the end of this standout track with notes that climb skyward in intimations of triumph. Of course a movie with a budget this big wouldn't dare leave a pop song or two out of the soundtrack, and Regina Spektor delivers with her glowing voice on the appropriately cinematic ballad "The Call." Switchfoot also offer up "This Is Home," a Coldplay inspired hit with a soaring chorus and panoramic harmonies.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The film adaptation of C.S. Lewis' second novel in the The Chronicles of Narnia series begins with the valiant Prince Caspian's kingdom suffering under the control of his evil uncle King Miraz, and composer Harry Gregson-Williams introduces the score with an immediately dark and audacious tone in "Prince Caspian Flees." These shadowy and ominous overtones are aurally animated throughout most of the soundtrack with Gregson-Williams getting the most out of a big orchestra and three distinguished choirs — The Bach Choir, The Apollo Voices, and The Crouch End Festival Chorus. "Raid On The Castle" charges forward with dramatic, galloping movements and gripping tension as ghostly voices sing menacingly to accompany a grisly battle scene. Sweeping strings lift up the end of this standout track with notes that climb skyward in intimations of triumph. Of course a movie with a budget this big wouldn't dare leave a pop song or two out of the soundtrack, and Regina Spektor delivers with her glowing voice on the appropriately cinematic ballad "The Call." Switchfoot also offer up "This Is Home," a Coldplay inspired hit with a soaring chorus and panoramic harmonies.

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About Harry Gregson-Williams

Harry Gregson-Williams is an award-winning film composer from the U.K. who began making his mark on the Hollywood film industry around the turn of the century. Known for his work in movie franchises such as Shrek and The Chronicles of Narnia, he's the older brother of film/TV composer Rupert Gregson-Williams.

Born in England on December 13, 1961, Gregson-Williams studied voice and piano at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, where he later taught music. While he began working as a film composer in the early '90s, his big break came when he was taken under the wing of Oscar-winning film composer Hans Zimmer during the mid-'90s. He worked on the soundtracks of Zimmer-scored films including Crimson Tide (1995), Muppet Treasure Island (1996), The Rock (1996), and As Good as It Gets (1997). He went on to collaborate with Trevor Rabin (1998's Enemy of the State and Armageddon) and John Powell (1998's Antz, 2000's Chicken Run, 2001's Shrek) as well.

Meanwhile, Gregson-Williams began taking the lead on the soundtracks of children's movies like The Tigger Movie (2000) and Spy Kids (2001) as well as action films such as Phone Booth (2002) and The Rundown (2003). By mid-decade, he was scoring A-list films including Shrek 2 (2004), Man on Fire (2004), and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) which earned him a Grammy nomination for best score. His subsequent work in the 2000s included Gone Baby Gone (2007), Shrek the Third (2007), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). In addition, he began composing music for the video game franchises Metal Gear Solid and Call of Duty. Highlights of his work in the 2010s include Shrek Forever After (2010), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), The Martian (2015), and The Zookeeper's Wife (2017). ~ Marcy Donelson & Jason Birchmeier

  • ORIGIN
    England
  • BORN
    Dec 13, 1961

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