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Carter Burwell is well known for his work with the Coen Brothers — his debut effort was the score for 1984’s Blood Simple — but he has written music for dozens of other films as well. He often incorporates rock elements into his work, and that influence is on display in his score for Catherine Hardwicke’s adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s popular vampire novel, Twilight. Much of the music is striking for its tasteful restraint, considering the movie’s charged material. Two of the key tracks, “Bella’s Lullaby” and the closer, “Edward at Her Bed,” possess a strong romantic quality — the former, with its lush orchestration and striking piano melody, bristles with mystery, while the latter cut possesses a sense of melancholy tranquility. Some of the score is big and loud; a number of pieces feature tribal, almost ritualistic, percussion and piercing electric guitar tones. (The guitar parts, played by David Torn, Kaki King, and Mitch Dalton, bring to mind art-metal.) Burwell not only composed this effective score, he conducted, orchestrated, and produced it as well.

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Beautiful Music for a Beautiful Story.

I'm a huge Twilight fan and I was really excited for the movie but I was especially excited for the soundtrack. When I heard these beautiful instrumental pieces by Carter Burwell, I was stunned. It dazzled me (just like Edward did). I really was blown away by every number. I love Bella's Lullaby even though it wasn't what I expected. And I truly love "The Lion Fell In Love With The Lamb" - it's just beautiful. That scene gets to me, both book and movie. I love every piece, I can't name one. TWILIGHTER 4ever!!!! luv, bellbundyfan

Individual tracks?

It's absolutely beautiful music! There are several songs on this album I love, and would buy if the individual tracks were available. But I'm not buying the whole album. Please, make the individual songs available for purchase!!!

Amazing Job.

Carter Burwell did a truly great job in creating the score for Twilight. Each track melded flawlessy into the scenes of the movie.


Born: November 18, 1955 in New York, NY

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Probably one of a very few soundtrack composers to idolize Iggy Pop, Carter Burwell is best known for his work with the Coen Brothers, having scored every one of their films through the year 2010. By turns haunting and dark or quirky and experimental, Burwell's eclectic music has graced films in a wide variety of genres, and he's used the occasional big-studio project to finance his work on a number of groundbreaking independent films. Born November 18, 1955 in New York, Burwell took piano lessons...
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Soundtrack, Music, Classical, Original Score
  • Released: Oct 28, 2008

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