Press Release from Quartet:
Quartet Records and MovieScore Media presents the soundtrack to the Irish historical drama Pilgrimage with music by Stephen McKeon. Starring Tom Holland (Spiderman) and Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) just before their casting into the world of Marvel movies, the film tells the story of a group of monks who must escort a sacred relic across an Irish landscape fraught with peril.
Pilgrimage has music composed only of skin, bone and iron, which composer Stephen McKeon decided to represent with percussion, low male voices and low brass. The spans film a score as uncompromising and brutal as the Medieval landscape, including the powerful choral work of Paul McGough and Crux Vocal Ensemble and solo voice passages that highlight both the dark side of religious fervor as well as the more uplifting side of faith. Pilgrimage has won the Irish Film and Television Awards for Best Music, making it the third win for composer Stephen McKeon. The package includes liner notes by Gergely Hubai discuss the film and the score.