TALE OF DESPEREAUX, THE

Label: Intrada MAF 7105
Date: 2008
Time:
Tracks: 26
William Ross offers a substantial symphonic score that plays to the color and period detail in the movie. Rich melody, heart-felt themes and exciting action. Interestingly, Ross creates action music that is intense and dynamic, rather than the customary cartoon antics in similar fare. It all wraps with a soaring fanfare finish. Two songs by Dave Stewart, Glen Ballard and director Gary Ross open the CD, followed by nearly an hour of symphonic splendor by William Ross. Ross also conducts his music for large orchestra. The crisp recording is by veteran mixer Armin Steiner, who has recorded substantial scores for John Williams, Bruce Broughton, Henry Mancini and many other legendary film composers.

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  • William Ross offers a substantial symphonic score that plays to the color and period detail in the movie. Rich melody, heart-felt themes and exciting action. Interestingly, Ross creates action music that is intense and dynamic, rather than the customary cartoon antics in similar fare. It all wraps with a soaring fanfare finish. Two songs by Dave Stewart, Glen Ballard and director Gary Ross open the CD, followed by nearly an hour of symphonic splendor by William Ross. Ross also conducts his music for large orchestra. The crisp recording is by veteran mixer Armin Steiner, who has recorded substantial scores for John Williams, Bruce Broughton, Henry Mancini and many other legendary film composers.
  • 01. *Soup (1:42)
    02. *It's Great To Be A Rat (1:26)
    03. Main Title / Prologue (2:31)
    04. The Village of Dor (2:16)
    05. Andre & Boldo (1:25)
    06. The Soup Is Served (1:07)
    07. Roscuro's Fall (2:36)
    08. A King's Sadness (1:52)
    09. Mouse World / A Mouse Is Born (3:07)
    10. Lonely Roscuro (1:10)
    11. The Royal Library (1:28)
    12. Once Upon A Time (2:28)
    13. I Am A Gentleman / Mig's Story (3:38)
    14. Banishment (3:06)

    15. In The Dungeon (1:00)
    16. Cat And Mouse (2:02)
    17. Roscuro and Despereaux (2:10)
    18. Mig Steals The Crown (1:18)
    19. Roscuro's Apology (3:44)
    20. Gregory Gives Mig Away (0:51)
    21. The Quest (3:55)
    22. Despereaux Is Back (3:12)
    23. Boldo And Despereaux Charge! (1:38)
    24. A Change of Heart (2:10)
    25. Rescuing The Princess (3:05)
    26. Epilogue (2:39)

    *Bonus songs not in the film


  • Composed and Conducted by William Ross.
    Recorded at Sony Pictures Scoring Stage, Culver City, California, and at Fox Studios Newman Scoring Stage.

    This soundtrack was produced in cooperation with the
    American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.


    VIOLIN
    Bruce Dukov
    Roger Wilkie
    Katia Popov
    Tammy Hatwan
    Josefina Vergara
    Natalie Leggett
    Sara Parkins
    Tereza Stanislav
    Sarah Thornblade
    Alan Grunfeld
    Alyssa Park
    Lily Ho Chen
    Darius Campo
    Phillip Levy
    Kevin Connolly
    Jennifer Levin
    Eun-mee Ahn
    Liane Mautner
    Roberto Cani
    Sid Page
    Helen Nightengale
    David Ewart
    Searmi Park
    Neel Hammond
    Songa Lee
    Calabria Mcchesney
    Carol Pool
    Julie Rogers

    VIOLA
    Brian Dembow
    Matt Funes
    Thomas Diener
    Vickie Miskolczy
    Marlow Fisher
    Darrin Mc Cann
    Keith Greene
    David Walther
    Andrew Duckles
    Alma Fernandez
    Lynne Richberg
    Kate Reddish


    CELLO
    Steve Erdody
    Cecilia Tsan
    Tim Landauer
    Dennis Karmazyn
    Larry Corbett
    Erika Duke Kirkpatrick
    Trevor Handy
    Paul Cohen
    Giovanna Clayton
    Tina Soule
    Jodi Burnett
    Miguel Martinez

    BASS
    Ed Meares
    Tim Emmons
    Bruce Morgenthaler
    Oscar Hidalgo
    Drew Dembowski
    Chris Kollgaard
    Ann Atkinson
    Peter Doubrovsky

    FLUTE
    Louise Di Tullio
    Heather Clark
    Geri Rotella

    OBOE
    Barbara Northcutt
    Leslie Reed

    CLARINET
    Gary Bovyer
    Phil O’Connor
    Ralph Williams
    Dan Higgins

    BASSOON
    Rose Corrigan
    Judy Farmer
    Ken Munday
    Damion Montano


    FRENCH HORN
    Steve Becknell
    Rick Todd
    Paul Klintworth
    Daniel Kelley
    Kristy Morrell
    Jenny Kim

    TRUMPET
    Malcolm McNab
    Rick Baptist
    Jon Lewis
    Dave Washburn
    Wayne Bergeron
    Marissa Benedict

    TROMBONE
    Charlie Loper
    Bill Reichenbach
    Phil Teele

    TUBA
    Doug Tornquist

    PERCUSSION
    Bob Zimmitti
    Dan Greco
    Mb Gordy

    TIMPANI
    Peter Limonick

    HARP
    Gayle Levant

    PIANO
    Randy Kerber
    Randy Waldman-synth