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Epic Film Score Finally Released: THE MONKEY KING

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You may not have heard of this Chinese blockbuster film, and I am by no means encouraging you to watch it – but Christopher Young’s score won the 2014 International Film Music Critics Award this past April. The score was released by Intrada Records who this year released the complete scores to all of the films in the Jaws series.

The record label celebrated its 30th Anniversary this year and The Monkey King is one of their four final releases of the year. The other 3 releases included the unused score to Something Wicked This Way Comes by Georges Delerue, an expanded release of Danny Elfman’s score to Edward Scissorhands, and a 2 CD Paramount Film Noir collection.

Christopher Young fashions his most powerful, epic-scale work ever. Scored for large orchestra with augmented percussion plus choir, Young provides magnificent music full of rich melody, pulsating rhythmic drive and – in particular – incredible action sequences. Avoiding dissonance per se, Young hits the bullseye with lengthy, tonal harmonies, soaring themes even as his action material dominates. Action cues with emotion. Action cues with scope. Sensational, powerful music is the result!

-Intrada

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I have already ordered my copy of the CD, which you can purchase for $19.99.  Head on over to Intrada’s website to listen to the samples yourself, you may be just as impressed as I was with the score.

Have you seen the The Monkey King? Is this a score you are planning on picking up?

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