New BBC Narnia Soundtrack Release
Silva Screen Records has announced the release dates of “The Chronicles of Narnia: Music from the BBC Television Series” by composer Geoffrey Burgon. It is released in the UK and other territories on October 10th, and in the US on November 8th. Burgon is a popular English composer, and the soundtrack also includes music from other scores that he has written.
From the blurb: The suite is scored for strings with flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, horn, timpani and percussion and begins with the stately `Aslan’s Theme’ – the lion who is the Lord and saviour of Narnia and its people. Horn and trumpet fanfares introduce ‘The Great Battle’, where Aslan and his followers, including the children, fight against the wicked White Witch and all manner of repulsive creatures under her power. On her arrival in Narnia, Lucy has afternoon tea with Mr. Tumnus the faun, afterwards he plays to her – `Mr Tumnus’ Tune’ (flute and strings). In `The Storm at Sea’ the ship, Dawn Treader, encounters a turbulent ocean after leaving the Lone Islands – a scherzando for full orchestra. In order to save Edmund from being killed by the White Witch, Aslan offers himself up for sacrifice – the sombre music quotes the ‘Crucifixus’ from the Bach B Minor Mass. A march signals the exciting exploits on the road to Harfang before the horn introduction to the finale as the children bid farewell to Aslan and Narnia – their adventures at an end… for this time being.