Soundtrack Report from Scoring Sessions
ScoringSessions.com visited Abbey Road Studios in London, England to see Harry Gregson-Williams and the Prince Caspian scoring process first-hand. Their exclusive report contains lots of photos from the studio.
Since last December, composer Harry Gregson-Williams has been hard at work in London, writing his score to the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures/Walden Media’s feature film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. The film adaptation is the next chapter in the saga by C.S. Lewis, and takes place after the events in 2005’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Directed by Andrew Adamson (who directed the first film), with a screenplay by Adamson, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the movie follows the four Pevensie children as they are called back to Narnia to help Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) defeat the forces that are plotting against him.
Gregson-Williams began recording his score in late January, where a cycle of writing/recording/mixing took place. This approach allowed him to work with the filmmakers as the edits in the film changed. At the beginning of March there were three days of scoring, and ScoringSessions.com had an opportunity to travel across the globe to attend them at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios, in London, England.