Arnold Recording the VDT Score

The Bulgy Bear wrote in to tell us that according to David Arnold’s Twitter posts, September 2nd was his first day recording the score for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. On Wednesday he wrote: “12x 7 day weeks worth of composition, 87 piece orchestra,40 piece choir,Wardrobe is open – Narnia start tomorrow”. Yesterday he tweeted, “Narnia Day 2.Aslan and Lucy are in the bedroom talking about Edmund”. We wish Arnold and all the musicians and technicians the very best as they lay down the musical foundations for the third Narnia film!

42 Responses

  1. LadyCourage says:

    I can't wait to hear it!! His "Amazing Grace" score did not stand out to me as awesome, but I sincerely hope his VDT score will!! 😀

  2. Starlily says:

    Can't wait to hear what they come up with. 🙂 I liked the soundtracks for the previous movies, but I'm hoping that Arnold will bring something new into the picture. I'll love hearing the choir! (Did the other two movies have much choir? I can't remember any off the top of my head)

  3. First comment! Wow, that is awesome! I can't wait to hear the first tidbit of music!

  4. PrinceCor says:

    Woohoo! Sounds like Arnold is going back to the days of "Stargate" and "Independence Day". 😀 Can't wait to hear a sampling of the score and then see/hear the film in December!!!

  5. Starlily says:

    Hold on a second!! What does it mean about "Aslan and Lucy are in the bedroom talking about Edmund"?! Is that the part we saw in the trailer? I wonder what significance that scene will have…

  6. Oops, 3rd. I hope the music won't be mediocre too, LadyCourage. Williams was ok, not absolutely great, but good. I'm very picky when it comes to music. The 3 conductors that have pleased me 100% are Howard Shore, Dario Marianelli, & Hans Zimmer (well, 90%).

  7. They did have choir, but it's not that much or they sing so that you hear the orchestra more. There was a choir part when Tumnus was playing his lullaby for Lucy in LWW.

  8. QueenLucy12 says:

    Yay! I Can't wait to hear it!!!

  9. Violamom says:

    Oh, I loved his Amazing Grace score…it's one of the few movie soundtracks I've actually gone out and bought. It did what a good score should do: support and enhance the story being told on the screen, and not draw too much attention to itself. I'm quite sure his Dawn Treader music will do at least that much. We shall see. 😉 <><

  10. Shastafan says:

    Yeah, me too. Did he possibly mean Edmund and Lucy talking about Aslan? Probably not, but what reason would Lucy and Aslan be talking about Edmund for? I'm a bit confused by this…

    Well, at least he's working on the score now! Yahoo! 🙂

  11. Pepper Darcy says:

    Anyone know when the soundtrack comes out? I've already set aside money for it! I am *so* excited about this movie!! =D

  12. Knight of the Lion says:

    I don't think Arnold did Amazing Grace.

  13. DamselJillPole says:

    Ah wow!!! This is very awesome news! And it sounds as if it's moving on very fast too! By the end of this month we'll probably get a list of the track names and some samples on what it'll sound like. 😀

  14. GlimGlum says:

    I liked the score for Amazing Grace also. It was more low key because of the nature and type of film it was. VDT should be more of a "big movie" type score. Looking forward to it. Go David Arnold! Sail on VDT!

  15. Eustace says:

    I really like the sound of this!

  16. Knight of the Lion says:

    Yep, your right. Thanks for pointing that out.

  17. Knight of the Lion says:

    I got an iTunes gift card for my birthday and I'm looking forward to the day I can click pre buy!

  18. Twinimage says:

    Looking forward to how it will sound.
    If it's like his score for Amazing Grace, it should be good then. Amazing Grace's score isn't… amazing (lol) but it was good. Maybe he'll take it down a notch in "epicness".
    LWW's score was good, and Prince Caspian was pretty much recycled from LWW, but seemed just too "epic" or over done, looking back in retrospect… They just need to tone down all the "epicness", which should make for a better, less cliche film.

  19. dinode says:

    Maybe he meant Eustace?

  20. Starlily says:

    Yeah, I agree that the PC soundtrack was a little too "epic" for my taste. They went a little overboard or something. I DO want VDT's score to be epic, but in a good way, and not overkill.

  21. Pepper Darcy says:

    do you really think so?! I can't wait! I can't wait! =)

  22. ernesto says:

    esta bien pero la musica ya la pusieron

  23. narnian resident says:

    i wonder what "Aslan and Lucy in the bedroom talking about Edmund" is all about? sounds interesting. anyway, im super excited! soundtracks are always my favorite part about movies. they're always the thing i listen for the most. its the soundtracks that make the movie for me 🙂

  24. narnian resident says:

    Howard Shore yes!!! he's one of the best, i have to say! truly talented, and did such an amazing job on LOTR.

  25. Skandar4Lyfe says:

    are you serious?? the amazing grace score was magnificent. one of the best movie scores eva

  26. coracle says:

    I'm looking forward to hearing his music. I don't know him well as a composer. Go well, Mr Arnold!!

  27. ann says:

    The Bulgy Bear wrote in to tell us that…wait a minute the BULGY BEAR? Lol did a double take on that part 🙂

  28. Narnia Ultimate Fan says:

    I most definitely agree. He did an amazing job.

  29. A_Narnian_Lullaby says:

    Whats his twitter account? I must follow..!

  30. Starlily says:

    Lol! You didn't know the Bulgy Bears were computer savvy, did you? 😉

  31. Narnian Geek says:

    What about John Williams (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Jaws)?

  32. Alambil and Tarvis says:

    So, I am a huge 'Stargate' fan, and for those of you that don't know, Arnold was the man behind the AWESOMELY AMAZING theme from the original 1994 movie that was later used in the TV show. If the VDT score is anything like it, we're going to be BLOWN AWAY by epicness.

    (he also did the score for 'Independence Day', btw)

  33. Alambil and Tarvis says:

    YES!!!!! 😀 I grew up with the Stargate theme and it's one of the best musical themes I've ever heard in my life (I may be a bit biased b/c I'm such a fan of the franchise in general LOL :P). I didn't even know Arnold was the one who composed it until I found out he was doing VDT, so I looked him up and was like :O :O :O and completely FREAKED OUT when I discovered that he was the same composer.

    For 10 years I'd been a fan of his music without even knowing xD I really can't wait to hear the VDT score. I have a feeling it will be the best of his career. There is something about getting involved with Narnia that brings out the best in people…;)

  34. does that means there will be a soundtrack? just curious

  35. SPS says:

    I wonder what songs will be included in the film. Hopefully some alternative groups like Florence + The Machine or Silversun Pickups. Whoever it is, I hope its good, like Alanis Morissette and Switchfoot in the previous films.

  36. Peepicheep says:

    Now all we need a clip of the music.

  37. Twinimage says:

    Yeah, I hope they retain some of the musical themes, like the main theme used for the film. But my problem with PC was that there was way too much recycled music from LWW. Practically every theme from that film was carried over. I'd almost prefer a whole new soundtrack instead. Make the film seem of more value rather than taking an easy way out and recycling old music. But with a new composer, it should interesting. I do hope there is a little bit of the old Narnia theme left. Helps with continuity.

  38. The Bulgy Bear says:

    There is more from David Arnold on his Twitter:

    Yesterday he wrote: "still 3 days recording left on Narnia.lot of music… choir Wednesday. Musicians playing out of their skins… thrilling to hear them"

    And today he added: "ok….sea serpents to deal with tomorrow…"

    You can find his page via the NarniaWeb Twitter page… he's currently third under "Following"

  39. Starlily says:

    Yeah, I want them to keep the main theme too–it's rather nice and makes you think "Narnia". But other than that, I don't want any recycling.

  40. High Queene Shellybelly says:

    can anyone please provide a link to his twitter acccount? i put in david arnold and got someone else

  1. September 3, 2010

    […] NarniaWeb reports that David Arnold is now recording the score for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader! From Arnold’s Twitter feed: August 31: 12x 7 day weeks worth of composition,87 piece orchestra,40 piece choir,Wardrobe is open….Narnia start tomorrow……….. […]