The Help [Original Score]

The Help [Original Score]

by Thomas Newman


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Composer Thomas Newman has proven himself a true master at invoking an atmosphere of melancholic nostalgia on films like The Shawshank Redemption, Road to Perdition, and Little Women. His signature blend of long, stoic, and circular string melodies with soft, plaintive piano motifs fits perfectly into director Tate Taylor's film adaptation of author Kathryn Stockett's civil rights era dramedy, The Help. Like most of his work, Newman's sweet/sad and pastoral score stands up perfectly well on its own, brandishing its own distinct shade of Americana that manages to incorporate the whole melting pot, rather than just skim off the top.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2011
Label: Varese Sarabande
UPC: 0030206711424
catalogNumber: 067114
Rank: 221674

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Thomas Newman   Primary Artist
Steve Kujala   Flute,Alto Flute
Sid Page   Violin
George Doering   Steel Guitar,Ukulele,Zither,Cavaquinho,Hammered Dulcimer,Wind Harp
Michael Fisher   Cymbals,Marimbas,Vibes,Shaker,Brushes
Katie Kirkpatrick   Harp
Steve Tavaglione   Flute,Piano,Alto Flute,Glass Harmonica,B-Flat Clarinet
Hollywood Studio Symphony   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Thomas Newman   Composer,Producer
J.A.C. Redford   Orchestration
Armin Steiner   Engineer
Robert Townson   Executive Producer
Tommy Vicari   Engineer
Rick Cox   Whistle
Bill Bernstein   Producer
Ernest Lee   Digital Coordinator
Jennifer Hawks   Music Executive
Sharen Davis   Costume Design

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