Peter Pan [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Peter Pan [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by James Newton Howard



The producers were wise in their choosing of James Newton Howard to compose the score for P.J. Hogan's big screen rendering of J.M. Barrie's famous children's book, Peter Pan. The former Elton John keyboardist's work on M. Night Shyamalan's Sixth Sense and Signs showcased his ability to blend suspense and whimsy, and skillfully paint a scene from a child actor's point of view. For Peter Pan, Howard builds the dreamy world of "Neverland" with harps, choirs, and the occasional keyboard flourish, fleshing out the characters with fairy tale precision, and creating a believable realm in the same fashion that John Williams handled the magical world of Harry Potter. The string motifs he chooses for Wendy and Peter are steeped in the bittersweet confusion of sexual awakening, and the eternally youthful Lost Boys are treated with a light hand, hinting at their enviable immortality. "Howard" goes to great lengths to capture the myth of Peter Pan, never dumbing it down. His is a darker take on a story that has spent years in the hands of cartoonists, and it delivers the tale a much-needed edge.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/16/2003
Label: Varese Sarabande
UPC: 0030206653427
catalogNumber: 066534

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Newton Howard   Primary Artist
Davey Johnstone   Mandolin,Mandocello
Phil Ayling   Recorder,Pan Pipes
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Neil Stubenhaus   Electric Bass
Sally Stevens   Children's Choirmaster
Pete Anthony   Conductor
Hollywood Studio Symphony   Performing Ensemble
Hollywood Film Chorale   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

James Newton Howard   Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Mark Eshelman   Score Mixer
Richard Grant   Auricle Programming
Larry Mah   Score Mixer
Dave Marquette   Score Mixer
Shawn Murphy   Engineering
Robert Townson   Executive Producer
Brad Dechter   Orchestration
Jeff Atmajian   Orchestration
Conrad Pope   Orchestration
Pete Anthony   Orchestration
Jon Kull   Orchestration
Jay Sylvester   Score Mixer
Adam Michalak   Score Mixer
Bryan Clements   Score Mixer
Lucy Fisher   Executive Producer
Douglas Wick   Executive Producer
P.J. Hogan   Executive Producer
James T. Hill   Producer
Pat Weber   Score Mixer
T.J. Lindgren   Score Mixer
Kirsten Smith   Score Mixer
Mark Gebauer   Score Mixer

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