The 10th Anniversary Edition of the Krakow Film Music Festival has just ended. Until today, the official festival CD was only available in Poland but we are now so happy to now make this stunning compilation of music heard at this year’s event available to film music fans around the world.
The CD features tracks by FMF guests including Giorgio Moroder, Howard Shore, Brian Tyler, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Abel Korzeniowski, Klaus Doldinger, Sean Callery, Trevor Morris, Jean-Michel Bernard and Sara Andon.
Continuing our association with this remarkable event, Varèse Sarabande has again produced the official Krakow Film Music Festival CD 2017. Featuring over 75 minutes of music by the composers who were part of this year's concerts, it is an eclectic sample of film music's incredible variety.
"The Krakow Film Music Festival has become the largest film music festival in the world. In producing the official Festival CD each year my task is to represent each of the composers who will be guests of the festival and also other music that will be performed live", explained Varèse Sarabande Producer Robert Townson. “I love that the result is a single CD that everyone is part of. This year's disc features music from five Academy Award®-winning scores: Howard Shore's The Lord of the Rings, John Williams' Star Wars, Giorgio Moroder's Midnight Express, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek's Finding Neverland and James Horner's Titanic."
The album features music by composers including Giorgio Moroder, Brian Tyler, Howard Shore, Sean Callery, Abel Korzeniowski, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Jean-Michel Bernard, James Horner, Jeff Russo, Trevor Morris, Klaus Doldinger, and John Williams. This year's concerts included “The Music of Abel Korzeniowski”, “Cinematic Piano”, “Dance2Cinema,” “FMF Youth Orchestra Plays Star Wars,” “Romance Before FMF: Dancing To Film Music,” plus “The NeverEnding Story” and “Titanic” live-to-picture. All of these concerts surrounded the festival’s central “All Is Film Music” Anniversary Gala, featuring almost all of the attending composers performing to an audience of 15,000 people!
Deluxe packaging include photos from the festival’s amazing history and a lengthy essay by Robert Townson that recounts the festival’s highlights from past years.
1. THE NEVERENDING STORY - Never Ending Story - Giorgio Moroder, Keith Forsey
Performed by Limahl
2. THE NEVERENDING STORY - Bastian’s Happy Flight - Klaus Doldinger
3. MIDNIGHT EXPRESS - Chase - Giorgio Moroder
4. THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT - Symphonic Touge - Brian Tyler
5. 24 – Theme - Sean Callery
6. FARGO - Bemidji, MN - Jeff Russo
Performed by The Prague FILMharmonic Orchestra, Conducted by Adam Klemens
7. EMERALD CITY - The Beast Forever Approaches - Trevor Morris
8. PENNY DREADFUL - Be True - Abel Korzeniowski
9. ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW - The Grand Finale - Abel Korzeniowski
10. LEGENDS OF THE FALL - James Horner
Sara Andon, flute
Jean-Michel Bernard, piano
11. FINDING NEVERLAND - Neverland Piano Variation In Blue - Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Leszek Mozdzer, piano
12. THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP - Golden The Pony Boy - Jean-Michel Bernard
Kimiko Ono, vocal
13. THE LORD OF THE RINGS - One Ring To Rule Them All - Howard Shore
14. STAR WARS - Star Wars Main Title - John Williams
Varujan Kojian, Utah Symphony Orchestra
15. TITANIC - Distant Memories / Southampton / Rose / Take Her To Sea, Mr. Murdoch - James Horner
John Debney, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Chorus