21 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Carter Burwell is well known for his work with the Coen Brothers — his debut effort was the score for 1984’s Blood Simple — but he has written music for dozens of other films as well. He often incorporates rock elements into his work, and that influence is on display in his score for Catherine Hardwicke’s adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s popular vampire novel, Twilight. Much of the music is striking for its tasteful restraint, considering the movie’s charged material. Two of the key tracks, “Bella’s Lullaby” and the closer, “Edward at Her Bed,” possess a strong romantic quality — the former, with its lush orchestration and striking piano melody, bristles with mystery, while the latter cut possesses a sense of melancholy tranquility. Some of the score is big and loud; a number of pieces feature tribal, almost ritualistic, percussion and piercing electric guitar tones. (The guitar parts, played by David Torn, Kaki King, and Mitch Dalton, bring to mind art-metal.) Burwell not only composed this effective score, he conducted, orchestrated, and produced it as well.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Carter Burwell is well known for his work with the Coen Brothers — his debut effort was the score for 1984’s Blood Simple — but he has written music for dozens of other films as well. He often incorporates rock elements into his work, and that influence is on display in his score for Catherine Hardwicke’s adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s popular vampire novel, Twilight. Much of the music is striking for its tasteful restraint, considering the movie’s charged material. Two of the key tracks, “Bella’s Lullaby” and the closer, “Edward at Her Bed,” possess a strong romantic quality — the former, with its lush orchestration and striking piano melody, bristles with mystery, while the latter cut possesses a sense of melancholy tranquility. Some of the score is big and loud; a number of pieces feature tribal, almost ritualistic, percussion and piercing electric guitar tones. (The guitar parts, played by David Torn, Kaki King, and Mitch Dalton, bring to mind art-metal.) Burwell not only composed this effective score, he conducted, orchestrated, and produced it as well.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
213 Ratings

213 Ratings

Efbie ,

awesome!!!! Love it, love the book and gonna love the film!

Some beautifully composed pieces, really effective. Particularly love 'the lion fell in love with the lamb' has some great guitar work and has bellas lullaby woven in. Really relaxing to listen too! Has some harsher pieces, but there still just as good. Highly recommended if you like score music!!

drama kid 5515 ,

oh my gosh

they are the most brilliant songs ever, my best song would be bella's lullaby the first time i herd it it made me cry.
buy it now!!!

bexywexy ,

omg

it sooo fits the film although i like mybe 5 of them enough to buy them and it would be fabby if itunes could do them separately!! pwetty pweese!!!!

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