Editors’ Notes Composer James Newton Howard confides that the Maleficent production team spent a considerable amount of time discussing the tone his score should take. “It’s a fantasy. A classic story. It’s quite a dark movie, yet a fairy tale,” he notes. “At first there was an emphasis on being darker. But my perspective all along was that it was a beautiful fairy tale.” Newton-Howard says that director Robert Stromberg requested a “classic” film score, and so he employed a massive studio orchestra and several choirs to produce a symphonic epic that often recalls Hollywood’s golden era and its European classical roots. “The ‘angry’ Maleficent was the most fun to write,” James says, “done in the Wagnerian tradition. A lot of the movie has that scope visually, and I tried to achieve the same with the music.” Yet he’s also quick to point out "the movie has terrific heart. You can write all the action music you want, but unless there’s a human connection to the story and characters it’s going to leave you feeling empty.”

SONG
Maleficent Suite
1
6:38
 
Welcome to the Moors
2
1:05
 
Maleficent Flies
3
4:39
 
Battle of the Moors
4
4:58
 
Three Peasant Women
5
1:04
 
Go Away
6
2:26
 
Aurora and the Fawn
7
2:28
 
The Christening
8
5:30
 
Prince Phillip
9
2:29
 
The Spindle's Power
10
4:35
 
You Could Live Here Now
11
2:26
 
Path of Destruction
12
1:47
 
Aurora in Faerieland
13
4:41
 
The Wall Defends Itself
14
1:06
 
The Curse Won't Reverse
15
1:21
 
Are You Maleficent?
16
2:10
 
The Army Dances
17
1:28
 
Phillip's Kiss
18
2:20
 
The Iron Gauntlet
19
1:35
 
True Love's Kiss
20
2:33
 
Maleficent Is Captured
21
7:42
 
The Queen of Faerieland
22
3:25
 
Once Upon a Dream
23
3:20
 

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