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Creation
(2009)
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Composed and Co-Produced by:

Conducted by:
Allan Wilson

Orchestrated by:
Richard Bronskill
Peter Bateman
Benoit Grey
Sean McMahon
Joohyun Park
Brandon K. Verrett

Co-Produced by:
Flavio Motalla
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Lakeshore Records
(February 2nd, 2010)
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Regular U.S. release. A December 2009 composer promo contained different art, but the same musical contents.
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Buy it... if you have longed for Christopher Young's return to straight-forward dramatic writing, in which case you'll be rewarded with an elegant, undemanding score with plenty of emphasis on harmonious meandering in the treble.

Avoid it... if you expect to be overwhelmed by any cue prior to the last one, for those concluding six minutes are a melodramatic gem that makes the rest of the relatively subdued score seem purely atmospheric.
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WRITTEN 1/27/10
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Creation: (Christopher Young) Even today, a decade into the 21st Century, a movie like Creation has difficulty finding a distributor in the United States because of animosity from interest groups perpetuating the outdated notion that mankind was created in six days by a deity. The British film was awarded the opening position at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival but failed to generate the kind of buzz necessary to propel such "thinking man's" films onto major awards consideration. The life of famous naturalist Charles Darwin is the topic of this somewhat fictionalized but basically biographical examination, focusing attention on the events just prior to his publishing of "On the Origin of Species." Darwin's work is encouraged by his ten-year-old daughter and shunned by his religious wife, and after the death of the girl, her supportive apparition and a reconciliation with his wife (played by lead actor Paul Bettany's real-life partner, Jennifer Connelly) eventually push Darwin to finish his text and send it dramatically in the final scene to be distributed. Mixed critical response and predictable resistance from active religious lobbies diminished the impact of the film in theatres, the plot not shying away from (or cleverly bypassing) controversy in its rejection of doctrine. Directed by Jon Amiel, Creation thus became an assignment for veteran composer Christopher Young. Best known for his vibrant horror scores, Young has rarely avoided the opportunity to write music for films unpopular with religious groups, though unlike the freakishly fiendish and highly respected score for Drag Me to Hell just prior, Creation is far more conservatively rendered. One of the long-standing wishes of Young's small but very loyal collecting base is his involvement in more projects like Murder in the First and The Shipping News. Such films give Young the rare chance to take the lyricism often morbidly conveyed in his horror scores' themes and extend those sensibilities out to melodramatic lengths. After balancing mostly between horror and hip, contemporary jazz scores in the last few years, Creation is a welcome return to the genre of drama for the composer. While not overwhelming in any regard, the score is still refreshing to hear from Young's sentimental side.



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Total Time: 49:22
• 1. Creation (2:27)
• 2. The Ghost Pavane (2:31)
• 3. Unity in Form (2:26)
• 4. Cunning Gunning (2:15)
• 5. Pleasure Perfect (4:44)
• 6. To Emma (4:51)
• 7. Partly Part (5:56)
• 8. The Treatment at Malvern (2:21)
• 9. A Struggle for Survival (3:27)
• 10. The Giant Sloth of Punta Alta (1:46)
• 11. Fuegian Children (2:05)
• 12. You've Killed God, Sir (2:47)
• 13. Knowing Everything I Now Know (5:15)
• 14. Humility and Love (6:22)

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