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• Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at 1:00 a.m.
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MovieScore Media presents

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Listen to these clips from the score (more available on our web site and iTunes):
- Main Title
- The Drowning:
- Now You See Him:
- The Houdini:
- Rachel's Theme:
- Lighthouse Vista:

Australian composer Brett Rosenberg's score for the supernatural thriller Half Light starring Demi Moore made a strong impression on its audience: an online petition resulted in hundreds of people expressing their interest in a soundtrack release of the music. In answer to this petition, and proudly introducing yet another exciting new name to the film music community, MovieScore Media releases the Half Light score. It's the company's ninth online release since the launch of the label in January.  

Brett Rosenberg's score for Half Light is a dark and romantic orchestral score filled with beautiful themes that are contrasted by eerie suspense writing, colourfully orchestrated by Nicholas Dodd (Independence Day, Capote, Stargate) and performed by first rate London session players recorded in the magnificent Air Lyndhurst Studios. The film has been described as an “Hitchcockian thriller with a supernatural twist”, and Rosenberg's score has its Herrmann-esque moments and a lot of moody atmospheres that recalls some of Christopher Young's finest genre works.

“While this is not a horror movie per se - in fact part of the idea of the film is that you don't really know whether it is mystery, romance, something else, or everything - because I had the opportunity to write for a wonderful orchestra I decided I wanted to use quite a few avant-garde orchestral techniques ala Lutoslawski, Penderecki and Ligeti. For the melodic material we just wanted it so sound warm, to give a sense of warm family life,” Brett Rosenberg commented in an interview on a fan page devoted to the film (

Brett Rosenberg was born into a musical family. His father Ron is somewhat of a local legend as a piano player and arranger, having played for  Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Nat 'King' Cole. Brett has always had a strong interest in composing for film, initially studying privately under the late Brian May (Mad Max), and later completing film scoring classes at UCLA. His first scoring assignment was in 1996, and since then has worked in all areas of composition for the moving image, from fun filled music for children's television, to documentary, short film, advertising, and feature film. Apart from his celebrated score to Half Light, he has composed for films such as Hotel de Love, Diana & Me and Josh Jarman.

CURRENTLY PLAYING IN CINEMAS! Half Light premiered theatrically in France on May 31, in Spain on June 9, in Italy on June 16 and in the UK on June 23. It will open in Australia on July 20, and it has already been released on DVD in the USA and in Sweden among other countries.

Half Light: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available exclusively from iTunes on July 11, 2006, with wider digital distribution to follow.

For more information, please contact Mikael Carlsson at
Please visit MovieScore Media's web site at
For more information on Brett Rosenberg, please visit

MovieScore Media is an online soundtrack label devoted to make high quality film music available on the internet. Visit to check out our catalogue featuring the following soundtrack recordings:

- Unknown Soldier (Peter Calandra)
- Shadows in the Sun (Mark Thomas)
- Echoes of Innocence (Brad Sayles)
- Dear Wendy (Benjamin Wallfisch)
- An American Haunting (Caine Davidson)
- Vet Hard (Too Fat, Too Furious) (Alex Heffes)
- The Sisters (Thomas Morse)
- Evil (Francis Shaw) 

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