Alexandre Desplat

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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The score for the 2007 children's fantasy Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium teams composers Alexandre Desplat and Aaron Zigman, a yin-yang proposition that pairs the darker, more raucous sensibilities of the former and the lighter, more heart-tugging approach of the latter to fine effect. Although the liner notes fail to delineate which composer wrote what, it's fairly obvious that the more fantastical cues belong to Desplat and the more ethereal themes to Zigman, and given the limited stylistic and emotional palette of most contemporary film scores, the extremes of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium make for a refreshing change of pace. That being said, however, the individual themes originate from such different perspectives that the score as a whole lacks cohesion -- at nearly one hour in length, it's a sometimes frustrating listening experience, and much less than the sum of its myriad parts.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, film score
1 2:44 Amazon
2 2:39 Amazon
3 1:24 Amazon
4 0:47 Amazon
5 1:38 Amazon
6 1:53 Amazon
7 0:59 Amazon
8 2:30 Amazon
9 0:41 Amazon
10 4:45 Amazon
11 1:04
12 1:17 Amazon
13 1:52 Amazon
14 2:41 Amazon
15 1:21 Amazon
16 2:00 Amazon
17 1:19 Amazon
18 1:01 Amazon
19 1:33 Amazon
20 1:47 Amazon
21 1:15 Amazon
22 1:01 Amazon
23 1:13 Amazon
24 1:57 Amazon
25 1:32 Amazon
26 0:42 Amazon
27 0:36 Amazon
28 1:13 Amazon
29 1:31 Amazon
30 1:52 Amazon
31 0:41 Amazon
32 1:29 Amazon
33 0:40 Amazon
34 0:37 Amazon
35 1:34 Amazon
36 2:40 Amazon
37
2:32 Amazon
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