Alexandre Desplat

Rise of the Guardians [Music from the Motion Picture]

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AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger

Composed, conducted, and produced by Alexandre Desplat (Girl with the Pearl Earring, The King's Speech), the soundtrack for Dreamworks Animation's Rise of the Guardians is as spirited and surprising as it is refreshingly old-fashioned. Desplat must have tucked away some extra magic after completing the scores for the final two Harry Potter films, because his work here is steeped in Hogwarts-inspired whimsy. Opening track "Still Dream," a sweet and sentimental ballad performed by soprano Renée Fleming, sets the tone, suggesting a classic old-world Disney approach to the fable, but Desplat never lets things dissolve into treacle, providing a muscular main theme that, along with the main melody from "Still Dream," weaves itself throughout the film with a quaint yet confident majesty.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Rise of the Guardians
1 Alexandre Desplat 03:14 Amazon
2 Alexandre Desplat 02:08 Amazon
3 Alexandre Desplat 02:06 Amazon
4 Alexandre Desplat 00:55 Amazon
5 Alexandre Desplat 01:30 Amazon
6 Alexandre Desplat 02:04 Amazon
7 Alexandre Desplat 00:58 Amazon
8 Alexandre Desplat 01:33 Amazon
9 Alexandre Desplat 01:32 Amazon
10 Alexandre Desplat 01:34 Amazon
11 Alexandre Desplat 01:47 Amazon
12 Alexandre Desplat 07:18 Amazon
13 Alexandre Desplat 02:24 Amazon
14 Alexandre Desplat 02:33 Amazon
15 Alexandre Desplat 04:20 Amazon
16 Alexandre Desplat 01:23 Amazon
17 Alexandre Desplat 01:00 Amazon
18 Alexandre Desplat 03:41 Amazon
19 Alexandre Desplat 03:22 Amazon
20 Alexandre Desplat 02:37 Amazon
21 Alexandre Desplat 02:25 Amazon
22 Alexandre Desplat 02:02 Amazon
23 Alexandre Desplat 03:02 Amazon
24 Alexandre Desplat 04:54 Amazon
25 Alexandre Desplat 02:38 Amazon
26 Alexandre Desplat 02:20 Amazon
27 Alexandre Desplat 03:11 Amazon
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