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Noah: Music from the Motion Picture

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  • When Nonesuch Records celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, with festivals at the Barbican in London and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Kronos Quartet joined forces with labelmates Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Rhiannon Giddens, and Natalie Merchant to perform a concert entitled Folk Songs. The group later recorded the songs, most of which are traditional with contemporary arrangements, with Doug Petty as producer. Folk Songs will be released June 9, 2017, and is available to pre-order with an instant download of the track "The Butcher's Boy," featuring Merchant.

  • Kronos Quartet's acclaimed 1992 album Pieces of Africa is now available on vinyl for the first time, from Nonesuch Records. The vinyl edition features the album on two 140-gram LPs. This "potent new brew of folk influences, Minimalism, and European forms by eight black, brown, and white African composers," as Time described it, became a cross-cultural and commercial landmark: the first album to top both the classical and world music Billboard charts.

     

  • About This Album

    Nonesuch releases composer Clint Mansell’s score to visionary filmmaker Darren Aronofsky’s film Noah, from Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises, on March 25, 2014. Directed by Aronofsky, the film will be released on March 28, 2014. Russell Crowe stars as Noah in the film inspired by the epic story of courage, sacrifice, and hope. The cast stars Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, and Anthony Hopkins. 

    The Noah score is performed by Kronos Quartet, joined by Patti Smith for her song “Mercy Is” (co-written by Lenny Kaye). An orchestra and choir are led by Matt Dunkley, who was also the principal orchestrator and arranger. Other musicians on the soundtrack include solo cellist Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, guitarists Mike Fonte and Mark Stewart, guitar violist Nigel Wiesehan, and the composer on prepared piano, Mellotron, bass guitar, and Moog. The album was produced by Clint Mansell and Geoff Foster.

    Mansell, a musician, composer, and founding member of the band Pop Will Eat Itself, first worked with Aronofsky on the score for his 1998 film π. In 2000 Mansell worked with Kronos Quartet to record his acclaimed and best-selling score for Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream (Nonesuch), and in 2006 he scored the filmmaker’s The Fountain (Nonesuch), which included performances by Mogwai and Kronos.

    Noah was written by Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel and produced by Scott Franklin, Darren Aronofsky, Mary Parent, and Arnon Milchan.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Kronos Quartet:
    David Harrington, violin
    John Sherba, violin
    Hank Dutt, viola
    Sunny Yang, cello

    "Mercy Is" performed by Patti Smith & Kronos Quartet

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Music by Clint Mansell
    Album Produced by Clint Mansell & Geoff Foster
    Executive In Charge Of Music For Paramount Pictures: Randy Spendlove
    Soundtrack Album Coordinator: Jason Richmond

    Orchestrated, Arranged & Conducted by Matt Dunkley
    Additional Orchestrations by Tony Blondal, Richard Bronskill & Stephen Coleman
    Music Preparation by Tony Finno
    Supervising Music Editor: Nancy Allen
    Music Editor: John M. Davis
    Associate Music Editor: Matthew Gormaley
    Music Consultant: Geoff Foster
    Music Recorded & Mixed by Geoff Foster
    Mix Assistant: Angie Teo
    Music Assistant: Fred Sladkey
    Orchestra & Choir Contractor: Sandra Park
    Cello Solos Performed by Vanessa Freebairn-Smith
    Guitars by Mike Fonte & Mark Stewart
    Guitar Viol Performed by Nigel Wiesehan
    Prepared Piano, Mellotron, Bass Guitar, Moog performed by Clint Mansell
    Music Recorded & Mixed at Manhattan Center Productions, Inc, New York, NY
    Chief Technical Engineer: Joel Scheuneman
    Recording Assistants: Darren Moore, Yuri Suzuki, Halsey Quemere, Sheldon Yellowhair Gilbert & Rich Hill
    Score Assistant: Nigel Wiesehan
    Music Published by Paramount Bella Music (BMI)
    Mastered by John Webber at AIR Studios

    "Mercy Is" Written by Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye
    Arranged by Clint Mansell & Matt Dunkley
    Patti Smith Performs Courtesy of Columbia Records

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Clint Mansell
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Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 04:00
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Clint Mansell’s score to Darren Aronofsky’s film Noah is performed by Kronos Quartet, joined by Patti Smith for her song "Mercy Is." An orchestra and choir are led by Matt Dunkley, who was also the principal orchestrator and arranger. The album was produced by Mansell and Geoff Foster. The music "is appropriately stirring, threatening, terrifying and majestic," says the Wall Street Journal. Russell Crowe stars as Noah in the film inspired by the epic story of courage, sacrifice, and hope.

Description: 

Nonesuch releases composer Clint Mansell’s score to visionary filmmaker Darren Aronofsky’s film Noah, from Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises, on March 25, 2014. Directed by Aronofsky, the film will be released on March 28, 2014. Russell Crowe stars as Noah in the film inspired by the epic story of courage, sacrifice, and hope. The cast stars Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, and Anthony Hopkins. 

The Noah score is performed by Kronos Quartet, joined by Patti Smith for her song “Mercy Is” (co-written by Lenny Kaye). An orchestra and choir are led by Matt Dunkley, who was also the principal orchestrator and arranger. Other musicians on the soundtrack include solo cellist Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, guitarists Mike Fonte and Mark Stewart, guitar violist Nigel Wiesehan, and the composer on prepared piano, Mellotron, bass guitar, and Moog. The album was produced by Clint Mansell and Geoff Foster.

Mansell, a musician, composer, and founding member of the band Pop Will Eat Itself, first worked with Aronofsky on the score for his 1998 film π. In 2000 Mansell worked with Kronos Quartet to record his acclaimed and best-selling score for Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream (Nonesuch), and in 2006 he scored the filmmaker’s The Fountain (Nonesuch), which included performances by Mogwai and Kronos.

Noah was written by Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel and produced by Scott Franklin, Darren Aronofsky, Mary Parent, and Arnon Milchan.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Music by Clint Mansell
Album Produced by Clint Mansell & Geoff Foster
Executive In Charge Of Music For Paramount Pictures: Randy Spendlove
Soundtrack Album Coordinator: Jason Richmond

Orchestrated, Arranged & Conducted by Matt Dunkley
Additional Orchestrations by Tony Blondal, Richard Bronskill & Stephen Coleman
Music Preparation by Tony Finno
Supervising Music Editor: Nancy Allen
Music Editor: John M. Davis
Associate Music Editor: Matthew Gormaley
Music Consultant: Geoff Foster
Music Recorded & Mixed by Geoff Foster
Mix Assistant: Angie Teo
Music Assistant: Fred Sladkey
Orchestra & Choir Contractor: Sandra Park
Cello Solos Performed by Vanessa Freebairn-Smith
Guitars by Mike Fonte & Mark Stewart
Guitar Viol Performed by Nigel Wiesehan
Prepared Piano, Mellotron, Bass Guitar, Moog performed by Clint Mansell
Music Recorded & Mixed at Manhattan Center Productions, Inc, New York, NY
Chief Technical Engineer: Joel Scheuneman
Recording Assistants: Darren Moore, Yuri Suzuki, Halsey Quemere, Sheldon Yellowhair Gilbert & Rich Hill
Score Assistant: Nigel Wiesehan
Music Published by Paramount Bella Music (BMI)
Mastered by John Webber at AIR Studios

"Mercy Is" Written by Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye
Arranged by Clint Mansell & Matt Dunkley
Patti Smith Performs Courtesy of Columbia Records

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

542164

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597955194
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597955590
Price: 
12.00
Label: 
FLAC
UPC: 
075597951165
Price: 
13.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Sunny Yang, cello

"Mercy Is" performed by Patti Smith & Kronos Quartet

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