Marley & Me [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Marley & Me [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Theodore Shapiro


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By 2008, composer Theodore Shapiro had become the go-to guy for Hollywood comedies, his scores including You, Me and Dupree, The Devil Wears Prada, and Tropic Thunder. The movie adaptation of John Grogan's best-seller Marley & Me was directed by David Frankel, who also directed The Devil Wears Prada, and co-starred Owen Wilson, also co-star of You, Me and Dupree, so it was no surprise that Shapiro was brought in to do the music. A light comedy about a dog, the picture inspires a set of gently engaging tracks from the composer, who deftly mixes pop
ock and symphonic arrangements. He rocks out on "Walking the Plank," uses a tango for "Obedience School," and introduces an appropriately sprightly Celtic feel in "Off to Ireland." With 24 cues in less than 40 minutes, the music rarely gives Shapiro much time to develop his ideas, and in such selections as "First Sleepless Night," he is forced to switch gears quickly to accompany abruptly changing action onscreen. For the most part, acoustic guitar and piano figures carry the themes picked up by the orchestra, which is used for heart-warming swells, for example on "Dog Farm." The effect is to give a contemporary feel with traditional trappings, notably on the main theme, first introduced in "Two Year Montage" and then picked up on the concluding track, "Marley & Me."

Product Details

Release Date: 12/16/2008
Label: Lakeshore Records
UPC: 0780163405323
catalogNumber: 34053
Rank: 214194

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Theodore Shapiro   Primary Artist
Jim Walker   Flute
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Richard Todd   Horn
Richard Altenbach   Violin
Phil Ayling   Oboe
William Booth   Trombone
Brian Dembow   Viola
George Doering   Guitar
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Alan Estes   Percussion
Brandon Fields   Clarinet
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Julie Gigante   Violin
Endre Granat   Violin
Dan Higgins   Clarinet
Paula Hochhalter   Cello
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Roland Kato   Viola
Randy Kerber   Piano,Keyboards
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello
Dimitrie Leivici   Violin
Edward Meares   Bass
Bruce Morgenthaler   Bass
Katia Popov   Violin
John "J.R." Robinson   Percussion,Drums
Jay Rosen   Violin
Geri Rotella   Flute
David Shostac   Flute
Cecilia Tsan   Cello
Josefina Vergara   Violin
Miwako Watanabe   Violin
Roger Wilkie   Violin,Concert Master
Ken Yerke   Violin
Sean Hurley   Bass
Drew Dembowski   Bass
Brian D. O'Connor   Horn
Lisa Sutton   Violin
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Tim Lauber   Recorder
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Christian Kollgaard   Bass
Timothy Landauer   Cello
Rafael Rishik   Violin
Pete Anthony   Conductor
Nico Abondolo   Bass
Shawn Mann   Viola
Darrin McCann   Viola
Steven Gordon   Viola
Irina Voloshina   Violin
Eun Mee Ahn   Violin
Roberto Cani   Violin
Rose Corrigan   Bassoon
Michael Valerio   Bass
Andrew Schulman   Cello
John "4 Daddman" Robinson   Percussion,Drums
Sarah Thornblade   Violin
David Levita   Guitar
Gregory Goodall   Percussion
Dave Walther   Viola
Alyssa Park   Violin
Andrew Malloy   Trombone
Andrew Duckles   Viola
Donald Foster   Clarinet
Tereza Stanislav   Violin
Malcolm McNab   Trumpet
Serena McKinney   Violin
Armen Ksajikian   Cello
Brian D. A. O'Connor   Horn
Thomas Diener   Viola
Steven Schaeffer   Percussion
Alex Iles   Trombone
Kenneth Yerke   Violin
Victoria Miskolczy   Viola
David Duke   Horn
Dennis Karmazan   Cello
James Thatcher   Horn
Phillip Levy   Violin
Marlow Fisher   Viola
Chris Ermacoff   Cello
Ludwig Goransson   Guitar
Marc Sazer   Violin
Tamara Hatwan   Violin
Jo Ann Turovsky   Harp
Jon Lewis   Trumpet
Heather Clark   Flute
Michael O'Donovan   Bassoon
Sarah Parkins   Violin
David Weiss   Oboe
Daniel Fornero   Trumpet
Kevin Connolly   Violin
Dylan Hart   Horn

Technical Credits

Richard Grant   Auricle Programming
Bryan Carrigan   Engineer
Chris Fogel   Engineer,Engineering
Tim Lauber   Engineer
Tom Cavanaugh   Business Consultant
Pete Anthony   Orchestration
Skip Williamson   Executive Producer
Theodore Shapiro   Composer
Jasper Randall   Choir Contractor
Brian McNelis   Executive Producer
Stephanie Mente   Art Direction
Brian McNeus   Executive Producer

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Marley & Me [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
AMovieandMusicDiva More than 1 year ago
The movie and the soundtrack are exceptional. This is a movie that will tug at your heart and is a must see for everyone.