The Secret Life of Pets [Original Motion Picture Score]

The Secret Life of Pets [Original Motion Picture Score]

by Alexandre DesplatAlexandre Desplat


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A year after a first-time Academy Award for his work on Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, and with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pts. 1 and 2 under his belt, The Secret Life of Pets takes composer Alexandre Desplat into the, for him, rare territory of children's animated film. It follows the adventures of pets on the loose in the city. With clarinet in hand, the "Sing Sing Sing"-inspired intro "Meet the Pets" sets a playful tone reinforced by track titles like "Telenovela Squirrels" and "Rooftop Route." The piece's jazzy character in maintained through the soundtrack, though it roams from big band to Mancini-esque lounge ("Rooftop Route," "You Have an Owner?"), and into Bernstein-like city settings and cartoonish orchestral fare (both represented on "Fetch Me a Stick"). "Gidget Meets Tiberius" incorporates most of these and more -- and there is much more. A track like "Initiation Time" borrows from action templates with big brass and tympani, while Brazil visits "Traveling Bossa." Throughout, Desplat's musical agility is on full display. Though nearly all of the recording is original score (pop music from the film is not included here), the film and soundtrack close with a cover of "We Go Together" from the musical Grease, performed by workers at a sausage factory that appears earlier in the film.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/08/2016
Label: Backlot Music
UPC: 0851147006468
catalogNumber: 646
Rank: 42183

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alexandre Desplat   Primary Artist,Conductor
Dori Caymmi   Guitar
Peter Erskine   Drums
Bruce Dukov   Violin
John Fumo   Trumpet
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Jacqueline Brand   Violin
Julie Burkert   Flute
Darius Campo   Violin
Judy Chilnick   Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa   Latin Percussion
Randy Crenshaw   Bass (Vocal)
Wade Culbreath   Percussion,Vibes
Brian Dembow   Viola
Jeff Driskill   Saxophone
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Alan Estes   Percussion
Julie Gigante   Violin
Clayton Haslop   Violin
Randy Kerber   Piano
Dimitrie Leivici   Violin
Andy Martin   Trombone
Timothy May   Guitar
Edward Meares   Contrabass (Vocal)
Bruce Morgenthaler   Contrabass (Vocal)
Charlie Morillas   Trombone
Maria Newman   Viola
Helen Nightengale   Violin
Michael Nowak   Viola
Barry Perkins   Trumpet
Katia Popov   Violin
Tom Ranier   Piano
Jay Rosen   Violin
Geri Rotella   Flute
Alan Steinberger   Piano
Doug Tornquist   Tuba
Cecilia Tsan   Cello
Josefina Vergara   Violin
Miwako Watanabe   Violin
Roger Wilkie   Violin
Marcia Dickstein   Harp
Brian Scanlon   Saxophone
Francisco Torres   Trombone
Donald Williams   Percussion
Drew Dembowski   Contrabass (Vocal)
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Christian Kollgaard   Contrabass (Vocal)
Timothy Landauer   Cello
David Loucks   Baritone (Vocal)
Rafael Rishik   Violin
Nico Abondolo   Contrabass (Vocal)
Chris Bleth   Oboe
Shawn Mann   Viola
Darrin McCann   Viola
Irina Voloshina   Violin
Eun Mee Ahn   Violin
Roberto Cani   Violin
Rose Corrigan   Bassoon
Michael Valerio   Contrabass (Vocal)
Andrew Schulman   Cello
Jay Mason   Saxophone
Trevor Handy   Cello
Oscar Hidalgo   Contrabass (Vocal)
Sarah Thornblade   Violin
Reid Bruton   Bass (Vocal)
Lisa M. Sutton   Violin
Edward J. Atkatz   Percussion
Gregory Goodall   Percussion
Dave Walther   Viola
Shalini Vijayan   Violin
Alyssa Park   Violin
Lorenz Gamma   Violin
Jasper Randall   Choir Conductor
Stephen Grimm   Baritone (Vocal)
Henry Gronnier   Violin
Craig Gosnell   Trombone
Andrew Synowiec   Guitar
Lisa Liu   Violin
Judith Farmer   Bassoon
Tereza Stanislav   Violin,Concert Master
Gerald White   Tenor (Vocal)
Teag Reaves   Horn
Serena McKinney   Violin
Alma Fernandez   Viola
Maya Magub   Violin
Mark Adams   Horn
Robert Schaer   Trumpet
Matt Brown   Tenor (Vocal)
Robert Brophy   Viola
Salvadore Lozano   Saxophone
Simone Vitucci   Cello
Shawn Kirchner   Tenor (Vocal)
Scott Graff   Baritone (Vocal)
Damian Montano   Bassoon
Stephen Dress   Contrabass (Vocal)
Armen Ksajikian   Cello
Stuart Clark   Clarinet
Thomas Diener   Viola
Steven Schaeffer   Percussion
Lynne Richberg   Viola
Alex Iles   Trombone
Victoria Miskolczy   Viola
Michael Lichtenauer   Tenor (Vocal)
Jim Campbell   Baritone (Vocal)
Phillip Levy   Violin
Kenneth Munday   Bassoon
Amy Hershberger   Violin
Steven Becknell   Horn
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith   Cello
Jon Lee Keenan   Tenor (Vocal)
Tamara Hatwan   Violin
Dave Everson   Horn
Eric Bradley   Baritone (Vocal)
Matthew Funes   Viola
Jon Lewis   Trumpet
Heather Clark   Flute
Mark Edward Smith   Baritone (Vocal)
Alex Necioscup-Acuna   Latin Percussion
Mark Beasom   Bass (Vocal)
Daniel Fornero   Trumpet
Jennifer Olson   Flute
Bijon Watson   Trumpet
Michael Geiger   Bass (Vocal)
Andrew Bulbrook   Violin
Kevin Connolly   Violin
Jessica E. Guideri   Violin
Eric Byers   Cello
Abdiel González   Baritone (Vocal)
Kye Palmer   Trumpet
Benjamin Jaber   Horn
Phillip Keen   Trombone
Dylan Hart   Horn
Jessica Pearlman   Oboe
Laura Brenes   Horn
Joseph Golightly   Tenor (Vocal)
Dylan Gentile   Bass (Vocal)
Timothy Gonzales   Tenor (Vocal)
Jacob Braun   Cello
Rebecca Bunnell   Violin
Benjamin Powell   Violin
Geoffrey Osika   Contrabass (Vocal)
Stephen Kujala   Flute
Steven Pence   Bass (Vocal)
Gregory Geiger   Bass (Vocal)
Daniel Higgins   Clarinet,Saxophone
Scott Lehmkuhl   Baritone (Vocal)
Samantha Crockett   Bassoon
Paula Karmazyn   Cello
Mike Valerio   Electric Bass
William Kenneth Goldman   Bass (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Joel Iwataki   Engineer
Conrad Pope   Orchestration
Warren Casey   Text
Jim Jacobs   Text
Paula Salvatore   Engineer
Jasper Randall   Choir Contractor
Dominique Lemonnier   Producer
Alexandre Desplat   Composer,Orchestration
David Martinez   Engineer
Charlie Paakari   Engineer
Jay Duerr   Operation
Mark Graham   Orchestration
Kyle Staggs   Music Business Affairs
Jean-Pascal Beintus   Orchestration
Chris Meledandri   Executive Producer
Romain Allender   Programming
Nick Rives   Engineer
Nikki Walsh   Marketing
Tanya Perara   Music Business Affairs

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