Dear Wendy (Benjamin Wallfisch)

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The orchestral score from Dear Wendy, the film directed by Thomas Vinterberg from a script by Lars von Trier, is written by British composer Benjamin Wallfisch. Nominated as “Discovery of the Year” in the 2005 World Soundtrack Awards and “Best Original Score” in the Danish Film Academy Awards, Wallfisch’s highly emotional score was performed by The Philharmonia Orchestra in London.

Dear Wendy is Wallfisch’s first feature film score, however he has orchestrated and conducted numerous acclaimed film scores for composer Dario Marianelli, including the Oscar-nominated Pride and Prejudice as well as The Brothers Grimmand V for Vendetta. As a concert work composer, Wallfisch has written outstanding orchestral works such as Images and theConcertino devoted to clarinetist Michael Collins. Wallfisch is the Associate Composer of the Orchestra of St. John’s Smith Square. As a conductor, he has worked with orchestras such as the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, English Chamber Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Philharmonia, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra.

Dear Wendy, directed by Thomas Vinterberg (The Celebration, It’s All About Love) and written by Lars von Trier (Dogville, Dancer in the Dark, Breaking the Waves) was called “a rueful excoriation of trigger-happy American mores” by eyeWeekly and “an elegant, explosive black comedy that adds a wry nod to that disappearing genre, the Western” by Reel.com. Europeanfilms.net wrote that Dear Wendy “could very well be the best work of both von Trier and Vinterberg; sensous filmmaking, an intelligent script, an excellent cast and soundtrack.” The film stars Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot), Bill Pullman (Lost Highway) and Chris Owen (October Sky) and was produced by Peter Albaek Jensen.

In addition to the original score from Dear Wendy, MovieScore Media’s album also features two bonus tracks showcasing two concert works by Benjamin Wallfisch: ”Prism” and ”Discovery”.

MMS06004 • DEAR WENDY (Original Motion Picture Score)
Music composed and conducted by BENJAMIN WALLFISCH
Release date: May 2, 2006

TRACK LISTING

1 Showdown 2:29
2 First Letter 1:36
3 Electric Park 2:10
4 Dick’s Theme 1:13
5 First Shot 1:28
6 Dick’s Story 1:20
7 The Dandies 3:34
8 We Were One, Wendy 1:03
9 Dick’s Insanity 1:03
10 Wendy Calls to Dick 2:27
11 Ultimate Darkness 2:40
12 Close Escape 2:44
13 Final Tragedy 2:06
14 End Credits 1:01
15 Prism (bonus track) 5:29
16 Discovery (bonus track) 1:01

    Dear Wendy (Benjamin Wallfisch)