Evil (Francis Shaw)


This is the score that knocked out the Hollywood blockbusterThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobeand the Academy Award-nominated music for Pride and Prejudice in the race for the prestigious Ivor Novello Award! On May 25, the British Academy of Composers and Songwritersannounced that the 2006 award for Best Film Score went to veteran composer Francis Shaw and his score for the acclaimed Swedish drama Evil. We are very proud to announce the release of this beautiful and engaging music, possibly Francis Shaw’s finest film score to date.

Directed by Mikael Håfström (Derailed) and based on Swedish author Jan Guillou’s bestselling novel, Evil was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award at the 2004 Oscars. Evil tells the story about Erik (Andreas Wilson) who is expelled from school for fighting. He ends up at a private boarding school where the senior students control the young ones. Erik finds a friend in Pierre (Henrik Lundström), his room mate. The story revolves around Erik who just wishes to be left alone and graduate. He doesn’t listen to what the seniors have to say and they don’t like it.

The elegant and beautifully constructed orchestral score is performed by the Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, and features restrained romantic writing and a nostalgic main theme, as well as darker, more dramatic material.

MMS06008 • EVIL (Original Motion Picture Score)
Music composed and conducted by FRANCIS SHAW
Release date: June 27, 2006


1 Journey to New School 3:27
2 Erik’s Mother Angry 0:36
3 Erik and Marya 4:02
4 Swimming Race 1:29
5 Erik Digs in the Rain 2:20
6 Erik Controls His Anger 2:30
7 Piano Consolation 2:41
8 The Class Nature Walk 3:03
9 Erik Stalks the Bully 1:41
10 Pierre Leaves School 3:53
11 Erik Fights the Bully 2:26
12 Safe in Marya’s Arms 3:54
13 Hatred of Stepfather 2:05
14 Snow/Marya Turns Away 2:56
15 Erik Sad and Lonely 2:56
16 Closing Titles 4:49

    Evil (Francis Shaw)