Following The Jade Pendant, MovieScore Media once again teams up with Anne-Kathrin Dern to bring some holiday joy with the festive underscoring of Lilly’s Bewitched Christmas, based on the book of popular German children’s author Knister. Following the success of Lilly the Witch: The Dragon and the Magic Book (2009) and Lilly the Witch: The Journey to Mandolan (2011), this new installment finds the young witch and her pet dragon Hector in a new, yuletide adventure as they must save Christmas for all the children of the world.
“Lilly’s Bewitched Christmas was my first collaboration with the wonderful producers at Blue Eyes Fiction who specialize in movie adaptations of well-known children’s books,” says Anne-Kathrin Dern about the project. “Klaus Badelt, with whom I have collaborated for years, had done the first two installments of the Lilly The Witch movie series and graciously handed me this sequel. I loved the opportunity to write a very warm traditional Christmas score full of magical melodies and seasonal orchestrations. The music was elevated by the marvelous performance of the Brussels Philharmonic at the prestigious Galaxy Studios in Belgium. It only felt slightly odd to be writing Christmas music in the middle of July in the Southern Californian desert heat…”
Born in Eutin, Germany, Anne-Kathrin Dern graduated from the UCLA Film Scoring program. She started out working as a sample developer and percussion library programmer before getting her first mock-up commission on the Alan Menken / Christopher Lennertz medieval comedy Galavant. As a composer, her traditionally melodic writing can be enjoyed in such films as Lilly’s Bewitched Christmas (2017), and Help I Shrunk My Parents (2018), as well as her collaborations with Klaus Badelt, most notably on the 3D animated ballerina movie Leap! (2016). Her score for the Hong Kong adventure film The Jade Pendant (2018) is also available from MovieScore Media.
MMS18029 LILLY’S BEWITCHED CHRISTMAS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by ANNE-KATHRIN DERN
Release date (digital): December 21, 2018
Releas date (CD): December 17, 2019